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An illustration of a swarm of small drones, forming a "murmuration" resembling the shape of a bird.
  • Technology & robotics
  • Issue 97

Engineering swarm robotics

Dr Anna Ploszajski explores the engineering that goes into copying one of nature’s finest spectacles, and some of the surprising applications possible when robots work together.

  • Chemical
  • Environment & sustainability
  • Issue 97

How to remediate forever chemicals

Move over, microplastics, there’s a troubling new pollutant in town, used to manufacture iPhone chips, firefighting foams and many more everyday items. So how do we get rid of forever chemicals for good?

Two container ships at harbour viewed from above, with green cranes on the dock.
  • Maritime & naval
  • Environment & sustainability
  • Issue 97

Decarbonising the shipping industry

Leonie Mercedes explores the different possibilities for a green future for the industry.

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View of planet Earth from space, being orbited by a satellite harvesting solar power
  • Aerospace
  • Innovation Watch

Generating solar energy from space

Renewable solar energy harvested from space could help us to meet net zero by putting large arrays of photovoltaic panels in orbit to send solar energy down to Earth.

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A Black woman with brown, tied up hair is wearing a black protective sports headband and a black t-shirt. Her face is tilted upwards and she is looking to the left of the camera
  • Health & medical
  • Sports & leisure
  • Innovation Watch

The headband reducing the risk of brain injury

Halos is a sports headband for concussion and sub-concussion protection, which will benefit people playing in sports where head impacts occur, such as football, rugby, and hockey.

  • Design & manufacturing
  • Mechanical
  • Innovation Watch

The manual washing machine for low-income communities

UK-based social enterprise The Washing Machine Project has developed a manual washing machine designed to help people in displaced and off-grid communities do their laundry.

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