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Want to dig deeper into specific aspects of social and environmental sustainability, digitalisation, and how the two connect, clash and combine? Then RESET’s Long Reads is the place for you.

3D Printing: Adding a Sustainable Dimension to Modern Life

Modern 3D printing is already well on the way to revolutionising traditional manufacturing processes, but it also has huge potential for sustainable development and humanitarian aid.

Bioplastics: An Eco-Friendly Alternative to Conventional Plastic?

Littering our parks, bus stops and beaches, plastic waste, one of the most serious environmental problems of our times, is quite literally everywhere. Could bioplastics provide a solution? And are they really as sustainable as we might think?

Smart Cities: Efficient, Sustainable, Digitised Living

Our current global environment is undergoing significant changes that have never been experienced in the history of humanity. Coupled with an increase in rural to urban migration, the need to create sustainable communities and cities is more visible than ever before. We take a look at the notion of 'Smart Cities'.

Artificial Intelligence – Can We Save our Planet with Computing Power?

Artificial intelligence has long since solved complex tasks and made our everyday lives easier. But do intelligent computer programmes also provide new solutions for environmental and climate protection?

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) – Prioritizing Positive Societal Impact

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a mechanism by which companies hold themselves to a set of legal, ethical, social and ecological standards. It is a form of business self-regulation that has developed alongside greater public awareness of ethical and environmental issues. But is it always a force for good?

The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things has been hailed as the biggest technological revolution of our era, with the power to transform our day to day lives, agriculture, industry and maybe even turn the economy on its head. But what does it actually mean? How will it affect our lives? Are there any potential dangers? And could the IoT help us live more sustainably?

What is Civic Tech?

Digital technologies offer the opportunity for more people to participate in research and policy, collect environmental data and create the pathways to demand climate action. This is what Civic Tech is all about. But what exactly is behind this term?

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Citizen Science – Everyday People Supporting Scientific Research

Counting birds, analysing satellite images, measuring air values - many organisations and research institutions rely on citizen support for research work. New digital tools make it even easier for lay researchers to contribute to new findings.

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Outer Space for All! Just How Accessible Is ESA’s Satellite Data?

Satellite data not only provides new insights, it can also be an important source of information for environmental and climate activists. But although the data from the missions of major space organisations are freely available, there are hurdles to accessing it. Both ESA and private projects are looking for solutions.