Beirut explosion one of the biggest non-nuclear blasts

The explosion in the Port of Beirut on August 4, 2020 was one of the biggest non-nuclear blasts in history according to engineers from Sheffield University. SARAID is a British charity which arrived in Beirut 49 hours after a blast ripped through the city, causing more than 140 deaths, 300,000 homeless and structural damage to […]

Scottish renewables firm to make flat pack water wheel for developing world

Carruthers Renewables, a Perth based engineering firm behind a fundamentally new type of water wheel, has joined forces with the Strathclyde University’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC)  to scale up production of its technology for the developing world. Prototype model of the Carruthers Water Wheel Invented by former maths lecturer turned civil engineer, Penelope Carruthers, […]

Suzuki develops filter to collect micro-plastics from sea

In what is professed to be a world first, Suzuki Motor Corporation has built up a Micro-Plastic Collecting Device for establishment on detachable engines. Suzuki’s new miniature plastic assortment gadget fitted to one of its detachable engines (Suzuki) Marine plastic waste is a developing natural issue with a tremendous measure of bungled waste streaming into […]

Seaweed bacteria could help make laundry more eco-friendly

Scientists have extracted an enzyme made by bacteria living on seaweed to create environmentally friendly laundry detergents. The scientists, based at Newcastle University, studied how bacteria release themselves from seaweed by using the novel phosphodiesterase enzyme, which breaks down the sticky molecules naturally present on its surface. The experts then developed the enzyme’s potential for use […]

Zambia’s president mourns death of good-luck fish

me students believed the fish brought them good luck in exams Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu has joined the nation in mourning the death of a fish that lived in a pond at the country’s second-biggest university. Students at Copperbelt University (CBU) lit candles and marched around campus to mourn the big fish. The hashtag Mafishi, […]