Researchers say that these Crumpled carbon nanotube forests, or CNT forests, are a potential solution to the power needs of future wearable technology.
The material, that was created by accident, could be revolutionary in its use in batteries and electronics.
As tempting as it might be to follow in the footsteps of the craftsmen who built the cathedral, getting it ready in time for 2024 requires a modern approach.
As the dawn of electrification and the early history of computing show, pioneering technology means little without the right mindset to apply it.
Spreadsheets, white boards and paper forms are still being used to track production processes in the pursuit of efficiency
In the future, 3D-printing techniques could allow the construction industry to use local waste products when building new homes and infrastructure.
By dispelling these, we will unlock the full potential of the 4IR for industry and usher in a new era of innovation, productivity and inclusive growth
The new approach will see deliveries tracked via blockchain, allowing issues such as E. coli outbreaks to be easily traced and dealt with.
Creating a circular economy for plastics will depend on new business models and innovation to transform consumer packaged goods. Here's how that could work
Companies must shift away from owning assets to sharing and collaborating, even with their competitors
It's often easy to overlook the carbon footprint the fashion industry leaves on the world, but the reality is far more damaging than many realise. So how can we fix it?
Backed by Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos, the panels are able to pull water out of the air, filter it, and dispense it through our home faucets.
With lower environmental impact and reduced supply chains, digital manufacturing – including 3D printing – is a progressive force for good.
Success in the coming decades isn’t just a matter of understanding new technologies – it’s understanding that change must begin now.
Facial recognition and 3D-printing technologies have converged to be used to hack into mobile devices - including by law enforcement officials.