Obsolescence programmée : Un Français invente l’imprimante inusable

Un étudiant en design fait une fixation sur les imprimantes, ces machines que l’on a tous chez soi et qu’il faut remplacer relativement souvent. Grâce à son obsession, il a conçu une imprimante qui lutte contre l’obsolescence programmée de ces machines. Paul Morin, 27 ans, est diplômé de l’ENSCI, l’école nationale supérieure de création industrielle. … Lire la suite Obsolescence programmée : Un Français invente l’imprimante inusable

Half of world public buses will be electric by 2025

Nearly half of the municipal buses on the road worldwide will be electric within seven years. The total number of electric buses servicing the public will more than triple by 2025, according to a new report released by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). In 2017, there were 386,000 electric buses in service. The BNEF report predicts that number will balloon to… Lire la suite Half of world public buses will be electric by 2025

An Indonesian company uses seaweed as environment-friendly packaging

One potential solution to the massive plastic pollution problem could come from Evoware, which makes seaweed-based packaging that is not only 100% biodegradable, but is edible as well. According to the Plastic Pollution Coalition, some 33% of all plastic is « used just once and thrown away, » which contributes to an immense global problem. Although we… Lire la suite An Indonesian company uses seaweed as environment-friendly packaging

UK supermarket plans on going plastic-free by 2023

LONDON (Reuters) – British supermarket Iceland plans to eliminate plastic packaging from all of its own brand products by the end of 2023 and called on the industry to follow its lead. Theresa May pledged to eliminate all avoidable plastic waste within 25 years as part of the government’s environmental strategy. The prime minister promised to extend… Lire la suite UK supermarket plans on going plastic-free by 2023

Harvard’s remarkable new battery can run for more than a decade

Researchers have discovered a way to make the promising flow battery much more practical. Flow batteries store energy in liquid-filled tanks. Prior to this most recent discovery, flow batteries, after a number of charge-discharge cycles, would suffer from rapid storage capacity degradation. In order to overcome the degradation hurdle, the researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson… Lire la suite Harvard’s remarkable new battery can run for more than a decade

China will plant over 16 million acres of forest in 2018

The pollution-beleaguered country plans to increase forest coverage to 23 percent of its total landmass by the end of the decade. I’ve always wondered how China could sit by as its air, water and other natural splendors were being turned into the stuff of dystopian nightmares. Outdoor air pollution contributes to the deaths of an estimated 1.6… Lire la suite China will plant over 16 million acres of forest in 2018

Young engineers discover genius solution to restore Gaza

Could ‘Green Cake’ help rebuild the besieged Gaza Strip? Majd Mashharawi has invented environmentally friendly, cheap and lightweight blocks that use ash instead of sand. With an all-female team of engineers in Gaza she’s developping an affordable new way to produce concrete from the leftover rubble of homes destroyed during the last war in Gaza. And the… Lire la suite Young engineers discover genius solution to restore Gaza

Germany is now home to the world’s largest wind turbine

The German town of Gaildorf is now home to the world’s largest wind turbine. Max Bögl Wind AG constructed the turbine, and its central hub alone measures some 178 meters (584 feet). When the length of the blade is added to that, the turbine’s height is 246.5 meters (808.7 feet). The record-breaking turbine is part of a quartet… Lire la suite Germany is now home to the world’s largest wind turbine

Researchers claim they’ve found a way to reverse type 2 diabetes

Researchers from Newcastle and Glasgow Universities believe they have found a way to effectively reverse type 2 diabetes, without requiring a new kind of drug or invasive surgery. Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that affects how a person’s body metabolizes sugar, either because they’ve developed resistance to the hormone insulin, or their pancreas fails… Lire la suite Researchers claim they’ve found a way to reverse type 2 diabetes

Tesla just announced six new projects to restore power in Puerto Rico

After Hurricane Maria destroyed much of Puerto Rico earlier this year, Elon Musk was quick to offer Tesla’s services as an energy provider. The largest energy contract in the restoration efforts ultimately went to Whitefish, a small energy company from Montana, but they’ve since halted work. Tesla, however, has remained dedicated to improving energy access… Lire la suite Tesla just announced six new projects to restore power in Puerto Rico