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Mobile growth

A portable turbine powers cell phones. Front yards feed communities. And now a Canadian startup is using containers (assuming they aren’t already hotels) to...

Whale of a time

The hearing-impaired community can safely navigate cities with apps. Birds have natural GPS, while elephant-nose fish create electric fields to avoid obstacles. Now a...

Portable independence

Cycling, running and playing tennis are not just beneficial for our health. A new portable wind turbine designed by a Canadian startup, which focuses...

Sustainable distance

Drones equipped with defibrillators can help save lives. Innovative air travel solutions are needed to revitalise our environment. A startup from Holland is aiming...

Reductive scoop

Enzymes break down plastics, while seaweed helps us avoid them altogether. Now, a local startup is using a weather-proof robot boat to help keep...

Robust provision

Mobile solar beds help treat jaundiced babies. Still, in many parts of the world, energy remains in short supply. Now, with his Toronto-based startup,...

Flexible insight

Windscreen-wipers aren’t just useful in cars. For doctors examining lungs, it’s equally important to have a clear view. During a feasibility study, a research...

Convenient security

We’ve seen young people produce sustainable air-conditioning and electricity-generating trainers. Now, having taught himself the basics of programming and electrical engineering, an ambitious 19-year-old...

Cultivated control

This gripping arm can lift goods just like an elephant’s trunk. Now, a Danish research team has developed a robot to oversee the quality...

Moving exchange

Small EVs can squeeze into tight spaces. But not with an empty battery. Cue an Indian startup and its unique swapping system. It allows...