Articles and researches

January 29, 2020

New technological process transforms everyday trash into graphene

Rice University researchers have succeeded in creating graphene, not from costly purified starting materials, but from everyday trash. The amount produced is in kilograms per day, […]
January 29, 2020

Oil companies are investing billions in new plastic plants to double output in next 20 years | MNN

Living on an island makes you more aware that ocean pollution affects you — you’re surrounded by it. So it’s no surprise that the island where […]
January 29, 2020

New BU academic tower will be 100% free from fossil fuels

To advance a Climate Action Plan to reach net-zero emissions by 2040, Boston University has recently broken ground on the Center for Computing & Data Sciences, […]
January 29, 2020

California’s monarch butterfly population has declined by 99% since the 1980s | MNN

Each year since 1997, the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation has conducted the Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count, an annual event in which citizen scientists count the […]
January 29, 2020

Adventurous, sustainable cricket-based snacks

For Westerners, snacking on insects isn’t mainstream. But that may change, thanks to the rising trend of edible bugs and cricket-based snacks — like those from Chirps, Don Bugito, EXO, […]
January 29, 2020

How to clean your dog’s ears at home (and why) | MNN

Along with baths, brushing and nail clipping, cleaning your dog’s ears regularly is an important part of basic grooming care. Because of the way a dog’s […]
January 28, 2020

Most insects can’t recognize individual faces, but these wasps can | MNN

You may be forgiven for not having spent much time gazing into the eyes of a wasp. After all, we’re generally more concerned with the stinging […]
January 28, 2020

BREEAM-certified renovation for 70s modernist icon in Amsterdam

MVSA Architects has dramatically breathed new life into Amsterdam’s iconic Rivierstaete — a monolithic 1973 modernist office building on the Amstel — with a sustainable and […]