Consumer & Gadgets

'Urban mines': How to unlock our electronic junk's potential

Instead of developing new mining infrastructures, what if we recovered the metal deposits contained in the electronic objects we no longer use, such as smartphones or computers? There are very good reasons for focusing on ...

Engineering

Engineers develop new method to spot lithium-ion battery problems

Mechanical engineers at the University of Sheffield have developed a new way of determining the internal structure and health of batteries that power many of the electronic devices and vehicles at the center of our everyday ...

Engineering

Concrete versus asphalt for Nigeria's roads: which is better?

Nigeria's new works minister, David Umahi, is pushing for the use of rigid pavement in road construction, as against the flexible pavement predominantly in use. This, as the minister noted, is due to the precarious state ...

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