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Used and recycled clothes re-purposed for construction materials
Thanks to a new composite created with textile fibers, through a university-led project, waste materials could be reused for facade cladding, floating flooring and acoustic false ceiling.
How does Europe finance sustainable urban mobility?
Cities require increasingly more space for urban mobility that is respectful of the environment and at the same time accessible and friendly to citizens. To manage these needs, Europe has created financing instruments that help economically cover these conditions through the launch of projects that favor the implementation of infrastructures in line with this objective.
Turned-off traffic lights and cold showers to save gas
Faced with heavy dependence on Russian natural gas and unprecedented price rises, the EU is aiming to cut gas consumption by 15% over the next eight months. To achieve this, some countries have opted for common-sense measures, such as limiting the use of air conditioning and heating, and other much more surprising ones, such as turning off traffic lights at night or allowing only cold showers in public gyms.
How the world's largest aircraft was built (and destroyed)
The invasion of Ukraine has wiped out one of the jewels of world aviation. A Russian attack in February destroyed the Antonov An-225, an achievement of human engineering. This is how its owners aspire to rebuild the largest aircraft on the planet.
The windscreen wiper and other inventions created by women
One day Mary Anderson was on a streetcar and noticed that the driver had to repeatedly wipe the snow off the window. She came up with a solution: a wiper activated from inside the vehicle to remove the snow. We analyse how the windscreen wiper was born and other great inventions originated by women.