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Whitepaper

Real-time nitrate sensing: enabling precision fertilizer application

15th August 2018

Real-time nitrate sensing holds the potential for significant yield increases, cost savings, and environmental impact reduction. 

  • Optics
  • Physical sciences
  • Sensing
Vlog

An analytical model for skin/light interaction

4th December 2018

From cosmetics to melanin detection, an analytical model of how light interacts with skin opens a pathway to simplifying the design of low cost sensors.

  • Digital health
  • Optics
  • Physical sciences
  • Sensing
Whitepaper

Imagine what your skin would say if it could talk...

13th November 2018

How you look is a complex interaction between the light that falls on your skin and how in interacts with different skin constituents. Our new whitepaper outlines an analytical model for light-tissue interaction that allows...

  • Data science & analytics
  • Digital health
  • Optics
  • Physical sciences
  • Sensing
Opinion

Delivering sustainable growth that doesn’t cost the Earth

22nd October 2018

When a client comes to us with a project that will transform a business to engage with entirely new opportunities in a sustainable way we are more than ready to take up that challenge.

  • Mechanical engineering
  • Physical sciences
Opinion

Biomimetics and an arachnophobic engineer

29th May 2018

Biomimetics - learning from nature. Spiders that can jump six times their body length - tough research when you're an arachnophobic engineer.

  • Mechanical engineering
  • Physical sciences
Opinion

Engineering with bioplastics

21st May 2018

PHAs provide us with a vast range of potential properties from biodegradable plastics. Can engineers now just specify biodegradable plastics in all their products?

  • Industrial design
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Physical sciences
Opinion

Neonics - bee genocide or environmental scapegoat?

16th May 2018

In April of this year the use of neonicotinoid in all outdoor crop applications was banned. So why are these particular insecticides particularly harmful to bees?

  • Dispense
  • Physical sciences
Opinion

Bioplastics – serious market alternative or niche distraction?

8th May 2018

Could we replace fossil fuel-derived polymers with plastics that have been made from renewable resources and/or could biodegrade naturally at the end of their life?

  • Industrial design
  • Innovation management
  • Physical sciences
Opinion

Is bottled water really that bad?

15th March 2018

Is bottle water really as 'contaminated' as the media has reported today? Steve Thomas adds some perspective to the report.

  • Physical sciences
Opinion

Skin health trends from CES

22nd January 2018

Reporting from CES: this year was definitely the year of ‘beauty tech’, with more and more ways for consumers to personalize their regimes and treatments for their needs.

  • Physical sciences
  • Sensing
  • User Experience (UX)
Opinion

Wireless power transfer with metamaterials

27th October 2017

Metamaterials are artificially engineered materials that possess properties not found in nature

  • Physical sciences
Opinion

Carrying energy for the next generation

26th September 2017

Electricity is the energy of choice for the 21st Century, it can be generated cleanly and transported to our homes and work places easily with the current infrastructure – but how about our transportation options...

  • Electronics & ASICs
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Physical sciences