Archive for 'November,2016'

‘Bionic Lens’ could revolutionize eyesight

‘Bionic Lens’ could revolutionize eyesight

Imagine a world where we can remove the need for reading glasses, contact lenses and corrective eye surgery. Our eyes are the window to our soul, and they are also the window through which we view the world happening around […]

Edible food packaging

Edible food packaging

It’s biodegradable, edible, potentially nutritious and is 500 times better at protecting food than plastic – this is the revolutionary new packaging being developed by US scientists. Cutting both food and plastic waste, this milk-based wrapping is made of a […]

The ‘LifeStraw’ brings clean water to millions

The ‘LifeStraw’ brings clean water to millions

Awards are pouring in for the inventors of a straw which is saving lives all over the world by allowing the poorest of people to access clean drinking water from all manner of sources. The simple yet powerful ‘LifeStraw’ works […]

Gloves that speak

Gloves that speak

Two American students have invented gloves that turn sign language into the spoken word, opening a whole new means of communication for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. These wonder gloves – aptly named SignAloud – are programmed to react to the […]

Turning pollution into jewellery

Turning pollution into jewellery

Turning something harmful into something truly beautiful has been the achievement of a Dutch designer who’s come up with a brilliant solution to the challenge of pollution. Not only does Daan Roosegaarde’s creation of the largest air purifier in history […]

Vast ancient cities discovered in Cambodia

Vast ancient cities discovered in Cambodia

Archaeologists from Australia have used cutting-edge airborne laser scanning technology to reveal cities between 900 and 1,400 years old beneath the tropical forest floor near Angkor Wat in Cambodia. This is one of the most significant archaeological discoveries in recent […]

Italy’s food waste law

Italy’s food waste law

The country most famous for its incredible cuisine has passed a law making it much easier for excess food to be donated to those who need it most. In a bid to reduce a whopping 5.1m tonnes of wasted food […]

Forest Schools go back to Nature

Forest Schools go back to Nature

As populations in the West became increasingly urbanized, our education systems drifted away from nature and became overly focused on tests and grading. That trend is beginning to change as alternative ‘Forest Schools’ are on the increase in some parts […]

World’s largest wind farm in Scotland

World’s largest wind farm in Scotland

The world’s largest floating wind farm is being built in the waters around Scotland, and is set to be operational by the end of 2017. The Norwegian energy company Statoil will develop a flotilla of five large turbines about 25 […]

Ibiza Spirit Sundays at Atzaró begin on 20 November

Ibiza Spirit Sundays at Atzaró begin on 20 November

The beautiful agroturismo Atzaró is hosting Winter Weekend programs this off season featuring Ibiza Spirit Sundays every week. These events are inspired by the Ibiza Spirit Festival and will feature yoga classes, guided meditations, workshops, dance, music, inspirational talks and […]

The Ibiza Fashion Festival is a ‘new model’

The Ibiza Fashion Festival is a ‘new model’

The Ibiza Fashion Festival recently put on a show at London’s Grosvenor Place, and the guests got a delicious taste of what’s to come next June when 34 sizzling boho and swimwear brands show their collections at Playa d’en Bossa. […]

A better way to manage brush

A better way to manage brush

Burning brush is a centuries-old tradition here on Ibiza, but perhaps it is time to look at more eco-friendly alternatives. Concerns about climate change and air pollution urge us to reassess how much carbon dioxide (CO2) that we release into […]

Kinetic wave power

Kinetic wave power

The Wavestar project offers a revolutionary method of harnessing the kinetic energy of waves and converting it into electricity. Located in Denmark, Wavestar machines are equipped with kinetic energy harvesters called ‘floats’ that move up and down with the waves, […]

A generous Turkish town

A generous Turkish town

The Turkish town of Kilis is just a few kilometres from the Syrian border, and it is the place where many refugees fleeing the horrors of war are first able to breathe a sigh of relief. In the courtyards of […]

Creating art decreases stress

Creating art decreases stress

A recent study conducted by Philadelphia’s Drexel College of Nursing and Health has shown that spending as little as 45 minutes engaged in the creative arts significantly lowers stress-related hormones. This experiment tested adults from 18 to 59 years of […]

Astonishing discovery about the brain

Astonishing discovery about the brain

Doctor Antoine Louveau, a neurologist from the University of Virginia (US), recently discovered by chance a revolutionary fact about the brain. He was in his lab examining the brain of a mouse when, looking through the microscope he observed something […]

Self-driving buses in Helsinki

Self-driving buses in Helsinki

Finland’s capital is one of the first cities in the world to test self-driving buses. The electric powered vehicles can carry up to 12 passengers along a fixed route, and people can get on andoffofat pre-defined points along the route. […]

Biofilms, chemicals and the mouth

Biofilms, chemicals and the mouth

We live in a unique physicality where air, water and solid occur on the very thin skin of our planet. Likewise, our bodies are in the transition between air -water – solid – as we embody this in maintaining life. […]