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Energy abundance : The future of nuclear

July 27th, 2019 at 1:44 am » Comments Off

Yes, I want nuclear energy *in my back yard*! Extraordinary new innovations are giving us failsafe nuclear fission and the potential to achieve our age-old dream of fusion. This year, Bill Gates commented: “Nuclear is ideal for dealing with climate change, because it is the only carbon-free, scalable energy source that’s available 24 hours a […]



South Korean tech breakthrough could change biofuels forever

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

  Researchers in South Korea have made a major breakthrough in using bacteria to sustainably and efficiently produce biofuels. The team of scientists from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) report that they have developed a new kind of engineered microorganisms that are capable of producing greater volumes of the fatty acids […]



Hydrogel uses sunlight to harvest fresh water from the sea

July 22nd, 2019 at 12:42 am » Comments Off

The research team (led by Tan Swee Ching, at right) with samples of the hydrogel In many arid coastal regions, a great quantity of valuable fresh water is lost into the atmosphere every day, as it evaporates from the surface of the ocean. This situation prompted scientists to create a new hydrogel that’s highly effective […]



Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs unveils its high-tech ‘city-within-a-city’ plan for Toronto

July 14th, 2019 at 3:40 am » Comments Off

Sidewalk Labs says it will spend $1.3 billion on the project in the hopes of spurring $38 billion in private sector investment by 2040  Sidewalk Labs, Alphabet’s smart city subsidiary, released its massive plan Monday to transform a slice of Toronto’s waterfront into a high-tech utopia. Eighteen months in the making and clocking in at […]



This fully biodegradable “leather” is welded together from waste

July 14th, 2019 at 3:36 am » Comments Off

    This fully biodegradable “leather” is welded together from waste Mirum is the latest entry in the attempt to make a cheap, sustainable cow-free leather. Vegan leather shoes are typically made from plastics like polyurethane–so even though they might avoid the carbon footprint and animal welfare issues of raising cattle, they aren’t exactly environmentally […]



New unprinting method can help recycle paper and curb environmental costs

July 12th, 2019 at 3:12 am » Comments Off

A new way to unprint paper using intense pulsed light from a xenon lamp. Imagine if your printer had an “unprint” button that used pulses of light to remove toner—and thereby quintupled the lifespan of recycled paper. A Rutgers-led team has created a new way to unprint paper that, unlike laser-based methods, can work with […]



Britain generating more electricity from zero carbon than fossil fuels for first time since industrial revolution

July 7th, 2019 at 11:21 am » Comments Off

Wind turbines on the west coast of cumbria near workington, Cumbria, Uk, with a flock of Herring Gulls flying past. The figures were described as a landmark tipping point. Britain is generating more of its energy from zero carbon sources than fossil fuels for the first time since the industrial revolution in a landmark tipping […]



Lab-grown diary could soon become the food of the future

June 26th, 2019 at 11:02 am » Comments Off

First stop burgers, next stop cheese. Lab-grown meat is getting a lot of attention along with plant-based meat substitutes. Technology is driving the industry toward providing alternatives to conventionally produced food products. Dairy proteins may be the next product produced in a lab, for use in fluid “milk” production and processed dairy products like yogurt […]



Bikes are starting to replace delivery vans in London

June 22nd, 2019 at 8:17 am » Comments Off

  More and more people are switching to pedal powered couriers Don’t be surprised if you see a bike piled high with parcels rushing past you in the cycle lane. It’s probably one of the dozens of new cargo bikes that are replacing delivery vans across London. From traders at Bermondsey Blue Market to businesses […]



Bitcoin mining is shockingly mostly powered by green energy

June 18th, 2019 at 11:23 am » Comments Off

A game-changing CoinShares report reveals that three-quarters of bitcoin mining is done using renewable energy including hydroelectric power. By CCN: Contrary to popular opinion, it appears that Bitcoin mining might not be as bad for the environment as people think. In a highly detailed report, CoinShares research reveals that 74% of mining activity runs on […]



Robert Downey Jr. announces footprint coalition to clean up the world with advanced tech

June 15th, 2019 at 1:15 pm » Comments Off

   Robert Downey Jr. used his part of the opening keynote for Amazon’s Re:Mars conference in Las Vegas Tuesday evening to announce the launch of a new organization that is committed to using advanced technologies for the good of the environment. The Footprint Coalition, as the group is called, is scheduled to officially launch by […]



Scientists have found an easy way to remove CO2 from air & reduce global warming

June 11th, 2019 at 11:14 am » Comments Off

A number of research teams around the world are currently working towards scrubbing all the excess carbon dioxide from the air. It’s one of the prime reasons we are seeing record breaking rise in temperature across India this summer. Not only could this do wonders to push back global warming, but we can also put […]



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