electrical

Robot fireflies fly

22 June 2022 Inspired by fireflies, researchers have developed new robots that can emit light when they fly. Image courtesy of MIT researchers Fireflies that light up dark backyards during warm summer evenings use their luminescence for communication – to attract a friend, ward off predators or attract prey. These glittering bugs also drew inspiration …

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E-waste warning as a record number of recycled electrical items

E-waste warning as a record number of recycled electrical items

IRELANDIC CONSUMERS RECYCLE a record number of electrical items last year, but the country’s largest e-waste system has warned that its unsustainable targets need to be changed to reflect a more circular economy. Despite the ever-increasing public awareness and participation, the goals do not count circular strategies already taken by businesses and consumers to prevent …

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