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What exactly is happening with the oceans? And what can we do to reduce the ever-growing pile of waste created by human activity? These questions are at the center of the two projects that won this year’s STARTS Prize for innovative projects at the interface of science, technology and art. “Remix El Barrio” is one …

Image Credit: Supplied With most UAE residents spending majority of their time at home, air quality is becoming increasingly important. While air pollution is commonly associated with the outdoors, the indoor air can be equally polluted. Industry reports suggest that dust and pollen aggravate allergy symptoms in about 51 per cent people in the UAE. …

A critical Antarctic glacier is looking more vulnerable as satellite images show the ice shelf that blocks it from collapsing into the sea is breaking up much faster than before and spawning huge icebergs, a new study says. The Pine Island Glacier’s ice shelf loss accelerated in 2017, causing scientists to worry that with climate …

Ragpickers search for reusable items from a heap of garbage, at Sevapura dumping yard in Jaipur,Rajasthan, India, Wednesday, April 07, 2021. NurPhoto | NurPhoto | Getty Images Humans generate a remarkable amount of garbage: over 2 billion tonnes per year, according to the World Bank, or approximately 4.5 trillion pounds annually. And that figure is …

DURHAM, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A new device using advanced UVC light technology that eliminates pathogens from the soles of shoes now greets people as they enter and exit Ronald McDonald House (RMH) of Durham. The HealthySole PLUS unit, donated by Collier’s Medical Equipment and HealthySole, is the newest addition to a comprehensive infection prevention program at RMH …

Artur Widak | NurPhoto | Getty Images GUANGZHOU, China — Hundreds of billions of dollars were wiped off the entire cryptocurrency market after Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the electric vehicle maker would suspend car purchases using bitcoin. At around 6:06 a.m. Singapore time on Thursday when Musk made the announcement, the value of …

7 May 2021, New York/Rome – FAO Chief Scientist Ismahane Elouafi this week presented the UN Food Systems Summit 2021 Science Days (July 8-9) at a high-level United Nations’ Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) event, and stressed the central role of science, technology and innovation for the transformation of agri-food systems. “Harnessing science, technology and …

The underbody of an ID.3. electric vehicle being worked on at a Volkswagen facility in Dresden, Germany, on January 29, 2021. Matthias Rietschel | picture alliance | Getty Images The shift to electric vehicles could affect thousands of workers in Germany over the coming years, the Munich-based Ifo Institute said Thursday. The Ifo’s study, which …

Swinburne University of Technology has launched a new 2025 Strategic Plan that sets a bold path for the university to build on its legacy as a leader in technology, innovation and industry engagement. Following extensive engagement with the university community and ideas contributed by staff and students, Swinburne Horizon 2025 sets out how Swinburne will …

Southern California Gas Co. announced on Tuesday that it will provide $200,000 in funding for a project aimed at developing a zero-emissions solution for small commercial marine vessels by modifying a commercial boat with a hydrogen fuel cell in place of a combustion engine. The fuel cell technology developed by Zero Emission Industries, formerly Golden …