Australian engineers are working on patches that can detect all sorts of environmental hazards, like UV radiation and toxic gas. Stretchy and transparent, the sensors would stick to the skin, like a nicotine patch, or be sewn into clothing.
Shama Bibi has recently become a "Light Lady", one of the women that the Buksh Foundation, a non-profit organisation in Lahore, has trained to help spread the benefits of solar energy throughout rural Pakistan.
Pandas, you’ve got competition. A company based in Tokushima prefecture in western Japan said it will build the world’s first fire-powered electricity plant which will use bamboo as its main source of fuel.
The quarter-acre of wildflowers, adjacent to the 15th green at Allentown Municipal Golf Course, used to be a pile of dirt. Once an eyesore, this plot of land now is part of an international program to restore the honeybee population.