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13 04 2021 | 10:32

Insead’s case study on ENEL INNOVABILITY® STRATEGY wins at Case Awards 2021

The case study, written by INSEAD Professor Felipe Monteiro and engineer José Miguel García Benavente, focuses on the achievements of Enel and its CEO Francesco Starace in the last five years,…

09 04 2021 | 09:16

What is the Alpha 311 Vertical Axis Wind Turbine

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07 04 2021 | 09:42

‘Our biggest challenge? Lack of imagination’: the scientists turning the desert green.

In China, scientists have turned vast swathes of arid land into a lush oasis. Now a team of maverick engineers want to do the same to the Sinai

03 04 2021 | 07:39

This Icelandic Startup Is Turning Carbon Dioxide Into Stone.

Carbon emissions are the leading cause forcing the climate crisis today.

29 03 2021 | 11:06

'Dimming the sun': $100m geoengineering research programme proposed.

All options to fight climate crisis must be explored, says national academy, but critics fear side-effects. The US should establish a multimillion-dollar research programme on solar geoengineering,…

12 03 2021 | 10:12

An NGO is building the world’s first 3D-printed school in Madagascar.

Construction will start later this year, and the concept may expand to other countries. The school was designed by Studio Mortazavi, an architecture firm based in San Francisco and Lisbon, in…

03 03 2021 | 11:19

Solar power satellites that could beam energy to anywhere on Earth successfully tested by Pentagon scientists.

The most far-reaching application of power beaming technology is the ‘continuous transfer of boundless electrical power to the Earth,’ study states. A solar panel capable of beaming electricity to…

26 02 2021 | 10:59

Kenyan Engineer Recycles Plastic Into Bricks Stronger Than Concrete.

Nzambi Matee is an entrepreneur with an incredible goal -- to turn plastic destined for the landfill into sustainable, strong building material. Her company, Gjenge Makers, uses the plastic waste of…

20 02 2021 | 07:40

Three young African talents awarded for their innovative ideas

The electrification of a health centre through renewables, a solar-powered fridge to support the cold chain of farmers, and a platform to empower women through renewable energy: these are the three…

01 02 2021 | 09:31

What is #BUILDBACKBETTER Greece

What is Build Back Better GR

27 12 2020 | 07:50

The Household Product Cleaning Up More Than Just Your Countertops.

Veles is a spray cleanser made from organic waste—the first in what founder Amanda Weeks hopes will be a whole trash-based product line. There’s a pervasive bit of mythology about food waste that it…

13 12 2020 | 06:21

Lab-grown chicken tastes like chicken – but the feeling when eating it is more complicated.

“Clean”, “cultured”, “no-kill” – these are just a few of the monikers that have been applied to San Francisco-based food start up Just Inc’s lab-grown chicken nuggets. The product has just been…

07 12 2020 | 07:01

Concentrated solar, molten salt storage featured in next phase of Dubai green energy project.

The fourth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, that Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) is building, will have the largest energy storage capacity in the world of 15…

28 11 2020 | 07:23

Invention that makes renewable energy from rotting veg wins James Dyson prize.

Carvey Maigue, from the Philippines, used a substance made from crop waste. A novel material made from rotting fruit and vegetables that absorbs stray UV light from the sun and converts it into…

16 11 2020 | 07:27

Material Revolutions: Shirts Made from Shellfish, Biodegradable Rum Bottles and Reusable Fast Food Containers.

In the age of consumption, sustainability innovations can help shift cultural habits and protect dwindling natural resources. Improvements in source materials, product durability and end-of-life…

09 11 2020 | 07:13

Change Game: your chance to simulate climate change.

Change Game is a video game that confronts the complexity of climate change, and how it interacts with society and natural ecosystems.

03 11 2020 | 08:02

This White Paint Could Reduce the Need for Air Conditioning.

What if paint could cool off a building enough to not need air conditioning? Purdue University engineers have created white paint that can keep surfaces up to 18 degrees Fahrenheit cooler than their…

02 11 2020 | 16:13

Water for everyone!

 

02 11 2020 | 07:01

Doe your bit: Japan invents bags deer can eat after plastic-related deaths.

The famed deer that roam the city of Nara, in Japan, no longer face discomfort – or far worse – after local companies developed a safe alternative to the plastic packaging discarded by tourists that…

10 10 2020 | 09:02

Robots and magnetic soap: scientists rethink oil spill clean-ups.

Incidents such as ship stranding in Mauritius stress need for quick and effective solutions. Special sponges, magnetic soap and autonomous robots are among the latest wave of inventions aimed at…