Bright and undaunted teenagers may just save us yet! Fionn Ferriera had the ingenious idea to use magnets to filter microplastics from water and he found that when he did, they removed at least 85%. Using a magnetic liquid called ferrofluid, which adheres to plastic and then is attracted to the magnets and removed from the water.Continue Reading 220 words
In Sicily, the world’s rich and famous, including President Obama, Mark Zuckerberg, Leonardo di Caprio, and Tom Cruise, gathered for Google’s annual “summer camp” and this year the attendees reportedly focused their discussions on the climate crisis.Continue Reading 396 words
With more than half the world now able to access the internet, according to the United Nations, there is a growing need undersea cables that literally keep the world connected, The New York Times explains. Nearly 750,000 miles of cable is strung across the oceans all around the globe, and these cables have to withstand heavy currents, rock slides, earthquakes and interference from fishing trawlers for a lifespan of up to 25 years.Continue Reading 507 words
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Last week, two major trends made news in energy. The Wall Street Journal reported that Google and Amazon are hoping to expand the market for home energy efficiency products like smart energy devices and internet-connected devices like Amazon’s Alexa that are used to manage energy demand by incentivizing consumers to use less electricity during peak hours, and also collect information about individual energy use.Continue Reading 386 words