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UN’s new satellite sees global methane emissions

The United Nations has announced a new satellite system designed to detect climate-warming methane emissions and allow governments and businesses to respond accordingly. The high-tech system is part of UN global efforts to slow climate change by tackling methane. The Methane Alert and Response System (MARS) intends to scale up international efforts to detect and …

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New NASA tech reduces electric vehicle charging to 5 minutes

While every electric vehicle (EV) owner deals with the so-called drive range anxiety, the idea of charging their EVs swiftly, as in way faster than any currently available chargers, could be the equalizer. No less than the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently reported it was undertaking a project involving an advanced temperature …

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Best new inventions win at BPI-DOST Awards

Young Filipino innovators showcased the skills and creativity behind their new inventions during the BPI-DOST Innovation Awards 2022 held October 28 at the Holiday Inn, Makati City. The Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI), in partnership with the BPI Foundation Inc, had named the top three inventions that could help solve pressing issues …

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Vegan meat products make it to Time’s new best list

On November 11, totallyveganbuzz.com reported that plant- and fungi-based vegan meat creations from Beyond Meat, Meati, and MyForest Foods made it to Time Magazine’s “Best Inventions of 2022” list. Photo credit: Screenshot of Time.com Excerpts from the story: “Beyond Meat’s new vegan steak won Time’s praise for being a healthier alternative to its animal-derived counterpart. ‘Beyond Steak …

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Research: New Cruelty Free Mice Brain Testing Option Found

Photo credit: Pixabay On November 8, plantbasednews.org reported that a University of Exeter graduate had recently discovered a cruelty free method for creating cells similar to human brain neurons for use in scientific research, effectively making tests on mice brains unnecessary, saving animal lives and removing ethical issues from research projects. Excerpts from the story: “Emily Rose-Martin …

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Public transport revolution: Germany slashes train fares by 90% to cut motorists’ fuel use

Germany—like many parts in Europe—is known for being pro-commuter. Many foreign tourists find themselves amazed when taking the country’s public transportation, wishing that in their own beloved countries, the same was the case. Travel to Germany and try to take public transport. You’ll see that it’s not just hype what the german-way.com (The German Way & More) …

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Disinfect your car without damaging it

(Editor’s note: This article has been updated as of August 21, 2021) With public transport still difficult to access during this extended period of community quarantines to prevent the further spread of the deadly novel Coronavirus and its more transmissible Delta variant, much of the country’s workforce who still need to travel from their homes …

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United Airlines revises target, now aims for 100% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

United Airlines recently announced its most ambitious step yet in leading the fight against climate change. The pledge is to become 100% green by reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 100% by 2050. To meet this goal, it would have to make industry-leading investments in new technology and sustainable fuels—not from buying carbon offsets. In …

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Repatriated OFWs urged to avail of free technical-vocational schooling

For the hundreds of thousands of repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who have been sent home due mainly to the economic uncertainties brought about by the ongoing CoViD-19 pandemic in their host countries, a bleak future might be staring at them and their families at the onset. But the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority …

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