‘Ocean battery’ focuses on renewable energy dilemma

Publication date 11 January 2022 | 21:41 | ICT

A wind turbine sitting idle on a calm day or spinning swiftly when power demand is already met poses a problem for renewables, and is one researchers think can be tackled under the sea.



  • Robot waiters serve Iraq’s Mosul taste of the future

    Mon, 22 Nov 2021 | 08:25

    From the rubble of Iraq’s war-ravaged city of Mosul arises the sight of androids gliding back and forth in a restaurant to serve their amused clientele.

  • Singapore patrol robots stoke fears of surveillance state

    Thu, 14 Oct 2021 | 08:29

    Singapore has trialled patrol robots that blast warnings at people engaging in “undesirable social behaviour”, adding to an arsenal of surveillance technology in the tightly controlled city-state that is fuelling privacy concerns.

  • Free project tools platform for NGOs

    Mon, 11 Oct 2021 | 08:34

    The Covid-19 pandemic has forced a lot of changes to people’s lifestyles and whether they are working, studying, celebrating or just talking one of the biggest changes for everyone has been the increase in virtual gatherings via video conferencing services in place of holding in-person meet-ups.

  • Delivery robots taking the strain out of shopping in Covid-era UK

    Tue, 28 Sep 2021 | 08:40

    It's famous for its roundabouts and statues of concrete cows. But the English town of Milton Keynes now has another claim to fame – a trundling army of shopping delivery robots.

  • Ambitious aviators fly Kingdom’s skies

    Wed, 22 Sep 2021 | 09:28

    Describing an experience that few people on Earth will ever have the opportunity to undergo, Lonh Vannsith admits he was nervous when he strapped into the first-ever Cambodia-designed and built aircraft in the Kingdom’s history, despite the extensive testing it had already been through prior to

  • Many left out as remote work becomes ‘luxury’

    Sun, 19 Sep 2021 | 07:59

    Virtual reality meetings, $7,000 all-in-one kits and digital hot desking: Big Tech is rolling out premium tools as the work-from-home era looks set to last well beyond the pandemic.

  • Teak cutting boards add flair to food

    Sun, 29 Aug 2021 | 08:06

    Though the use of beautiful-looking luxury kitchen utensils doesn’t do anything to improve anyone’s cooking, equipping a kitchen with them will still tend to make for a happier chef and encourage them to spend more time making home cooked meals.

  • From toilet to the sink: water recycling beats scary scarcity

    Wed, 25 Aug 2021 | 08:49

    Would you take a swig of water from your faucet if it originally came from the sewer?

  • AI chatbot comforts China’s lonely millions

    Tue, 24 Aug 2021 | 08:32

    After a painful break-up from a cheating ex, Beijing-based human resources manager Melissa was introduced to someone new by a friend late last year.

  • Tokyo robot cafe offers new spin on disability inclusion, client service

    Mon, 23 Aug 2021 | 08:27

    At a Tokyo cafe, Michio Imai greets a customer, but not in person. He’s hundreds of kilometres away, operating a robot waiter as part of an experiment in inclusive employment.