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20 November 2017
Bioeconomy
Challenging Darwin: an ‘evolution machine’ for biomoleculesChallenging Darwin: an ‘evolution machine’ for biomolecules

A new device produces desirable molecules by modifying the environments where virus and bacteria interact

16 November 2017
Bioeconomy
Improving the imperfect: photosynthesis for the futureImproving the imperfect: photosynthesis for the future

Engineering novel pathways to potentially boost plant yield nets finalist place in the EU Innovation Radar Prize

02 November 2017
Society
Will energy-free computing reactions ever take place?Will energy-free computing reactions ever take place?

Zero-power processing could be closer as European researchers take on the Landauer Limit

30 October 2017
Energy
Challenging energy renovation of buildingsChallenging energy renovation of buildings

To make new energy efficient buildings or to renovate the existing stock? That is the question. Experts from the construction sector, gathered in Rome, discussed solutions to make the second option worthwhile and cheaper

30 October 2017
Energy
Efficient, Cheap and GreenEfficient, Cheap and Green

Reducing CO2 emissions is not only about adapting new technologies, but ensuring that these technologies are also being accepted by the public.

17 October 2017
Society
Recycling CO2… It’s a work of art!Recycling CO2… It’s a work of art!

The transformation of carbon dioxide into useful chemicals has inspired Turkish artist Pinar Yoldas to depict the complex process in symbolic works of art

17 October 2017
Society
Art as vessel of scienceArt as vessel of science

Turkish artist Pinar Yoldas is committed to educating through her artworks inspired by biological sciences. “Education is the only mass weapon we have to address our global problems and to bring about solutions,” she said.

17 October 2017
Society
Fuel from diamonds?Fuel from diamonds?

Futuristic fuels could replace our current supplies, recycling what the latter’s combustion produces most: carbon dioxide. And synthetic diamond exposed to light may hold the key

12 October 2017
Environment
Bioplastics: use and misuseBioplastics: use and misuse

The prefix “bio” for plastics doesn’t mean that they are all easily degradable. Confusion over words often means people don’t recycle their waste properly

12 October 2017
Energy
Earthquakes, buildings and green energy: Turkey’s balancing actEarthquakes, buildings and green energy: Turkey’s balancing act

While Turkey is well known as a hot and sunny holiday destination, it also faces low temperatures, which means it has both substantial heating and cooling needs for its building stock. The country also lies in one of the world’s most active seismic zones and energy efficiency measures need to be earthquake resistant