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13th November 2022

Major housing development to be 3D-printed

Work has started on the first large-scale community of 3D-printed homes in the United States, with reservations to be available in 2023.

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23rd September 2022

Climate extremes, viruses, social unrest ... war? We desperately need a Plan B

A guest piece by Richard Fox.

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26th June 2022

First solar-powered car will debut this year

A futuristic new solar-powered vehicle is now road-legal, with first delivery expected as early as November and will give drivers the freedom to exceed 1,000 km of range between charges.

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18th June 2022

Batteries 98% charged in under 10 minutes

California-based Enovix is developing 3D silicon lithium-ion batteries with faster charging times and higher energy densities than current cells.

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8th June 2022

First ocean crossing by autonomous cargo ship

Avikus – a subsidiary of South Korean conglomerate HD Hyundai – has conducted the autonomous navigation of a large ship across the ocean, becoming the first company in the world to do so.

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31st May 2022

Walmart expands drone delivery service

Retail giant Walmart is bringing the convenience of drone delivery to 4 million households, in partnership with DroneUp.

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17th May 2022

Google Maps to add "immersive view"

The world's most-downloaded travel app will soon become more immersive and intuitive thanks to a major upgrade.

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28th April 2022

World's first prototype floating city will adapt to sea level rise

UN-Habitat, the Busan Metropolitan City of the Republic of Korea, and OCEANIX have this week presented a design for the world's first prototype sustainable floating city.

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27th April 2022

New York on track for zero-emission electricity by 2040

Two huge new infrastructure projects in New York are expected to dramatically cut the state's greenhouse gas emissions.

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22nd April 2022

Nissan aiming for solid-state battery cells by 2028

Japanese carmaker Nissan has unveiled a prototype production facility for laminated all-solid-state battery cells, which the company aims to bring to market in 2028.

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4th March 2022

Australia to build tallest vertical garden

A new mixed-use skyscraper will become the tallest in Australia at 366 metres (1,201 ft), while also featuring the world's tallest vertical garden.

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20th January 2022

BMW reveals colour-changing car

German carmaker BMW has demonstrated the use of electrophoretic technology enabling a vehicle's surface to rapidly change its colour. The futuristic concept has potential for a number of interior and exterior applications.

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10th January 2022

First 3D-printed, owner-occupied home in U.S.

Alquist, a house printing company, recently partnered with Habitat for Humanity to create a 3D-printed home in Williamsburg, Virginia.

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8th January 2022

Drone with defibrillator saves first heart attack patient

For the first time in medical history, a drone has played a crucial part in saving a life during a sudden cardiac arrest.

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29th December 2021

Shifting conferences online cuts carbon footprint by 94%

The COVID-19 pandemic – unexpectedly – has shown humanity a new way to reduce climate change: scrap in-person meetings and conventions.

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10th December 2021

Mining robot can bore through "previously impenetrable geologies"

A new robotics startup, Petra, emerged from stealth yesterday with funding of $33 million and a promising new technology for the mining industry.

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