Smartphones could be used to detect pollution after sensor breakthrough

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A new method to identify unhealthy levels of nitrogen dioxide could let those at risk take control of their health with cheap, personalised sensors, according to new research by Australian and Chinese scientists. Nitrogen dioxide contributes to the dangerous smog that lurks over many of the world’s cities, causing serious respiratory problems, among other health… Read more »

Chief Sustainability Officer Role in Corporations

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Chief Sustainability Officer Role in Corporations

Study of 1200 organization investigating what you need to know before your hire a Chief Sustainability Officer for your company. Healthy organizationshave always looked for ways to reduce costs in the near term, appeal to customers and employees, and ensure the long term viability of the organization. The current trend toward sustainability in organizations is… Read more »

Baubotanik: The Botanically Inspired Design System that Creates Living Buildings

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Timber buildings are regularly praised for their sustainability, as carbon dioxide removed from the atmosphere by the trees remains locked in the structure of the building. But what if you could go one better, to design buildings that not only lock in carbon, but actively absorb carbon dioxide to strengthen their structure? In this article, Ansel Oommen explores… Read more »

Baubotanik: The Botanically Inspired Design System that Creates Living Buildings

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Timber buildings are regularly praised for their sustainability, as carbon dioxide removed from the atmosphere by the trees remains locked in the structure of the building. But what if you could go one better, to design buildings that not only lock in carbon, but actively absorb carbon dioxide to strengthen their structure? In this article, Ansel Oommen explores… Read more »

A soft, bio-friendly ’3-D’ brain-implant electrode can capture signals from single neurons over a long time

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Researchers at Lund University have developed implantable multichannel electrodes that can capture signals from single neurons in the brain over a long period of time — without causing brain tissue damage, making it possible to better understand brain function in both healthy and diseased individuals. Current flexible electrodes can’t maintain their shape when implanted, which is why… Read more »

The Degree of climate change

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The Degree of temperature change

Al Gore’s thinking in tough guy name temperature change is price exploring. Temperature change is one in all the most important threats facing human health these days. Attributable to human influence on temperature change, temperature and precipitation patterns change; there’s the fragile balance of climate, weather events and life disruption. Though few individuals are alert… Read more »

How scientists are upgrading the brain with access to robotic machines

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Cathy Hutchinson (featured image) was a 53-year-old mother of two who, in 1996, suffered a brain-stem stroke, leaving her a quadriplegic. Ten years later, she became a research subject of a company called Cyberkinetics. The company implanted a device on her brain called the Utah array, “a pill-sized implant whose 96 microelectrodes bristle from its base… Read more »