3D-printed human skin models will help end animal testing

Carolina Catarino is a young Brazilian scientist who just won a Lush Prize for improving lab-grown skin models. When Carolina Catarino was a teenager, she wanted to be a fashion designer. But her parents, living in the southern Brazilian city of Curitiba, told her she had to complete a university degree before heading off to… Lire la suite 3D-printed human skin models will help end animal testing

We could power the world with volcanoes

Rifting is the geological process that rips tectonic plates apart, roughly at the speed your fingernails grow. In Ethiopia this has enabled magma to force its way to the surface, and there are over 60 known volcanoes. Many have undergone colossal eruptions in the past, leaving behind immense craters that pepper the rift floor. Some… Lire la suite We could power the world with volcanoes

EasyJet says it could be flying electric planes within a decade

EasyJet could be flying planes powered by batteries rather than petroleum to destinations including Paris and Amsterdam within a decade. The UK carrier has formed a partnership with US firm Wright Electric, which is developing a battery-propelled aircraft for flights under two hours. EasyJet said the move would enable battery-powered aircraft to travel short-haul routes… Lire la suite EasyJet says it could be flying electric planes within a decade

Uganda city of Gulu launches massive tree-planting campaign

Experts are warning that global climate change is closely linked to agriculture, the World’s major source of nutritive food. They want the world to prevent global temperature rise above two  degrees Celsius (35.6 Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial level to prevent reaching a tipping point where food security can no longer be achieved with ease. It is… Lire la suite Uganda city of Gulu launches massive tree-planting campaign

Cape Town’s new buses will be all-electric come 2025

Cape Town, along with 11 other major world cities, has vowed to shirk purchasing fossil fuel-powered buses in favour of electric models for its inner city transport networks by 2025. The cities, which include Auckland, Barcelona, Copenhagen, London, Paris, Los Angeles, Quito, Vancouver, Mexico City, Milan and Seattle, signed the agreement which is an extension… Lire la suite Cape Town’s new buses will be all-electric come 2025

6,000 kg of plastic waste collected along Kenya’s south coast in clean-up exercise

Over 6,000kg of plastic waste was collected on Saturday along the Kenyan coastal strip in an effort to reduce the amount of plastic waste dumped into the ocean. The exercise was organized and carried out by various conservation partners including World Wildlife Fund Kenya, Base Titanium, Kwale County government and over 300 community volunteers. « The… Lire la suite 6,000 kg of plastic waste collected along Kenya’s south coast in clean-up exercise

Israeli volunteers treat hundreds at eye clinic in Kenya

During the week of August 15-23, 2017, volunteers with Israel’s Eye from Zion humanitarian organization held an “eye camp” in Chuka, Kenya. They received 723 patients in three locations, from infants to senior citizens, performing free treatments and surgeries—85 percent of the surgeries to remove cataracts and 10% to correct astigmatism. Medical personnel volunteering for this mission… Lire la suite Israeli volunteers treat hundreds at eye clinic in Kenya

Des taxis volants électriques pour éviter les bouchons

Baptisé Uber Elevate, le nouveau service permettrait à des appareils baptisés evTOL (pour electrical vertical take-off and landing vehicles) de relier entre elles des aires d’atterrissage privées, aménagées sur le toit d’immeubles en hauteur. Les départs se feraient à heure fixe et les réservations s’effectueraient grâce à une appli semblable à celle qu’utilisent les utilisateurs actuels d’Uber.… Lire la suite Des taxis volants électriques pour éviter les bouchons

Un Ivoirien connecte à Internet un village isolé… grâce à la lumière !

Le dispositif est une première sur le continent africain, et il a de quoi surprendre : en installant un dispositif lumineux à base de LED dans un village ivoirien à la frontière avec le Libéria, un ingénieur a permis à 5 000 habitants d’avoir pour la première fois accès à Internet et à la télévision.… Lire la suite Un Ivoirien connecte à Internet un village isolé… grâce à la lumière !

Kenya : des ados ont créé une appli pour mettre fin aux violences génitales

Elles sont cinq jeunes filles de 15 à 17 ans à avoir voyagé de Nairobi jusqu’au siège de Google, en Californie, ce dimanche 6 août. Ces adolescentes kényanes ont inventé une application dont l’objectif est de mettre fin aux violences génitales contre les femmes, un fléau qui s’étend sur plusieurs pays à travers le monde. « C’est… Lire la suite Kenya : des ados ont créé une appli pour mettre fin aux violences génitales