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Added 21 May, 2018

Dutifully picking up where his carbon neutrality-aspiring predecessor left off, newly elected Costa Rica President Carlos Alvarado made quite the pledge at his inauguration ceremony: by 2021 — the year of Costa Rica's bicentennial — the preternaturally happy Central American nation will have completely weaned itself off the use of fossil fuels...

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Added 15 May, 2018

Produced by Nikola Motor Company, the trucks can travel between 500-1,200 miles on one 20-minute charge and will be integrated into the world’s largest brewer’s fleet from 2020. “At Anheuser-Busch we’re continuously searching for ways to improve sustainability across our entire value chain and drive our industry forward,” said AB InBev’s chief...

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Added 14 May, 2018

Beijing and other cities already have buildings that are designed with technologies that clean the air of the cities they are located in. With its facade covered in the spray-on solution Pureti, the new NYC building at 570 Broome Street in Soho is breaking down contaminants in Manhattan air. It utilizes a photocatalytic process that transforms...

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Added 11 May, 2018

In an effort to significantly raise its profile in the health care field, Fitbit is partnering with Google to improve its ability to share data with medical professionals. The fitness wearable manufacturer will adopt the recently revealed Google Cloud for Healthcare to make sharing fitness and health data safe, easy, and, hopefully, secure. For...

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Added 11 May, 2018

The Welsh Government will work with City to Sea - a group campaigning against single-use plastics - on developing a refill campaign for Wales, and will collaborate with water companies, businesses and charities to achieve this aim. As its Government considers its involvement in the proposed UK-wide deposit return scheme (DRS), announced by...

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Added 9 May, 2018

Over the past few years, the gene-editing tool CRISPR has breathed new life into the field of genetics. Suddenly, genetic engineering was deemed both simple and efficient. CRISPR has been used to make specific tweaks to the genomes of myriad plants and animals, editing things like horns out of cattle and disease-resistance into crops.
Now...

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Added 4 May, 2018

Enough of working on those abs and glutes! It’s now time to participate in one of the most trending routines across the world – Exercising for your face! Yup, you read that right! Here to help you sculpt your face the right way is a brand called FaceGym, that aims at creating exciting workout routines for the much-ignored facial muscles....

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Added 29 April, 2018

The stiffness of arteries is an important indicator of cardiovascular health, but this parameter is somewhat difficult to evaluate and normally requires a specialist to do it. And yet regular monitoring of arterial stiffness can help to monitor a variety of diseases or help in their diagnoses. Now researchers at University of Southern...

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Added 28 April, 2018

CRISPR is well known for its gene-editing capabilities, but at its core, it’s really “biology’s search engine.” It’s able to make precise genetic edits because it’s really good at finding the exact spot in a gene that it needs to slice. Now, CRISPR is moving out of the lab and into your home.
Mammoth Biosciences, a new biotech company co-...

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Added 21 April, 2018

Startup Lydian Dental aims to disrupt the dental industry by offering a mobile office that comes to you and lets customers pay a monthly subscription fee for its service. Founded in 2014, Lydian hopes to offer a cooler, more user-friendly program that will appeal to millennials, many of whom may neglect dental upkeep due to factors like...