Technology – GBRI
 

Environmentalists have long been worried about rising sea temperatures and its impact on marine life, particularly the coral reefs. Mass coral bleaching events have been seen across the globe, threatening their very existence on our planet. Now researchers working with the Great Barrier Reef Foundation have developed a new technology, a super-thin film that is […]

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As the global aviation industry is looking for ways to minimize its greenhouse emissions, scientists in Switzerland have come up with a technology that uses air, sunlight and water to make jet fuel. With a high temperature solar reactor, the scientists split carbon dioxide and water to make carbon monoxide and hydrogen, known as syngas, with oxygen […]

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Now here is a lamp that does not need electricity to glow. This ‘green’ lamp derives its energy from a living plant! Designed by Dutch product designer Ermi van Oers and her team, ‘Living Light’ generates electricity through the photosynthetic process of the encased plant. At its current state, the Living Light can only produce […]

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The students from Massachusetts Institute of Technology have found a new way to make concrete (the second most widely used material on the planet after water) stronger and more flexible– by adding junk plastic bottles to it! These discarded plastic bottles would otherwise end up in landfills. MIT undergraduate students have found that, by exposing […]

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A new research undertaken by scientists working on transparent solar panels has shown that if all of America’s glass surfaces- which include windows on homes, cars and buildings- are replaced with transparent solar panels, the electricity generated could easily power all of America. “Highly transparent solar cells represent the wave of the future for new […]

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