Blog of news and innovation projects
In 2012, two incidents in India left almost 10% of the world's population without power. Nearly a decade later, the idea has become widespread that we could be entering an era of major power outages, even on an international scale. Is there any basis for this concern? In search of answers, we look back at some historic blackouts that affected millions of people for hours, days and even months.
Endowing water supply networks with intelligence, thanks to technology, allows Sacyr to address such an important challenge as the efficient management of a scarce and basic resource for people's quality of life.
From nanorobot surgeons that could defeat cancer to nanobiosensors that detect deadly diseases at very early stages, if there is one field in which nanotechnology can bring about a real revolution, it is medicine. We take a look at the hurdles that several promising projects have to overcome to make their way into hospitals.
Lithium-sulphur batteries can store up to five times more energy than traditional lithium-ion batteries, but their lifespan is quite limited. Now a team of Australian researchers claim to have found a sweet solution to make them a truly longer-lasting, lighter and more sustainable alternative for all types of transport.