Move over Styrofoam -- this fully biodegradable new packaging made from mushrooms will soon be used to protect all our purchased goods. Ikea has already made the switch and has hailed it for being very easy to mold to fit any design.
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The idea is to send mirrors up into Earth's orbit that would reflect some of the sun's light away from the earth, lowering the ammount of UV radiation that hits us, while using that same light to generate energy. The technology is still in development, but if they find a way to transmit the energy back down to the planet, it could help solve the ecological crisis and provide clean energy.
When oil is spilled in the ocean, we have a pretty easy time cleaning the floating patches, but it's much harder to collect the oil that's spread out underwater. New sponges made of silicon, however, have been found to seek out and absorb these droplets. It's hopeful that this new invention could trap oil as it spills.