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In this section, you'll see how innovation-based ideas, attitudes, and projects yield solutions for food, cities, health and wellness, technology, and renewable resources.

What is industry 4.0 and how can it affect your job?

What is industry 4.0 and how can it affect your job?

Who’s afraid of the industry 4.0? In many circles, the arrival of a fourth industrial revolution causes goosebumps. For those worried, what’s most scary is unemployment. Many fear that, with the [...]

This spacecraft may take man back to the Moon in 2024

This spacecraft may take man back to the Moon in 2024

On July 20th, 1969 a human being landed on the Moon for the first time. For the next three years, other six Apollo missions took 12 astronauts to lunar soil. Since Apollo 17 took off from the [...]

Have you watched the Met Gala? 5 outfits were made with 3D printers

Have you watched the Met Gala? 5 outfits were made with 3D printers

Every year, Met Gala, one of the most coveted costume parties in the world, is held at Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York, attracting personalities from Hollywood and social celebrities. [...]

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Do you know how a circular vegetable garden with hens works?

Do you know how a circular vegetable garden with hens works?

Whether in a small farm or the living room, it’s possible to have a small vegetable garden and produce food efficiently. Amongst many techniques on how to better use small areas, there’s [...]

Bacteria can generate energy and purify water

Bacteria can generate energy and purify water

The electroactive bacteria system is an efficient energy-generation method that offers zero waste. Technically speaking, the microbes feed on organic matter and spontaneously generate electricity [...]

3D printers can drive economic sustainability

3D printers can drive economic sustainability

Like combustion engines and computers, 3D printers must be the object of a new revolution: circular economy. See how this new technology can change the world

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Have you watched the Met Gala? 5 outfits were made with 3D printers

Have you watched the Met Gala? 5 outfits were made with 3D printers

Every year, Met Gala, one of the most coveted costume parties in the world, is held at Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York, attracting personalities from Hollywood and social celebrities. [...]

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What is industry 4.0 and how can it affect your job?

What is industry 4.0 and how can it affect your job?

Who’s afraid of the industry 4.0? In many circles, the arrival of a fourth industrial revolution causes goosebumps. For those worried, what’s most scary is unemployment. Many fear that, with the [...]

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Adidas vows to use only recycled plastics by 2024

Adidas vows to use only recycled plastics by 2024

The German sportswear company expects to save 40 tons of material a year; 1 million pairs of the recycled plastic shoes have already been sold

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Will Africa build a green wall in the middle of the continent?

Will Africa build a green wall in the middle of the continent?

The “Great Green Wall’’ should measure 8,000 km across the entire width of Africa, crossing 11 countries. Currently, this project is focused on agricultural production and has already benefited 3 [...]

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Why expanding and diversifying water production is important?

Why expanding and diversifying water production is important?

Desalination, reuse and nature-based solutions are ways to ensure the world's supply of drinking water to the growing population

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For the first time, a drone delivers a kidney

For the first time, a drone delivers a kidney

Few technologies are as versatile as drones. These small flying objects, remotely controlled or automated, are broadly employed by various industries, such as home-building, cinema, oil and gas, [...]

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Google is helping to fight deforestation in the Amazon

Google is helping to fight deforestation in the Amazon

Google and the NGO Rainforest Connection have partnered together in hopes to monitor the rain forest with machine learning and old phones

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Get to know six apps that will help promote recycling

Get to know six apps that will help promote recycling

Initiatives put together information and subscriptions to make social and environmental responsibilities viable - and encourage the reuse of materials

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Didn’t see the National Museum before the fire? Google it

Didn’t see the National Museum before the fire? Google it

The National Museum, in Rio de Janeiro, used to keep a natural and cultural treasure with over 20 million cataloged items, the largest in Latin America and one of the largest in the world. Based [...]

For the first time, a drone delivers a kidney

For the first time, a drone delivers a kidney

Few technologies are as versatile as drones. These small flying objects, remotely controlled or automated, are broadly employed by various industries, such as home-building, cinema, oil and gas, [...]

How do cars increase the use of renewables?

How do cars increase the use of renewables?

Have you noticed that every single day there’s a release or announcement of investment in the electric car industry? Renowned brands, for decades in the market, nowadays compete with new players [...]

Science: new technique trains brain to cure diseases within one hour

Science: new technique trains brain to cure diseases within one hour

0A relatively simple one-hour training is able to change certain brain behavior patterns and may even condition the brain to cure neurological or mental-like diseases. This is the conclusion of a [...]

Brazil’s 1st waste-generated energy plant will be in Paraná

Brazil’s 1st waste-generated energy plant will be in Paraná

The state of Paraná will have the first energy plant in Brazil generated from “waste” – that is, a combination of organic waste and sewage sludge. The plant will use biodigestion [...]

Is water desalination the best answer to the water crisis?

Is water desalination the best answer to the water crisis?

Global water crisis is a reality and forecasts are far from hopeful: the UN says that “by 2030, the planet will experience a 40% deficit in water, unless the management of such precious resource [...]

Bioengineers create organs and marrow with 3D printers; see how

Bioengineers create organs and marrow with 3D printers; see how

Making tailored organs and tissues for patients whose malaises need transplants seems a distant reality, but this technology may be close to becoming possible. A significant step in this sense [...]

Solar panels at USP save BRL 305 thousand a year

Solar panels at USP save BRL 305 thousand a year

For the first time, the University of São Paulo (USP) has 1% of its energy demand served by a photovoltaic panel system installed in the Cidade Universitária (University City) campus, in the city [...]

Are you ready for a future with printed cars and bamboo houses?

Are you ready for a future with printed cars and bamboo houses?

The periodic table contains 118 chemical elements that comprise everything that we, human beings, have seen or touched. However, only four are present in living body molecules: Hydrogen (H), [...]

Didn’t see the National Museum before the fire? Google it

Didn’t see the National Museum before the fire? Google it

The National Museum, in Rio de Janeiro, used to keep a natural and cultural treasure with over 20 million cataloged items, the largest in Latin America and one of the largest in the world. Based [...]

Global alliance to invest US$ 1.5 bi to combat plastic pollution

Global alliance to invest US$ 1.5 bi to combat plastic pollution

About 30 companies in the plastic value chain worldwide signed an unprecedented alliance to combat plastic pollution. The Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW), of which Brazilian petrochemical [...]

Bill Gates unveils toilet that turns human waste into fertilizer

Bill Gates unveils toilet that turns human waste into fertilizer

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation invest in developing new technologies that can improve the performance of existing toilets and create alternatives to worldwide access to basic sanitation

How sustainability integrates to automobile industry

How sustainability integrates to automobile industry

Development strategies for product and car parts improve production in the sector while environmental certificates and quality control safeguard nature