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‘NI is at a crossroads in renewable energy’ says Utility Regulator

‘NI is at a crossroads in renewable energy’ says Utility Regulator

added Tuesday, October 4 2016

Jenny Pyper, CEO of the Utility Regulator, gave TechWatch a Q&A on the market forces at play that impact renewable energy adoption. She spoke in...

Renewable Energy
We go behind the scenes with the most active investor in the UK green economy

We go behind the scenes with the most active investor in the UK green economy

added Tuesday, October 4 2016

UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) was established in 2012 by the UK government to invest into renewable energy projects, including sectors like...

Renewable Energy
Manufacturers’ new ‘secret sauce’ is all about energy

Manufacturers’ new ‘secret sauce’ is all about energy

added Tuesday, September 20 2016

Energy costs are a huge painpoint for manufacturers, as factory machinery eats up a lot of power. It has long been recognised that our local energy...

Electronics
This app restores calm in a stressful world

This app restores calm in a stressful world

added Tuesday, September 20 2016

When I get nervous I can feel a tightening in my chest, and my breathing gets shallow. I’m an adult and I know what’s happening to my body, but...

Software
Caring for the elderly with technology

Caring for the elderly with technology

added Tuesday, September 20 2016

It can be stressful to have elderly parents who want to live at home, especially past the point where they can care for themselves completely on their...

Electronics
If queuing for petrol gets on your nerves, here’s an app for you

If queuing for petrol gets on your nerves, here’s an app for you

added Tuesday, September 20 2016

As a nation the UK uses more than 35 billion litres of fuel a year, but filling up your motor can be a pain. Not anymore thanks to Eleso. This...

Electronics
The picture of overall health goes beyond meds alone

The picture of overall health goes beyond meds alone

added Tuesday, September 6 2016

As the picture of personal health evolves, we now know that many conditions (such as type 2 diabetes and obesity) are often proven to be...

Software
WordPress security is not good enough, says Belfast web expert

WordPress security is not good enough, says Belfast web expert

added Tuesday, September 6 2016

Although WordPress powers more than 25 per cent of all websites, WordPress security plugins are clunky and notorious for taking websites down....

Software
A bed for one brings hope for all

A bed for one brings hope for all

added Tuesday, August 23 2016

Eve McLelland presents Em-Bed at the INVENT semi-finals[/caption]A motivated second-year undergraduate at Queen’s University Belfast is aiming to...

Engineering
Hit the roof with Jumpack's fold-up BMX ramp

Hit the roof with Jumpack's fold-up BMX ramp

added Tuesday, August 23 2016

If you were a former BMX and mountain bike champion, and a qualified engineer, with a compulsion to invent new things, what would you create?It seems...

Engineering
Ireland as we know it, but with purple spuds

Ireland as we know it, but with purple spuds

added Tuesday, August 23 2016

Many people are aware that blueberries are a so-called “superfood,” without perhaps understanding why. The blue in the berry is the important...

Agri Tech
Nothing beats an outdoor shower… for sheep

Nothing beats an outdoor shower… for sheep

added Tuesday, August 23 2016

Sheep farmer Mark Kelly has worked his family land in Beragh, County Tyrone, for the past 40 years. Like many farmers, Mark treats his sheep twice a...

Agri Tech

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