Month: October 2018

What Urbanites Can Do To Slow Down Climate Change

Feeling overwhelmed by the latest news from the IPCC? Read on to see what you can do in your neighbourhood When it was signed in December 2015, the Paris Climate Agreement was described as a landmark agreement; one that would chart “… a new course in the global climate effort.” Its central goal was to limit global temperature change to “…well below...


Exploring the long-term biocompatibility of implantable nanogenerators

Just how safe are self-powered, implantable medical devices? Image credit: Hellerhoff [CC BY-SA 3.0 , from Wikimedia Commons Piezoelectric materials have been used as transducers or to power small-scale sensors for many years. They can harvest even the smallest deflections from the environment, transforming micro- and nanoscale mechanical energy into useable...