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Pakistan offers work to unemployed people planting trees

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by Esteban Tejedor

Posted on July 2, 2020

Pakistan offers work to unemployed people planting trees

Pakistan is one of the countries in the world hardest hit by climate change: between 1999 and 2018 it has experienced more than 150 extreme weather events, from floods to heatwaves, with total losses of $ 3.8 billion…

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Drones bringing medicines

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by Esteban Tejedor

Posted on June 24, 2020

Drones bringing medicines

In a time of pandemic, drones are being used to reach the most remote rural areas to bring medical supplies. There are companies like Zipline, delivering medical supplies to Ghana and Rwanda, or Zapallar in Chile. Fast delivery allows these items to land as quickly as possible in these rural hospitals…

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3D printed houses in just 48 hours

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by Esteban Tejedor

Posted on June 15, 2020

3D printed houses in just 48 hours

The construction of 3D printed houses has been trying to take off for several years, but is still in an initial stage. However, a company in the Czech Republic, Prvok od Burinky, has presented an ecological, solid and stylish house that can be built in up to 48 hours, around seven times faster and costing half as much as a brick house. With three rooms and a living area of 43 square meters, the house will be built layer by layer using a reused robot arm from the automotive industry…

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You have many options for doing sports at home

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by Esteban Tejedor

Posted on April 25, 2020

You have many options for doing sports at home

Are you wondering how you can keep fit without leaving your home? Have you been granted the gift of time? Here is a small selection of YouTube channels to exercise, so you can make use of that time for a healthy purpose!   Popsugar Fitness A body and mental training channel that stands out for its varied training routines, as well as weekly training plans and health tips…

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A vaccine / treatment is closer and closer

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by Esteban Tejedor

Posted on April 6, 2020

A vaccine /  treatment is closer and closer

These days of uncertainty, and in spite of the plenty of fake news that is out there, we are receiving messages from different sources that invite optimism. The "race" to find a medicine to control the pandemic that is causing the coronavirus has a number of participants…

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Successfully test coronavirus vaccine in mice

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by Esteban Tejedor

Posted on March 14, 2020

Successfully test coronavirus vaccine in mice

Laboratories around the world collaborate and work against the clock to develop a vaccine against the new coronavirus. Now, after successfully testing it in mice, a team of researchers from Imperial College London (UK) believes they are close to being able to develop a vaccine against coronavirus disease. The group led by the expert in Mucosal infections and immunology Robin Shattock is currently working with colleagues in Paris to test the antidote in monkeys, so if the results are positive, …

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The first solar plant in Kenya that converts ocean water into free drinking water

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by Esteban Tejedor

Posted on February 17, 2020

The first solar plant in Kenya that converts ocean water into free drinking water

Yes, a solar plant that is capable of converting salt water into drinking water. The system, built by The GivePower company, is capable of generating potable water for 35,000 inhabitants without negative effects on the environment, since basically water and a clean and renewable source of energy are used without generating toxic substances or waste. Most current water purification systems are expensive because they consume a lot of energy…

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A new approach to treat Alzheimer using sound and light to trigger brain waves

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by Esteban Tejedor

Posted on February 9, 2020

A new approach to treat Alzheimer using sound and light to trigger brain waves

By applying sound and light at the same frequency, the cognitive function can be improved, and also helps remove plaque displaying symptoms of the disease. The treatment has at the moment been used in mice and now is intended to be tested in humans. The practical applications of the method seem limited though, as the effect is limited to visual parts of the brain, bypassing important zones that are key in memory formation and retrieval…

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Gang leader helps children

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by Susana Díez

Posted on November 21, 2019

Gang leader helps children

Original Gangster United, a pathway to ending gang opposition, promoting peace, and saving young generations from senseless of violence. These former leaders are familiar with the problems young people face and can offer solutions. In the city of Dallas, OGU has been formed to eliminate violence from its streets. One of its founders, Antong Lucky never aspired to be part of a band or to end up in jail…

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Toys help children to spark their imaginations

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by Susana Díez

Posted on November 6, 2019

Toys help children to spark their imaginations

Today, despite the invasion of digital devices, children still prefer classic toys. Toys are more than just fun and games for kids. Most toys provide at least some opportunity for children to learn. The best toy engages a chid's sense, spark their imaginations and encourage them to interact with others…

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