Category: Technology

The Future Design Series: Fashion, Innovation and Technology

The Future Design Series: Fashion, Innovation and Technology

As the world consumes its way to an environmental apocalypse, it has become obvious that humankind will have to reassess the way it uses its resources. One way we have come to cope with this challenge is through innovations and sustainable design. The intention of sustainable design is to “eliminate negative environmental impact completely through skillful,...

With Cryptocurrency Launch, Facebook Sets its Path Toward Becoming an Independent Nation

With Cryptocurrency Launch, Facebook Sets its Path Toward Becoming an Independent Nation

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Authors: Jennifer Grygiel, Assistant Professor of Communications (Social Media) & Magazine, News and Digital Journalism, Syracuse University. Facebook has announced a plan to launch a new cryptocurrency named the Libra, adding another layer to its efforts to dominate global communications and business. Backed by huge finance...

Climate Joy Week #10: Robert Downey Jr. Announces Footprint Coalition, Michael Bloomberg to Donate $500 Million to Close Remaining Coal Plants and more

Climate Joy Week #10: Robert Downey Jr. Announces Footprint Coalition, Michael Bloomberg to Donate $500 Million to Close Remaining Coal Plants and more

This week’s edition of our Climate Joy series is sponsored by our friends at Bon + Vie. Check them out if you’re keen for carefully vetted sustainable fashion and lifestyle products! Last week, I wrote an article on how to cope with climate change anxiety and one of the tips I shared was to recognise...

Harnessing the Power of the Wind; These Countries Are Leading the Way in Wind Energy…

Harnessing the Power of the Wind; These Countries Are Leading the Way in Wind Energy…

Several high-profile projects in recent years, such as Global Wind Atlas, seek to rank the wind power capacity of the world’s nations. It’s proven to be a tough thing to do, given how fast public policy can change and the frequency with which private and public investments move around in this fast-growing energy sector. Nevertheless,...

Can We Really Engineer Our Way Out of Climate Change?

Can We Really Engineer Our Way Out of Climate Change?

Groundbreaking innovations throughout the last decade has continually nudged us all to bear witness to the very many amazing feats of green technology. As an aside, green tech here loosely refers to technology that is considered environmentally-friendly based on its production process or supply chain. It also may refer to a means of energy production that is...

Biobased Plastics: How Biologically-Based Plastics Can Realistically Replace Petroleum-Based Plastics

Biobased Plastics: How Biologically-Based Plastics Can Realistically Replace Petroleum-Based Plastics

Recently, I went to an event ‘The Case for Biobased Plastics’ hosted by start-up innovation hub Factory Berlin that was half informational evening around plastics, and half launch event for a new bioplastic product – the BE-O water bottle. Nearly 100 people attended to learn about biobased plastics, which in itself was amazing. We had...

Sustainable Community Transportation – Now and In The Future

Sustainable Community Transportation – Now and In The Future

We live in a world constantly on the move, in seven billion different ways. Our daily errand-running, workday commutes, and vacation travels sometimes put us at odds with our surroundings.  There’s traffic to worry about, which raises our stress levels, the rising gas prices, and insurance prices, that cost you a fortune. The impact of...