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A computer-controlled hand is removing barriers for the deaf-blind community. And now a research team from Queensland University has developed an app that promotes...

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Revitalising treatment

Implanted visual cells help the retina regenerate. Now, a Brazilian marine biologist is working on regenerating entire coral landscapes. Her secret? Probiotics. As well...

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Vibrations could help us learn, while sound waves stimulate bone cell growth. Now, a research team from Michigan University has developed a strong, microsecond-length...

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Capturing conversion

Heat turns banana and orange peel into energy-rich material. Renewable energy can be stored in heated carbon blocks. Now, a research team at MIT...

High-performing imitation

Using the human body as a model for electronic inventions isn’t restricted to the field of data storage. Now, a research team from Washington...

Reductive reaction

This food seemingly appears out of thin air. Alongside CO2, methane is a significant factor in global warming. Now, a Californian company has finalised...

Enhanced welfare

Recently, an unusual album stormed the Australian charts. Now, an international research team has been focusing their attention on a species which, according to...

Magic shed

Space debris could be cleaned and radioactive uranium removed from water. Solar modules - especially in the desert - need to be dusted regularly...

International space

With the right search engine, people with disabilities can check their holiday destinations in advance. A Spanish startup is helping Erasmus students find accommodation...

Astronomic neutrality

Hemp is versatile; fungi helps us relax. The latter are also crucial in meat-free food production. A biotech startup from Buenos Aires recently won...

Hard stuff

Beer can be converted to electricity, waste from tequila production into compostable cutlery. Alcoholic drinks can be intoxicatingly sustainable. Now a startup from Dundee...

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