Thai researchers have developed a portable device – whimsically shaped like a chilli pepper – that can assess how ‘hot’ a pepper will be by detecting how much capsaicin it contains. Chilli peppers are a popular food ingredient around the world. But all types of chillis contain different levels of capsaicin. This is a compound that gives chilli peppers their kick and may give a palate-singeing burn to people not used to spicy foods.
Sustainable is sexy. Words like re-use, recycle, upcycle, repurpose, and reimagine are part of our daily vocabulary as we work to reduce our footprint on this planet. But turning car parts into wearable style? Even the most creative brain probably doesn’t go there. But Hyundai did. Meet Re:Style 2020.
Colloquium: “Healthy eating and Sustainable Food Production and Consumption” Speaker: Gara Villalba, ICTA-UAB researcher Date: Thursday, October 29th 2020 Time: 15.30 h Venue: Live streaming here From 28 to 30 October, the UPF is organizing the virtual conference WeDiscover Days Barcelona, within the framework of the project Eutopia.
The history of science shows us over and over again that, in order for any species to survive, it needs to be able to adapt to changing environments. The same, of course goes for business. For me, in essence, this is what sustainable business means – how we adapt and position ourselves in order to survive when resources are becoming scarcer by the day and consumers more demanding by the minute.
When George Schneider decided to sell his home this spring, Opendoor made him an offer he couldn’t refuse. Schneider had paid $76,750 for his three-bedroom stucco house in the Phoenix suburbs a decade earlier. Opendoor, the iBuying startup backed by SoftBank and Lennar, was willing to pay him $225,000, all-cash.
After its first year of operation, the Joint Initiative on Circular Economy provided €2.7 billion of long-term financing for projects that will help accelerate the transition towards a circular economy. This initiative launched by the six largest public financial institutions in the EU aims to finance at least €10 billion of investments to support the circular economy over five years (2019-2023).
Scientists have discovered that biodegradable glitter is no better for the environment than its microplastic counterpart.
In a first-of-its-kind study, Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), Cambridge, found these so-called ‘eco-friendly’ sparkly accessories are just as detrimental to the environment as plastic ones and are damaging rivers and lakes.