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For the first time “Buildings Day” is to be held on 3rd December 2015 as part of the official program at this year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21) in Paris. It’s a dedicated event to present how the building and construction sector is able to tackle climate change.
Innovation in the construction industry will play an important role in reducing emissions and improving energy efficiency — though developing new materials and methods is only half the battle. Convincing architects and homeowners of the performance and long-term financial benefits of a new product presents a significant challenge.
Although cheaper than polluting fossil fuel-based energy, electricity coming from renewable sources lacks clear regulations that would enable it to be used at large scale.
Researchers are investigating how to improve a century old technology of processing food. Could this method result in safer food products with better characteristics and an extended shelf life?
An innovative façade, able to turn solar energy into heat for residents’ use, will be installed next year in a building in Merida, Spain. The complex insulation system has passed all the tests and will prove its capabilities in real-life conditions
Researchers from Europe and West Africa are investigating whether feeding insects to farmed animals and fish in aquacultures is a safe and sustainable alternative to their current diet
A chat about freedom, hacker spirit and the sharing economy with Richard Stallman, the programmer who invented the GNU software licenses and the GNU/Linux operating system.
A European research project aims to reduce the cost of wind energy generation by introducing technical improvements to turbines, which will have to be much quieter in the future than is the case today
Noise pollution is a big public concern associated with operating wind turbines. A group of European scientists claim to have found a solution to tackle this problem, assembling an innovative device on the blades. They are collaborating with a European project called Windtrust, which aims to reduce the cost of wind energy generation by further improving the reliability of key components of the turbine.
What about a more chewable pasta or high protein cookies made with insects? 3D printed food seems an interesting solution for healthier eating, spending less time to prepare meals and even fighting world hunger. But an avant-garde chef such as Ferran Adrià doesn't seem that passionate about printing his dishes.