Nowadays there is a huge waste problem of electronic trash that can not be recycled. Scientists at the University of Illinois have created ultra thin electronic devices that can "melt away". Thus devices like cellphones or computers could "self destruct" or dissolve so they don't pose a threat for the environment.
We travel across the globe and meet the people behind the most fascinating environmental, health and technological innovations in a bid for sustainable solutions to our changing world. Join the team every other Sunday at 8.45 pm Paris time.
2014-03-02 Sustainable development
Imagine all the food produced each year and then consider that one third of it is either lost or goes to waste. At the same time, 870 million people go hungry each day. It’s a paradox...
2014-02-16 Sustainable development
When India launched its first missile bound for Mars last November, the endeavour was considered as much a financial accomplishment as a technical milestone. The Indians had somehow...
2014-02-02 Sustainable development
Faced with high food prices, poverty and rapid population growth, the residents of Nairobi's slums have adopted a novel form of intensive agriculture: a farm-in-a-bag.
2013-11-21 Sustainable development
In the United States, hundreds of inmates are finding redemption in conservation. We meet some of these prisoners who are embracing a project that brings science and nature inside their...
The rapid evolution of 3D printing has made it possible to print practically any object in three dimensions. It's the beginning, some say, of a new industrial revolution.