Restoring sight thanks to a virus

Restoring sight thanks to a virus Optics and genetics join forces to restore sight to visually impaired people. A first in the therapeutic field  A blind man has regained partial visual function thanks to optogenetics. This cutting-edge technology combines gene therapy and light stimulation. In gene therapy, scientists modify the patient’s retinal cells. They make…

Billionaires giving…billions!

Billionaires giving…billions! The ex-wife of billionaire entrepreneur Jeff Bezos, MacKenzie Scott has been on a donation spree including Habitat for Humanity and Planned Parenthood. The Giving Pledge Scott has given away over 8 billion dollars to over 400 different organizations since her divorce from Bezos leaving her with 4% of Amazon shares, or over 30…

The dog that saves orcas

The dog that saves orcas Eba, an adopted mixed breed dog, has joined part of a research program to save killer whales. What is his role? To sniff and locate the feces of this endangered species. Endangered killer whales  Orcas are endangered. According to a study published in the journal Science, half of the species…

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DNA technology helps catch poachers

DNA technology helps catch poachers Looking into DNA records for ivory seizures, scientists can track down their poachers. Ivory smuggling Ivory is smuggled under many different ruses. It may be covered in coffee, wood, or even plastic waste. Now, DNA tests can be done on the ivory to determine where and who were the ones…

Converting Solar Energy into Clean Hydrogen

Converting Solar Energy into Clean Hydrogen More and more companies are investing in hydrogen, a gas with multiple functions. Innovation in Hydrogen Production Hydrogen requires water and electricity for its production. The electricity separates the water molecule into two parts, with hydrogen on one side and oxygen, which is released into the atmosphere on the…

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Plastic-free for you and me

Plastic-free for you and me France goes plastic-free for 2022 by banning 30 types of plastic; more improvements for our planet to come. Plastic ban In 2022, France has banned 30 types of plastics from being consumed. Government officials estimate this change will save a billion items of single-use plastic from being used every year.…

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Virginia offshore wind industry set to expand

Virginia offshore wind industry set to expand An agreement has been reached between Virginia and Denmark to boost offshore wind industry. Who’s involved? The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Gov. Ralph Northam in his last days in office. According to Wavy.com the partnership is detailed to “share knowledge of challenges, successes, and best practices…

A second life for bikes

A second life for bikes In Sweden, the company Umeå Wheels gives a second life to abandoned bicycles.  A committed start-up Umeå Wheels is a start-up that collects, repairs, and offers second-hand bikes for sale or rental. It has saved no less than 900 bikes in 2 years, which it offers for sale for $60.…