B.A. (Hons) English Language and Literature, M.St. English Language and Literature
Ben Pilkington is a freelance writer, editor, and proofreader with a master’s degree in English literature from the University of Oxford. He is committed to clear and engaging written communication and enjoys telling complex, technical stories in a relevant and understandable way.
An avid consumer of the latest science and technology developments, and an enthusiastic lifelong learner, Ben likes to share the fascinating news coming from these fields with a wide and varied audience.
Prior to his freelance career, Ben used his passion for science and technology to inspire and enable young people and adults in deprived areas in the UK to pursue STEM and tech in their education, their career and their own enterprises. Project managing coding competitions, skills courses and education policy in a local government setting, Ben helped disadvantaged people to unlock their potential and lead rewarding and interesting lives.
Ben is happiest on a bicycle, loves sleeping in a tent or under the stars, and can’t function properly without coffee.
Superabsorbent polymers (SAPs) are a type of polymer that can both absorb and retain very large quantities of a liquid relative to their mass.
Ceramic materials including brick, porcelain, and cement have been used to construct buildings for millennia, and are still some of the most widely used construction materials today.
Photovoltaic (PV) technology converts solar energy (photons) into usable electric power (electrons), usually through chemical processes in PV cells.
Energy management is defined by the VDI as follows: Energy management is the proactive, organized and systematic coordination of procurement, conversion, distribution & use of energy.
The building industry is reducing their environmental impact with resource-efficient construction projects that are protective of health and reduce pollution.
Cities are growing rapidly around the world, and with greater populations come more and more passenger cars that need to be parked.
A hurricane is a violent tropical cyclone with winds moving around a low-pressure area at speeds of about 74 miles per hour.
Storms, flash floods, hurricanes, and even burst water mains can cause houses and buildings to be flooded.