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Capable change

Cells can be reprogrammed to restore hearing. Now, a research team from Minnesota University has discovered a way to assign conventional metals new characteristics. Materials such as platinum or palladium are both rare and difficult to recycle. Their chemical reactivity makes them especially coveted in the renewable sector, where they are deployed as catalysts in fuel cells or used...

Studied influence

We can study how to stay human and enjoy setting sustainable goals. Companies can change their carbon footprint for the better. The University of Cincinnati has recently opened a centre that helps future leaders navigate the link between sustainability and business. The aim? To support the establishment of Clean-tech startups that help develop environmentally-friendly solutions. Equal focus is placed...

Hardwearing growth

Some car tyres adjust their diameter. Now a London-based shoe startup is working on kids’ sneakers that adjust by three or more half-sizes to keep up with fast growing feet. Sustainability is key for the female founder and her team, who are using organic cotton and pineapple leaf fibres for new shoes, as well as offering a recycling service...

Healthy connection

Period poverty should be a thing of the past. For 84% of South Africans, however, going to the doctor’s is too expensive. Cue a Johannesburg-based startup whose new app offers affordable assistance from an online network of medical, psychological and nursing personnel. First, a virtual assistant records users’ medical history and symptoms, data which is saved and made accessible...

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 to create the first all-electric commuter aircraft by 2030. Their 44-seater plane is powered by 8 propeller engines, takes off thanks to an output of 8700 kW and has a range of 550km. Rapid recharging...

Good message

Voluntary services provided by company teams are increasing. Now, thanks to a London startup, Brits can get support for mental health challenges using a text-message service. Anyone experiencing anxiety, depression or suicidal thoughts can send a one-word request for help. Usually within 5 minutes, trained volunteers offer a virtual shoulder. Sensitive questioning, reassuring answers, links to more information and...

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