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Whilst visiting Kingston Ontario, STELR’s Peter Pentland attended Science Rendezvous Kingston hosted by Queens University at the Leon’s Centre. The family event was held on Saturday 11 May and transformed the venue into a sort of pop-up science discovery centre with over 20 organisations attending including the Canadian Space agency, robotics teams and several departments of the university. Peter said it...

We always welcome feedback and photos of STELR in use. Tammy, one of the teachers at Corona Foothills Middle School in Vail Arizona, has sent us photos of her students using STELR Renewable Energy equipment at their school.    ...

This prize is open to students in Years 7 - 10 from schools across Australia. Students are asked to write an 800-word essay on the theme: "Not-so-smart Technology". Further details, including tips for students and teachers, last year's winning entry  and a competition poster can be found on the  Careers with STEM website Entries can be submitted from 29 April 2019 until...

A South Australian Company, CCT Energy Storage has recently launched a new way to store energy, the thermal battery. The battery, known as a Thermal Energy Device (or TED) can store electrical energy as thermal energy by heating and melting a unique phase change material. The company says that the energy is stored at more than 12 times the density...

On Monday 25 March, Dr Erol Harvey and Associate Professor Guillaume Lessene spoke to students at a Morning tea event at Casey Tech School in Berwick, Victoria. Dr Harvey won the 2018 Clunies Ross Entrepreneur of the Year Award for his work setting up an export business. Minifab, based around micro fluidics He spoke to the students about this and his...

In 2019 a new category has been introduced to the Western Australian Premier’s Science Awards – the Shell Aboriginal STEM Student of the Year Award ($10,000 prize). Applications are now open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander undergraduate and post graduate students currently completing a science, technology, engineering, mathematics, medicine or health university degree in WA. Closing date is 23...

STELR has spread its reach to the North American continent. A school in the United States and one in Canada, have recently acquired STELR Renewable Energy resources. Corona Foothills Middle School in Arizona purchased our equipment in February and Laurentian Regional High School in Quebec received their STELR equipment through the generous support of STELR's principal sponsor, Orica....

The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) has released a new short film, Towards a water wise world. In the film SIWI explains how the growing water crisis will change the way we live and do business. The film aims to increase awareness of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals, most of which are strongly linked to water. The film focuses on...

In Australia, consumers generate about 4 per cent of electricity. Predictions by the Australian Renewable Energy Authority (ARENA) say this could rise to 50 percent in the next few decades. ARENA is funding to 12 projects and studies to further integrate distributed energy resources (DER) into the electricity system. What are distributed energy resources? In the twentieth century, large power stations generated...

In September last year, the world’s biggest offshore wind farm was opened. Located off the UK’s Cumbrian coast in the Irish Sea, it has an area of about 175 square kilometres, a capacity of 659 megawatts - enough to power 590,000 homes. It was a short-lived record as the Hornsea One wind farm, off the Yorkshire coast, comes on line this...