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Nudging energy saving behaviours
Ecodesign
Nudging energy saving behaviours

The theory of nudges comes from behavioural science and was pioneered by Nobel-winning Richard Thaler. It is now being studied as an alternative strategy to help reduce household energy waste

The bionic hand: how a crazy idea has become a medical breakthrough
Future Tech
The bionic hand: how a crazy idea has become a medical breakthrough

More than two decades ago, a hand prosthesis able to give back a sense of touch to amputees would have been dubbed as science fiction. Today this has been proved possible, and now the goal is to make this technology available for as many patients as possible

Wildfires in Izmir: a green plan for the city, an urban plan for the forests
Biodiversity
Wildfires in Izmir: a green plan for the city, an urban plan for the forests

After last summer’s massive forest fires in Izmir, Turkey, villagers were afraid their environment might be further threatened by urban development. But, starting from an extraordinary meeting inside the forest, the Municipality launched a reforestation campaign engaging the population.

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Pollution
Air pollution in Skopje: how citizens spurred policymakers towards the change

The air in Skopje, North Macedonia, is one of the most polluted in the world because of the city’s natural position and people's reliance on fossil fuels. However, over recent years, many citizens have started demonstrating against this plague, pushing policymakers to follow their new will

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