Timothy Kayondo

Clean water from waste

Clean water from waste Currently, 1 in 4 people in the world lacks clean drinking water. A Ugandan chemist may have a solution. Uganda People in Uganda rely on water supplied by the state, even though this may not mean it is clean. Some people develop typhoid from the tap water, resulting from chlorine being…

Paris: parking spaces replaced by vegetable gardens

Paris: Parking Spaces Replaced by Vegetable Gardens Paris is becoming more and more congested. There is a lack of green spaces, which makes the capital less and less welcoming, but also more and more polluted. An Environmental Project Replace 50% of parking spaces with gardens? This is Anne Hidalgo’s environmental challenge. Called “10 m2 en…

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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.…

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…

Second life for hotel soaps

A second life for hotel soaps In 2017, Pauline Grumel set up an ambitious project: to create an association that gives a second life to hotel soaps. A year later, Unisoap had already collected and recycled around 800 kg of soap. Since then, more than 130 hotels have become partners of this association.  A Mess…

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…