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To your health

3D-printing to reduce meat consumption

While interest is growing in meat alternatives, the challenge for such products is that their texture doesn’t resemble meat. A start-up firm in Israel is now using industrial-scale 3D-printing to produce a plant-based ‘alt-steak’ that has a structure and texture similar to a real steak.

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Source: World Economic Forum
Powerless in a pandemic
EnergyHealth

Powerless in a pandemic

Solar energy for off-grid healthcare

COVID-19 has reminded us that health facilities require electric power for myriad uses, including lighting, ventilation, refrigeration for vaccines and running life-saving equipment. Solar mini-grid systems have proven to be a reliable energy supply for rural health facilities.

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Source: Eco-Business
Food systems
ClimateFoodHealth

Food systems

Time to make them climate & pandemic proof

The combination of climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic continues to devastate food security and farmers’ livelihoods. We therefore must shift towards ‘agroecological’ practices that work with nature instead of against it and protect farmers that face spiralling debt.

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Source: Climate Home News
COVID-19 exposure
HealthICT

COVID-19 exposure

Disinfecting spaces with robots using UV-C light

The threat of spreading COVID-19 persists with every droplet dispersed into the air. A team from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory designed a robotic system that uses UV-C light to disinfect surfaces and neutralize aerosolized forms of the coronavirus.

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Source: World Economic Forum
Building back better
ClimateHealth

Building back better

Five proposals to kickstart a green recovery

With a recession looming, there is no point in reinventing an outdated economic model. Research has shown how a green recovery could benefit the climate as well as prosperity and health. Quick wins are needed though, to build support among citizens and investors.

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Source: The Conversation
Fighting COVID-19
HealthICT

Fighting COVID-19

Artificial Intelligence plays a key role

In the fight against COVID-19, organisations have been quick to apply their Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning know-how. Both technologies are playing a key role in better understanding how COVID-19 spreads and speeding up research and treatment.

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Source: World Economic Forum