Today’s Solutions: July 07, 2022

Technology

There has been no era like ours for the rapid development of technology. Stay updated on the hottest trends and advancements from all over the world.

Robo-fish

Robot fish repairs itself with microplastics it collects

Microplastics are one of the most pervasive environmental and health issues of our time. And environmental engineers and researchers are working nonstop to address this, with enzymes, superworms, okra, and more.  Now, scientists from Sichuan University have developed and programmed a tiny robot Read More...

Toy house in a palm of a man's hand against a blurred forest background.

5 lesser-known innovations for a more sustainable home

One of the big questions for environmentally-minded homeowners is how to make their homes more sustainable and energy-efficient. There are some more obvious switches one can invest in, like installing small wind energy systems or household hydropower systems, however, there are also many Read More...

A sample of 3D printed food for children made with cochayuyo seaweed at the lab of Chile's University in Santiago.

Encouraging kids to eat their veggies with 3D-printed food

Despite vegetables' vital nutritional values, it’s a global phenomenon that they don’t go down with kids that smoothly. There are various physiological and physical tactics people use to help children overcome this negative association, such as hiding them in sauces or setting good examples Read More...

Seattle

Seattle installs EV chargers on utility poles for residents

Electric vehicles are the transportation of the future, but in the meantime, cities are struggling to install the infrastructure to keep them charged. Owners of electric vehicles face challenges of reliable charging outside of their homes and offices. If the EV market is to scale as we need it Read More...

3d rendered medically accurate illustration of a cancer cell

New photoimmunotherapy lights up and wipes out cancer cells

The future is looking light and bright in the world of cancer research! A team of European engineers, physicists, neurosurgeons, biologists, and immunologists from the UK, Poland, and Sweden have worked together to develop a potentially revolutionary cancer treatment. The treatment involves Read More...

Pee Wheat

Helping the environment and fertilizing crops by upcycling pee

Here’s something you probably never thought you’d hear: the price of urine per 25 liters has risen from $1 to $6 since the start of the War in Ukraine. This is because there’s now a shortage of agricultural chemicals, and farmers and providers have turned to human urine as an abundant source Read More...

The Parthenon is a temple on the Athenian Acropolis in Greece, dedicated to the goddess Athena.

An authentic solution to the Parthenon’s missing marble

Each country has its national symbols of pride - from the Notre Dame de Paris to the Pyramids of Giza, to the Taj Mahal - that serve as a reminder of its rich history. However, due to the West’s colonial past, many incredible creations are not in their place of origin, instead, they are found Read More...

Car bodies stacked at the junkyard.

Upcycling plastic from old vehicles into graphene for new ones

Did you know that the amount of plastic used in vehicles has increased by 75 percent in the past six years? This has led to the average SUV containing up to 350 kilograms (771 pounds) of plastic that could sit in a landfill for centuries. Thankfully, researchers from Rice University were inspired Read More...

view of planet earth from outer space

Google’s new tool lets us witness the planet changing in near real-time

Planet Earth is changing, transforming, and shifting faster than we can keep track of these days. Human development continues to spread, The Alps are turning from white to green, massive solar farms are being erected, and droughts are shrinking lakes and drying out rivers.  All of these major Read More...

Planets

Astronomers discover nearby multi-planet system

Astronomers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have discovered a multi-planet system in our own galactic neighborhood. It is only 10 parsecs, or 33 lightyears, away from our own solar system, making it one of the closest systems to our own.  Discoverers dubbed the small and cool Read More...