Plastic is making strides! We already have biodegradable plastic, making it a little more ecofriendly, but this grade of plastic is costly and wasteful to make. Belgian researchers are developing a way to make production of this plastic less wasteful, and therefore more cost efficient. Learn more.
Google’s Project Loon is an endeavor to provide wifi access by way of hot air balloon. Google and Sri Lanka are currently having talks to discuss implementing Project Loon in Sri Lanka to provide internet access to the country’s most remote locations. Learn more.
Coral does an enormous service to our oceans: filtering out and absorbing heavy metals, at their own expense, of course. Researcher’s at China’s Anhui Jianzhu have developed a synthetic coral to mimic coral’s absorption, making our oceans cleaner and safer for marine wildlife, and ourselves. Learn more.
The Vivid bike lock functions as both a lock and as bike lights. With 60 LED lights running all around the lock, it adds an extra layer of protection for cyclists biking at night. Learn more.