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Biodiversity Emergency: School Strikes for Climate, Extinction Rebellion and the Movement for Environmental Action

February 16, 2019

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The planet is experiencing a biodiversity emergency brought on by the human race. This week in the UK schoolchildren took part in educational strike action to say ‘no more, fix the planet’. Extinction Rebellion, set up in 2018, has demanded governments tell the truth about our ecological crisis and create true participatory democracy to reduce […]

Japan’s “Society 5.0” Initiative is a Roadmap for Today’s Entrepreneurs — TechCrunch

February 4, 2019

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Japan, still suffering the consequences of its ‘Lost Decade’ of economic stagnation, is eyeing a transformation more radical than any the industrialized world has ever seen.

So What Do You Call a Gang of Tigers? Collective Nouns part II

December 31, 2018

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One of the most popular posts on WeLove Digital is a relatively simple one. Collective nouns for animals or people are surprising and often poetic in their description – a ‘wilderness’ of monkeys for example. So here’s the second part of what you could loosely call a series. Attention! Troops of Mushrooms on display. Whether […]

Power Hour: The History of White LEDs

November 20, 2018

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Compared to incandescent lightbulbs, LEDs produce a lot more lumens per watt of input power — they’re more efficient at producing light.  Of course, that means that incandescent light bulbs are more efficient at producing heat, and as the days get shorter, and the nights get colder, somewhere, someone who took the leap to LED lighting has a furnace that’s working overtime. And that someone might also wonder how we got here: a world lit by esoteric inorganic semiconductors illuminating phosphors.

Albanian Terror: Enver Hoxha and the Party, Preserved in a Nuclear Bunker (Pictures)

October 25, 2018

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World War Two was a turbulent time for Albania. The country was invaded and overrun by Mussolini’s Italian fascist forces in 1939 and Albania then joined the Axis forces to fight with the Nazis. Fierce resistance from partisan communist forces was led by Enver Hoxha and in 1944 the country was purged of fascism. That […]

Has Canine Domestication Been Good for Dogs or Will History Judge it a Disaster?

April 24, 2018

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The likely origin of all our domestic dog breeds is widely acknowledged to be when people tamed wolves thousands of years ago, but has it been a behavioural and genetic disaster scenario for man’s best friend? Canine evolution and the domestication of wild dogs are both fascinating and controversial subjects in equal measure. Archaeological and […]

World Record Breaking Electric Car is Built from Electronic Waste

March 12, 2018

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The Phoenix electric car achieved a world record in California despite being built from second-hand components Los Angeles based environmentalist Eric Lundgren has claimed the official world record for the Longest Range of an Electric Vehicle (EV) on a single charge. The vehicle travelled more than 1,600 kilometers at the Auto Club Speedway of California […]

Bioelasticity: How Scientists Heal and Repair the Body Using its Elastic Properties

March 1, 2018

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Bioelasticity is the measure of stretchability of our body’s tissues and organs. And it is leading a wave of promising biological and medical research. Elastic fibres are present everywhere in the body and help us with vital activities including breathing and eating. Pinch your skin and, depending on your age, it will snap back quickly […]

The Art of the Sculpture Trail

February 26, 2018

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Nestled in the heart of the Northumbrian countryside, west of Newcastle, is the incredible Cheeseburn Grange – a family home and gardens that plays host to a sculpture trail of exquisite beauty. Each summer Cheeseburn Sculpture stages curated exhibitions and a range of new sculptures and sound installations in its 11 acres of gardens. Simon […]

China is building a $2 billion office park in Beijing just for AI — Quartz

January 5, 2018

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Last year, China said it plans to be a world leader in AI by 2030. Now its capital is building a massive campus to house the AI firms that will power that rise

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