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Discovery gives hope for efficient, flexible, inexpensive plastic solar cells

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Discovery gives hope for efficient, flexible, inexpensive plastic solar cells

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Silicon-based solar cells, by far the most prevalent type of solar cell available today, might provide clean, green energy but they are bulky, rigid and expensive to produce. Organic (carbon-based) semiconductors ar...

New website Advertactivist.com raises funds to advertise charities’ and campaign groups’ positive social messages

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New website Advertactivist.com raises funds to advertise charities’ and campaign groups’ positive social messages

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It's estimated to be worth 19 billion pounds a year in the UK, but advertising hasn't always had the best reputation. Now a new online platform is helping fund campaigns that carry a positive social message. Adve...

North Sea leaks ‘reality check’ for British oil industry, says Greenpeace

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North Sea leaks ‘reality check’ for British oil industry, says Greenpeace

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Environmentalists say industry's arctic safety case undermined by figures showing 55 pollution incidents in last month. Britain's offshore rigs and platforms have leaked oil or other chemicals into the North Sea on...

With great sadness..Shauna Crockett-Burrows, 1930–2012

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With great sadness..Shauna Crockett-Burrows, 1930–2012

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This taken from her Newspaper's website.. Founder of the world’s first positive newspaper passes away It is with great regret that we announce that our founder, Shauna Crockett-Burrows, has passed away. A mon...

Tiny electric car folds up into itself for easy parking

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Tiny electric car folds up into itself for easy parking

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Step aside, Smart cars! Say hello to the Hiriko, the real-life result of the MIT CityCar prototype launched this week in Spain. Not only is the electric two-seater a mere 100 inches long (about the size of a Smar...

Wind Turbines on Farmland May Benefit Crops

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Wind Turbines on Farmland May Benefit Crops

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New research shows that wind turbines may help corn and soybean crops stay cooler and dryer, help them fend off fungal infestations and improve their ability to extract growth-enhancing carbon dioxide from the air ...

Pay It Forward Bracelets: A small idea for a big change

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Pay It Forward Bracelets: A small idea for a big change

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Some people feel that their ability to change to world for the better is miniscule. They feel that they lack either time or money or a platform from which to manifest this change. Charley Johnson wants to change all...

Brain waves from thoughts of sounds used to move cursor

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Brain waves from thoughts of sounds used to move cursor

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A cursor on a computer screen can be controlled using thoughts about a range of vowel sounds, research has found. Brain signals have been translated into motion or even pictures before, but the current research show...

Brazil Seeks Ban On Monsanto Herbicide Due To Alarming Toxicity Risks

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Brazil Seeks Ban On Monsanto Herbicide Due To Alarming Toxicity Risks

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Brazil wants to place a ban on Monsanto and get rid of genetically modified organisms. In a historic ruling March 13, Brazil’s Federal Appeal Court canceled its contract with biotechnology giant Bayer (read Setting th...

Scientists find ‘better way’ to grow adult stem cells

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Scientists find ‘better way’ to grow adult stem cells

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A new plastic surface which overcomes the difficulties associated with growing adult stem cells has been developed, according to scientists. Standard surfaces have proved limited for growing large amounts and retai...

Electric Garbage Trucks Hit The Paris Streets

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Electric Garbage Trucks Hit The Paris Streets

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The City of Lights will be home to the first fleet of fully-electric garbage trucks. Created through a collaboration between Dow Kokam and PVI, the electric fleet will boast an advanced lithium polymer battery system...

Flying less is more, say businesses – WWF

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Flying less is more, say businesses – WWF

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New research published today by WWF suggests that, following the recession, businesses are making a permanent commitment to fly less. Nearly half of UK businesses said that they had cut business flights over the...

Zac Goldsmith sells the Ecologist for £1

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Zac Goldsmith sells the Ecologist for £1

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Leading environment magazine known for its campaigns and hard-hitting investigations will merge with Resurgence After 42 years of lawsuits from GM companies, campaigns against nuclear power, and breastfeeding tips...

Mobile Wind Turbine Could Provide Portable Power On-Call

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Mobile Wind Turbine Could Provide Portable Power On-Call

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The problem with wind farms is that they’re stuck wherever they’ve been stationed. Granted, they’ve been installed in areas that benefit from high wind activity, but what if you had a portable wind farm...

Alzheimer’s blood test ‘fishes’ for signs of disease

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Alzheimer’s blood test ‘fishes’ for signs of disease

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A new technique could lead to a blood test for detecting Alzheimer's, a US study claims. The small trial, published in the journal Cell, used thousands of artificial molecules to "fish" for the disease. Researcher...

You’re Hired! Charity benefits as students show business flair for ten pounds challenge

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You’re Hired! Charity benefits as students show business flair for ten pounds challenge

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Students who were challenged to use creativity and business sense to raise as much money as possible from a £10 sum, have raised hundreds more and donated much of it to charity. The students at the University of ...

Device invented that can detect infectious disease in minutes

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Device invented that can detect infectious disease in minutes

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Infectious diseases can spread very rapidly, so quickly identifying them can be crucial to stopping an epidemic. However, current testing for such diseases can take hours and days. But not for much longer. Jayne ...

Five more Alzheimer’s genes discovered, scientists say

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Five more Alzheimer’s genes discovered, scientists say

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Five more genes which increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease have been identified, scientists say. It takes the number of identified genes linked to Alzheimer's to 10 - the new genes affect three bodily...

Top 100: The most influential people in armed violence reduction

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Top 100: The most influential people in armed violence reduction

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This excellent list includes long time friend of PositiveTV - Steve Killelea – Founder and Executive Chairman of the Institute for Economics and Peace (creator of the Global Peace Index) - Well Done Steve! In 2011,...

FYE Shoes – Fashionable, Affordable, Green & Responsible Footwear from France

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FYE Shoes – Fashionable, Affordable, Green & Responsible Footwear from France

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Treehugger has this to say about French Company FYE (For Your Earth) Shoe lovers have more and more choice when it comes to buying eco-friendly shoes: Simple Shoes, Worn Again or TOMS are just a few of my favourite...