Andreas Späth

Cannabis batteries for green energy storage

2014-09-15 11:38

Research has identified industrial hemp as a viable raw material for energy storage devices that may be used to efficiently bank electricity generated from renewable sources, says Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Elephant poaching at genocidal levels

2014-08-25 07:49 2 comments | 948 views

Africa’s elephant population is in trouble, says Andreas Wilson-Späth. According to a new study, tens of thousands of elephants have been killed illegally.

See the Great Barrier Reef before it’s too late

2014-08-18 10:08 2 comments | 2055 views

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is on many people’s bucket list. And we’re busy breaking it, says Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Frankenstein biology - good or bad for us?

2014-08-04 10:16 17 comments | 2192 views

The idea of creating life has fascinated humans for millennia, but until fairly recently, the thought of it becoming an actual reality was pretty much taboo, writesAndreas Wilson-Späth.

All the plastic in the sea

2014-07-21 14:13 2 comments | 1292 views

Let’s cut down on the vast quantities of plastic we produce, buy, use and throw away every day, writes Andreas Wilson-Späth

Genetically engineered mossies

2014-07-07 12:35 1 comments | 292 views

The world’s gene splicing and dicing scientists are a busy lot who have long started to experiment with modifying the genetic material of animal species as well, says Andreas Wilson Späth.

Let them eat bugs

2014-06-17 08:53 11 comments | 1369 views

Why are prawns a delicacy, while cockroaches are just yuk? To an objective observer they don't really look all that different after all, says Andreas Wilson-Späth.

 

Putting a market value on nature

2014-07-08 07:42 2 comments | 556 views

What is nature worth to you? No, not in terms of the joy of seeing a rose-tinted sunset or a rhino in the wild, but in rands and cents, asks Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Reinventing the leaf

2014-06-23 07:53 4 comments | 1988 views

One of the holy grails of solar power technology might soon become a reality, Andreas Wilson-Späth.

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