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In this “biorecycling” factory, enzymes perfectly break down plastic so it can be used again

October 27th, 2019 at 12:53 pm » Comments Off

In this “biorecycling” factory, enzymes perfectly break down plastic so it can be used again  The process lets any plastic—say a polyester shirt—be recycled into any other plastic (like a clear water bottle). It could fundamentally change the market for recycling. Inside a bioreactor in the laboratory of the France-based startup Carbios, pulverized PET plastic […]



Watch the world’s largest 3D-printer spit out a 25 foot boat

October 25th, 2019 at 11:33 am » Comments Off

…and how this is really about using wood to replace metal If you’re shopping for a 3D printer, a key consideration is bed size; what’s the largest object you’d realistically need to print? For the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center, size limitations aren’t so much of an issue. That’s because they’ve got […]



IKEA will produce more energy than it consumes by 2020

October 2nd, 2019 at 12:44 pm » Comments Off

It hopes to be ‘climate positive’ by 2030. Many companies are pouring money into renewable energy, but how many can say they’re producing more than they need? IKEA thinks it will, at least. Its holding company Ingka revealed that IKEA will generate more renewable energy before the end of 2019 than the energy its stores […]



This “Anti-solar panel” could generate power from the darkness

October 2nd, 2019 at 12:38 pm » Comments Off

A new poll confirms that the majority of constituents in the United States are still opposed to president Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement, as well as his overall views on climate change. According to reporting by Time Magazine, “while the administration has rolled back regulations to cut emissions of […]



These tree-planting drones are firing ‘seed missiles’ into the ground. Less than a year later, they’re already 20 inches tall.

October 1st, 2019 at 12:23 pm » Comments Off

 Technology is the single greatest contributor to climate change but it may also soon be used to offset the damage we’ve done to our planet since the Industrial Age began. In September 2018, a project in Myanmar used drones to fire “seed missiles” into remote areas of the country where trees were not growing. Less […]



Should we gamify citizenship?