Farmers in Bangladesh are ahead of the game when it comes to developing creative solutions for planting in places where there is more water than land because Bangladesh’s wild monsoon season gives farmers no choice but to adapt to excess rains. According to experts, 20 percent … [Read more...] about How will farmers face rising sea levels? Floating gardens may be the answer.
Andrew Bell, a Boston University College of Arts & Sciences assistant recently published a paper that suggests we adopt the principles of the popular racing game Mario Kart to reduce world poverty and improve sustainability. This classic Nintendo racing game has stirred up … [Read more...] about Does Mario Kart hold the key to reducing poverty and boosting sustainability?
In one Parisian apartment building, the residents rarely turn on the heat, even in the dead of winter. That’s because the walls are filled with “hempcrete,” an innovative insulation that is better for people and better for the planet. The revolutionary material doesn’t … [Read more...] about Hemp-based insulation is toxin-free and continually absorbs emissions
Xylem is a thin material that makes up the interiors of non-flowering trees. This straw-like conduit material draws water up from the ground to nourish trees and is interconnected with membranes that filter out sap and bubbles from the water. Researchers from the Massachusetts … [Read more...] about Tree branches provide the materials for safe and natural water filters
In low and middle-income countries, 11 percent of surgical wounds develop an infection. The problem is particularly severe among women in some African nations where 20 percent of those who deliver via cesarean section experience infection at surgical sites. Realizing the scope of … [Read more...] about High school student develops infection-detecting suture thread