The Philippines will have its first ecological resort that looks like a dream!

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by Belén Gázquez

Posted on August 21, 2018


The Philippines will have its first ecological resort that looks like a dream!

The Nautilus Eco-Resort, which will be in the Philippines, is one of the most innovative projects in the world for its construction based on recycling, solar energy and its futuristic imprint. It will be an ecological resort built from the reuse of materials, in the shape of a snail and with revolving towers. Its spiral shape will have visually appealing designs and can accommodate more than 500 guests

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Chris Pratt surprised young fans at a 'Jurassic World' screening

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by Ruxandra Helici

Posted on August 20, 2018


Chris Pratt surprised young fans at a 'Jurassic World' screening

Chris Pratt reprises his role as raptor trainer Owen Grady in “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” — and the leading man’s fans know he’s a hero in real life, too. Before the much-anticipated sequel stomps into theaters, Pratt staged a very special surprise for some young viewers

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A new educational platform to learn better

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by Marina Morgó

Posted on August 19, 2018


A new educational platform to learn better

Researchers from the School of Engineering and Digital Arts (EDA) worked in primary schools in Thailand to test how a specially designed Internet of Educational Things (IoET) device could improve both active learning engagement and outcomes. To do this, the researchers developed a platform called OBSY (Observation Learning System) that featured several components, such as a light reader and temperate monitor, which could then send data wirelessly to computers the children had already been provi…

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Students develop one-passenger vehicle that runs on air

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by Ruxandra Helici

Posted on August 17, 2018


Students develop one-passenger vehicle that runs on air

A team of Egyptian college students has designed a vehicle that is powered solely on oxygen. The current prototype can transport one person at speeds of up to 25 miles per hour (40 kph) and make it almost 20 miles without needed a refuel, but the engineers plan on developing the vehicle further so it can push at least 62 mph (100 kph)—and travel 62 miles on a canister of oxygen. In addition to running on one of the most common substances found on Earth, the go-kart-like vehicle only…

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A board game with 20 million units sold that encourages collaboration

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by Marina Morgó

Posted on August 15, 2018


A board game with 20 million units sold that encourages collaboration

At the end of the 80s, Klaus Teuber was on the verge of ruin. The bank was going to seize his house because the family business - a modest dentist's office in Darmstadt, a few kilometres from Frankfurt - entered a phase of difficult difficulties to overcome. To escape from the problems, Teuber locked himself in a small clinic room and designed board games. A friend suggested that he should show it to a company, and they published it

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NASA tries to reach the Sun

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by Marina Morgó

Posted on August 14, 2018


NASA tries to reach the Sun

NASA's Parker solar probe Explores the Sun's atmosphere on a mission that began early Sunday. This is the agency's first mission to the Sun and its outermost atmosphere, the corona. After being delayed on Saturday, the probe was successfully launched at 3:31 a.m

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In a Turkish city, it is customary to give a hot dish to those who need it most

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by Belén Gázquez

Posted on August 13, 2018


In a Turkish city, it is customary to give a hot dish to those who need it most

The Merkez Restaurant located in a city east of Turkey, in Karakocan. He was the pioneer of the tradition of feeding the needy. This custom has been passed from generation to generation for decades, today in the hands of Mehmet Ozturk, its current owner. At 55 years old, Mehmet says that he always maintains at least three tables free of diners and reserved for the neediest, even at busy times. And at least 15 people come to your restaurant every day to receive a free plate

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Fresh pickings: prescribing produce, not pills

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by Ruxandra Helici

Posted on August 10, 2018


Fresh pickings: prescribing produce, not pills

Detroit-based prescription service is not for drugs, but for fresh fruit and vegetables

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California slashes emissions to 1990s level, reaches climate goal years early

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by Ruxandra Helici

Posted on August 9, 2018


California slashes emissions to 1990s level, reaches climate goal years early

The California Air Resources Board just announced that greenhouse gas pollution in California fell below 1990 levels for the first time since emissions peaked in 2004—an achievement roughly equal to taking 12 million cars off the road or saving 6 billion gallons of gasoline a year.   “California set the toughest emissions targets in the nation, tracked progress and delivered results,” said Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr

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Successfully transplanted the liver of a minor donor to a 13-year-old girl and an 8-month-old baby

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by Belén Gázquez

Posted on August 8, 2018


Successfully transplanted the liver of a minor donor to a 13-year-old girl and an 8-month-old baby

The Vall d'Hebron hospital in Barcelona has successfully performed a liver transplant performed by the split procedure, which consists of dividing the donor's liver to obtain fully functional grafts for two recipients, in this case, a 13-year-old girl and a 8-months baby. The liver donor was also a minor and the receiving girls were in a critical situation that could only be resolved with a transplant. The head of the hepatobiliopancreatic surgery and transplant service at the Vall d'Hebron ho…

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