Over 500 children are educated in slums and underneath floyovers in South Delhi

Naman Munot, a 24-year-old working professional, has successfully educated over 500 children in slums and underneath flyovers in South Delhi, to protect themselves from asthma, bronchitis or lung damage due to the degrading air quality by gifting them all free air pollution masks. Graduated from BITS Pilani, the young man worked on a research study… Lire la suite Over 500 children are educated in slums and underneath floyovers in South Delhi

Engineers are making an ‘’electric highway’’ that stretches from Norway to Italy

Now, two more companies, an international energy and e-mobility company E.ON and Denmark e-mobility provider CLEVER, are partnering to build yet another network of charging stations. Over the next three years, their network will provide 180 “ultra-fast” charging stations across 7 countries between Norway and Italy. Each station has a capacity of 150 kW, putting… Lire la suite Engineers are making an ‘’electric highway’’ that stretches from Norway to Italy

Bill Gates is giving $50 million to fight Alzheimer’s disease

Bill Gates just invested $50 million of his own money to battle the Alzheimer’s disease in the Dementia Discovery Fund, which is working to come up with new treatments. “We need more approaches to stopping the disease, he writes in his post. That’s one of five crucial areas where he sees room for serious advancement,… Lire la suite Bill Gates is giving $50 million to fight Alzheimer’s disease

A new community land trust has been created to help low-income residents buy houses

New Yorkers are coming up with innovative ways to help solve the housing crisis, that has been going on for years,through community land trusts (CLT). A $1 milion donation from Citi Community Development has helped to start New York City’s first CLT, Interboro CLT.The project will start with developing 250 affordables units, with plans to… Lire la suite A new community land trust has been created to help low-income residents buy houses

These greens bins will create manure out of your household waste

Manufactued by Greenrich Grow India, a Chennai-based organisation, India, the green bin consist of fibre that composts organic waste generated in a household with the help of microbes. The waste is converted into dry manure that can be extracted after 80 days, while the liquid content is routed to a tank below the bin, without… Lire la suite These greens bins will create manure out of your household waste

Tomorrow’s “solar houses” will generate our electricity and grow our food

Greenhouse farming has existed since the 15th century, and the idea of growing plants in an area that could be environmentally controlled can be traced back to the Roman Empire. However, since modern greenhouses were introduced in the 17th century, not much has changed. Now, greenhouses are powered by electricity from the grid and their… Lire la suite Tomorrow’s “solar houses” will generate our electricity and grow our food

Norway to be the site of the largest supercharger station in Europe

If electric vehicles (EVs) are ever going to be widely adopted, a well-developed network of charging stations must be established. Tesla has said they hope to have 10,000 Superchargers around the world by the end of 2017, and this weekend’s announcement that they’ll soon be building the largest Supercharger station in Europe will contribute to… Lire la suite Norway to be the site of the largest supercharger station in Europe

The sandhills solar facility is brightening the future

When the sun shines in Taylor County, Georgia, it powers the world  or at least portions of Georgia. That’s thanks to the Sandhills Solar Facility, which opened in November 2016. It’s one of the largest solar projects east of the Mississippi, with approximately 1.6 million solar panels that track the sun as it moves across… Lire la suite The sandhills solar facility is brightening the future

30% of the new bikes in Paris bike-share system will be electric

The second generation of Paris’ bike-sharing fleet will see 20,000 bikes hit the streets next year, and 30% of those will feature an electric drivetrain. It’s becoming more and more evident lately that cities and countries in Europe are taking urban mobility and clean transport pretty seriously, as seen in programs and policies that are… Lire la suite 30% of the new bikes in Paris bike-share system will be electric

Germany turns refugees into mental health counsellors for their peers

On the top floor of a former US army barracks in Schweinfurt, Germany, a Somali refugee called Abdi Mohamed is standing in front of a colourful chart which says: “Stress: Causes, Signs and Coping Strategies”. Mohamed is running a small group therapy session, together with Parisa Moayedi, a colleague from Iran. “What do you feel… Lire la suite Germany turns refugees into mental health counsellors for their peers