Vision tech developments give a glimpse of the future

Advances in assistive technology have removed many access barriers for people with vision loss. But it’s the development of visual prosthesis that has the potential to offer a whole new way of ‘seeing’ the world. The incredibly complex structure of the human eye – with more than two million interacting parts – makes restoring someone’s … Read more

Out with air conditioners, in with chilled water – how Europe could slash its cooling footprint

As climate change warms the world, we increasingly need to find ways to efficiently cool our buildings – whilst also lowering our emissions to attempt to halt the temperature rise as much as possible. Traditional air conditioners are a poor method of achieving either goal, but what if there was another way? Step forward district … Read more

Antifreeze fish inspire new cryoprotectants for human cells and tissues

The idea of cryogenically freezing a person to preserve their body until many years into the future has long been a staple of science fiction stories. However, the need to reliably store biological materials such as cells or tissue is a common concern for scientific research and, increasingly, for society too. Whether it’s the dark, … Read more