Aluminium ion batteries developed by Taiwanese and USA research could displace the lead-acid batteries commonly found in automotive applications in just two years, visitors to the All Energy event in Glasgow discovered.
University science researchers have developed a new method they say has the potential to revolutionise the search for, design and production of new materials.
British scientists will continue vital Antarctic research into major issues facing the planet, thanks to a £100 million programme commissioned by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) that will take place over the next ten years.
The UK Space Agency's International Partnership Programme has kick-started a project to manage and protect 300 million hectares of tropical forests, with Edinburgh sustainability software and data company Ecometrica winning a contract worth more than £14 million.
Rising sea surface temperatures are causing marine-related tropical diseases and harmful algal blooms to spread towards the poles with recorded impact upon human health, a top marine and health scientist reveals.
Nature inspired nano-structures developed by a London university will mean smart windows can clean themselves, save energy and mimic moth eyes to cut glare.
Missile guidance technology is being provided for free by a big hearted Edinburgh firm to hopefully save Canada's last intact boreal forests. It's to help the indigenous Cree First Nation of Waswanipi by highlighting the ecosystem impact of logging affecting their livelihoods.
Ancient carbon stores from more than 50,000 years ago are being released into the atmosphere by microbes, which may fuel further global climate change.
Instruments normally built in Scotland to examine the formation of distant planets are being used to study the Earth's carbon cycle on a NASA unmanned aircraft, to help global climate change programmes.
An analyser that normally monitors pollutants from industrial chimneys is being used by NASA to assess what to do about the gases produced from astronaut's rubbish, and plays its part in making a human mission to Mars become a reality.