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Companies can increase diversity virtually or by honing their online presence. Now, a German company is throwing its weight behind face-to-face contact by bringing...

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Documenting fish stocks makes commercial fishing more sustainable. But certain organisms such as fast-growing algae create havoc for aquatic ecosystems. They deprive fish of...

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Fasting can help our nerves to regenerate. Now a research team from Tel Aviv University has removed glioblastoma, a nasty type of brain tumour,...

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Wine and shrimps are an ideal combination, particular in connection with chitin. These carbohydrates from crustacean shells aren’t just suitable for conserving foods; their...

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In hospitals a good night’s sleep is key to recovery. In order to keep bees healthy meanwhile, a US startup has developed a smart...

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Solar module dust can be removed as if by magic. But storage is key to expedite clean energy use. Now, an Australian startup is...

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Waste heat from houses or hot water pipes can be converted into electricity. Fermenting food waste is already used to produce hydrogen. Now, an...

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Leftover food can be shared with neighbours, while discarded items can be reused for solar modules. Now, a Californian startup isn’t just converting household...

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New beaches are being made from old glass bottles, while egg shells morph into tiles for home. Now an LA startup is using recycled...

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Willow- and banana plant fibres are already making their way in the fashion industry. Now, a Dutch startup is using some of the 72...

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Biodegradable jeans decompose fully within 6 months. And now, two parents from Oregon have developed baby shoes that dissolve in boiling water. Like these...

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