For decades, humans have modeled technology on observations of the natural world. But new discoveries about nature—and tools for manipulating it—have opened up novel approaches potentially more powerful than mere imitation to solving Human Age problems.
Yeast-derived “animal products” may soon be part of an environmentally balanced diet
In more and more pockets of the industrial landscape, the byproducts of one process are becoming the raw materials for another, trash is getting a useful second life, and waste is becoming a thing of the past.
Small changes to flight routes could deliver big climate savings
IDEA WATCH JULY 2017 To Upcycle Fast Fashion Melt Down Clothes By Lindsey Doermann Fast fashion—affordable clothing that tends to be tossed after only a handful of wears—takes a hefty environmental toll. Growing cotton, for example, requires copious amounts of...