Ecover explores oils from algae or bacteria

Innovations in cleaning products hold promise for local, non-fossil supply chains – but establishing new markets demands education as well as R&D.

Read Ulysses in a couple of hours

Ever had that book club book that, try as hard as you might, you just haven't been able to finish? If only there was a way to blast through it in a few hours.

“There’s little point in efficiency without purpose”

Anna Simpson asks whether there’s a new role for robots as the debate on efficiency moves from production to purpose.

The fashion industry is gearing up for a system-wide shift

Almost a year on from the tragic collapse of Rana Plaza, Heather Connon asks what's changed in the world of fashion - and what's to come.

Circular Economy Investigations

Examining how we can enable the shift towards a circular economy

Understanding desire

With the launch of her book, Anna Simpson proposes a new role for brands: not manufacturing desire through clever campaigns, but responding to it with integrity.

Intelligent charger stops ‘vampire’ power wastage

Powerslayer uses algorithms to assess when gadgets are fully charged and cuts off the power supply.

Investing in Good Nutrition

Looking at the growing risks food companies and their investors face by producing unhealthy food - and the wider benefit of investing in good nutrition

Mollusc shell design produces glass 200 times the strength

A new laser engraving technique could pave the way for longer-life smartphone screens.

Google patents 'free' taxi service

Google has patented a 'free' taxi service to take customers directly to business locations.