Plant trees as you browse the web with this eco search engine

People spend their lives on the internet, and Google is said to process around 3.5 billion searches on any given day (or 1.2 trillion searches per year). One Berlin-based nonprofit wants to turn this incessant searching into something substantial and use your ceaseless clicks to save our forests. Ecosia is a unique search engine which uses its … Lire la suite Plant trees as you browse the web with this eco search engine

This three mile high skyscraper eats smog

2017 only just arrived, but one manufacturing company is already looking 45 years into the future. Arconic, a materials science company, has envisioned a three-mile-high skyscraper built from materials that are either in development or have already been brought to market, including smog-eating surfaces and retractable balconies. The tower was concocted as part of the … Lire la suite This three mile high skyscraper eats smog

New research shows how “lost” memories can be recovered

THIS MAGNET WILL JOG YOUR MEMORY We believe we’ve figured out a lot about how our brains handle memories. We’ve identified the parts of the brain that are active in making memories and the parts that store long- and short-term memories. We thought we knew that memory retention was a function of relevant neurons being … Lire la suite New research shows how “lost” memories can be recovered

Google goes green: the company will run entirely on wind & solar energy from 2017!

Google recently declared that all its data centres and offices spread across the world will be switching to clean and green power. Last year, the company consumed as much energy as the entire city of San Francisco. To meet its huge energy needs, the company will now source energy from wind farms and solar panels from … Lire la suite Google goes green: the company will run entirely on wind & solar energy from 2017!

Price of lab-grown burger falls from $325K to $11.36

Lab-grown meat could be on your plate within the next five years. For the past few years, the barrier to getting test-tube meat into the hands of consumers has been the cost of production. In 2013, it was around $325,000 to make this stuff in a lab, but the process has been refined, and the cost … Lire la suite Price of lab-grown burger falls from $325K to $11.36

Amsterdam is giving up on natural gas

The city plans to wean its homes off domestic natural gas by 2050, starting now. (Zoetnet/Flickr) By 2050, Amsterdam hopes to put its gas-heated days behind it. In a city where natural gas warms 90 percent of all homes and contributes 30 percent of all carbon emissions, removing all those boilers won’t be easy—but it could very … Lire la suite Amsterdam is giving up on natural gas

Patagonia are donating all their black friday sales to saving the planet

Patagonia tend to make millions during Black Friday sales, while Mother Nature continues to receive nothing but coal, oil and a shit-ton of pollutants. So in a bid to show love for the planet and turn the bedrock of this consumer extravaganza on its head, the outdoor clothes brand plan to give all its proceeds to … Lire la suite Patagonia are donating all their black friday sales to saving the planet

Des sphères immergées pour stocker l’énergie verte

Les énergies renouvelables connaissent un inconvénient majeur : l’intermittence de leur production. Ainsi, être capable de stocker la production relève du défi, lequel semble être relevé par un institut de recherche… Crédits : IWES  Les énergies renouvelables connaissent un inconvénient majeur : l’intermittence de leur production. Ainsi, être capable de stocker la production relève du défi, lequel semble être … Lire la suite Des sphères immergées pour stocker l’énergie verte

Amsterdam veut abandonner le gaz naturel d’ici à 2050

La capitale des Pays-Bas a dévoilé un nouveau plan énergétique qui vise à sortir d’une dépendance au gaz naturel d’ici une trentaine d’années. Pour des raisons environnementales et géopolitiques, certaines villes ne veulent plus utiliser le gaz naturel comme source d’énergie. Pourtant, de la salle de bain à la cuisine, le gaz naturel chauffe l’eau, … Lire la suite Amsterdam veut abandonner le gaz naturel d’ici à 2050

47 of the world’s poorest countries pledge to generate energy with 100% renewables

In an inspiring initiative to fight global warming and climate change, 47 of the world’s most economically disadvantaged nations have pledged to use only renewable energy in the future. The united pledges are members of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF), and they include Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Haiti, to name a few. At the United Nations climate conference … Lire la suite 47 of the world’s poorest countries pledge to generate energy with 100% renewables