Whittle Lab research key for accelerating the development of zero-carbon flight, says Prince of Wales

Yesterday HRH The Prince of Wales gave the opening address to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Turbo Expo conference, the largest annual conference

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Sept. 22, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: engineering sustainability sustainable-earth climate-change climate aviation

Your wash cycle pollutes the land and the ocean

Thanks in part to our taste for "fast fashion" made from synthetic microfibers, our washing machines aren't just polluting the ocean, but the land, too.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB • futurity
Sept. 18, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: sustainability pollution consumers earth-and-environment clothing plastics

Mold-prone food seems more natural and ‘pure’

Many people consider food prone to mold more natural—and therefore better—than those with long shelf lives. Will COVID-19 change those beliefs?

Ida Eriksen-U. Copenhagen • futurity
Sept. 14, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: sustainability covid-19 food health-and-medicine mold

Plant-based device could charge cars in minutes

A new green supercapacitor is flexible, lightweight, and cost-effective. It could charge your devices way faster, too, researchers say.

Vandana Suresh-Texas A&M • futurity
Sept. 9, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: sustainability electricity materials-science mobile-devices science-and-technology earth-and-environment supercapacitor

A textile that can change and remember its shape

SEAS researchers have developed a material made from recycled wool can be 3D-printed into any shape and pre-programmed with reversible shape memory.

Leah Burrows • harvard
Sept. 4, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: science-technology sustainability seas leah-burrows 3d-printing kit-parker textiles

Cambridge takes major role in initiative to help solve UK ‘productivity puzzle’

The University is to be a key partner in a new national effort to boost British productivity, bringing together expertise to tackle questions of job creation,

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Aug. 21, 2020 ~5 min

Tags:  sustainability  economy  productivity

Clear solar cells hit an all-time efficiency record

Rather than having skyscraper windows reflect light and waste energy, transparent solar cells could turn them into power sources for buildings.

Nicole Casal Moore-Michigan • futurity
Aug. 19, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: sustainability solar-cells buildings renewable-energy glass featured earth-and-environment transparency

Catalyst recycles carbon dioxide into useful fuels

A new catalyst turns carbon dioxide into useful fuels and chemicals really efficiently . It could pave way for large-scale CO2 recycling, researchers say.

Kevin Stacey-Brown • futurity
Aug. 14, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: sustainability carbon-dioxide emissions earth-and-environment catalysts

Adding a metre between meals boosts vegetarian appeal – study

Researchers have identified the optimal dish positions to help “nudge” diners into picking more planet-friendly meals in cafeterias.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Aug. 13, 2020 ~5 min

Tags:  diet  sustainability  sustainable-earth  conservation

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