πŸ’‘ Warp News #223

πŸ’‘ Warp News #223

πŸ“‰ Emissions from new cars have halved. πŸ”‹ Battery price wars: Prices reach record lows. πŸ€– Klarna's new AI assistant does the same job as 700 people. πŸ¦‘ One hundred new species discovered.

Mathias Sundin
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πŸ“ˆ February was filled with optimistic news (also)

The compilation of all news from February is now available. Please share it with friends and acquaintances and on social media.

The most heartwarming news from February was how much the lives of people with Down syndrome have improved.

  • The lifespan for individuals with Down syndrome has increased from 25 years in 1983 to about 60 years today.
  • The number of people living independently and choosing to marry is growing.
  • IQ has increased by 20 points.
  • The majority learn to read and write.

But many other good and exciting things also happened in February. For the first time, a private company successfully landed on the moon. One leg broke, and the spacecraft is tilted, but it seems to be working.

Cape Verde is free from malaria. We have managed to read 2000-year-old papyrus scrolls, thanks to a smart competition and AI. Murders in the U.S. are down.

It's also worth noting that electric car sales broke a sales record globally, with over a million sold.

Mathias Sundin
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πŸ’‘ 23 fact-based optimistic news from February

πŸ“ˆ People with Down syndrome live more than twice as long today. 🌚 A private company successfully lands on the moon for the first time. πŸ”« Sharp decline in U.S. murders during 2023. 🦟 Cape Verde reaches milestone – free from malaria

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πŸ’‘ Fact-based optimistic news of the week

πŸ¦‘ One hundred new species discovered off the coast of Chile

Scientists have possibly discovered one hundred new species at the underwater mountains near the coast of Chile, with the help of a robot that can dive over 4000 meters. An unknown species of sea cucumbers and rarely seen species such as squids and corals have been identified.

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πŸ† XPRIZE launches prize competition to combat water scarcity with innovative desalination techniques

The competition has a total prize pool of $119 million. The goal is to develop sustainable, reliable, and affordable solutions for desalinating seawater.

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πŸ€– Klarna's new AI assistant does the same job as 700 people, after one month

The AI assistant has handled 2.3 million conversations, equivalent to two-thirds of all customer service chats, in its first month. Customers now resolve their issues in less than 2 minutes, an improvement of 82 percent compared to before.

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πŸ“‰ Emissions from new cars have halved over the past four years

Carbon dioxide emissions from new passenger cars decreased by over 8 percent from the previous year. Over the past four years, emissions from the average new passenger car have almost halved. The significant increase in electric cars is crucial for this development.

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πŸ”‹ Battery price wars: Prices reach record lows

The world's largest battery manufacturers are reducing the costs of batteries for electric vehicles. In one year, the cost has more than halved. The progress is years ahead of what forecasters have believed. It is likely that prices will continue to fall.

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🌌 Private capsule returns to Earth with space-grown antiviral medicine on board

Varda Space Industries' capsule has landed in Utah after nearly eight months in orbit. The capsule contains crystals of an antiviral medicine that was grown in space.

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