Warm reception for solar benches

(USA) An American startup has attracted multi-million dollar backing for its solar benches. The solar benches, from Soofa, charge devices using solar power. The MIT Media Lab spin out - launched by female...

The word on circular economy street

(LONDON) The circular economy is today's hot topic at a Financial Times (FT) Live event in London. Part of its three day FT Clean Energy Week programme, the focus of today's Circular Economy Summit is on ...

Genetic breakthrough in Zika battle

(ENGLAND/BRAZIL) A team of international scientists has made a genetic breakthrough that will help in tackling the deadly Zika virus. By sequencing the genetic makeup of Zika, researchers have been able t...

The recipe for financial freedom

(EGYPT) A food ordering app is giving women in Egypt the opportunity to enjoy financial freedom. The Mumm platform takes care of the delivery element, while Egyptian women and refugees based in the countr...

L’Oréal champions circular economy

Why is French cosmetics giant L'Oréal embracing the circular economy? Because it's worth it, of course. It is showing real leadership when it comes to building new and sustainable business models. This week ...

Robots prove popular with Europeans

A new study indicates Europeans welcome the increasing role robots are playing in society. That is the message from the Eurobarometer, published by the European Commission. The purpose of the research is to ...

Earpiece translates between languages

(USA) A smart earpiece that translates between users speaking different languages has attracted $5 million in pre-orders. The Pilot, developed by New York startup, Waverly Labs, uses speech recognition te...

Renewables to employ 24M by 2030

(ABU DHABI) The number of people working in the renewable energy industry globally has risen from seven to nearly 10 million since 2012, according to a new report. More than a third of the jobs are in Chi...

The tools for a circular economy

(USA) An online initiative led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce aims to empower companies to adopt circular economy principles. The Chamber's Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center (CCC) is part of a coll...

Eating food in the 21st century

(USA) It is very much a case of 'the times they are a changin' when it comes to 21st century eating habits. Technology and social media are completely transforming the restaurant experience, according to a s...