πŸ’‘ Innovation

Alexander Engelin 1 min read

⏱️ Ancient diseases can become modern medicine

Bacteria associated with the ancient disease leprosy can reprogram cells to make the liver grow.

Kent Olofsson 1 min read

🌿 Genetically modified plant is 30 times better at cleaning the air

By modifying a few genes in an ordinary golden vine, it is possible to increase the plant's ability to clean air and also make it clean the air from more kinds of particles.

Linn Winge 1 min read

πŸ’» Ecosia's new function can show if companies are "greenwashers"

The search engine Ecosia has a new feature which can help its users understand if major businesses actually commit to the climate or if they are greenwashers.

Alexander Engelin 2 min read

πŸ”‹ New path towards better rechargeable batteries

A previously unknown process shows the way to better performance in rechargeable batteries.

Kent Olofsson 1 min read

πŸŒ‰ The mobile phone can measure the strength of bridges

An ordinary mobile phone can work as part of an early warning system that shows if a bridge needs maintenance to keep traffic flowing.

Kent Olofsson 2 min read

πŸ”‹ Batteries last 50 percent longer with new material

A new material might make it possible to not have to replace fixed batteries as often as is currently needed.

Linn Winge 1 min read

♻️ Wind turbines can soon capture CO2 and generate renewable energy at the same time

Soon, wind turbines could be able to both provide the world with clean energy and at the same time capture carbon dioxide from the air and use it to produce materials like for example concrete.

Linn Winge 1 min read

🚒 Solar-powered barges can capture 50 tons of plastic from rivers each day

The Ocean Cleanup has come up with a novel solution to stop plastic entering our oceans via rivers - a solar-powered barge which uses curved barriers to catch waste floating downstream.

Kent Olofsson 2 min read

πŸ’» New chip breaks world record in data transmission

A new optical chip can transfer twice as much data with a single laser as the entire internet can currently handle.

Kent Olofsson 2 min read

πŸ”‹ New battery can provide faster fast-charging for electric cars

Better regulation of the battery's temperature during charging will provide fast charging even for smaller batteries and guarantee that a charge does not take more than ten minutes.

Linn Winge 2 min read

πŸ›©The RobotFalcon: an innovative solution to bird and aircraft collisions

The University of Groningen located in the Netherlands has been working on a solution to the problem of birds colliding with airplanes: a robotic falcon controlled from the ground.

Linn Winge 1 min read

🌳 Spectacular rooftop forest planned for an old Courthouse in London

A spectacular rooftop forest is planned for an old courthouse in London. 125 trees and more than 10 000 plants will be planted.