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

Thoses floating homes are hurricane-proof

Dutch architect Koen Olthuis and Miami-based livable yact company Arkup collaborated to build a 4,350-suqare-foot home that floats on the water. It’s completely off the grid, and is capable of withstanding a category 4 hurricane. According to Inhabitat, Olthuis — with his studio Waterstudio — collaborated with “avant-garde life on the water” company Arkup to… Lire la suite Thoses floating homes are hurricane-proof

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

Immunotherapy succeeds in thwarting Type-1 diabetes in study

A form of immunotherapy gaining ground as a way to treat childhood food allergies has shown promise in treating another rising scourge of children and young adults: Type 1 diabetes. In a small but rigorous clinical trial, British investigators gave patients recently diagnosed with the metabolic disorder a truncated version of the chemical that gives… Lire la suite Immunotherapy succeeds in thwarting Type-1 diabetes in study

Al-assisted detection identifies colon cancer automatically and in-real time

A new computer-aided endoscopic system that probes for signs of tumor or cancer growth in the colon may very well be the future of cancer detection. Assisted by artificial intelligence (AI), the new diagnostic system is able to tell if clumps of cells, called colorectal polyps, that grow along the walls of the colon are… Lire la suite Al-assisted detection identifies colon cancer automatically and in-real time

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

Peanut allergy cured in majority of children in immunotherapy trial

Australian researchers have made a breakthrough in the treatment of peanut allergy in children. A small clinical trial conducted at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute has led to two-thirds of children treated with an experimental immunotherapy treatment being cured of their allergy. Importantly, this desensitisation to peanuts persisted for up to four years after treatment. “These… Lire la suite Peanut allergy cured in majority of children in immunotherapy trial