Easy garden: these plants water themselves with clay pot

If you’re the type of person who never wants to water the plants, this is the plant for you. The forgetful task of maintaining a full garden is now figured out. Clayola is a device that injects water into the…

Benefits of tomato: new vehicle tire rubber made with tomato and egg

BY: DUSTIN BATTY An innovative research team at The Ohio State University decided to use food waste to make car tires and the newly created rubber outperforms normal petroleum-based tires. According to an OSU article on the experimental product, most…

A 3D-printed house was built in only 24 hours

BY: SHAWNTAE HARRIS While the horrific taunt of bills, student debt, and high rent plague this generation of innovators, one San Francisco Company has found a solution. Apis Cor is building houses using a 3D printer in only 24 hours. One…

Safety apps: Top 5 apps for safer travel

BY: LISA MICHAELS  These days, travel is a part of many people’s everyday life. Whether it’s for business or pleasure the important thing is to always stay safe. There are always ways you can be cautious by using your wits,…

Benefits of tea: study shows new use for green tea

BY: DUSTIN BATTY At this point, green tea is practically considered a panacea, a cure-all with no limit to its health benefits. The University of Maryland Medical Center website says studies have shown that green tea contains polyphenols, powerful antioxidants…

Scientists create a supercapacitor from a living rose

BY: DUSTIN BATTY There has been a big push in recent years for the use of “green” energy, and this has manifested itself in the rapid development of solar and wind energy technology. The most recent addition to the green…

Scientists are building a space elevator and it will revolutionize space construction

BY: PHILIPPE DE JOCAS December’s blockbuster Rogue One featured the construction of the infamous Death Star –the giant planet-killing superweapon the size of a small moon. Updated from its humble 1977 model, the looming skeletal superweapon made a fantastic set…

There’s now a patch that can stop peanut allergies

BY RHIANN MOORE If you’ve spent your life forced to envy the simplistic, yet delicious peanut butter and jelly sandwich, those days could soon be behind you. A treatment for the menacingly common peanut allergy is being proven to work by…

Treepedia maps urban canopies in 11 cities around the world

BY: PHILIPPE DE JOCAS It’s no secret these days that you can find a comprehensive resource for just about anything. Websites, especially the “wiki” models in the vein of Wikipedia, crowd source information collection and archival. Outside of the usual…

Eco-friendly plastic: a bacterial enzyme brings us one step closer

BY: DUSTIN BATTY There is a common misconception that nature and technology are diametrically opposed to each other, antonyms that cannot be reconciled. Some people think that the sole purpose of technology is to help humans conquer nature, and that…

New 3D technology prints out pizza in any shape imaginable

BY: NADIA ZAIDI  Let’s stop everything for a moment and marvel in the genius of this newest innovation in 3D printing technology: pizza in the shape of anything you want. All you have to do is hook it up to your…

Caltech scientists working to rid fuel of sulfur compounds in gasoline

BY RHIANN MOORE If the world is continually unable to find a way to regulate the excessive use of gasoline and diesel at least scientists at Caltech have developed a method to remove (potentially all) sulfur compounds from the gas.…

A certified birth control app, Natural Cycles, could revolutionize family planning

BY: ELIJAH BASSETT Reproductive rights are in a delicate place right now, with funding and support for organizations like Planned Parenthood being rolled back both in America and internationally.  Access to things like abortion and conventional birth control will likely…

Refreezing the Arctic, or: how I learned to stop worrying and love geoengineering

BY: PHILIPPE DE JOCAS In the wake of the November 9th election, President Trump caused a furor when he announced that the United States would immediately withdraw from the historic Paris Accords upon taking office, sending shockwaves through the global…

The POD Initiative is creating a tiny home village for homeless women, and it could be just the beginning

BY: TIM O’NEAL Portland, Oregon, like many large cities, struggles with supporting its homeless population in a dignified way. According to Multnomah County, there are almost four-thousand homeless individuals sleeping on the streets on any given night in and around…

CHINA IS BUILDING SKYSCRAPERS FULL OF TREES

BY: NADIA ZAIDI  With over 1.3 billion inhabitants, China is the most populated country in the world. It also has one of the highest rates of pollution due to its densely industrialized cities. Factories, power plants, and vehicle emissions are…

Flying cars expected to be commercially available by the end of the decade

BY: DUSTIN BATTY The Jetsons has been giving kids dreams of flying cars since the ’60s, but the reality of aerocar technology has always been considered part of that vague, hopeful era known only as “the future.” Well, the future…

How Lush plans to use regeneration to save the planet

BY: RHIANN MOORE Lush recently launched the Spring Prize 2017 in their endless effort to save the environment from humankind’s relentless and destructive tendencies. Much like the Lush Prize before it, the award seeks to empower individuals, organizations and communities…

These eco-friendly bags are compostable, biodegradable and reusable

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP Plastic bags are one the environment’s main enemies. More than one million plastic bags are used around the world every minute and they take years and years to actually break down. In an attempt to lessen the…