Today’s Solutions: July 24, 2024

Medication Gels

Plant-based-oil gel helps the medicine go down

It isn’t just children who can have trouble swallowing pills. Some adults find it difficult too, for example, adults who have suffered a stroke and need certain medications.  Researchers from MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital developed a drug-delivering gel that is easier to swallow and Read More...

Solar power clean water

This solar-powered desalination system is a gamechanger

Desalination offers a lot of promise to communities that may face water scarcity in the future. For some, the problem is compounded by the potential scarcity of reliable electricity. As such, it has been the aim of many researchers to develop solar-powered desalination devices, which is a difficult Read More...

Lighten up

Lighten up

A photograph of the world at night shows evidence of the need for better power supply in developing nations. | April 2008 issue This manipulated photograph, showing the world at night, provides ample evidence of the need for a better power supply in developing nations. Since the 1970s, Read More...

No more charity please

No more charity please

Moniek Zegers says we shouldn't be giving more but taking less. Marco Visscher | December 2007 issue Charity is in. Bill Clinton has written a bestseller about it and rock stars are organizing concerts. But Moniek Zegers, co-founder of the recently launched Dutch Comité tegen Goede Doelen Gekte Read More...

Miracle in the desert

Miracle in the desert

The Sekem industrial park in Egypt pioneers a sustainable future Marco Visscher | November 2004 issue This place was nothing but sand 25 years ago. Now a number of nature-friendly businesses are based here, proving that a clean environment and public health can coexist with a growing economy in Read More...