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Cryptocurrency mining company uses green energy

Austrian startup has built cryptocurrency mining facilities that run on hydroelectricity, reducing running costs of powering mining hardware.

Decoy sea turtle egg is a tracker for poachers

A new low-cost device uses geotagging technology to deter and reduce the illegal wildlife trade.

Indian startup helps women rise in business

A new Indian customer-to-customer platform aims to help local women build home-based retail businesses.

Reusable smart cups help London coffee shops recycle

A new subscription service that works with multiple brands, allows customers to return their cups to any participating store.

Pay-by-fingerprint programme for tourists goes nationwide

Japan is introducing a system that will allow tourists to use fingerprints for payments while traveling.

Platform lets readers microfinance news outlets of choice

A new platform provides a monthly subscription service that helps readers microfinance journalists and media companies with a single click.

App personalizes sound for each ear

A new app optimizes every phone call for the individual’s needs, including adapting to contextual sound.

App creates live gigs anywhere and any time

An augmented reality app allows users to listen to new musicians play concerts anywhere in the world.

Used toilet paper helps pave a bike path

Dutch companies have devised a way to recycle toilet into construction materials.

Biodegradable clothing grown using waste methane

A new company hopes to use waste methane to grow bio-polyester for use in clothing manufacture.

Dubai issues world’s first state-run cryptocurrency

The local government in Dubai has officially launched its own cryptocurrency to support faster and contactless payments.

Creative campaign helps earthquake victims

Design agency creates an Airbnb-inspired site to raise funds for survivors of the Mexican earthquake.

VR system allows robots to be controlled remotely

The new system could change the future of manufacturing jobs allowing workers to operate machines from anywhere in the world.

Where Are They Now?: Pavegen

We spoke to Laurence Kemball-Cook, founder of Pavegen whose expansion plans could see more cities using the electricity generating paving slab making energy more sustainable and accessible worldwide.