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Metamorphosis

Creative people and hobbyists are known for giving everyday items a second life. And industry needs creative ideas too. What, for example, can be done with a used 20 meter long wind turbine blade, which despite its ability to generate energy, would otherwise spend the autumn of its life luxuriating at the dump? Irish engineers are working on a...

Consistent Chow

Whether it’s in tacos, curry or salad, tofu is sold as a vegan alternative. Still, fans of seafood aren’t always so keen. Now a female-run American startup is introducing a new plant-based shrimp to the market. It’s vegan and kosher; no genetic engineering. Made from sustainable seaweed and plant-based protein, it promises to save mangroves from destruction – and...

Reinventing the wheel

Scorching a steak on the stove? The extractor hood soaks up the stink. Yet anyone cycling in a big city is exposed to all kinds of noxious gases. A product-design engineer is set to change all this, however, with a new bike wheel filter. During the ride polluted air is drawn, at the front wheel, into the device where...

Precious parts

An heirloom from granny, that jumper from a Paris boutique; we lavish such items with care and attention, because we know how special they are. And the principle applies to certain materials too. Rare earths, and metals such as cobalt or lithium, for example. Originating from China or the Congo, they are often to be found in electric vehicles...

Human endeavor

Too much time on one thing can make us lose sight of the bigger picture. It’s important to think about the consequences of our actions, particularly with regard to our immediate environment. Studying can mean nightly cramming and a full timetable. But ploughing our own furrow can be just as beneficial. The National University of Singapore is making a...

Under starry skies

It isn’t just kids who dream of an adventure in the wilds. Increasingly, adults are trying to reconnect with nature too. A California-based firm’s new treehouse project offers the perfect opportunity for a mini getaway. Boasting optimum sustainability and a high quality design, its luxury treehouses have been conceived with modern eco-tourists in mind. But while the treehouses provide...

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