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📝 Warp News Impact Report - January 2021
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In January, Dr. Mouna Esmaelzadeh premiered as a Warp News Expert. It was our most-read article of the entire month.
We also gave Steven Pinker's book, Enlightenment Now to 100 Swedish Members of Parliament.
The three most read news articles in January:
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Fact-based optimistic news of the week
🩰 The ballet dancing robot.
Merritt Moore, a professional ballerina and quantum physicist, programmed herself a partner to dance with during the lockdown - the ballet dancing robot “Baryshnibot”.
♻️ Plastic is turned into hydrogen - a clean source of fuel.
Scientists can turn plastic waste into hydrogen which is usable as a clean source of fuel. The procedure is quite easy - the scientists simply microwave the plastic.
😷 Discarded mouth guards can be recycled as road material.
A mixture of used mouthguards and residues of building materials can be used to build roads and then solve two garbage problems at once.
🐋 Scientists find a new population of blue whales thanks to their song.
Scientists discovered a new endangered species of Blue whale in the Indian Ocean because of their unique song.
🤖 Self-propelled robots reduce the need for forklifts.
By using self-propelled robots in warehouses and factories, efficiency will increase and the risk of accidents will decrease.
🦏 Not a single rhino was killed by poachers in Kenya in 2020.
The number of rhinos killed for their horns has dropped significantly in both Kenya and South Africa.
🏆 Battery-powered drones deliver COVID-19 vaccine.
Vaccination against COVID-19 is a challenge in sparsely populated areas. Zipline has experience in distributing healthcare equipment outside cities. Now you get a new assignment.
🛰️ You can now order Elon Musk's Starlink internet.
Starlink is Elon Musk's space internet that will make high speed internet available all over the planet. It is now starting to roll out everywhere.
🏆 XPRIZE is the host for Elon Musk's $100 million gigaton carbon removal competition.
We need to remove as much as six gigatons of CO2 per year by 2030, and the goal of this competition is to find a scalable solution for that. We have the answer to why Musk choose XPRIZE for his $100 million prize, and the background of this organization that started with a prize about space
📱 Epione.net creates a digital toolbox for handling Covid-19.
Founded by four passionate young Africans, epione.net is a healthcare company that is using technology to solve what they believe is Africa's biggest healthcare challenge – a siloed approach to patient management and treatment.
🛰 Dancing exoplanets challenge our understanding of planet formation.
We explore new planets every day, called exoplanets (extrasolar planets), each one telling us something new about the place we call home.
☑ AI can diagnose ADHD with 99 percent certainty.
An AI has learned to recognize patterns in the brain that show if a person has ADHD and also which treatments can work best.
🌾 Light show protects crops.
A new art project uses LED lights to show the beauty that science and art can create once combined - and at the same time helps crops to grow with reduced use of pesticides.