New approaches to filtration and extracting moisture from air promise to alleviate the world’s looming water scarcity crisis.
Masayoshi Harada, the Rotor Manufacturing Supervisor at MHI Compressor International Corporation, is a master of his craft. Masayoshi balances the delicate subtleties of human touch and sensibility to create a machine that cannot be matched anywhere in the world.
Orkney, a sparsely-populated archipelago 10 miles off the northern tip of mainland Scotland, is not an obvious place to go looking for the future. Yet the windswept islands have become one of Britain’s foremost centres for innovation in renewable energy — including the use of hydrogen as a cleaner alternative to fossil fuels.
As the world’s power needs grow, the search is on for better battery technology — not just to keep smartphones charged for longer, but to run electric cars and to store energy produced by solar and wind power.
Will there be only one survivor in the battle between electric vehicles and traditional cars? The two technologies will co-exist for a while yet.

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