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🌏 Carbon capture increasingly important for the climate - Elon Musk donates $100 million
Elon Musk plans to donate $100 million to the best technology for capturing carbon dioxide, the so-called CCS.
My guess is that Musk will donate this money to the XPRIZE Foundation. XPRIZE was founded in the 1990s by Peter Diamandis to get private spacetravel going in a prize competition that was won by Burt Rutan and Paul Allen. Richard Branson bought that company and it is now known as Virgin Galactic.
Diamandis created several new prize competitions, and Musk recently donated $15 million to a digital learning XPRIZE.
I've been part of the jury evaluation proposals for new XPRIZE's, and it is a very impressive organization.
Musk and Diamandis have a 20+ year relationship, both huge space geeks, so that is why I think there is a good chance that Musk's $100 million will go to XPRIZE.
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🔭 The values that guide development going forward.
If man were fundamentally pessimistic, then why are so many of our daily decisions about doing good? More and more consumers are exhibiting value-driven behavior. For companies, this means that business-as-usual is no longer a profitable alternative, writes Victoria Bäck.
🧜♀️ MERMAID, the future saviour of coral reefs?
MERMAID is a platform on which scientists can upload data about different coral reefs and share it with other scientists. New upgrades to MERMAID can turn coral reef data into conservation action.
🌄 50 countries work together to protect 30 percent of the earth's oceans and land.
A number of both rich and poor countries have joined forces to try to preserve a large part of the earth as wilderness.
🛒 The app that shows carbon footprints from your purchases.
This app tracks your carbon footprint after every purchase, showing you how you can become more environmentally friendly.
🌿 Seagrass can help us get rid of plastic particles in the sea.
A type of seagrass can catch plastic in its leaves which are then collected in balls and washed up on the beaches when there is a storm.
🚀 A robotic dog will explore the caves of Mars using artificial intelligence.
A robotic “dog” will explore the caves of our red neighbor using new technology. The robot will be able to learn about its surroundings and, while exploring, it will be able to send information to a communication module on the surface.
🦟 A new dawn for malaria control in Southern Africa.
A new application system uses artificial intelligence to detect the presence of malaria parasites in the blood cell of a patient, by just submitting a picture of the patient’s blood cell.
🥇 Gitanjali Rao - born 2005 - named Kid of the Year by Time Magazine.
An exciting future is created when more young people get the chance to really work with what they believe in. Gitanjali Rao shows the way.
🏭 Four Asian countries shut down 80 percent of their planned coal-fired power plants.
Sustainable energy is now cheaper than coal power in many countries and this makes new coal power plants a lousy investment.