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👨🔧 Pipe dream?
I hope you've had a nice Christmas and New Years'!
I spent the holidays with my wife in our small cottage in the south of Sweden. We really missed our families, but it was also cozy to spend Christmas together just me and her. I cooked the Christmas ham in a wood-fired oven, and to everyone's surprise the ham didn't burn up, and instead came out pretty good.
In our first newsletter for the new year I encourage you to read Richard Maltsbarger's text on his pipe dream.
"At one time, the combined system of indoor plumbing, water heaters, and integrated sewer systems was, literally, a pipe dream.
Today, billions take a morning hot shower and the hygiene and life-sustaining cleanliness for granted.
But not that long ago, it took thousands of optimists to see beyond the pipe dream to that everyday luxury we know today."
👉 "My primary source for a more fact-based optimistic worldview is Warp News"
CEO of Warp News
Chairman of Warp Institute
Fact-based optimistic news of the week
🌬️ A couple of hundred wind turbines outside Doggers Banks will supply electricity to over four million English households.
A couple of years ago, General Electric introduced the Haliade-X wind turbine - the most efficient wind turbine to date. A test facility in the port of Rotterdam has paved the way for deliveries of hundreds of wind turbines.
🛰 Two new satellites will give us better forecasts for space weather.
By increasing our understanding of how solar winds and eruptions on the solar surface occur, we can gain knowledge about how to better protect our satellites.
🧠 New drug "rejuvenates" the brain in mice.
A treatment gives old mice as good memory and cognitive abilities as when they were young.
🌟 1: 360 - one hectare of vertical cultivation produces as much as three hundred and sixty hectares of traditional cultivation.
Vertical crops are considered to be truly sustainable. Startups have already attracted hundreds of billions of dollars to the area.
🌴 The project that saved 18,000 square kilometers of rainforest.
An agreement between growers and buyers shows that it is possible to increase soy production in Brazil without felling any rainforest.
⌛ The world's best atomic clock can help us reveal the secrets of the universe.
By using quantum effects, researchers have created a design for atomic clocks that is many times more accurate than the atomic clocks used today.
💉 A biosensor can detect antibodies to Covid-19 in ten seconds.
Rapid tests with a low margin of error make it possible to know how well protection a vaccine dose provides to each patient.
🚀 The dream of Mars is getting closer - and it benefits us all.
Elon Musk's SpaceX aims to land humans on Mars, which is why the company was founded. In addition to making us a multiplanetary genus, there will also be technology that benefits us all in its wake.
🏭 Toxic ash from waste incineration is transformed into precious metals.
By washing toxic fly ash with acid, 90 percent of the ash can be reused, among other things by extracting zinc and other metals.
🔋 The price of batteries for electric vehicles has fallen by 88 percent in ten years.
Lithium-ion batteries have fallen sharply in price over the past decade, and in three years' time they may be so cheap that electric cars do not cost more to make than petrol and diesel cars.
🏆 6 wins from 2020 that makes the future come sooner.
2020 might not have seemed like the best of years, with natural disasters and a pandemic. However, these six wins show us that a lot of good things happened too. Things that make the future look a little bit brighter.