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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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Governments want to appear active on global warming, but are they actually turning their back on the issue?
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Why are governments pretending global warming isn’t happening?

Governments want to appear active on global warming, but are they actually turning their back on the issue?

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 innovators Ener-Core turn 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

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

Talking heads Autonomous cars are already being tested on public roads in the US. For the sick, infirm and incompetent, it’s a boon: for others, it’s a sign our reliance on computers is out of control

The driverless car: a bright or dystopian future ahead?

Autonomous cars are already being tested on public roads in the US. For the sick, infirm and incompetent, it’s a boon: for others, it’s a sign our reliance on computers is out of control

Business After decades of civil war, the Angolan economy is now flourishing. Experts from Eaglestone, the New Economy Award-winning independent financial services and private equity firm, explain how the government is supporting businesses and investment

Eaglestone sees a new era of opportunity for Angola

After decades of civil war, the Angolan economy is now flourishing. Experts from Eaglestone, the New Economy Award-winning independent financial services and private equity firm, explain how the government is supporting businesses and investment

Technology Copenhagen is one of many cities threatened by rising sea levels and extreme weather – but it has an ambitious plan to defend itself

Copenhagen weather change prompts audacious flood plan

Copenhagen is one of many cities threatened by rising sea levels and extreme weather – but it has an ambitious plan to defend itself

Technology The need for clean water and simple solutions to killer illnesses is ever growing. Ingenuity Lab, an Alberta-based technology accelerator, has won a New Economy Award for its work to make those solutions better and more affordable

Ingenuity Lab: fighting blindness, influenza and water pollution

The need for clean water and simple solutions to killer illnesses is ever growing. Ingenuity Lab, an Alberta-based technology accelerator, has won a New Economy Award for its work to make those solutions better and more affordable

Business eBay has announced plans to spin off PayPal in 2015 to better focus on emerging challenges and opportunities in the e-payments market

eBay and PayPal part ways as the latter grows faster

eBay has announced plans to spin off PayPal in 2015 to better focus on emerging challenges and opportunities in the e-payments market