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Vlog

Unpacking the potential of quantum sensing

18th August 2020

We are reaching a thrilling watershed. Breakthrough quantum technology is leaving academia and gaining commercial traction.

 

  • Optics
  • Physical sciences
  • Sensing
  • Strategic advice
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

Investing in quantum: don’t play dice

26th August 2020

Investing in quantum technology isn't easy. Distinguishing the hype from the real potential is just as complicated as the technology itself – and that can be incredibly complex.

  • Optics
  • Physical sciences
  • Sensing
  • Strategic advice
Opinion

Reducing risk with cross-sector thinking: an aeroponics example

16th April 2020

Leveraging a broad range of technical experiences, from seemingly unrelated fields can help solve critical problems. This example looks at aeroponics in terms of challenges within the vertical farming sector, showing how insight in the right place can transform work across industries...

  • Fluids & thermodynamics
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Physical sciences
Carbon Sequestration
Opinion

The other way to fix climate change – and gain competitive advantage

3rd December 2019

As part of our sustainability work, we’ve been delving into the significance of evolving global arrangements for carbon pricing and taxation, and the implications for our clients. It has led us to a new perspective. Sooner than you might think, policy changes will give product and service companies access to a new revenue stream from carbon sequestration. Global CO2 goals are long-term, but the business opportunities are unfolding now.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Physical sciences
  • Product realisation
  • Strategic advice
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...

  • 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