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Ford to use McDonald’s compost for cars

Published on 12/04/2019 @ 8 AM EST

The car manufacturer will be using McDonald’s used coffee bean husks to create a variety of auto components such as headlamp housings. Along with sustainability, this recycled material will allow Ford parts to be up to 20% lighter.

Berkeley scientists develop better battery grid

Published on 11/10/2019 @ 1 AM EST

By using “flow batteries,” the battery grid can harness solar and wind energy for a more sustainable energy solution. The scientists developed AquaPIM membrane technology which will make flow batteries more accessible at a faster rate to the public.

Amazon Spheres offer botanical workspace

Published on 06/16/2019 @ 10 AM EST

Just unveiled by Amazon, these conservatories offer a relaxing workspace. This 70,000 square foot botanical park sits in downtown Seattle near the company's headquarters. With more than 40,000 plants from 30 countries, the gardens should provide space for meetings.