NASA’s List of Plants That Best Filter Indoor Air

NASA’s 1989 Clean Air Study ascertained that certain plants act as an effective natural filter and remove organic pollutants from the air in enclosed spaces. To counter the effects of reduced ventilation in buildings at the time, and the lack of fresh air in this abodes, researchers documented the percentage of chemicals (like formaldehyde) that were naturally removed from sealed spaces within 24-hour periods by …

Mercedes-Benz EQ Fellows: Rahul Gayam

Creating electric vehicles that are affordable, safer and kinder to the environment

Presented in partnership with Mercedes-Benz EQ

Rahul Gayam—CTO of Hyderabad-based Gayam Motor Works—strives to reduce air pollution in some of the world’s most plagued nations by creating smart, electric vehicles. From motorcycles to three-wheelers and cars, Gayam Motor Works’ produces safe and environmentally responsible vehicles that are also more affordable. The company supplied three-wheel vehicles to Hyderabad’s IKEA and has been growing since—garnering the attention of other companies and everyday commuters. …

Molekule’s Hyper-Advanced Molecular Air Purification System

Rather than trapping pollutants, this sleek and compact device eradicates them

For decades now, there has been very little innovation in the air purification game—when it comes to the way pollutants are trapped and the filters store it all. After 20 years of research and development, and funding from the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Small Business Innovative Research Program, the brand new air purifier known as the Molekule features patented technology (four patents, in fact, with …