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Energy

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New financing model 4 fast clean tech take-up
Breakthrough Energy Catalyst program is seeking to significantly decrease the cost of priority clean technologies to increase their availability in market & accelerate decarbonisation. Via a tweaked public-private partnership financing model the European Commission & Catalyst will reportedly mobilize a total of $US1 billion (€820 million) over the next 5 years to build large-scale, commercial demonstration projects in 4 areas;- green hydrogen, direct-air-capture (DAC), long-duration energy storage and sustainable aviation fuels.https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/07/clean-energy-innovation-sustainability-jet-fuel-storage/
18 July 2021 by Kylie Hargrea...

Healthcare

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Faster bone repair - yes, pls
Bone repair speeds up with  direct electrostimulation. But being in a cast + electrodes/wires and a battery for weeks, doesn'
6 July 2021 by Kylie Hargrea...

Energy

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Battery vs Supercapacitor - Why not best of both?
Supercapacitors charge and discharge rapidly, don't lose total capacity over time like batteries do, can operate in a wide range of temperatures and can be super light and thin. But unlike batteries, they can't provide a steady, slow release of energy, they can't really hold onto a lot of energy, nor can they hold onto their charge for too long and their energy density tends to be lower. But what if you could combine the best of a supercapacitor with the best of a battery?Researchers at QUT might just have done that, creating a long-life, super-charged material.https://www.qut.edu.au/research/article?id=173028
5 July 2021 by Kylie Hargrea...

COVID-19

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Detecting COVID at incubation phase
"Tests are not immediate, and there are false negative results, while we know that dogs can detect Covid in its incubation phase”.https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/31/world/asia/dogs-coronavirus.html
1 June 2021 by Kylie Hargrea...

Energy

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End-of-Life Plastic = Electricity & Hydrogen
Non-recylable end of life plastic is an under -utilised resource that is currently treated as a costly and challenging waste management issue, often dealt with through incineration or landfill. The thermal conversion chamber which operates in the absence of oxygen, so there is no burning as the plastics gasify. The synthetic gas can then be used for power generation or as a fuel in its own right (ie. hydrogen).https://www.powerhouseenergy.co.uk/technology/
30 May 2021 by Kylie Hargrea...

Healthcare

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Robotic Skin
Researchers have developed a robotic skin which can interpret touch -pressure, cold & heat. Advancements in software & hardware, will eventually mean that the capabilities of robot skin will outstrip that of human skin. Just think what that might mean for the next advancement in prosthetics! https://www.zdnet.com/article/making-skin-for-robots-is-hard-but-success-could-bring-huge-benefits-for-humans-too/
10 May 2021 by Kylie Hargrea...