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Welcome to Cheshire Innovation

Hope in a time of Brexit, terrorism and Trump


We offer a lot of positive proposals for innovation and also some examples of mismanagement where remedial action is urgently required.

Today's specials

Latent Power Turbines

 

This strange looking device could deliver clean energy at a lower price than wind turbines or solar panels.

Heat is extracted from the laboratory air as electricity is generated. As a bonus, cooling the air provides free air conditioning.

The power generator is hidden inside the tube and runs at a lower temperature than the surrounding air. It does not rely on the wind blowing or the sun shining. So it can deliver a continuous output of electricity, day and night.

We offer you a range of articles covering different aspects of the technology.

ü  How Latent Power Turbines work.
If you enjoy reading newspaper articles about science, you will be able to follow our explanation.

 

ü  Latent Power Turbines and black swans.
Existing heat engines have to run hot for maximum efficiency. We explain why Latent Power Turbines are 'black swans' that are forced to run cold.

ü  Details of the many ways in which Latent Power Turbines could change our society.
If you are disillusioned by the extreme political solutions that have emerged since the 2008 financial crash, this page will give you hope.
 

 

ü  Using Latent Power Turbines to solve water shortage problems.

 

ü  How Latent Power Turbines could help to defeat terrorist. But without killing people or putting our uniformed services at risk.

ü  How Latent Power Turbines could solve the British migration worries and other European concerns. But without Britain having to leave the EU. See Section 2.3 on this page.

ü  Production line robots, driverless cars and globalisation are destroying semi-skilled jobs. They are also devastating traditional working class communities. But LP Turbines could go a long way to reversing this trend. We explain how on this page.

 

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BREXIT

If you are weary of the political cat fighting about Brexit, try a fresh approach, by seeing it through the eyes of science.

Britain’s political leaders got the country into a fine mess when they failed to plan for a vote in favour of Brexit.

We offer some science based suggestions for avoiding another fine mess if the mood of the country changes and Brexit collapses. Our scientific approach involves thinking up to 50 years into the future, not just winning the next general election.

 

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An alternative to the Grenfell Tower design

In the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, society has a moral obligation to completely reassess how people are housed in our crowded cities.

Take a look at this webpage for an innovative design to get the debate moving.

We have added some nudge psychology to promote the mental and physical health of the residents.

 

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HS2

"Britain’s new high-speed rail line will be the most expensive railway in the world with costs per mile expected to reach £403m, according to Government calculations". 
Sunda
y Times 16 July 2017 

 

After years of austerity, voters don't want to be insulted by a political vanity project. We suggest a low cost alternative to help more travellers.

Politicians have failed to grasp the underlying engineering problem:
We are still using Victorian era train braking technology. This means braking distances for trains are about sixteen times the braking distance for a car. This limits the number of trains we can run on our existing tracks.

But this problem can be overcome by using anew invention.
This would allow us to ease our network capacity problems in five years, without building any new lines.

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House Prices

"Bricks and mortar" make a sound investment at a time of Brexit uncertainty. But young people are finding it difficult to enter the market.

 

We suggest a financial invention to prevent house price bubbles

 

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Flood reduction farming

Problem: Modern large field farming has reduced the water holding capacity of the land and accelerated soil erosion is silting up our rivers and land drains.

Solution: Return to the smaller, more sheltered farm fields of the early Victorian era, but use teams of robot tractors instead of labour intensive horse drawn ploughs, in order to keep food production costs down.

 

 

 

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Are you young and want to be the next Steve Jobs?

Watch out, the establishment is biased against you!

A cautionary tale for aspiring British inventors

(i) Click here and learn before you spend time and money on your great idea.

(ii) If you have a GCE A level knowledge of physics, this page will either amuse or appall you.

 

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Britain is in danger of becoming the envy of racists in Europe. We try to counter this, while still addressing genuine fears about high levels of refugee migration.

 

Can we save the boat people refugees AND preserve racial harmony within Europe?

Yes we can!

 

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Now a story about British academics who kept quiet about research fraud, to keep the European research funds flowing in. - But European pedestrian lives may have been lost as a consequence.

 

Soft bumpers to save pedestrian lives

 

A British invention could make car bumpers soft for pedestrian impacts, but stiff for collisions with other vehicles.

 

Click here for the story about how they work but how research fraud at Manchester University is holding up progress.

Click here for the story of how the University wriggled out of holding an enquiry into the fraud when instructed to do so by the government backed funding body (EPSRC).

 

 

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British invention plagiarised by Chinese

(With possibly a little help from a disgruntled Manchester University employee.)

Cover-up of possible IP leakage from Manchester University costs Britain a ten year lead in developing SALi suspension systems.
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Alternative truths and the post-truth society

If you thought that politicians and the social media could be credited with this disturbing social trend, then think again.

A tiny number of dodgy Manchester University academics and the UK Research Integrity Office got there first!

For details please read this peer reviewed journal paper:
Courtney, W, ‘A private researcher’s struggles against research fraud’, Journal of Biological Physics and Chemistry 16 (2016) 142–156. *

  

"The UKRIO seems to have manoeuvred itself into a position similar to George Orwell’s Ministry of Truth. It may be the most powerful body in the UK for influencing standards of research integrity, but its status is such that it can ignore questions about integrity within its own ranks."
Ibid. Section 19.

* [The JBPC own the copyright for this hyperlinked paper. It is only reproduced with their permission. For further details please visit the publishers’ website (www.amsi.ge/jbpc).]

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Graphene -Whoops we made a mistake!

 Why a failure to understand the subtle power of patents means that most of the £50 million British government and one billion Euro European funding for graphene research is likely to be wasted. At a time when European funding for science is under threat we must spend our research funds wisely to protect our European research base.

The problem is critical but we suggest a solution.
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Generating green power for Elon Musk's Hyperloop

Our suggestions for using Cheshire Innovation inventions to reduce some of the outstanding Hyperloop design issues

 

 

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Tropical diseases

(i) Zika and malaria

X-Tubes can be used to kill the mosquitoes that cause both problems: working on Zika during the day and malaria at night.

 

(ii) Soap and the fight against Ebola

We need to be proactive, to minimse the spread of future Ebola outbreaks. Vaccines are part of the answer, but simple low cost practices should also be implemented.

A social innovation to encourage hand hygiene is proposed.

 

Bill Courtney is the principle inventor for all of the inventions described on the site. 1792 Technology is a joint invention with  Richard Klee.

 Enquiries from students looking for research topics are welcome.