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Healthcare

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Grapes - an edible sunscreen
The skin of study participants who consumed lots of grapes developed an increased resistance to UV light.Grapes contain polyphenols, good stuff for repairing skin and fighting inflammation.After their grape adventure, biopsies revealed less skin-cell damage from UV light.The researchers also found that a topical application of a grapeseed extract containing the polyphenol proanthocyanidins inhibited the formation of sunburn cells.https://bigthink.com/surprising-science/grapes-uv-protection?rebelltitem=1#rebelltitem1
24 February 2021 by Jenny Morawsk...
 
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Climate

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Triangle shaped home to withstand earthquakes
The main focus of this project is to design a home that is built to withstand earthquakes of a greater seismic magnitude. Although today's buildings have been adapted to withstand the extremes of an earthquake they are still not completely safe. I am hoping to build on this design to create the best outcome possible
24 February 2021 by Giselle Sampe...
 
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Industrial

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A "micro factory" that creates building materials from rubbish
A micro factory is a series of modules that can take a variety of different waste materials and transform them into a new product. Textiles for example can be combined with glass in the micro factory to be converted into hard green ceramics.The ideal location for these micro factories is where the waste is being collected so you can have communities able to access them and turn their own waste into a resource, a small-scale industry.https://www.abc.net.au/austory/the-tipping-point/13164736
24 February 2021 by Lynn Wood
 
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Energy

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Power to X (P2X)– renewable powered electrolysis to produce powerfuels and green chemicals
Hydrogen economy is closer to reality this time thanks to technology advancement across the value chain and cheaper renewable
23 February 2021 by Thomas Gao
 
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Energy

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Microbial driven carbon utilisation (CCU) might soon replace carbon sequestration (CCS)
Carbon dioxide (CO2) and carbon monoxide (CO) make up a large proportion of industrial flue gases. Recent research has shown that certain microorganisms are capable of metabolizing these gases into useful by-products, turning the emissions into a useful feedstock, not a waste product.This article in ScienceDaily discusses new research into a bioelectrosynthetic process in which electroactive bacteria convert CO/CO2 into useful metabolites like acetate and volatile fatty acids. Furthermore this new research may deliver a commercially viable Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU) option within 5 years. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/02/210217175151.htm
23 February 2021 by Kylie Hargrea...
 
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Startup

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22 February 2021 by Jeremy Ungar
 
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