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Using sugar to create more efficient batteries
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.
From flying cars to the enigma of the pyramids: the most read posts of 2021
From breaking the sound barrier to making the futuristic dream of flying cars a reality and optimising energy consumption by reviving the tradition of making houses out of straw. We analyse the technological innovations that have captured the attention of our readers over the last year.
Volcanic ash, a material to construct buildings and roads
The coarser picón aggregate, which is lighter than gravel, is used in the production of mortar and concrete, which are used in the manufacture of picón blocks (that replace ceramic bricks), sub-floors, textured wall finishing, light cement, pervious concrete, etc…
Smart glasses are back, but doubts about their success linger
A few years ago Google launched eyewear capable of recording what was around them. Although this futuristic technology generated a lot of buzz, the project ultimately failed. But almost a decade later, technology companies have not given up. Here we explore how Facebook, Huawei and Xiaomi hope to reach the mass market with their smart glasses.
With Sacyrian accent
A great innovation in church building as a kickback to intolerance
The Churches of Peace (Poland), from the outside, resemble the half-timbered civilian buildings northern Europe, while inside one has the impression of visiting a baroque theater with boxes on different levels.