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Spoons can be savoured and coffee cups crunched. Now, a woman with Down’s Syndrome and her startup are making life for Americans and Canadians...

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Sustainable rucksacks and bananas stem from the same tree. Now a young female founder in Nigeria is using banana fibre, organic cotton and cassava...

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Laser light can soothe burned skin. Wounds need to be closed as quickly as possible to avoid becoming infected, a particular challenge for diabetes...

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Sporting activities reduce cancer cells in our bodies and power our fitness trackers. Purifying wastewater, however, requires a lot of energy - or does...

Agreeable replacement

A smartphone can help detect the Zika virus. But research into how mosquitoes spread diseases is disagreeable for living test objects and both expensive...

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A natural alternative to single-use plastic was inspired by spiders. Now, an international research team from India and the US has turned its attentions...

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Maintaining a low room temperature can reduce MS symptoms. During chemotherapy, meanwhile, a cool head can - literally - help prevent hair loss. The...

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Magnetic nanoparticles can extract lithium from industrial wastewater. And a research team in Princeton has developed a material which can remove salt and microplastics...

Perfect encapsulation

Edible construction material may soon be on everyone’s lips. Now, an Italian-Ecuadorian design team is producing versatile new materials using agricultural waste from cocoa...

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Steel can be replaced by bamboo and tiles made with bacteria. Now, a Japanese research team is converting food waste into biodegradable construction material,...

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Fire retardants and soft drinks can help reduce CO2 levels. Why? Because they are made from algae. Now, a US startup is using the...

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