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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 replace wind turbines and solar panels, delivering cheap green energy 24 hours a day.

It could even solve Britain's immigration problems without us leaving the EU1.

 

If your big worry is that Britain will become the dirty man of Europe following BREXIT, this could be the clean energy technology you need.

1See section 2.3 on this linked webpage.



A green deal for President Trump?

Our ambition is to make Donald Trump an offer that he can’t refuse: - A technology for generating low cost clean electricity that will make America great again.

We also want to offer him a green desert plan that will solve the Mexican border problem without building a wall2.

Much as we love Donald, we love everyone else on the planet too. So our long term plan is to sell LP Turbine manufacturing licenses to any law abiding company worldwide.

But progress is painfully slow for our small company. We need new blood in the form of a larger partner to speed up our development process. Please have a look at our Latent Power Turbine webpage and see if there is a role for you.

2See Figure 9 on this linked page.

 

Hope in a time of threats to jobs

Modern technologies such as robot production line workers and driverless cars are destroying semi-skilled jobs. But LP Turbines could go a long way to reversing this trend.

We explain how on this page.

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BREXIT means FIXIT

The majority vote in favour of BREXIT was based on genuine worries about migration, loss of sovereignty and EU bureaucracy.

But BREXIT may never happen, because closing a deal that gives us control over EU migrants and allows us free aces to EU markets will be blocked by the other 27 EU countries.

Just being 'a dreamer' is not good enough, the Remainers need to jump up and seize their chance.

Paradoxically, the Brexit vote has placed ‘Remain’ politicians in the strongest position to champion radical EU reforms because they have nothing left to lose.

 

We offer the Remain politicians some suggestions. [It also makes good reading for Macron supporters.]

Football lesson

How a tragic air crash in Munich many years ago could result in Europe becoming the hub for world peace.

The three Brexit time bombs

Human biology will ensure that 'the will of the people' flips over to Remain about 14 years after referendum day.

We explain why.

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Thinking outside the box on how to defeat terrorism

The trick is to think more imaginatively than the terrorists if we want to defeat them.

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A safer alternative to the traditional high-rise flat

Take a look at Section 1.2 on this webpage for an innovative design for high rise residences that reduces the fire risk

 

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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 engineeering 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

 

Click for story

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

Click for details

 

  

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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.