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Battery Tech Breakthrough Paves Way for Mass Adoption of Affordable/Fast Charging Electric Cars

A breakthrough in electric vehicle fast charging battery design from Penn State has enabled a 10-minute charge time for a typical EV battery. The record-breaking combination of a shorter charge

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This Startup Uses Volcanic Rock Dust to Capture Carbon on Farms

An ag-tech startup is spreading basalt rock dust on farmers’ fields as both fertilizer and an ingenious way to not only capture carbon, but remove it from the global carbon

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Mythbusted: Goldfish Have Great Memories and Are Even Used as a Model Species of Fish Cognition

Quick, what animal has a terrible memory? Goldfish of course, everybody knows that. Sticking to the nautical theme, this is actually as big a myth as the Lost City of

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Photo of the Pillars of Creation Shows the Lens Upgrade of Webb vs Hubble: A Heavenly View

The James Webb Space Telescope has been a heck of a software update. Just look at this iconic space feature, the Pillars of Creation. The left side image was made

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The Unprecedented Decline in U.S. Child Poverty Down 59% in 26 Years

The past quarter century witnessed an unprecedented decline in child poverty rates in the United States. Today roughly 1 in 10 children live in families whose economic resources are considered

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Startup is Recycling Solar Panels Turning Waste into Valuable Material

An American firm called Solar Cycle is transforming broken solar panels from landfill waste to valuable raw materials—perfect for making more solar panels. Copper, aluminum, silver, and silicon are all

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Billionaire MacKenzie Scott Donates $15m to Provide Glasses to Farmers With Blurry Vision in Developing Nations

Jeff Bezos’ former wife MacKenzie Scott has donated $15 million to provide hundreds of thousands of people with eyeglasses. It’s believed to be the largest private donation towards assisting uncorrected

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