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The future of zero-emissions maritime transport may lie in Northern Ireland

In a move bolstering the global maritime sector’s assertiveness of its environmental drives, a Belfast Maritime Consortium led by Artemis Technologies recently won a £33-million UK Government innovation grant to develop zero-emission ferries in the city that will revolutionize the future of maritime transport. With further investment from consortium partners, the total project investment will …

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EcoPulse, a French-designed hybrid-electric aircraft

French-designed hybrid-electric aircraft takes a step closer to flight

The world may see a French-designed hybrid-electric aircraft take to the skies as early as 2022. The EcoPulse, a distributed propulsion hybrid aircraft demonstrator currently being developed by Daher, Safran, and Airbus with France’s Corac civil aviation research council, has just recently successfully passed its “preliminary design review” (PDR) as a first critical step toward …

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This ‘library’ preserves priceless wood samples via digitization

Treasures come in many forms and sizes. For the DOST-Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI), this “treasure” may be an assortment of wood blocks that for many years have been contributing to archaeology, the wood-using industries, and the country’s anti-illegal logging campaign. The oldest of these blocks is 117 years old. DOST-FPRDI’s Herbarium and …

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Electric scooters thrived during lockdowns; here’s why they’ll be a bigger hit in the ‘new normal’

Among the sectors hardest hit in the Philippines during the height of the strict community quarantines brought about by the global Covid-19 pandemic was the transportation industry. Mass transport systems shut down, and entire fleets of public utility vehicles were prohibited from plying their routes in order to prevent the spread of the deadly virus. …

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This immune-boosting tea can help arm your body against viral attack

Beyond doubt, humanity is in a global war with an unseen enemy, a virus called CoViD-19 that indiscriminately targets anyone exposed to it. As of latest count, nearly 30 million individuals worldwide have tested positive, with nearly a million dying as a result. Governments and health experts have constantly urged the public to strictly practice …

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Nissan Leaf reduces environmental impact of ‘dream driving’ kids to sleep

The majority of sleep-deprived parents (65%) across Europe with children aged two and under have less than five hours of sleep at night. Sixty percent of these parents also admitted that they resort to “dream driving” their children to sleep, 75% of whom say they do so at least once a week. “Dream driving” refers …

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The Honda, GM, and Isuzu connection in the near-future of EVs, fuel cells

General Motors (GM) and Honda are teaming up to develop two all-new electric vehicles (EVs) for Honda. These EVs will be based on GM’s highly flexible global EV platform powered by the proprietary Ultium batteries. In the collaboration, Honda will exclusively design the exteriors and interior of these new EVs. Also, the platform will be …

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Next CoViD-19 hotspots may be evacuation centers this storm season; disaster management council must act now, PH solon urges

With the Philippines now well into the most active period for typhoons, a senior member of Congress wants the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) to produce a new template for emergency evacuation centers that would be resistant to CoViD-19. “We urge the NDRRMC, along with the CoViD-19 Inter-Agency Task Force, to set …

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Electrification powers Nissan’s sustainable transformation, profitability plan

Not even the current pandemic can stop Nissan Motor Co Ltd from laying the groundwork for the company’s four-year plan to achieve sustainable growth, financial stability, and profitability by the end of the fiscal year 2023. Part of this long-term plan is to take a decisive action involving business transformations aimed to streamline unprofitable operations …

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The day Metro Manila bikers became heroes for all animals

Last August 25, the day before the Philippines observed National Heroes Day, 14 cyclists from around Metro Manila gathered for a tour of the historical sites around the metropolis. To make this tour more meaningful, all participants partook of delicious, 100% plant-based meals and snacks, lovingly prepared by the seasoned vegan crew of Greenery Kitchen, …

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