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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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A new edible and biodegradable packaging to avoid the use of plastic in the supermarket

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by Esteban Tejedor

Posted on March 16, 2020

A new edible and biodegradable packaging to avoid the use of plastic in the supermarket

This sustainable container, developed over two years by The Catalan Plastic Center of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Spain) and the researcher Farayde Fakhouri, is an alternative to plastics and comes from plant sources formed by natural compounds that offer different properties that, combined with other materials, allow the interaction of food with the atmosphere to be modified, protecting the food and extending its useful life. With a budget of 10 million euros financed between ACCI…

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It is now possible to produce energy from nothing!

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by Esteban Tejedor

Posted on February 26, 2020

It is now possible to produce energy from nothing!

Can you imagine a device that produces electricity from nothing, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week? Electrical engineer Jun Yao and microbiologist Derek Lovley, both of the University of Massachusets Amherst (USA), have created a device called 'Air-gen' or air-powered generator that uses a natural protein to generate electricity from just the humidity of the air. This air generator connects electrodes to the protein nanowires (just 7 microns thick, one-tenth of a human hair), generating electric c…

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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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Fully rechargeable carbon dioxide battery

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by Susana Díez

Posted on October 24, 2019

Fully rechargeable carbon dioxide battery

The industry is interested in materials that have a high density. Lithium-carbon dioxide batteries can store up to seven times more energy than lithium-ion ones. The search for materials that are capable of storing as much information as possible, has developed exponentially in recent years. The fields for applications are very wide, for example, electric cars. At the University of Illinois at Chicago, they have managed to develop the first lithium-carbon dioxide battery…

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Less packaging more breathing

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by Susana Díez

Posted on September 5, 2019

Less packaging more breathing

We have a problem with ocean pollution, but we have also the solution: producing less plastic packaging. There are a lot of countries and companies are working for recycling and created solutions for an environment cleaner. For example:   In New Zealand, a supermarket called “New World” doesn' t pack fruit and vegetables so they save tonnes of plastic every year…

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A living shark could be the clue to improve expectations of life in humanity.

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by Zoralys Rojas

Posted on August 15, 2019

A living shark could be the clue to improve expectations of life in humanity.

A living shark could be the clue to improve expectations of life in humanity.   Scientists from the Fisheries and Marine Institute of the Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada discovered a shark believed to be more than 500 years old. They claim that the sea creature is the world’s oldest living vertebrate. The news was published by Diary The Sun on August 13th. Scientists filmed the rare and massive Greenland shark…

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Could the final solution of growing plastic pollution be in the hands of a Teenager?

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by Zoralys Rojas

Posted on August 8, 2019

Could the final solution of growing plastic pollution be in the hands of a Teenager?

That´s what a report of CNN, published on 4 August 2019, says: A young, 18-year-old from Ireland may have found a way to rescue our oceans from the growing plastic pollution problem. The good news is that his project won the first place of US$50,000 in educational funding…

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A Turtle and Toy Store

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by Ezgi Yılmaz

Posted on June 26, 2019

A Turtle and Toy Store

  Warning! This picture can melt your heart. This time, we'll tell you a story between a turtle and toy store. It sounds weird, doesn't it? Our cute friend is Pedro the handicapable turtle, a patient of Louisiana State University's Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Baton Rouge. Pedro had already lost one of his hind legs. When he ran away from home and returned a few months later, he had no other hind legs…

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Saving Bees Thanks to a Revolutionary 'Honey on tap' Beehive

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by Sam Soilihi

Posted on June 20, 2019

Saving Bees Thanks to a Revolutionary 'Honey on tap' Beehive

It has always been known that bees are a much needed insect when it comes to the environment. The reason for this is the fact that we rely on their pollinating activity to feed ourselves. Their pollination, along with the one made by other insects, bird or bats, is the source of one third of the food that we consume everyday…

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