Archive for 'May,2014'

The first skull implant with 3D technology

The first skull implant with 3D technology

Surgeon, Bon Verweij, and his team at the University Hospital of Utrecht in Holland have carried out the first ever complete implant of a biologically compatible plastic skull using advanced 3D printing technology. At the end of the operation, which […]

Busy Bangalore streets trial electric bus

Busy Bangalore streets trial electric bus

Bangalore saw India’s first electric bus trialled on its busy streets last month. Commuters were full of praise for the new style eco-friendly bright orange bus which they hailed as “modern and comfortable”. However, this electric bus’s greatest asset is […]

China says no to corruption in the medical sector

China says no to corruption in the medical sector

Corruption in the pharmaceutical and medical sector includes falsifying clinical trials and bribing doctors to prescribe particular drugs: “If doctors are highly incentivised to prescribe a drug they may give you something you don’t need or they might overprescribe it […]

Triodos Bank unstoppable in Spain

Triodos Bank unstoppable in Spain

In the tenth year since its launch in Spain, Triodos Bank, the independent European ethical and sustainable bank, has shown unstoppable growth. In 2013, its Spanish balance sheet grew by 38% to reach €1.39 billion; well above its average balance […]

New precedent set for tribal rights

New precedent set for tribal rights

At the beginning of the year, Survival International reported on a landmark triumph for indigenous tribes: “In the stand-off between India’s ‘real Avatar tribe’ and British mining giant Vedanta Resources, India’s authorities have quashed the company’s plans to mine the […]

El Hierro, global example of a self-sufficient and environmental island

El Hierro, global example of a self-sufficient and environmental island

Islands are perfect places to experiment with self-sufficient energy systems fuelled through renewable energy. Can you imagine Ibiza being 100% self-sufficient and ecological? At the moment, the Spanish island of El Hierro, which is just under half the size of […]

Greece’s miraculous financial recovery

Greece’s miraculous financial recovery

In April, Reuters reported: “Greece is experiencing a remarkable financial recovery. Just two years ago, the country was expected to default and exit the euro, possibly setting off a messy unraveling of the entire currency bloc. Today, after a tough […]

Free solar power on the go

Free solar power on the go

A cool new device is making solar power a lot more convenient for people on the go. The Window Plug is a solar-powered battery that can be stuck on a window, charged up for free, and then used as a […]

Healing Ibiza 2014

Healing Ibiza 2014

Healing Ibiza is back for its seventh edition. However, this time they’ve expanded it into a two day “feast for the mind, body and soul”. The event remains in its faithful venue, Atzaro, which this year celebrates its 10th anniversary. […]

School visits to Can Muson Farm School

School visits to Can Muson Farm School

School visits to the S’al·lot verd Farm School at Can Muson Organic Farm, close to Santa Eulalia, began this April. The aim of the visits is to educate children to care and respect for nature, while transmitting the essence of […]

Ripples of the Big Bang detected by scientists

Ripples of the Big Bang detected by scientists

In what could be one of the greatest landmarks in the history of science, Reuters in March reported that astronomers had “discovered what many consider the holy grail of their field: ripples in the fabric of space-time that are echoes […]

The great meteor shower

The great meteor shower

The biggest meteor shower in the last 14 years is expected to arrive on the 23rd and 24th May. This event will take place when the 209P/LINEAR comet comes close to the sun, leaving hundreds of meteors’ trails in the […]

Spanish road deaths at a historic low

Spanish road deaths at a historic low

The number of deaths from traffic accidents in our country has been reducing steadily each consecutive year during the last ten years. In fact, 2013 marked a historic low for the number of traffic accidents in Spain, with the number […]

Walking for charity and for fun

Walking for charity and for fun

Join the Ibiza Walking Association on Saturday 31st May for a fundraising event to benefit Ibiza-based charities. It’s a great day out that is accessible for everyone; even families with babies in prams. The whole event is based around a […]

Ibiza – New Forada Market inaugurated

Ibiza – New Forada Market inaugurated

The new Forada Market was inaugurated on 22nd March. It is open every Saturday from 10am to 4pm and offers local and hand-made products. The market has other attractions such a permanent pallet-recycling workshop and a geodesic dome for children, […]

From Los Angeles to New York in an electric car

From Los Angeles to New York in an electric car

Making a road trip from one end of the US to the other in an electric car is no longer a fantasy. This year, in February, two Model S vehicles, made by the American brand Tesla, arrived in New York […]

Whopping tax reliefs for social enterprise investors

Whopping tax reliefs for social enterprise investors

In a bid to incentivise investment into businesses geared toward social benefit, the UK government has designed a new form of tax relief. In the first of its kind in Europe, this new initiative, launched in April, offers 30% tax […]

The lost world of Heracleion

The lost world of Heracleion

Whilst the world continually speculates over Atlantis, the discovery of another lost world, some say of equal consequence, may have entirely eluded you. In 2001, a marine archaeologist, Franck Goddio, chanced upon relics of a thriving city engulfed by the […]

Renault, automobile industry leader for low emissions

Renault, automobile industry leader for low emissions

In 2013, car manufacturer Renault became the European automobile leader in terms of low CO2 emissions. Last year, the French company reduced its average CO2 emissions per kilometre across its range of models by almost 11 grams, from 125.5 g/km […]