Mycelium leather is fibrous and tough yet pliable and waterproof, and has been touted as an environmentally-friendly alternative to synthetic products or natural leather made from animal ...
From limitless spider silk to vaccines, biofoundries take advantage of nature's incredible capacity for building.
As major emitters, the heavy industry sectors have a vital role to play in keeping global warming to well below 2˚C. Whether you see this as a huge challenge or an incredible opportunity,...
If sufficiently forceful action is taken over the next few years and sustained over the next three decades, we can cut emissions to net zero.
Guided by artificial intelligence and powered by a robotic platform, a system developed by MIT researchers moves a step closer to automating the production of small molecules.
World Economic Forum Young Scientist Pierre Karam is integrating biosensors into smartphones in order to monitor and control waterborne and infectious diseases in resource-limited settings.
Olga Fink, a World Economic Forum Young Scientist, is developing intelligent algorithms to improve the safety and reliability of complex industrial assets.
NASA has chosen the winner in its contest to design habitation for humans on Mars. It will be built on the red planet using a 3D printer and concrete made from pulverised Martian rocks.
This growing acidification of the oceans, caused by changes in the climate, is becoming a serious problem for the production of shellfish around the world.
Tech education lags behind the pace of innovation - and needs to play catch-up.
Our addiction to plastic has created a huge global problem. But new technologies and ventures are closing the plastic loop, bringing discarded plastics back into the supply chain as a raw...
Creating a circular economy for plastics will depend on new business models and innovation to transform consumer packaged goods. Here's how that could work
Uncovering practical solutions – and deploying them to work together – will give humanity the best chance of solving problems of like energy consumption and waste.
Fast fashion suits the demand for the growing global middle class for choice and value, but it carries a high environmental price. It's time to start moving to a more sustainable business...
These are some of the most significant and breathtaking photographs from the science world in the past 100 years.