Archive for 'March,2018'

Super-charging stations for electric cars

Super-charging stations for electric cars

One of the big challenges that is holding back the use of electric cars is how inconvenient and time consuming it is to recharge. This is one of the main reasons why up until now the primary use for electric […]

Free bus travel for Ibiza’s youth

Free bus travel for Ibiza’s youth

The Consell of Ibiza has launched a pioneering plan which provides free bus travel for residents up to 18 years of age. Until now only children up to four years old could use public transport without cost, but this has […]

Smart solar greenhouses

Smart solar greenhouses

A new type of solar panel has been specially designed for greenhouse roofs. They not only generate renewable electricity, but also use a light-altering dye to help optimize the growth of the plants beneath them. Putting normal solar panels on […]

Simple physical activity extends your life

Simple physical activity extends your life

Just 30 minutes of physical activity five days a week reduces the risk of death from any cause by 28%, and the risk of heart disease by 20%. Those are the conclusions of the world’s largest study of physical activity, […]

New pet protection laws in Spain

New pet protection laws in Spain

New protection laws have come into effect that will hopefully end the suffering of many animals in Spain. Ratification of the European Convention was first proposed in 2007, and the National Association for the Defence of Animals has applauded the […]

Ancient Mayan city discovered 

Ancient Mayan city discovered 

Scientists using a high-tech aerial laser mapping technique have found tens of thousands of previously undetected Mayan houses, buildings, defence works and pyramids in the dense jungles of Guatemala. The discoveries, which included a massive fortress and huge agricultural fields […]

France bans smartphones in schools 

France bans smartphones in schools 

Children under 15 in France are no longer allowed to use their smartphones in school thanks to a new policy that began at the beginning of this school year. The country’s education minister Jean-Michel Blanque says that mobile phones have […]

World’s cutest solar energy farm  

World’s cutest solar energy farm  

A massive solar installation in the shape of a panda was recently opened near Beijing in China. This interesting initiative was devised by the Panda Green Energy company, and they say that the goal of the design is to interest […]

Electric bike kit

Electric bike kit

A UK startup company called Swytch has developed what it claims to be the “world’s lightest, most affordable electric bike conversion kit.” It includes a new front wheel with an integrated electric motor that connects to a removable battery pack […]

Glue that can save lives

Glue that can save lives

Researchers at the University of Sydney (Australia) have developed an elastic and adhesive surgical glue that can rapidly seal wounds, without using stitches or staples. It is a gel made from a substance called Me-Tro – an elastic hybrid protein […]

Gucci goes fur-free

Gucci goes fur-free

The Italian fashion company Gucci has announced that they will no longer be using animal fur in their products – effective starting with its spring-summer 2018 collection. Furthermore, all of their remaining fur products will be sold at a charity […]

Shopping mall for recycled goods 

Shopping mall for recycled goods 

A shopping centre with a twist in Sweden is the heart of a new way to think about retail commerce. It is entirely dedicated to repairing and upcycling goods, and then reselling them. This is a model that could be […]

Scotland bans fracking 

Scotland bans fracking 

Scotland’s government has unanimously voted to ban the controversial process of drilling for oil and gas using the technique of hydraulic fracturing – popularly known as “fracking”. Following a public consultation, a staggering 99% of the 60,000 responses completely opposed […]