Speakers articles

‘FORGET FRACKING, SUSTAIN SEAWEED’ with Joost Wouters

Gas is the future. That may sound counterintuitive in an emerging world of renewable energy where new solar power records are set on a monthly basis. However, for Joost Wouters, Dutch engineer and entrepreneur at The Seaweed Company and Inrada Group, there’s no doubt: in……

‘LIFI: COMMUNICATION AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT’ with Suat Topsu

In 1880—four years after he had invented the telephone—Alexander Graham Bell made another invention that he himself considered his greatest. Today, almost 140 years later, that invention stands to change the Internet and the online world that we know in profound ways….

‘LONG LIVE PLASTIC!’ with Catia Bastioli

In recent months—inspired by Sir David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II—the widespread problem of plastic pollution has suddenly prompted some bold action. The story of the first supermarket with a “plastic free isle” in the Netherlands went viral and inspired consumers across the globe to demand……

‘SILVER WITHOUT A SILVER LINING’ with Marianne Sebastien

Gold and silver have been desired for ages. And that desire has come at a huge price. Here’s just one number: an estimated 8 million (!) people have died in the Potosi silver mines in present-day Bolivia since Spanish colonialists started mining silver there in……