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A Deceptively Simple Membrane Could Harvest Wave Power Across The Globe

There's another way to generate power from our oceans - and a team at the University of Edinburgh, working with researchers in Italy, have shown encouraging results from initial work. Both wave and tidal energy harvesting remain incredibly important methods for generating renewable energy from sources that don't stop at night or need wind to work. Read on

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Fire-Resistant Building Blocks Made From Rice Residue and Ocean Plastic

Many of the inventions that we use in modern society were born from "failure", discovered accidentally, while somebody was busy trying to create something else. That's how we ended up with the microwave and penicillin. And that's also how HiperIn was created, a brand new type of material that could reduce the environmental impact of the construction industry. Read on