the essential element
As the advance of renewable tech gathers pace, the lithium race is on.
DENGUE’s Front line
Coronavirus may be dominating the news, but the battle against dengue fever also continues. The World Health Organization states that about half of the world’s population is now at risk and 2019 saw the largest number of dengue cases ever reported. In Southeast Asia, one of the most vulnerable regions, 1.3 million people were officially infected, straining health services and poor households. Laure Siegel travels to the area to speak to those most at risk.
LESSONS FROM NATURE
Traditional methods of design and construction have led to a built-world of inefficient, unsustainable materials and structures. By unpicking nature’s secrets and copying them, scientists in the field of biomimetics aim to create a more intelligent world.
EXPLORE: NOOSA RIVER
Laura Waters paddles from ocean to source on the Noosa River in southeast Queensland, leaving behind a glitzy coastline for a wild environment of rolling sand dunes, mirrored waters and Australia’s own Everglades
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