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Going rogue: Scientists apply giant wave mechanics on a nanometric scale

Researchers have shown how the principles of rogue waves – huge 30-metre waves that arise unexpectedly in the ocean – can be applied on a nano scale, with dozens of applications from medicine to manufacturing.

Wed 18 Oct 2023, 16:58 | Tags: Mathematics, research, Mathematics Institute, solar power, Sciences

The fourth state of matter: How Sun's plasma could help answer humanity's challenges

Scientists are studying plasma in the Sun’s atmosphere, to help address some of humanity’s greatest challenges – from harnessing an endless source of green energy to building knowledge of the Earth’s climate.

Using photosynthesis for Martian occupation – while making space travel more sustainable

Researchers are working on sustainable technology to harvest solar power in space – which could supplement life support systems on the Moon and Mars.

Tiny materials have huge solar energy applications

Tiny materials one hundred thousand times smaller than the width of a strand of hair could be used to improve solar cell technology. 

AI lights the way for futuristic electronics – from bendy TVs to lightweight solar cells

Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming modern electronics – accelerating the design of bendable TV screens, ultra-lightweight revolutionised solar cells and more.

World-class centre for single crystal electron diffraction will be UK first

New electron diffraction equipment will revolutionise how we understand crystal structures.

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