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general April 7, 2020 posted by

AI Model Used To Determine Battery Health – will help make better cars

Slowly over time all of our batteries are dying. It’s not just in your head that your smartphone doesn’t last as long on a single charge as it used to. Electric cars have the same problem. A new AI method has been developed that give a more accurate reading of battery health making it easier to develop better ones.


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AI Model Used To Determine Battery Health – will help make better cars
general April 6, 2020 posted by

Self Isolate To Save ICU Beds – this practice for mildly sick people could keep hospitals from being overwhelmed

If you are sick, you should isolate yourself new study confirms. By making the choice to stay home, away from others, even if you are only showing A FEW symptoms, you’re helping to stop the spread of COVID-19 and potentially cutting down on how many ICU beds will be needed.


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Self Isolate To Save ICU Beds – this practice for mildly sick people could keep hospitals from being overwhelmed
general April 3, 2020 posted by

Air In The 1100’s Just As Bad As Industrial Revolution – we’ve always had a problem with pollution

Today our major greenhouse gas is CO2 but in the past, it was lead. Which isn’t a greenhouse gas but thanks to mining during the 1100s, a lot of it was in the air and man, that could not have been a good time for people breathing it. New ice cores prove that lead pollution was just as bad then as air pollution during the Industrial Revolution which goes to show, we’ve always been pretty bad at this.


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Air In The 1100’s Just As Bad As Industrial Revolution – we’ve always had a problem with pollution
general April 2, 2020 posted by

Ozone Makes a Comeback – Montreal Protocol proves beneficial

Remember the hole in the ozone layer? It was a big deal in the 80s and 90s. Such a big deal that nations signed the Montreal Protocol and agreed to stop producing chemicals that were destroying the ozone. Well it’s been 33 or so years since that went into effect and good news, the ozone layer has made a come back.


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general April 1, 2020 posted by

LEGOs Last A Long Time In The Ocean – toy blocks can go for over 1000 years

The ocean is pretty harsh when you’re just out there, exposed to the rolling waters. So harsh in fact that it can break down plastics like LEGO bricks which are built tough. We’ve known for a while that the plastic toys could survive for a long time in the sea but scientists have recently discovered that “a long time” could be as much as 1,300 years!


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general April 1, 2020 posted by

Helpful Coronavirus Handout – some tips on staying safe

How to stay safe during this time is something that is at the top of everyone’s mind. Of course maintaining physical distance from others and washing your hands are top of everyone’s list but there are other things that you can do to help. Check out this handy PDF on how to protect yourself and your family from coronavirus more.


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general March 11, 2020 posted by

Wash Your Lyrics – make your own hand washing chart

Covid-19 is pretty serious but the best line of defense is still washing your hands. You should wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds to ensure they’re all the way clean. The easiest way to do this is to sing a song so you get the proper timing. Make it personal with Wash Your Lyrics, the site that will generate a hand washing chart with lyrics from a song you choose.


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Wash Your Lyrics – make your own hand washing chart
general February 11, 2020 posted by

Temperature Blankets and Chronicling Climate Change – these projects are helping track change

If you knit or crochet then you’ve probably heard of the temperature blanket. For every week of the year, you take the average temperature, represented by a color of yarn, and do a row of yarn work. At the end of the year, you’ve got a blanket to show for your efforts. They’re also chronicling climate change.


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Temperature Blankets and Chronicling Climate Change – these projects are helping track change
Eco Friendly November 22, 2019 posted by

LESS – the toilet coating that saves water

In order to save water, many people have turned to taking shorter (and sometimes less) showers. That’s great but there’s another spot in your bathroom where you could save. Your toilet. Some people just flush less but if that doesn’t seem like something you would be good with, there may be some hope in the future. LESS is a coating that makes the inside of your toilet so slippery nothing can stick to it.


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LESS – the toilet coating that saves water