Tiny artificial sunflowers could be used to harvest solar energy

Solar panels could be made from rows of tiny artificial sunflowers, which automatically bend towards light. By Layal Liverpool www.newscientist.com Each artificial sunflower, known as a SunBOT, consists of a stem made of a material that reacts to light and an energy harvesting “flower” at the top, which is made from a standard light-absorbing material commonly used […]

Fridges made from twisty materials could be better for the environment

Twisting materials could power more efficient and environmentally friendly fridges. By Donna Lu www.newscientist.com Ray Baughman at the University of Texas, Dallas, and his colleagues have developed a cooling method that results from materials being twisted and untwisted. They twisted nickel titanium wires and found that releasing twist resulted in a cooling effect. Other common materials […]

World Initiative Development Charity Innovations | WIDCI

The creation of an international structure was initiated. VEROS FP World Initiative Development Charity Innovations | WIDCI is an organization aimed at creating, supporting and implementing innovative solutions in the field of charity. World Initiative Development Charity Innovations | WIDCI is an international community uniting large IT companies using innovative technologies (blockchain) to support the […]

Can ‘nests’ and eco bikes reduce the environmental impact of parcel delivery in cities?

Cities are testing new systems to reduce the pollution and congestion caused by of the final leg of a package’s journey from warehouse to door https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/nov/04/can-nests-and-eco-bikes-reduce-the-environmental-impact-of-parcel-delivery-in-cities- The cube truck sidled up to a row of parked cars on a busy Montreal street and threw on its hazard lights, blocking a lane of traffic. The driver […]

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