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21 Feb, 2019

Can Hemp Replace Plastics?

     Johnny Hughes is a freelance writer living in County Longford in the heart of Ireland. After spending 10 years of his life in the corporate world he took a chance 12 months ago and left for good. Now he is embarking on a new journey – a discovery through research & writing. Johnny is taking a look at...

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18 Sep, 2018

The First 'PlasticRoad' Opens in the Netherlands

     For years asphalt and concrete have been the standard when it comes to paving roads and they still are, but some new unorthodox methods are coming on to the scene and challenging the traditional idea of roads. In the Netherlands, they have recently taken an extremely progressive and alternative approach to asphalt.  They have recently created a bike...

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13 Sep, 2018

'Karma' App Helps Tackle Food Waste Problem

   Millions of restaurants, supermarkets, hotels, and other food establishments end their day by throwing out food that wasn't sold.  Most of the times the food isn't even rotten or bad. The restaurants simply can't sell the food the next day or do not have enough space for it.  Well, in Sweden there's a mobile app called "Karma" that is...

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23 May, 2018

Why We Should Coat City Streets White

     Climate change has become a real issue; 2017 was the third hottest year on record and according to recent trends it's not going to get cooler any time soon.  One important thing to note is that in urban areas the temperatures are usually hotter.  This is due to roof tops and pavement heating.  These rooftops and streets are...

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09 May, 2018

This Edible Packaging is Made From Milk Protein

     Half of the plastics in the world are made only to be used once.  There is an obvious issue with single-use plastics as they are discarded and take forever to decompose.  The most obvious solutions are 1. Cut back on production. 2. Make reusable plastics. or 3. Make plastic alternatives that are more biodegradable.  The last solution is...

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07 Aug, 2017

Japanese Scientists Invent Melt-Free Ice Cream

     For years we have dealt with messy hands, stained shirts, and dripping cones.  Melting seems to be the main property of ice cream, besides deliciousness of course; one developer, however, has seemed to solve the problem of melting ice cream.   Tomihisa Ota and the researchers at  Biotherapy Development Research Centre have created, reportedly by accident, a non-melting...

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25 Apr, 2017

The World's First Jetpacks are Here

     Up until now, Jetpacks were a thing of fantasy.  Movies/shows like James Bond and The Jetsons have portrayed Jetpack-like vehicles, but it hasn't been a feasible reality yet. An early version of the jetpack called the "rocket belt" existed in many different versions but the first civilian jetpack developed by "JetPack Aviation" actually functions using jet turbine engines that...

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17 Apr, 2017

This Clear and Colorless Coffee Won't Stain Your Teeth

      Coffee is one of those beverages that causes stains on your teeth, but that may be a thing of the past now. CLR CFF is a coffee company that claims to have the worlds first colorless coffee that won't stain your teeth.  The coffee comes in a clear jar and is made from high quality fresh roasted Arabica coffee...

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