The youth for today: the 2017 election changed UK’s political landscape

The “youthquake” was a key component of Corbyn’s 10-point advance in Labour’s share of the vote  exceeding even Blair’s nine-point gain in his first 1997 landslide. No official data exists for the scale of the youth vote but an NME-led exit poll suggests turnout among under-35s rose by 12 points compared with 2015, to 56%.… Lire la suite The youth for today: the 2017 election changed UK’s political landscape

Magic’ fridge to fight food wastage & hunger with dignity

One of the paradoxes of India is the simultaneous existence of plenty and poverty. According to a report by the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations, every third malnourished child is Indian, yet hundreds of tons of food is wasted across India every day – across homes, events like weddings, parties, and restaurants.… Lire la suite Magic’ fridge to fight food wastage & hunger with dignity

An artificial photosynthesis can produce clean fuel for the Cars of tomorrow

Photosynthesis is an essential natural process that keeps not just plants, but just about everything else on Earth alive including us. When plants convert carbon dioxide and water into carbohydrates, they feed themselves and emit oxygen for us to breathe. But what if we took a page out of nature’s book, and figured out how to use… Lire la suite An artificial photosynthesis can produce clean fuel for the Cars of tomorrow

The conservative US state where refugees are being welcomed with open arms

Refugees are not a common sight in out-of-the-way Montana, but Missoula resident Mary Poole and her book club decided to make a change by welcoming fleeing families into their homes Today, Poole runs the small non-profit, which helped persuade the International Rescue Committee to establish a refugee resettlement office here last year. At a time… Lire la suite The conservative US state where refugees are being welcomed with open arms

Former President Jimmy Carter Just Made a Solar Farm to Power Half His City

In 1979, in the throes of the U.S. energy crisis, then President Jimmy Carter addressed the nation as he installed 32 solar panels designed to use the Sun’s energy to heat water. He told the country, “A generation from now, this solar heater can either be a curiosity, a museum piece, an example of a… Lire la suite Former President Jimmy Carter Just Made a Solar Farm to Power Half His City

New test allows for easier and earlier detection of Alzheimer’s

A new blood test has been found to be able to detect buildups of beta-amyloid in the brain, the cause of the plaques that characterize the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Although the role that these clumps of beta-amyloid play in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients is unknown, monitoring their presence has been a reliable way… Lire la suite New test allows for easier and earlier detection of Alzheimer’s

An app that’s bringing solar power to Yemen

When civil war began in Yemen in 2015, so did the growth of solar power. The crisis took out the already unreliable electric grid and made fuel for generators both scarce and expensive. Solar panels, though also expensive, became a better deal. As people started to turn to solar power, one Yemeni man decided to… Lire la suite An app that’s bringing solar power to Yemen

Music helping special needs children learn

Marvin Kisembo, 13, is one of the students at Hill Preparatory School’s special needs centre, whose life has been transformed by music therapy. As testified by his music teacher and family friend, Dennis Ntale, “It seemed like a joke when he started out. He could not articulate words. He had no rhythm and no concentration… Lire la suite Music helping special needs children learn

The UK’s oldest postal service is now using all -electric vans

While some are working towards perfecting modern communications through quantum technologies, there are still companies doing it the old-fashion way. In the United Kingdom, however, the Royal Mail is blending the old with the new with a technological makeover. The tried and true postal service has decided that its time to turn one of the longest-running services… Lire la suite The UK’s oldest postal service is now using all -electric vans

Australia produces enough renewable energy to power 70% of homes

Between July 2016 and July 2017, Australia generated enough energy from renewable sources to provide electricity to 7.1 million homes, roughly 70 percent of the country’s total households, according to a newly released report produced by Green Energy Markets. The Australian Renewable Energy Index is a country-wide report that analyzes the impact of renewables on the nation’s overall… Lire la suite Australia produces enough renewable energy to power 70% of homes