Four Australian universities were included in the world’s top ten universities contributing to the planet’s economic and social well-being.
The second Times Higher Education Impact Rankings shine a light on the vital research universities are conducting to tackle these issues, which include climate change, pollution and water scarcity.
Over the past 12 months alone, the world’s universities have developed solutions ranging from life-preserving breathing aids for coronavirus patients, to unleashing the potential of clean fuel-cell energy technology.
As the need for sustainable travel grows, bicycles are on the up. In 2011, the global market was worth $45 billion. By 2022, that figure will jump to $65 billion.
As the technology to map, reproduce and tinker with DNA becomes cheap and accessible enough for a citizen lab to open in Sydney, regulators are worried about the potential for engineered viruses or super soldiers. Margot O’Neill investigates for Lateline. Read more here: http://ab.co/1DMsuEO
3D printing is not just a cool technology for rapid prototyping, modelling and specialist one-off products. It is a fundamental building block of the ‘4th industrial revolution’ that has the potential to transform the way in which production and consumption are connected. This talk explores how this is happening using examples from medical prosthetics, aerospace, disaster relief, and education.
Here are some of this decade’s massive clean energy projects
In Denmark, every new wind farm must be partly owned by the people