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💡 Optimist's Edge: Big batteries are the missing piece of the energy puzzle
Is building large battery storage as useful as building a big banana?
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison thought so, but the Tesla battery in Australia has surprised critics and shown us the missing piece of the energy puzzle.
💡 Optimist’s Edge: Should we fix Earth before going to space?
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✌️ Optimism and the Prisoner's Dilemma
Is there a formula to rely on in human interaction? It seems like there is, and you have probably already guessed it... It is an optimistic one!
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Fact-based optimistic news of the week
🥬 Vertical farming is gaining big interest
Vertical farms across Europe show us that it is possible to grow greens locally without soil or sunshine.
🥬 Underwater farms - the future way to grow food?
This underwater farm uses solar energy and desalinated water to grow vegetables. And, It turns out that underwater is an ideal place for plant cultivation.
🌴 Africa's first biomass power plant is in the pipeline
Côte d’Ivoire is set to get Africa’s first biomass-fired electricity generation plant with a capacity to produce 46MW.
🐼 Giant pandas no longer endangered in the wild
China announces that the giant panda is no longer considered endangered in the wild. The species is being reclassified as “vulnerable”.
🔌 Electrical vehicle - the car enthusiast comeback
Many car enthusiasts miss the time when cars had vigor and personality. But what many of these do not know is that the electric car is a comeback of the kind of cars that make the enthusiast tick.
⛏️ Everything you need to know about bitcoin mining
The Bitcoin network changes the rules of the game for how a monetary system can work and how to build trust in it. The whole system is centered around Bitcoin mining. We explain everything you need to know.
NFT sales from $13,7 million to $2,5 billion in one year
Sales of NFTs increased over 18.000 percent in one year.
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