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3D-printed “vegie” battery from Scotland

The aim of engineers at the University of Glasgow in Scotland was to create more sustainable and efficient power storage systems. This is the idea behind a new 3D-printed recyclable battery whose raw materials derive from vegetable starch. In order…

air

World Meteorology Day 2021

23 March is the World Meteorology Day. This, in fact, an important day for meteorology, since on 23 March 1950 the Convention that established the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) came into force. The WMO is an intergovernmental organisation comprising 189…

water

World Water Day 2021

Try to imagine our lives without water: we could not drink, eat or wash ourselves. There would be no plants and animals, no rain, no seas, rivers, lakes... In short, without water, life on Earth would not exist. This is…

ecosystems

International Forest Day 2021

Forests and trees protect us in an infinite number of ways. They provide us with the clean air that we breathe and the water that we drink. They shelter and protect the biodiversity of the planet and are our natural…

energy

Global Recycling Day 2021

Today is Global Recycling Day, established in 2018 by the Global Recycling Foundation to highlight the fact that sorting waste correctly gives it a new lease of life, helps to avoid wasting resources and is one of the most important…

water

Transition paths of plastic in oceans have been identified

Sea currents and winds transport tonnes of plastic from the coast to the open sea every day and then channel it into ocean gyres, where plastic islands form. There are six floating plastic islands in the oceans: two in the…

water

Aqua Film Festival 2021

The most precious commodity we have, water, is the star of a dedicated event, which will take place in Rome from 25 to 27 March 2021. This is the Aqua Film Festival, an international festival now in its fifth edition,…

ecosystems

Five years after Cyclone Winston, Fiji’s corals are reviving

In February 2016, Tropical Cyclone Winston, the strongest cyclone ever to hit the southern hemisphere, struck the Republic of Fiji, Oceania, causing severe damage to homes and local residents. In addition to the villages, the 'cities of the sea', i.e.…

life

8 March. We remember Rosalind Franklin, the great female DNA scientist.

DNA was first isolated by Friedrich Miescher, a Swiss biochemist in 1869. It was a brilliant, but not complicated operation: DNA can be extracted from a mixture of any cells, even your own, even at home. The recipe for the…

 
 
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