Timon Singh is a graduate of Liverpool University where he received a degree in Social and Economic History.
He is currently an online editor who has previously worked for BBC Magazines and written extensively on a wide range of subjects including cinema, global infrastructure, renewable energy, transportation and even his dog.
He currently resides in Bristol, UK.
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Carbon nanotubes have been used in everything from energy-free lights to oil spill clean-up technology, and now a team from Rice University has used them to develop a paint that transforms any
At one point we've all done it - spilt a drink over a laptop, gotten our tablets soaked in the rain, or even dropped our phone in the toilet. Water has always been the bane of electronics,
How many of you watched Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and wished you had a speeder bike like the ones Luke and Leia race through the forests of Endor? Well, you may not have to wait much
Solar panels must be regularly cleaned and maintained in order to keep them operating efficiently and maximize the amount of sunlight they convert into electricity. With this in mind, a group
French energy company EDF is joining forces with wind turbine firm Vestas to create the world's first 'stealth' wind farm, which is designed to minimize interference to radar systems. The site,
A team of scientists from Drexel University just discovered the largest dinosaur that ever lived - a creature seven times bigger than the legendary predator Tyrannosaurus Rex. The super-dino,
When the country with the largest oil reserves in the world decides to start investing in renewable energy, it may well be a sign that the age of big oil is coming to an end. While the US is
There was a lot of controversy over the Sochi Winter Olympics both before and during the competition, with allegations of corruption, shoddy construction work, and facilities not being ready
A Guatemalan protestor was beaten and burnt to death after he dared to speak against the Marlin gold mine, which is owned by Canadian company GoldCorp. The man, who was a member of an indigenous
The world's largest tidal energy project just took a big step forward as Atlantis Resources announced it has finalized an $83 million funding package for the project to break ground. When it is
Algae could provide an endless source of biofuel, however current production methods tend to be costly and time-intensive - first you have to grow the algae, and then you extract oily lipids and
If you're a jet-setter who feels that air travel has lost some of its luster, then put your seat back in its upright position and get ready for a thrilling ride. Aerospace company Airbus has
Google has announced the finalists of this year's Google Science Fair and the line-up is impressive. But among the 15 inventions designed to make the world a better place, Cynthia Sin Nga Lam's
Germany Shatters Record by Producing 31% of its Electricity from Renewables in the First Half of 2014!
When it comes to the production of renewable energy, Germany is well ahead of the game - villages regularly break records by producing more energy than they need, and the country has met up to
Two of the main obstacles to the widespread adoption of solar energy are cost and efficiency. However researchers at the Durham, North Carolina-based startup Semprius have found a way to tackle
Texas Central Railway is developing a blazing fast 200 mph bullet train that will run from Houston to Dallas. Richard Lawless, the company's CEO, said he was inspired by the time he spent living
Back in 1997 Capt. Charles Moore discovered the Great Pacific Garbage Patch during a sailboat race from Los Angeles to Honolulu. Since then, many have tried to reduce the size of the patch,
Over the past few years, a number of people have sent objects into space via giant helium balloons. Hello Kitty, a LEGO space shuttle, and even Breaking Bad's Walter White have all ascended to
Street lights are an important part of our urban infrastructure—they light our way home and make the roads safe at night. But what if we could create natural street lights that don't need
The Nature Conservancy has published a global database of over 500 cities around the world to determine their level of water stress. Based on the number of water sources available to each city,
When it comes to global innovation, teenagers are leading the way. The latest teen genius to cross our radar is Thomas Suarez, a 15-year-old who claims to have designed a 3D printer that is ten
Long road trips can quickly turn into a nightmare for many couples, but what happens when partners are stuck with each other in a confined environment for six to eight months? That's what Jane
Well here's a surprising way to save birds. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Hawaiʻi Division of Forestry and Wildlife and the Kauaʻi Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) have announced
Human rights experts from the United Nations have expressed their concern about reports of widespread water disconnections throughout the city of Detroit in households unable to pay water bills.
How are you meant to charge your phone regularly or stay up to date on global events if you live in the middle of nowhere? Well, in parts of Turkey, you can rely on donkeys. These
The city of Boston just announced plans to roll out a series of solar-powered 'Soofa' benches that will enable citizens to charge their phones while they rest! The 'Soofas' were developed by
Eco Marine Power (EMP) is dedicated to developing energy-efficient marine vessels, and they just unveiled their latest ship design - the Aquarius Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV). Developed to
Testing automated vehicles is a risky process, which is why Michigan's Department of Transportation and the University of Michigan have joined forces to create a 30-acre urban environment that
Longtime environmental activist (and actor) Leonardo DiCaprio has pledged to donate $7 million over the next two years to back marine conservation projects. DiCaprio, who has often said that he
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