Start-up of the day: seaweed packaging from Spanish Futuralga

Marine biologists Sofía Tristancho Ruiz and Víctor Manuel Pérez Ignacio from Cadiz in Spain started their company Futuralga because they saw that seaweed was just rotting along the coast, while this can also be used as a biodegradable raw material for packaging of...

No money for a business class ticket and still have your flatbed on the plane? It is possible, says TU Delft

No money for a business class ticket and still have a flatbed on your flight to New York? TU Delft students have come up with the solution and have been nominated for the Crystal Cabin Award 2020 with it. In addition to the flatbeds, they also came up with chaises...

Eternal youth and good health from stem cells soon within reach?

Could one of humankind's wildest dreams - eternal youth and eternal good health - perhaps come true after all? Well, we're probably not quite there yet. But a new discovery in stem cell research may well constitute a step in this direction. Researchers led by...

New start for start-up eBlocker: ‘Never trust an investor’

A year ago, Hamburg's start-up eBlocker won the coveted Smart Home Initiative Award. That very same day, eBlocker's fate was essentially sealed. A potentially major strategic partner withdrew their support for the company. Bankruptcy was inevitable. Together with...

Start-up of the Day: Rebel Meat wants to reduce meat consumption in a sustainable way

The start-up Rebel Meat originally began with Skype meetings between Basel and Vienna. Biochemist Cornelia Habacher held a postgraduate position at the Univeristy of Basel and wanted to invent a low-meat, sustainable hamburger. She found a partner with start-up...

Follow-up: Will drones make aviation greener?

In the weekly ‘follow-up’ section we present a sequel to the best-read article of the past week. This week: how are we going to make aviation greener? No money for a business class...

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