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 us every other Sunday at 8.45 pm. We’ll be back in September.
Tiny plastic particles, barely visible, are infecting the world's sea and oceans, where they're being eaten by fish and other aquatic species before making their way up the food...
Biomimicry is the science of mimicking life. Have millions of years of evolution churned out all the answers?
This week, Down to Earth explores Japan's efforts to embrace robots to fill the gap left by a growing shortage of manpower.It's no secret that Japan is facing a demographic...
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It's more than three years since an earthquake and tsunami crippled Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant and authorities are still battling to contain the fallout.
She's been named Africa's CEO of the year and there's no sign she is going to stop there. This week we're Down to Earth with Daphne Mashile-Nkosi, the first woman to own a mine...