With the pandemic forcing people to stay at home, a small group of Cambodian men – shirtless and using nothing but their bare hands and primitive tools – have quietly been digging and then building impressive structures from mud and clay in the community forest reserves in Siem Reap.
Thrill-seekers might soon be able to get their adrenaline kicks – and envy-inducing Instagram snaps – from the final frontier, as space tourism finally lifts off.
Behind the dark green facade of a new Paris pizzeria, arms wielding ladles and spatulas perform an intricate ballet to churn out made-to-order pies – but no human hands are involved in the performance.
Technovation 2021 is an international competition sponsored by a global tech-education non-profit that empowers girls and families to become leaders, creators and problem-solvers.
An aviation firm has carried out the first tests in India of longer-range drone deliveries, as hopes grow that they could deliver medicines as well as Covid-19 vaccines to remote areas.
Alarmed by the mountains of plastic waste leaching into Indonesia’s waters, two best friends are taking on the environmental menace by turning crisp bags and shampoo packets into paving bricks.
Like most businesses during the pandemic, Pho Sopha’s shop selling lotions and other goods online wasn’t going well.
Cambodia has millions of sugar palms dotting the countryside and the multi-purpose tree is a national icon. Another lesser-known type of palm tree – the talipot palm – is not as common in Cambodia and has had less obvious uses traditionally for agriculture or industry.
From making algae-sequin dresses, dyeing clothes with bacteria to planting trackable pigments in cotton, an emerging tide of technological innovations offers the fashion industry a chance to clean up its woeful environmental record.
Cars, scooters and bicycles wait impatiently at traffic lights ready to zip across one of Shanghai’s main roads. In the thick of them sits an old man in an electric wheelchair.