This week's Top 7 celebrates innovations that make the world a better place
In recent months, Springwise has spotted a number of innovations that — said simply — make the world a better place. Many of them help improve the environment such as 3D printed seawalls to boost biodiversity. But some combat social ills such as digital billboards to help homeless people find shelter. Or are health-related like fidget spinners that save lives in some of the poorest corners of the earth. At Springwise, we find all of the innovations we share worthwhile, but admittedly, some are more inspiring than others. Our latest Top 7 celebrates some recent world improving innovations. Enjoy!
3D printed seawalls promote biodiversity and reduce pollution
Volvo supports seawall design that mimics a popular habitat for marine life
Adults see world through a child’s eyes using virtual reality
Virtual reality helps social workers and others engage more effectively with vulnerable children
Carbon sink absorbs carbon dioxide to produce clean energy
University researchers create a system that cleans the environment and produces clean energy
Digital billboard helps the homeless find shelter
On cold nights a Swedish digital billboard company provides directions on where to find the nearest homeless shelter.
Fidget spinners can save lives as centrifuges
Researchers at the National Taiwan University discover that the plastic children’s toy can spin fast enough to separate blood
Hospital pulls moisture from the air to get clean water
Solar-powered “hydropanels” on a roof turn moisture into drinkable water
IoT beehive protects bee life
A startup has developed a new sustainable beehive with IoT connectivity to eradicate deadly mites and keep bees safe.
Pakistan eradicates transport emissions with bio-methane
A public transport initiative goes fully emission-free with an unusual new source for fuel.