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Climate change resilience through better water management
Water
Climate change resilience through better water management

Global warming has brought about a more responsible attitude towards water consumption. A cutting edge airborne technology can save water lost through leaks while reducing energy use and carbon emissions

A spray to fight depression
Future Tech
A spray to fight depression

Researchers are trying to investigate whether the human body has specific odours a person feels happy or sad. The aim is to develop a dispenser that can spray substances able to help patients suffering from phobias and depression

Women: energy empowerment
Renewables
Women: energy empowerment

Energy policy is obviously gender neutral. But should it be so?

Overtourism: crowd control through ICT solutions
Daily Life
Overtourism: crowd control through ICT solutions

New technologies have offered a low cost and easy way to travel, but most tourist cities are failing to keep pace with managing the increased visitor flows. However, the same ICT sector is now being called on to deliver smart solutions to deal with overtourism and avoid the congestion of city centres

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

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