Issue 90 » March 2022

Life on a chip

Life on a chip

Researchers hope that miniaturised model organ-on-chips, currently under development, could lead to more realistic alternatives to testing drugs on animals.

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Supercharging GPS precision

Supercharging GPS precision

Accurate GPS positioning in cities can be affected by obstructions like tall buildings. A new technology aims to improve this accuracy.

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Quicker testing for COVID-19

Quicker testing for COVID-19

Lab-on-a-chip technology, developed to help us live healthier, has been adapted to provide rapid, lab-free tests for COVID-19.

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Averting hidden corrosion

Averting hidden corrosion

Unseen corrosion can cause severe issues if left undetected in infrastructure. A new tool aims to identify the problem before damage is caused.

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Articles about sustainability

INNOVATION WATCH - From food waste to fashion

INNOVATION WATCH - From food waste to fashion

Chip[s] Board is turning potato peel into sustainable bioplastics for the fashion and interior design industries to simultaneously tackle the problems of food waste and plastic pollution.

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Cleaning wastewater with algae

Cleaning wastewater with algae

Geoff Watts

When a toilet is flushed, bath emptied or washing machine finishes, that wastewater needs to be treated and discharged safely into the environment. Algae provide a cheaper and lower-carbon method of purification.

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How can the UK solve its carbon problem?

How can the UK solve its carbon problem?

Professor Dieter Helm CBE

The climate crisis is one of the most pressing challenges that the world faces. Dieter Helm CBE, Professor of Economic Policy at the University of Oxford, sets out how Britain can lead the way on climate change action.

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Life after landfills

Life after landfills

Dominic Joyeux

UK households produce over 25 million tonnes of waste a year and only around 45% of UK waste is recycled. The waste that can’t be recycled or reused goes to landfill, where it is starting to contribute to the circular economy.

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Engineering for a sustainable society and an inclusive economy

The Royal Academy of Engineering is harnessing the power of engineering to build a sustainable society and an inclusive economy that works for everyone.

In collaboration with our Fellows and partners, we’re growing talent and developing skills for the future, driving innovation and building global partnerships, and influencing policy and engaging the public.

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