Because awesome news doesn’t have to cost the Earth…
Roll up! Roll up! It’s time to check out our favourite stories in the eco world this fortnight…
Apple announces wave power investment in Ireland
“In the past few years – ever since Tim Cook became CEO, really – Apple has been cleaning up its act on the environmental front. They’ve eliminated many toxins from their products, made them more recyclable, and have invested big bucks into clean energy and conservation.
Apple and the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) will work together to help wave power R&D in Ireland. Apple has committed a €1 million fund that will help developers who receive an SEAI grant to test their ocean energy prototypes in the Galway Bay Ocean Energy Test Site…”
You can finally buy a fingerprint scanner bike lock
“The future has always been the fingerprint bike lock and with fingerprint recognition coming to our phones, it was only a matter of time. Having a fingerprint scanner ensures you’re the only one unlocking your bike and it’s also the simplest way — no keys, combinations or smartphone required.
That future is finally here, at least on Kickstarter. The Grasp Lock, developed in partnership with the University of Waterloo engineering department, is a water-resistant, battery-powered smart lock with a built-in fingerprint scanner…”
Leather jackets made in labs? This fashion designer wants to make it happen
“The world of biofabrication, where the organisms, cells, and molecules of life form the basis of our built world, is a weird and wonderful place. There’s furniture made of fungi, inks manufactured by microbes, lab-grown bones, and 3D-printed tissue. There are home bioreactors full of protein-rich algae and clothes cultured from animal cells. It’s the kind of biological utopia once relegated to science fiction, but now, thanks to advances in biotechnology and genomics, it’s becoming a reality…”
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