Issue No. 12 | 2020

News of tomorrow

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19.06.2020 | Onlineredaktion Berlin TXL

How this strange green sand could reverse climate change

Project Vesta’s goal is to turn olivine’s natural properties into a climate advantage. Ground volcanic-rock beaches could help turn carbon dioxide into nonreactive limestone, allowing sea creatures to fix carbon into seashells in a form of carbon sequestering.

Time to re-imagine the urbanscape

With IT and IoT, cities can be both smart and inclusive. They should be thought of as Smart Hubs for Rural Urban Transformation and Integration designed to benefit both rural and urban areas.

How to reboot shared mobility in a post-pandemic world

Shared mobility must reinvent itself somewhat to adapt to the coming challenges resulting from COVID-19. Operators will need to be creative in order to find ways to deal with a wide range of issues created or exacerbated by the pandemic.

How 'Green IT' can make smart cities sustainable

Cities provide people with opportunities to improve their quality of life. Hence, the population of cities is growing at an increasing rate. To meet the needs of the expanding population, the government is trying to make cities smarter by using technology.

A new device harnesses shadows to generate electricity

The device sounds like a futuristic gadget, but is in fact an invention of researchers at the National University of Singapor. The radical new invention takes advantage of the contrast between illuminated areas and shadows to generate electricity.

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