Shell.ai Residency Programme

The programme is hosted and organized by Shell’s Digital Centre of Excellence, part of Shell’s Technology business unit which offers the opportunity to lead the transformation of an industry. As a resident you will join our data scientists and engineers to solve real business issues using huge pools of data throughout the many businesses within Shell. We are looking for people with a passion for developing solutions with potential of unlocking more and cleaner energy. The Programme offers R...
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‘StoreDot’ – 5-Minute Charge’ Li-ion Battery

StoreDot is a pioneer of extreme fast charging (XFC) batteries that overcome the critical barrier to mainstream EV adoption – range and charging anxiety. The company has revolutionized the conventional Li-ion battery by designing and synthesizing proprietary organic and inorganic compounds, making it possible to fully charge an EV in just five minutes – the same time it takes to refuel a conventional combustion engine vehicle. StoreDot’s battery technology is optimized for best driver exper...
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Neodymium magnets based generators

Neodymium magnet is the most widely used type of rare-earth magnet. It is a permanent magnet made from an alloy of neodymium, iron, and boron. To put their strength into perspective, they can produce magnetic fields with up to 1.4 teslas. Neodymium, of course, is a rare-earth element featuring the atomic number 60. https://youtu.be/bnWCwZ1SVog Neodymium magnets are more suitable for producing alternative and renewable energy. Neodymium based generators don’t require an external sourc...
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TerraPower – advanced nuclear reactors that will provide carbon-free energy

TerraPower is a nuclear reactor design company headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, United States. TerraPower’s innovators are inspired to create technologies to provide safe, affordable and abundant carbon-free energy. They devise ways to use heat and steam to drive economic growth while decarbonizing industry. And they develop processes to extract radioisotopes for medical use in lifesaving cancer treatments. Their team combines unparalleled technical and engineering expertise, ex...
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Terahertz (THz) spectroscopy systems – allowing us to gain new insights about many-body quantum kinetics

Terahertz spectroscopy detects and controls properties of matter with electromagnetic fields that are in the frequency range between a few hundred gigahertz and several terahertz (abbreviated as THz). Terahertz (THz) represents the portion of the electromagnetic radiation between the microwave and the infrared region. Terahertz (THz) spectroscopy systems are widely employed to retrieve the chemical and material composition of a sample. This is single-handedly the most important driving mo...
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DRAPER Laboratory – Innovation Partner that provides deep expertise to design, develop, and deploy advanced technology solutions

Draper Laboratory is an American not-for-profit research and development organization, headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts; its official name is The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc. The laboratory specializes in the design, development, and deployment of advanced technology solutions to problems in national security, space exploration, health care and energy. From whiteboard concept to fielded systems, Draper engineers design, develop and deploy advanced technology ...
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Embark – Self-driving Trucks

Embark is building self-driving truck technology to make roads safer and transportation more efficient.  Embark’s truck uses a combination of radars, cameras and depth sensors known as LiDARs to perceive the world around it. Millions of data points from these sensors are processed using a form of artificial intelligence known as Deep Neural Nets (or DNNs) that allow the truck to learn from its own experience—much like humans learn from practice. Alex Rodrigues - CEO and Co-Founder - Embar...
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China’s “artificial sun” nuclear fusion reactor

The HL-2M Tokamak reactor is China's largest and most advanced nuclear fusion experimental research device, and scientists hope that the device can potentially unlock a powerful clean energy source. Designed to replicate the natural reactions that occur in the sun using hydrogen and deuterium gases as fuels, the apparatus in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, will provide clean energy through controlled nuclear fusion Located in southwestern Sichuan province and completed late last year, the reac...
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Tohoku University – wearable sensors for detecting viruses and bacteria in the surrounding environment

Scientists at Tohoku University have been studying materials that can change mechanical into electrical or magnetic energy, and vice versa, for decades. Together with colleagues, they published a review in the journal Advanced Materials about the most recent endeavours into using these materials to fabricate functional biosensors. Piezoelectric materials convert mechanical into electrical energy. Antibodies that interact with a specific virus can be placed on an electrode incorporated on...
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Converting vibration energy to electrical energy

Vibration powered generators usually consist of a resonator which is used to amplify the vibration source, and a transducer mechanism which converts the energy from the vibrations into electrical energy. The transducer usually consists of a magnet and coil or a piezoelectric crystal. Researchers at the University of Dayton are testing soft piezoelectric composites that show great promise as next-generation energy harvesting materials. Vibration Energy Harvesting - Omron Electronic Com...
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OCEANIX CITY – sustainable floating community for 10,000 residents

Oceanix designs and builds floating cities for people to live sustainably on the ocean. A modular concept for new floating cities that is a self-sustaining & affordable. New industry with blue technologies that meet humanity's shelter, energy, water and food needs without killing marine ecosystems. Oceanix City, features mid-rise housing around a shared, green public space where agriculture and recreation co-exist. The design is anchored in the Sustainable Development Goals...
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AKKIO – simple, visual, easy-to-use platform that enables anyone to build and deploy AI in minutes

The promise of the AI Revolution is to tackle numerous, intractable problems across business, healthcare, science, education, government, transportation, and logistics to name just a few. Akkio makes it so that everyone has access to the same state-of-the-art AI capabilities, formerly only available to the largest corporations and most well funded research groups. No coding or data science neededFrom spreadsheet to AI in less than 5 minutes. Building and deploying AI models has ne...
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Scientist engineer ‘super-enzyme’ that degrades plastic bottles six times faster than before.

Scientist engineered 'super-enzyme' that degrades plastic bottles six times faster than before. The super-enzyme was engineered by linking two separate enzymes, both of which were found in the plastic-eating bug discovered at a Japanese waste site in 2016. The researchers revealed an engineered version of the first enzyme in 2018, which started breaking down the plastic in a few days. But the super-enzyme gets to work six times faster. A super-enzyme that degrades plastic bottles six ti...
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Microsoft underwater datacenter

The underwater datacenter concept splashed onto the scene at Microsoft in 2014 during ThinkWeek, an event that gathers employees to share out-of-the-box ideas. The concept was considered a potential way to provide lightning-quick cloud services to coastal populations and save energy. More than half the world’s population lives within 120 miles of the coast. By putting datacenters underwater near coastal cities, data would have a short distance to travel, leading to fast and smooth web surfin...
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Saudi Arabia’s new futuristic mega-city 33 times the size of New York City

Saudi Arabia's new futuristic mega-city 33 times the size of New York City, a $500 billion city-state. Neom is a planned cross-border city in the Tabuk Province of northwestern Saudi Arabia. It is planned to incorporate smart city technologies and also function as a tourist destination. Neom is a planned as a futuristic city with state of the art modern technology buildings, flying taxis, robot ... Saudi Arabia wants the country to become a technological and innovation hub. NEOM wi...
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Xampla – Natural alternative to single use plastic

Xampla has created the world’s first plant protein material for commercial use. Next generation material performs like synthetic polymers, but decomposes naturally and fully, without harming the environment. Most natural alternatives to plastic require chemical additions and are based on plant polysaccharides.  Xampla engineers the next generation of bio-based material, made entirely from plant protein, enabling companies to produce end-products that meet changing consumer and regula...
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HOHO Smart Film & Smart Glass – Transform from opaque barrier to a clear state.

Smart film has the dimming function that power on- transparent, power off-opaque. Aiming at the common glass, the smart film can be stuck on the surface of it. The installation process is simple and easy, avoiding the re-installation of your glasses. PDLC Film consists of a polymer matrix of liquid crystals enclosed by electrically conductive Indium Tin Oxide-coated PET film. The resulting PDLC Film has wiring attached to a conductive copper strip (busbar) along the film’s edge. This wir...
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Sun Joe 1440 Watt Battery Powered Generator

 Sun Joe SJ1440SG 1440 Watt Battery Powered Portable Ind/Out Inverter. PORTABLE POWERHOUSE. Get off the grid and power up your home appliances during a blackout with the SJ1440SG Indoor Outdoor Portable Generator from SUN JOE. This fuel-free portable powerhouse is perfect to power small household appliances, and electronics during electrical outages, or to use for power tools, tailgating, camping trips -- or anywhere power is at a premium. Powered by an internal, sealed lead acid (SLA...
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Curtin university researchers have developed membrane to separate from air using a ceramic ion transport membrane

Oxygen can be separated from air using a ceramic ion transport membrane, a device permeable only to oxygen. Commercial efforts to use this technology in oxygen production and other applications have so far failed due to insufficient rates of oxygen transport, or flux. Researchers at Curtin University have developed a uniquely structured ceramic ion transport membrane for oxygen separation that shows remarkably high flux. The membrane employs a multitude of microchannels extending into the dep...
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Tesla battery researcher unveils new chemistry to increase lifecycle at high voltage

Historical data from Tesla’s current battery packs show about 5% capacity degradation after 50,000 miles (80,000 km) and the capacity levels off for about 150,000 more miles before hitting 90% capacity. Those are already pretty good results, but Tesla aims to do better with Jeff Dahn, a renowned battery researcher and the leader of Tesla’s research partnership through his battery-research group at Dalhousie University. The scientist and his team recently unveiled their latest research on a...
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Chinese Automaker BYD Delivers First Electric Truck to US Freight

BYD Motors Inc. is supplying 11 zero-emission battery electric trucks to SF Goodwill for use in the San Francisco region collecting and transporting donations. The 10 delivery trucks and one refuse truck will be assembled at BYD Motors’ facility in Lancaster. SF Goodwill, which serves San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin counties, will use the delivery trucks for collections and to transport donations among its stores and drop off locations and the refuse truck as a debris hauler for transpo...
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CES Asia 2017 in China from June 13-15

CES Asia 2017 will be packed with the latest and most exciting innovations across the full spectrum of consumer technology. Now in its third year, CES Asia 2017 is expected to surpass previous years with a projected 450 exhibiting companies crossing a show floor of 40,000 gross square meters, covering five halls of exhibit space. Exhibitors from 22 countries, regions and territories will feature products in 19 categories including artificial intelligence (AI), vehicle technology and virtual real...
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Brookhaven National Laboratory Scientists Design Molecular System for Artificial Photosynthesis

Scientists Design Molecular System for Artificial Photosynthesis System is designed to mimic key functions of the photosynthetic center in green plants to convert solar energy into chemical energy stored by hydrogen fuel Etsuko Fujita and Gerald Manbeck of Brookhaven Lab's Chemistry Division carried out a series of experiments to understand why their molecular system with six light-absorbing centers (made of ruthenium metal ions bound to organic molecules) produced more hydrogen than the sys...
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Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center has developed a novel way to increase lipid production in bacteria

If you want to create sustainable biofuels from less and for less, you’ve got a range of options. And one of those options is to go microbial, enlisting the help of tiny but powerful bacteria in creating a range of renewable biofuels and chemicals. In a recent study published in mBio, Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) assistant scientist Kim Lemmer and a team of collaborators focus on the microbes, reporting on a novel way to increase lipid production in bacteria. The finding ...
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Michigan State University has developed flexible device that not only can generate energy from human motion, it can also act as a loudspeaker and microphone.

A paper-thin, flexible device created at Michigan State University not only can generate energy from human motion, it can act as a loudspeaker and microphone as well, nanotechnology researchers report today in Nature Communications. The audio breakthrough could eventually lead to such consumer products as a foldable loudspeaker, a voice-activated security patch for computers and even a talking newspaper. “Every technology starts with a breakthrough and this is a breakthrough for this p...
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UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN research suggest, food is not just the sum of its nutrients. It is time to rethink nutrition labelling

The nutritional value of a food should be evaluated on the basis of the foodstuff as a whole, and not as an effect of the individual nutrients. This is the conclusion of an international expert panel of epidemiologists, physicians, food and nutrition scientists and brought together by the University of Copenhagen and University of Reading. Their conclusion reshapes our understanding of the importance of nutrients and their interaction. Cheese have a lesser effect on blood cholesterol th...
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Seoul National University has developed cloth RRAM (Resistive Random-Access Memory) technology and it will not require any electricity and can be worn as normal cloth

Seoul National University has developed cloth that is woven with RRAM (Resistive Random-Access Memory) technology and it will not require any electricity and can be worn as normal cloth Professor Hwang Cheol Seong of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and his research team recently invented a type of cloth that is woven with RRAM (Resistive Random-Access Memory) technology. The new memory cloth does not use any electricity and will be able to be worn like normal clothing. The...
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Delft University of Technology is working to reinvent the Toilet by processes water on-site and upgrade urine and feces to energy at an omni-gasification plant.

Delft University of Technology is working to Reinvent the Toilet Upgrading human waste Since 2011 TU Delft has been a participant in the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. We propose a community-based sanitation system that processes water on-site and upgrades urine and feces to energy at an omni-gasification plant. Human waste is dried, converted to syngas and fed into a fuel cell. The gasification process instantly destroys pathogens and ...
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Georgia Institute of Technology has developed new way to produce single-layer graphene from a simple precursor

An international team of scientists has developed a new way to produce single-layer graphene from a simple precursor: ethene – also known as ethylene – the smallest alkene molecule, which contains just two atoms of carbon. By heating the ethene in stages to a temperature of slightly more than 700 degrees Celsius -- hotter than had been attempted before – the researchers produced pure layers of graphene on a rhodium catalyst substrate. The stepwise heating and higher temperature overcame chall...
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Dyaqua has invented “Invisible Solar” photovoltaic panel that are incorporated in current roof tiles

Invisible Solar Dyaqua has invented "Invisible Solar" photovoltaic panel that are incorporated in current roof tiles. Invisible Solar is a new PV technology able to take on the appearance of any building material. Each Invisible Solar module is not only a photovoltaic panel, but an active architectural element with various functionality. A single and indivisible body, with the highest resistance, hides and protects the photovoltaic cells inside itself. Operatin...
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