Brunel University London
Mushroom sausages may sound like a vegan dish, but for Brunel University London student Aleksi Vesaluoma, they're an unorthodox building material that not only allows for light, biodegradable structures, but has the added bonus of providing a delicious side dish for the morning bacon and eggs.
As photovoltaic cells heat up, their efficiency decreases. To capture that heat and put it to good use, a team of scientists from Brunel University in London has created a hybrid system that turns the whole roof into a solar generator.
Researchers have hacked a Kinect sensor to overcome a symptom of Parkinson's disease known as Freezing of Gait (FOG), where the sufferer's muscles can freeze mid-stride, making them feel like their feet are glued to the ground or resulting in them falling over.