Floating barriers enable ocean to clean itself

oceancleanuparray-1-pollution-oceans-plastic-ecoOcean Cleanup is organizing the largest cleanup in history using floating barriers and natural ocean currents to gather up plastic pollution.

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App links coffee lovers with on-demand baristas

coffeeshots-home-barista-app-p2pCoffee Shots is an app, which connects coffee lovers with nearby home-baristas, so that they can enjoy a coffee together.

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The world’s first virtual reality cinema has opened in Amsterdam

VRCinemaThe VR Cinema gives movie-goers an immersive experience via Samsung Gear VR, headphones, and 360 degree chairs.

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Localized sharing economy app for neighbors

peerby-sharing-economy-app-products-greenPeerby is a sharing economy app that enables people to borrow items from their neighbors, rather than splash out on new products.

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Design museum for Mumbai’s makers

design-museum-dharavi-makerDesign Museum Dharavi is a mobile platform for local makers to connect with clients, run workshops and promote social change in the Indian ‘slum’.

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Smog vacuum turns pollution into jewelry

Smog-free-towers-clean-air-NetherlandsStudio Roosegaarde has developed a wind-powered tower that sucks in smog from the air, and uses the particles to make jewelry.

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In Rotterdam, cyclists get the green light faster when it rains

Rotterdam-traffic-lights-rain-sensor-cycle-lanes-NetherlandsThe Netherlands city is trialling traffic light sensors, which limit cyclist waiting times to 40 seconds when it’s raining.

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Wind powered amusement park teaches visitors about sustainability

quarrant-sustainable-amusement-park-turbinesSustainable energy provider Qurrent is collaborating with Jora Entertainment on plans for the world’s first sustainable theme park.

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Cashiers will keep an eye on elderly customers’ wellbeing

Photo: Susan SermonetaDutch supermarket staff are keeping an eye out for signs of loneliness or neglect in older customers as part of the Super Care initiative.

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Tetris-style blocks for customizable homes

Tetris-House-modular-blocks-NetherlandsTetris House consists of window-walled concrete blocks that can be arranged in multiple configurations with additional features.

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