Cutting carbon emissions in the chemical sector will be hard - but the benefits could be enormous. Here's a look at where the industry is today - and where it could go tomorrow.
Scaling up technology, policy support and stimulating demand: we will need to focus on all three if we are to realise a net-zero emissions world within the next three decades.
Billions of tons of CO2 can be removed from the atmosphere every year and used to make products such as building materials and fuels. What are we waiting for?
Tuberculosis kills 1.8 million people each year, and has 28 drugs used to treat it. When combined, there are over 24,000 three to four drug combinations.
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 ...
Soft and stretchable: it can conduct heat and electricity, actively change its shape, the shape-morphing can be activated electrically, it is also resilient to significant damage and is s...
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.