Here are innovative solutions for a better future.

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.

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 [...]

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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

How nuclear energy can be good for the environment

How nuclear energy can be good for the environment

Groups of environmentalists defend nuclear energy as an ally in the fight against global warming - get to know their reasoning

A straw revolutionizes agriculture in India

A straw revolutionizes agriculture in India

Project helps guarantee fresh water supply in areas that suffer from desertification and drought. Plan is to offer the technology, called Bhungroo, to 20 million women working in agriculture in India

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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 [...]

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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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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 [...]

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AI: how do machines work with no human guidance?

AI: how do machines work with no human guidance?

Excitement and worry with the possibilities brought by artificial intelligence are common; check out the moments AI technology mesmerized us either in a positive or negative way

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Automation will change the workplace – for better

Automation will change the workplace – for better

In times of series such as “Black Mirror” and “Westworld,” it isn’t hard to imagine a dystopian future in which all jobs are in the automated hands of robots or in the [...]

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

Once known as “garbage island”, Taiwan is nowadays leader in recycling

Once known as “garbage island”, Taiwan is nowadays leader in recycling

With public policies and citizens’ commitment, Taiwan gives correct destination to 55% of its artificial and biological waste and keeps encouraging the population to separate all the waste they produce

What is the apartment-friendly wind turbine like?

What is the apartment-friendly wind turbine like?

The invention looks like a 25 centimeter (9,8 inches) in diameter ball and it has some spots on its surface to better use the winds coming in different directions. The project received the Dyson [...]

The new trick against wildfires: supercomputers

The new trick against wildfires: supercomputers

Devices can assess a big number of variables simultaneously, such as weather, land, and vegetation, predicting the fire destination and helping prevent and fight against great wildfires

A colored ball may reduce oceanic pollution

A colored ball may reduce oceanic pollution

A piece developed in the United States was inspired by marine corals and can be used inside washing machines to retain fibers that detach from clothes during washing. The innovation may reduce [...]

Students develop bricks from human urine

Students develop bricks from human urine

The “Bio-bricks” are produced thanks to a process called microbial carbonate precipitation, which emits much less carbon dioxide than brick conventional manufacturing

Plastic vehicle ready to tour the South Pole

Plastic vehicle ready to tour the South Pole

A vehicle built from 200 kg of recycled waste plastic is solar-energy-powered and converts ice and snow into drinkable water for its crew. The mission goal is to raise awareness on waste