Social Good Innovations - April 2015

08 Apr 2015|Added Value


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Yin Peng parades face masks at China’s fashion week
Everyone knows that Beijing and Shanghai sit atop the WHO’s list of the ‘World’s Most Polluted Cities’, but when Yin Peng introduced a range of stylish anti-pollution face masks during China Fashion Week, the message couldn’t have been clearer. Click here to read more…

 

 

BFG2Nerdalize‘s green computer server heats homes for free
Netherlands-based Nerdalize tackles the problem of the excess heat generated by massive servers by installing those servers in individual homes. The heat produced warms the homes and thus eliminate the need for expensive and wasteful insulation to handle the excess heat. Click here to read more…

 

 

 

BFG3Oxfam explores ‘Pee-Power’ to light camps in disaster zones
A toilet, conveniently situated near a Student Union Bar in the UK is proving that urine can generate electricity. The prototype urinal developed in partnership with researchers at UWE Bristol has been created to light cubicles in refugee camps, which are often dark and dangerous places, particularly for women. Click here to read more…

 

 

 

BFG4The world’s first floating water-filtering pool in New York
A start-up called PlusPool (+ POOL) is cleaning up the sewage-scourged Hudson River with a floating, water-filtering pool in New York City. The layered filtration system incrementally removes bacteria and contaminants to provide clean, swimmable water that meets both city and state standards. Click here to read more…

 

 

 

BFG5A worm’s ‘glue’ that may save your life
Materials scientists and engineers are on the cusp of a successful new medical adhesive inspired by the sticky secretions of a marine worm. The properties of this glue, made from organic substances, may tackle the challenges of minimally invasive surgery. Click here to read more…

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