Intelligent charger stops ‘vampire’ power wastage

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Behaviour change, Consumer engagement, Consumption, Energy, Retail

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

Printing invention allows paper to be reused up to 50 times

Tuesday, 18 March 2014 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Communications , Creative industries, Waste

New dye coated paper and water-filled cartridges can be used in a standard inkjet printer, cutting paper waste.

Mollusc shell design produces glass 200 times the strength

Friday, 14 March 2014 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Communications , Creative industries, Engineering, Retail

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

Seafloor wave-to-energy ‘carpet’ absorbs 90% of wave energy

Thursday, 13 March 2014 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Energy, Engineering

A new seafloor wave-to-energy converter offers high power conversion efficiency and cost-effective features for resilience.

Cheap plastic captures and stores carbon

Tuesday, 04 March 2014 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Carbon, Creative industries, Energy

The company behind a new carbon-negative polymer has ambitions to replace fossil-based plastics worldwide.

‘Urban Parasol’ provides low-carbon heat for the streets of Paris

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Carbon, Energy

A new solar shelter offers energy-efficient warmth outdoors, and even removes smoke from the air.

How brands can get under our skin

Monday, 24 February 2014 by Anna Simpson
Tags: Brands, Creative industries

Our sensory experience is fundamental to our physical and mental wellbeing – but too often brands treat it as an after-thought, says Anna Simpson, author of ‘The Brand Strategist’s Guide to Desire’.

Self-powered micromotor solution could clean industrial wastewater

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Waste

Nano-sized structures remove pollutants that are resistant to conventional treatments.

A Vancouver recycling scheme tackles cigarette butts

Monday, 27 January 2014 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Behaviour change, Cities

The City of Vancouver has teamed up with Terracycle to keep butts off the streets, and reuse the raw materials in low-carbon plastics.

New superhydrophobic material reduces water contact times by 40%

Thursday, 19 December 2013 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Engineering

The technology could help to improve the efficiency of aeroplane wings, turbine blades, water pipes and more.

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