The plague of plastic hasn’t left a single corner of the planet untouched. Recently, microplastics have been discovered in the guts of an Antarctic animal, that lived on a remote island of the frozen continent. The discovery has raised concerns over the prevailing plastic pollution
While 71 percent of earth’s surface is covered with water, only 2.5 percent of it is potable. With the whole world struggling with water scarcity, the desalination device called QuenchSea, which can turn seawater into freshwater instantly, comes as a ray of hope. This device
Global climatic patterns have been changing for a long time now. Various places across the globe have been bearing the brunt of this change through heavy rains, flash-floods, and scorching heat. A recent study by researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has revealed
Hunger and starvation across the world have ravaged mankind since the beginning. Half of the human population still suffers from it. Over 820 million people are in the grasp of this debilitating crisis, with millions more under its threat owing to the current coronavirus pandemic.
The team of researchers at Northwestern University, Illinois in the U.S. has designed a new ‘smart sponge’ to clean up massive oil spills in the ocean. This new sponge is extremely absorbent and works by selectively soaking up oil, saving both water and wildlife species.
Inspired by the low-energy lifestyle of sloths, the robotics engineers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have built a slow-moving SlothBot to monitor its surroundings in Atlanta Botanical Garden. Powered by solar panels and using innovative power management technology, SlothBot travels along a wire connecting
The city of Gulu, Uganda, is six hours from the nearest recycling plant, therefore, most of the plastic waste collected in the city ends up in the landfills or is burned. However, now a small facility has started to recycle the plastic waste behind a
Scientists have acknowledged for a long time that birds probably have a better color vision than mankind. A recent study, published in the journal Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, has confirmed that wild hummingbirds have a much broad color spectrum vision than humans. As
Rhino Machines, an Indian company, has launched a sustainable alternative to the traditional brick called the silica plastic block that is made from recycled plastic waste and sand. For this project, Rhino Machines collaborated with architectural firm R + D Studio. The ‘silica plastic block’
Animal abuse has become a common practice among mankind for selfish and inhumane reasons. In a very cruel incident in Russia, a photographer consciously broke a lion cub’s hind legs so it would not run from tourists taking selfies with it on Russian beaches. Russian