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16th September 2021

Co-op to expand use of robots

Co-op Food today announced a partnership with Amazon Prime, enabling same-day grocery deliveries, while also expanding the use of robots from 200 to 500 units.

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18th August 2021

DHL plans electric cargo planes from 2024

DHL Express, in a collaboration with Eviation, will begin deploying electric cargo planes from 2024 in an effort to decarbonise its worldwide operations.

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13th July 2021

World's first 3D printed school opens in Malawi

UNICEF estimates a shortage of 36,000 classrooms in Malawi. It would take 70 years – until 2090 – to fund and construct all these buildings with conventional methods. However, 3D printing could reduce that timeframe to just a single decade.

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8th July 2021

Sails boost cargo ship fuel efficiency by 20%

French tyre manufacturing giant Michelin, in collaboration with two Swiss inventors, has presented an innovative solution to help decarbonise maritime shipping.

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1st July 2021

Volvo to use fossil-free steel in cars by 2026

Swedish companies Volvo and SSAB have announced a collaboration to explore the use of fossil-free, high quality steel in the automotive industry.

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29th April 2021

Electric vehicles could number 230 million worldwide by 2030

The International Energy Agency has published a report showing that, despite the pandemic, growth in electric vehicle sales has remained strong and will likely continue to boom in the coming decade.

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16th March 2021

Six electric utilities announce plans for a massive EV charging network

Six major U.S. utilities are collaborating to ensure that electric vehicle (EV) drivers have access to a seamless network of charging stations connecting major highway systems from the Atlantic Coast, through the Midwest and South, and into the Gulf and Central Plains regions.

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27th February 2021

Michelin tyres will be 100% sustainable by 2050

By 2050, all Michelin tyres will be made entirely from renewable, recycled, biosourced or otherwise sustainable materials.

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21st November 2020

Largest 3D-printed apartment building in Europe

This week, a German company deployed 3D printing technology to begin construction of a new residential block, which is set to become the largest printed apartment building in Europe.

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19th November 2020

Wind-powered, transatlantic car carrier planned for 2024

In the near future, large vessels carrying vehicles or other cargo across the ocean could be powered by wind, thanks to innovative sail technology.

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9th November 2020

First passengers travel safely on a Hyperloop

In the Nevada desert yesterday, Virgin Hyperloop tested human travel in a Hyperloop pod for the first time.

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31st October 2020

Building in China "walks" using robotic legs

A five-storey building in China has been relocated using an innovative system of robotic legs.

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20th September 2020

Device captures microplastic pollution from tyre wear

A new wheel-fitted device by technology startup, The Tyre Collective, could help to reduce both air and plastic pollution produced from vehicles.

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6th August 2020

Virgin Galactic unveils Mach 3 aircraft design

Aerospace company Virgin Galactic has announced a first stage design scope for the build of a new aircraft capable of reaching speeds of Mach 3 (3,700 km/h, or 2,300 mph).

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29th July 2020

Virgin Galactic reveals SpaceShipTwo cabin interior

British aerospace and space travel company Virgin Galactic today revealed the cabin interior of its SpaceShipTwo vehicle – VSS Unity.

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