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Tidal bore energy was harnessed as far back as the 1960s. It’s predictable, renewable and can produce massive amounts of power; but it’s also costly and damaging

Tidal bore energy: how its harnessed

Tidal bore energy was harnessed as far back as the 1960s. It’s predictable, renewable and can produce massive amounts of power; but it’s also costly and damaging

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Big data is fuelling a revolution in healthcare and providing a solid return on investment for those brave enough to fund the tech innovation. Rita Lobo looks at how the figures stack up
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Sharing is caring: how big data could revolutionise healthcare

Big data is fuelling a revolution in healthcare and providing a solid return on investment for those brave enough to fund the tech innovation. Rita Lobo looks at how the figures stack up

Strategy Japan has one of the highest adoption rates in the world – but nearly all instances are patriarchs adopting well-educated men in their 20s and 30s

Adult adoption a key ingredient to success in Japanese business

Japan has one of the highest adoption rates in the world – but nearly all instances are patriarchs adopting well-educated men in their 20s and 30s

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Business Virtual reality is staging a comeback. Advances made in video games are being applied in education, healthcare and psychotherapy

Virtual reality set to enhance just about every industry

Virtual reality is staging a comeback. Advances made in video games are being applied in education, healthcare and psychotherapy

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Strategy Crowdfunding is threatening to supplant the banking industry’s status as the go-to source of finance for small businesses, writes Matt Timms

Crowdfunding changes the face of small business financing

Crowdfunding is threatening to supplant the banking industry’s status as the go-to source of finance for small businesses, writes Matt Timms

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Business So far, 2014 has been a stellar year for logistics services. We speak to New Economy Award winner Santos Brasil about the surge in trade

Santos Brasil brings benefits from booming ports Brazil-wide

So far, 2014 has been a stellar year for logistics services. We speak to New Economy Award winner Santos Brasil about the surge in trade

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Business The New Economy is proud to recognise Nairobi’s Sarit Centre as Africa’s Most Sustainable Shopping Mall. The centre’s managers explain how, as well as protecting the environment, it has survived a coup, anticipated trends and revolutionised retail

‘City within a city’ Sarit Centre changes African retail forever

The New Economy is proud to recognise Nairobi’s Sarit Centre as Africa’s Most Sustainable Shopping Mall. The centre’s managers explain how, as well as protecting the environment, it has survived a coup, anticipated trends and revolutionised retail

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Energy Methane is one of the main contributors to greenhouse gas emissions. Paul Fukumoto of cleantech specialist Ener-Core explains how we can turn this pollutant into a valuable energy source

Cleantech innovator Ener-Core turns air pollution into energy

Methane is one of the main contributors to greenhouse gas emissions. Paul Fukumoto of cleantech specialist Ener-Core explains how we can turn this pollutant into a valuable energy source

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Technology A subprime auto loan boom following the financial crisis has brought about a new evil, in the form of the virtual repo man

Loan providers to punish late payers through car disablement

A subprime auto loan boom following the financial crisis has brought about a new evil, in the form of the virtual repo man

Technology Wearable tech has been a hot topic ever since Google announced its glasses and Samsung helped pioneer the smartwatch. Now a slew of young researchers are investing in wearable fashion that generates sustainable energy

Sustainable style: the young designers revolutionising clothing

Wearable tech has been a hot topic ever since Google announced its glasses and Samsung helped pioneer the smartwatch. Now a slew of young researchers are investing in wearable fashion that generates sustainable energy

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Technology In the wake of its most successful iPhone launch in September, Apple fails to impress with the iPad Air 2

Apple divides the crowd at underwhelming iPad launch

In the wake of its most successful iPhone launch in September, Apple fails to impress with the iPad Air 2

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Technology Professor Karsten König of JenLab explains how femtosecond lasers are making an impact in nanosurgery, from stem cells to sunscreen

JenLab’s nanotechnology solutions speed up skin cancer detection

Professor Karsten König of JenLab explains how femtosecond lasers are making an impact in nanosurgery, from stem cells to sunscreen

Technology Britain has a rich and proud history of invention – it helped create the modern world. However, it has a lousy track record in making any money from its innovations

The Brits: great at inventing, not so successful at monetising

Britain has a rich and proud history of invention – it helped create the modern world. However, it has a lousy track record in making any money from its innovations

Energy Aeroplanes are polluters, but the businesses that support them can do a lot to offset that. Henri-Philippe Sambuc, CEO of Catecar, explains how his company’s latest electric vehicle is just one example of this

Catecar fights against climate change with Dragonfly vehicle

Aeroplanes are polluters, but the businesses that support them can do a lot to offset that. Henri-Philippe Sambuc, CEO of Catecar, explains how his company’s latest electric vehicle is just one example of this

Technology SynCardia, winner of the 2014 New Economy Award for Best Medical Device Company, explains how its temporary Total Artificial Heart bridges the gap to a donor heart transplant

Hundreds of lives transformed by SynCardia’s artificial heart

SynCardia, winner of the 2014 New Economy Award for Best Medical Device Company, explains how its temporary Total Artificial Heart bridges the gap to a donor heart transplant

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Strategy A collaboration between the OECD, the OECD Development Centre and the CLIO-INFRA project of academic researchers has released a report looking at people’s wellbeing and how it has progressed since the early 20th century

New study reveals the truth about economics and wellbeing

A collaboration between the OECD, the OECD Development Centre and the CLIO-INFRA project of academic researchers has released a report looking at people’s wellbeing and how it has progressed since the early 20th century

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Business The world’s airports are becoming more sustainable, with quieter aeroplanes, greener passenger transport and less light pollution

Airports around the world compete to become more sustainable

The world’s airports are becoming more sustainable, with quieter aeroplanes, greener passenger transport and less light pollution

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Technology Medical technology is a competitive market in which only truly groundbreaking products thrive. Stryker, winner of our Best Endoscopic Innovations Company 2014 award with its 1488 Endoscopic Camera, tells us how it is done

Stryker’s 1488 Endoscopic Camera a ‘game changer’ for healthcare

Medical technology is a competitive market in which only truly groundbreaking products thrive. Stryker, winner of our Best Endoscopic Innovations Company 2014 award with its 1488 Endoscopic Camera, tells us how it is done

Strategy The New Economy is proud to name Gold Fields Ghana the recipient of its 2014 Award for Best Corporate Social Responsibility Policy in Africa. Here, the company explains how it has helped stakeholder communities develop sustainably

Gold Fields Ghana sets standard for responsible business

The New Economy is proud to name Gold Fields Ghana the recipient of its 2014 Award for Best Corporate Social Responsibility Policy in Africa. Here, the company explains how it has helped stakeholder communities develop sustainably