Low cost sanitary napkins reach rural women and girls in India

8 March, 2014 by Anonymous (not verified)

An Indian entrepreneur encourages women to produce and sell their own sanitary products at a fraction of the market price, overcoming a barrier to education for girls.

Nanomaterial breakthrough could lead to more efficient electronics

7 March, 2014 by Anonymous (not verified)

A new technique allows graphene nanoribbons to transport electrons without interruption for greater distances.

Behind the scenes at the Ashden Awards

6 March, 2014 by Martin Wright

Martin Wright discusses his experiences as an assessor with Ashden’s Emma-Louise Frost.

Cheap plastic captures and stores carbon

4 March, 2014 by Anonymous (not verified)

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

A currency to incentivise solar energy

3 March, 2014 by Anonymous (not verified)

SolarCoin rewards you with digital currency for generating solar energy.

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

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.

New material could double solar cell efficiency

25 February, 2014 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Energy

US researchers have unveiled a new compound which could reduce the number of materials used in solar cells.

How brands can get under our skin

24 February, 2014 by Anna Simpson

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’.

Is 2014 the year of responsible tax?

20 February, 2014 by Anonymous (not verified)

On the launch of the world’s first independent accreditation scheme to address responsible tax, Paul Monaghan hopes to see consumers reward those that pay by the rules. 

Handheld scanner provides detailed information on ingredients

19 February, 2014 by Anonymous (not verified)

A new Canadian device allows users to go “beyond the label” and find out exactly what’s in their food.


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