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Science, Technology, Investigation and Education: Irradiate Yourself with Muon Ray!
Science, Technology, Investigation and Education: Irradiate Yourself with Muon Ray!

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Support for 4Ocean in their Mission to Create a Cleaner Blue Planet
4Ocean are a group of incredibly conscientious and hard-working people battling to clean up plastic waste from coasts, seas and oceans. This action is of the utmost importance but they need help to make a difference. With a donation of 20 dollars you can su...
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This group of incredibly conscientious and hard-working people are doing actions of the utmost importance but they need help to make a difference. With a donation of 20 dollars you can support 4Ocean's removal of plastic from the Ocean with their fleet of ships and in return you can get a very nice bracelet to help advertise their cause to your family and friends.

The Oceans of the Earth are in severe trouble and undergoing the first mass extinction in over 55 million years due to climate change and contamination caused by human activity. The effect of plastic in the ocean has been disastrous for life at every level of the ocean ecosystem but in particular for complex endangered species such as whales and sea turtles.

Plastic bags in particular look very similar to jellyfish, which sea turtles prey upon. As a result, many of the worlds sea turtles have ingested some form of plastic which can be fatal to their digestive system. Without active cleanup of oceans and seas many of the already threatened species can be pushed over the bring to certain extinction. We will have lost a great treasure if this happens, something very precious lost from this great Earth forever.

Please support 4Ocean's brave endevours if you can this June and help make a difference.
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Falling in Love with Drone-Based Testing All Over Again with The DJI Mavik Pro!
I have been toying (literally!) around with drones for several years now, and (as a physicist) I have been experimenting with different designs for different applications - from wireless charging, solar powered drones and testing different frame materials -...
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Stephen Hawking - Patience of a Pensive Genius
Professor Stephen Hawking was a master at imagination. His mind was able to think about abstract concepts at the fringes of the field of theoretical physics that really represented what it truly means to be passionate about the vision of ones ideas.  Hawkin...
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Thermal Energy Harvesting Projects
Introduction to Energy Harvesting Energy harvesting is the process for collecting energy from the surrounding environment and converting it to electricity, and is gaining interest as a future next-generation energy source. Conventionally, electricity is sup...
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Hybrid Solar and Wind Energy Harvesting
This is an old project I had started about a year ago that has since been discontinued. However I am more than happy to share information to the public. The circuit schematics are all available for download from the OSHPark site https://oshpark.com/profiles...
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A basic video showing the concept of using a clear perspex pipe as a "light-pipe" to create decorative lighting. In this case showcasing a mini Vertical Axis Wind Turbine project I was working on, one with a solar panel included and the other with IR remote-controlled LEDS.

This is part of a few ongoing tests I had to test energy harvesting circuitry I had designed and developed.
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Who Truly Benefits from Science?
Science is often portrayed in media as a self-evidently benevolent enterprise. Moreover, it is constantly portrayed in mainstream media, both in news and popular documentaries, as a continuously and eternally progressing enterprise where each new developmen...
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A demonstration video showcasing how a small energy harvester circuit (using an LTC3108) can be used to harvest low levels of heat energy from a thermoelectric generator (TEG).

The TEG can be heated on one side with a low to medium heat source (i.e from body heat or waste heat from an appliance) and cooled on the other side using an aluminium heat sink.

Using magnets on the side of the heat sink we can hold the TEG module and circuit onto a metal appliance for energy harvesting, such as a steel central heating boiler, radiator or piping.

In this demonstration, the energy harvester circuit is used to power a colour cycling RGB LED.

It is hoped that small energy harvesters will soon be universally incorporated within microelectronics such as IOT devices, sensor stations, WiFi routers, drones and wearable electronics.

Incorporating energy harvesting helps devices become more autonomous as by including the ability to charge and power themselves using the environment and waste energy sources such as waste heat produced by machines.
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A demonstration video showcasing how a small energy harvester circuit (using an LTC3105) can be used to harvest light energy indoors from a small flexible thin film silicon solar panel enclosed in a picture frame. The circuit is used to power a blue CREE LED.

It is hoped that small energy harvesters will soon be universally incorporated within microelectronics such as IOT devices, sensor stations, WiFi routers, drones and wearable electronics. Incorporating energy harvesting helps devices become more autonomous as by including the ability to charge and power themselves using the environment.
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