Engineers at Duke University have developed the world’s first fully recyclable printed electronics, demonstrated in the form of a transistor that can be reduced to its original building blocks with the help of baths and sound waves.
The UK government has announced a legally binding commitment to hit a 78 percent emissions reduction target by 2035, as compared to 1990 levels, on the way to net zero emissions by 2050. For the first time, this target includes aviation and shipping.
“We’re electric, so we don’t have to worry about combustion engines producing toxic emissions – but that doesn’t mean our job is done,” says Polestar’s Head of Sustainability, Fredrika Klarén. “We will now work to eradicate all emissions stemming from production.”
Renault Trucks is the latest manufacturer to lay out its electrification pledge: it’ll have a battery or fuel cell option in every segment from 2023, it’s aiming for 35 percent electric sales in 2030, and it’ll ditch fossil fuels and decarbonize completely by 2040.
The results from the first 12 months of a small universal basic income trial in California suggest those receiving the monthly unconditional payments report increased rates of employment and improved mental health.