Category: Science & Engineering

Can Britain ever achieve a zero waste to landfill figure?

New guidelines in 2011 were introduced that stipulate all businesses and organisations now have to apply waste hierarchy systems when dealing and disposing of waste. These rules suggest that all organisations who deal with waste should dispose of it in an environmentally friendly way. What is clear is that older forms of disposing of waste,

How buildings use technology for climate control

architecture

Buildings across the world are becoming more and more advanced over time thanks to the influx of modern technologies and developments. It makes a lot of sense, then, that equally advanced tech should be used to keep these buildings cool! Here, we explore the world’s most complex buildings, and how they have adapted to deal

How reliable is a home DNA test?

DNA test

Analysing a person’s DNA used to be a long, difficult and expensive process – reserved for police investigations and high-tech labs. But with recent advances in technology, it’s now possible for anyone to produce a sample at home and send it off for testing for as little as £100. As a result, home DNA testing

Technology that could solve the world’s waste problem

rubbish

The waste management industry doesn’t really do technology – with many companies reluctant to even get a website or offer online bookings. But as the planet continues to produce waste & pollution, that could be about to change. We take a look at some of the most promising technologies & innovations that could could solve

Supersonic air travel might be making a comeback

Concorde

Fifteen years after the last Concorde flight landed in 2003, supersonic air travel might be ready to make a comeback. But not everyone’s happy about it. A new documentary short by Verge Science delves into the reasons people are so eager to bring back ultra-fast civilian flights, and why they stopped in the first place.