A new economic model is emerging that re-evaluates our current approach to production and consumption. It is based on circular mechanisms in which products and materials can be reused, repaired, refurbished, remanufactured and recycled.
Three scientists have been awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their pioneering work on lithium-ion batteries. Today lithium-ion batteries are used in everything from mobile phone to electric cars.
Laser technology is widely used today, in areas stretching from printing to surgical operations. It is so ubiquitous that we easily forget that it can be dangerous for our health if it does not meet the strictest safety benchmarks.