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Healthy home

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...

Stabilising solution

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

Accelerating addition

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

Having a gas

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...

Sensitive liberation

Skin cancer can be detected early by cell phone. Now a Sri Lankan startup is protecting coconut trees by detecting red palm weevil when...

Selective generation

Wood can be turned into window panes. Now, a US-based startup has developed a transparent coating that allows glass windows to generate electricity by...

Late-night yield

Special white paint cools houses, reflecting sunbeams back to their source. But sunlight is a coveted energy source, even when harvested in space. A...

Controlled collection

An Indian startup is creating smog-free zones. Whales and mini-shrimps sequester CO2 on the ocean floor. And now, a thumbnail-sized, sustainable energy storage device...

Cool yield

Soon we could be flying electrically. Yet, with the use of electronics increasing, the need for precious metals is also on the rise. This...

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....

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