You may have heard about the latest sign of modern-day bourgeois decadence: the brief and ill-fated commercial existence of at a Whole Foods store in the US. The Twitterverse exploded in anger and sarcasm...
Sustainability and Disruption
Human consumption of bacterially contaminated water causes millions of deaths each year throughout the world--primarily among children. While studying the material properties of paper as a graduate student, Theresa Dankovich, PhD, discovered and developed an inexpensive, simple and easily transportable nanotechnology-based method to purify drinking water. She calls it The Drinkable Book, and each page is impregnated with bacteria-killing metal nanoparticles.
Next to , disappearing ocean life is probably the world’s greatest environmental calamity. The long-proposed solutions: more catch limits on fisheries, new tools to , and publicity campaigns to encourage the eating of nfortunately, a mere drop in the oyster bucket. When it comes to the future of our seas, .
Investors and entrepreneurs behind some of the world's newest industries have started to put their money and tech talents into farming - the world's oldest industry - with an audacious and ambitious agenda: to make sure there is enough food for the 10 billion people expected to inhabit the planet by 2100, do it without destroying the planet and make a pretty penny along the way.
Earlier this month, a Dutch project, beat 560 competitors from 90 countries to win the prestigious USAid grand challenge award for its salt-tolerant potato. "It's a game changer," said Dr Arjen de Vos of the Free University in Amsterdam. "We don't see salination as a problem, we see it as an opportunity."
A faster enzyme for turning CO2 into sugar is a key step toward much higher crop yields. Why does this matter? Yields of wheat are increasing at 1 percent per year—half the rate of increase needed to keep the world fed. New progress has been reported in this quest...
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