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πŸ’‘ Warp News Newsletter #111

πŸ’‘ Warp News Newsletter #111

The week's fact-based optimistic news.

Warp Editorial Staff
Warp Editorial Staff

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The world's shortest - and saddest - story is just six words.


For most of human history a true story. No more than 200 years ago almost half of all children died before age 5.

But the world has gotten dramatically better.

And about that I've created a Twitter thread. You can find it here.

You can follow me on Twitter, if you like: @MathiasSundin

Mathias Sundin
Chairman of the Warp Institute

πŸ’‘ This is how the drones are taking over

People underestimate the potential of drone technology. Millions of vaccine doses and a thousands of coffee cups have already been delivered with drones. But more is to be expected, predicts Maria Eriksson.

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🌍 The young voice in Africa is growing stronger

The challenges young people face in Africa are plenty. However, there is a lot of optimism in the young who are making use of education and their rights to participate in the political debate, writes Khumbu Muleya.

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πŸ’‘ Fact-based optimistic news of the week

🚁Rocket Lab introduces first reusable rocket

Rocket company tries a new method of collecting rockets: by using a helicopter to retrieve it mid-air as it descends.

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☁️ Cloud services more sustainable than local servers new report shows

European companies can become significantly more sustainable by closing their data centers and moving applications to public cloud services instead. This according to a new report by 451 Research.

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πŸ₯” Construction company: Agricultural waste can replace cement

Oat husk or rice husk could be used in concrete, resulting in reduced quantities of cement necessary in concrete by almost 50 percent.

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πŸ’Š Discovery brings hope to battle against antibiotic resistance

A group of molecules has proven able to attack bacteria that are resistant to today's antibiotics.

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⚑️ Thorium – a gamechanger for future energy supply?

To tackle climate change, we need to divert from fossil fuels and opt for a new strategy. But an important question mark remains: What about nuclear energy? Could thorium have a key role to play?

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🧬 mRNA vaccines new key in treating Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease is a condition with potentially severe consequences for those infected. Using mRNA technology combined with a unique approach, Yale researchers have developed a new vaccine that shows great promise.

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πŸ”­ Deep learning machine ExoMiner validates 301 new exoplanets

301 potential exoplanets from the Kepler archive have now been validated through a new deep learning method, making the total amount of known planets outside of our solar system close to 5000.

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🐟 Insects make farmed salmon more sustainable

Fish raised on insect feed have a much lower environmental impact than fish that have received traditional fish-based feed.

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πŸ’Š AI helps find new drugs

An AI is being tasked with analyzing huge amounts of medical data, based upon which it'll be able to predict how to create medicines capable of curing serious diseases.

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🩸Preventive medication and app to fight malaria

A promising new preventive measure is being introduced to, as a first step, prevent malaria in vulnerable children. Combined with an app, it could be an important step towards eradicating the disease.

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πŸ›° Astroscale takes the fight against space junk

With space debris posing a growing threat towards future space ventures, efforts are being made to clean our orbits. Astroscale is a company at the forefront.

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🦈"Sea motorway" becomes nature reserve

A sharp increase in the nature reserve around the Galapagos Islands will give endangered species a chance for recovery.

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πŸŒ—NASA to test laser communication technology

To reduce latency in communications and increase data bandwidth across long distances in space, NASA is about to test optic communications.

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🌱 Meet the super food of the future

Algae can be used in more ways than you can imagine. Warp News Marco Borsari guides you through the latest findings within green tech – quite literary.

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