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These eco-zeppelins could help to clean up the aviation industry

These eco-zeppelins could help to clean up the aviation industry

A small Bedford-based tech start-up called Hybrid Air Vehicles has just sold 10 environmentally friendly airships to a Spanish airliner. Could this be the early knockings of a cleaner aviation industry? As you’re no doubt aware by now, the aviation industry is a serious carbon emitter. Reportedly responsible for around 2% of all human-created pollution, the planes that fly us across oceans and all over the globe continue to create...

By London, UK
Europe’s first psychedelic drug trial firm opens in London

Europe’s first psychedelic drug trial firm opens in London

Clerkenwell Health aims to establish the UK as the heart of the commercial psychedelic research ecosystem, working closely with experts and drug developers around the world to tackle some of the most complex mental health conditions. After decades of demonisation and criminalisation, psychedelic drugs are being proved to have profound implications for a field that in recent decades has seen few pharmacological advancements. I’m talking, of course, about the treatment...

By London, UK
AI is being taught to monitor coral reef health through its ‘songs’

AI is being taught to monitor coral reef health through its ‘songs’

Who’s making the hardest beats under the sea these days? We’ll soon find out, because British scientists have trained AI to track the sounds of coral reefs to monitor their health. It’s not all Little Mermaid and Finding Nemo narratives down there, but regardless, the ocean is a noisy place - especially in areas where sea life is abundant. In particular, the complex soundscapes discovered amongst coral reefs can offer up...

By London, UK
The technology addressing the ocean’s carbon acidity problem

The technology addressing the ocean’s carbon acidity problem

Carbon sequestration is largely deemed as a good thing for the climate, but our oceans are becoming more acidic with every metric ton stored. Here’s how technology is helping to balance that. Geoengineers continue searching for ways to sequester more of our atmosphere’s carbon within the ocean, but as with everything in life, there’s both a ying and a yang. It turns out nearly a third of all CO2 emissions we...

By London, UK