Existing city infrastructure can be ‘reprogrammed’

Thursday, 26 September 2013 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Cities , Engineering

Billboards, phone boxes and bus stops are being reimagined to better suit community needs, says urban design director Scott Burnham.

Driverless shuttle arrives in Singapore

Monday, 23 September 2013 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Cities , Engineering, Transport

Eight-seater shuttle will transport passengers between a university and eco-business park.

'Water chip’ prototype offers affordable desalination

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Engineering

New electrochemical technique could provide cheap freshwater where resources are limited.

Flat-pack alternative to tents for refugees

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Engineering, International development

IKEA and the UN collaborate on the design and distribution of temporary shelters for those displaced by conflict and climate.

Discarded clothes spun, worn and born again

Wednesday, 14 August 2013 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Consumer engagement, Creative industries, Fashion

Fast fashion means tonnes of clothes end up in landfill, but several new initiatives are now repurposing and recycling used textiles – including turning them back into raw materials, says Katherine Rowland.

A new era of innovation for cotton manufacturing

Monday, 12 August 2013 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Brands, Creative industries

Cotton manufacturing has come a long way since the industrial revolution. Today, bio-enzymes, water waste reduction technologies and digital printing are refining production processes, says Emilie Beauchamp.

Ethical smartphone seeks new investors

Friday, 26 July 2013 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Communications , Creative industries

Fairphone claims more funding could help its ethically produced Android handset crack the mass market.

Nanotech cooling panel cuts need for air-con

Wednesday, 10 July 2013 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Creative industries

Solar cooling panel helps keep buildings cool by selectively radiating unwanted heat back into space.

Rust is catalyst for cheap hydrogen production

Tuesday, 09 July 2013 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Creative industries

Iron oxide could replace rare and expensive metals in water electrolysis method of hydrogen production.

Ionic wind provides new thrust for aviation

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 by Roger East
Tags: Engineering, Transport

Electrical power phenomenon with "miraculous potential" could lead to more sustainable forms of flight.

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