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Fact-based Optimistic News

on technology, science and human progress.

Mathias Sundin

๐Ÿ’ก Optimistโ€™s Edge: Will the Tesla Bot replace all physical human labor?

Robots that understand and can interact with the surrounding environment will be able to replace all physical human labor, which will lead to a dramatic expansion of the world economy.

Kent Olofsson 1 min read

โ˜€ These solar panels provide electricity even at night

By utilizing a natural physical process, it is possible to get solar panels to generate some electricity even during the dark part of the day.

Kent Olofsson 2 min read

๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โš•๏ธ EU approves automatic AI analysis of X-ray images

AI can take care of the routine analysis of X-ray images and relieve X-ray doctors, enabling them to focus on more difficult tasks.

Kent Olofsson 1 min read

๐Ÿ‘ถ Uterus transplantation helps the childless to have children

Transplanting a uterus from a donor is an effective and safe method to solve infertility for women who lack a functioning uterus.

Linn Winge 2 min read

๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ Scottish villagers buy nature reserve

Scottish villagers buy a nature reserve and now they are hoping to double its size, making it 4000 hectares.

Kent Olofsson 2 min read

๐Ÿ‘ถ Researchers "rejuvenate" skin cells by 30 years

By reprogramming skin cells, it is possible to turn back the clock and make the cells function as if they were several decades younger.

Khumbu Muleya 4 min read

๐Ÿ˜ Remote tracking system helps understand elephant ecology

The use of technology in Africa in research and everyday life is increasingly bridging the technology gap between the continent and western countries. In this case, with the Victoria Falls Elephant Project.

Linn Winge 1 min read

๐Ÿซ Beautiful eco-school protects students from harsh desert heat

In Jaisalmer, a city in India, students have to brave scorching temperatures to attend class. A new school, the Rajkumari Ratnavati Girls School, with a smart design keeps the school and its students cool without air conditioners.

Mathias Sundin 2 min read

๐Ÿ—ณ๏ธ Strong connection between democracy and prosperity

People living in democracies are richer, healthier and happier. And there is a strong connection between democracy and prosperity, a new report from The Atlantic Council and the Alliance of Democracies shows.

Kent Olofsson 2 min read

๐Ÿ˜€ Optimists live longer

Optimists live 5.4 percent longer than others and have a ten percent greater chance of becoming more than 90 years old.

Marco Borsari 4 min read

โ˜€๏ธ Photovoltaic panels are now facing their latest challenge: recycling

The EU-funded PHOTOTRAMA project aims to develop innovative technology for recovering almost all raw materials coming from waste panels, not dispersing polluting metals into the environment and making the most of all the valuable parts.

Mathias Sundin 4 min read

๐ŸŒ… Obama should feel more hope

Citizens in free countries are richer, happier and healthier than citizens in unfree countries. Barack Obama should use his world-class rhetorical skills to boost confidence in democracy and create hope for its future. Because, as he used to say: There is nothing false about hope.

Linn Winge 1 min read

๐Ÿฌ Effective and low-tech solution to bycatch

Fishing nets are usually invisible to animals using echolocation but now marine biologists from Germany have come up with a solution to make nets visible to acoustic signals, helping animals to dodge the nets.

Linn Winge 2 min read

๐Ÿชธ AI reveals "singing" coral reefs

A team of researchers from University of Exeter is creating an algorithm that tracks the health of coral reefs by understanding their โ€œsongโ€.

Mathias Sundin 3 min read

๐Ÿ“ฑ These people are using technology to strengthen democracy

Eight democracy activists from Ukraine, Venezuela and Georgia presented their web tools to organize democracy movements, expose corruption, bring transparency to elections and help investigative journalism.

Kent Olofsson 2 min read

๐Ÿ’” New cell therapy can repair damaged tissue after heart failure

Stem cells can be used as a basis for producing cells that can repair scar tissue in the heart that arises in heart attacks.

๐Ÿ“š Top Reads

We're honored to present these top reads from World-Class writers, who contribute to Warp News because they believe in our mission of spreading fact-based optimism all over the world.

Mathias Sundin 3 min read

๐Ÿงฌ The Elon Code - how to understand Musk

Much has been said and written about how Elon Musk thinks and operates, but despite that, a key part has been neglected. There are two parts to The Elon Code, but only one part has gotten most of the attention. Here we dive into the second part.

David Deutsch 13 min read

๐Ÿ’ก David Deutsch: Optimism, Pessimism and Cynicism

With so much progress in the world, how can pessimism still be widespread? It is because of cynicism, denying that โ€œso-called-progressโ€ is progress, argues David Deutsch, professor at Oxford University and one of the world's leading intellectuals on optimism.

Kevin Kelly 15 min read

๐Ÿ’ก Kevin Kelly: The Case for Optimism

Kevin Kelly is the founder of Wired Magazine and author of several books, among them The Inevitable. For Warp News he presents his case for optimism.

Johan Norberg 3 min read

๐Ÿ‰ Opened or closed will determine China's future success

An increasing number of people think the future belongs to China. Interestingly, thatโ€™s what well-informed pundits assumed 1,000 years ago as well. The reason that those predictions turned out wrong tells us something important about Chinaโ€™s prospects this time.

Nicklas Berild Lundblad 3 min read

โฌ†๏ธ Pollyanna's secret

Optimists often get called nicknames, one of these is Pollyanna. But the real story about the nickname tells us something important about the power of optimism.

Matt Ridley 5 min read

๐Ÿ’‰ Matt Ridley: The unexpected history and miraculous success of vaccines

At a time when the miraculous success of vaccines has transformed the battle against the pandemic it is fitting to recall the general idea, and unexpected history, behind vaccination, writes Matt Ridley, bestselling author of The Rational Optimist and How Innovation Works.