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Peace between Israel and Palestine could be very profitable

Peace between Israel and Palestine could be very profitable | Making the necessary possible | Scoop.it
Israel’s economy would get a boost of $120 billion while the Palestinian economy would gain $50 billion if only the two sides agreed to end the ongoing...
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Science says sleep plays an important role in memory

Science says sleep plays an important role in memory | Making the necessary possible | Scoop.it
Sleeping plays an important role in forming lasting memories, but controversy remains over whether the brain helps to create these by deleting unnecessary connections or by strengthening important ones. Now the latest research suggests that both...
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Wahnsinnsprojekt von deutschem Physiker: 1000 Mal effektiver als Bäume: Kann diese Wunderwaffe unser Klima retten? - 1000 Mal effektiver als Bäume: Kann diese Wunderwaffe unser Klima retten?

Wahnsinnsprojekt von deutschem Physiker: 1000 Mal effektiver als Bäume: Kann diese Wunderwaffe unser Klima retten? - 1000 Mal effektiver als Bäume: Kann diese Wunderwaffe unser Klima retten? | Making the necessary possible | Scoop.it
Fast 40 Milliarden Tonnen CO2 bläst die Menschheit pro Jahr in die Luft. Für Klimaschützer und Forscher eindeutig zu viel. Der deutsche Physiker Klaus Lackner hat in einer Forschungsarbeit ein CO2 Fänger entwickelt, um die Klimaerwärmung zu stoppen.
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It Only Took Four Months For China To Achieve A Jaw-Dropping Reduction In Carbon Emissions

It Only Took Four Months For China To Achieve A Jaw-Dropping Reduction In Carbon Emissions | Making the necessary possible | Scoop.it
When China's greenhouse gas emissions fall, they fall hard.
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EXPERT: We've pretty much completely ignored safety factors in AI research until now

EXPERT: We've pretty much completely ignored safety factors in AI research until now | Making the necessary possible | Scoop.it
Thankfully that's changing now.
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Audi have successfully made diesel fuel from carbon dioxide and water

Audi have successfully made diesel fuel from carbon dioxide and water | Making the necessary possible | Scoop.it
German car manufacturer Audi has reportedly invented a carbon-neutral diesel fuel , made solely from water, carbon dioxide and renewable energy sources. And the crystal clear 'e-diesel' is already being used to power the Audi A8 owned by the...
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Renewable energy officially just overtook fossil fuels

Renewable energy officially just overtook fossil fuels | Making the necessary possible | Scoop.it
The world just passed a turning point - and for once, that's a good thing. According to a report presented in New York last week, we're now adding more capacity for renewable energy each year than coal, natural gas and oil combined. As Tom Randall...
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Switching to 100% renewables by 2050 would save major economies $500 billion

Switching to 100% renewables by 2050 would save major economies $500 billion | Making the necessary possible | Scoop.it
A new study has finally put a dollar value on a renewable energy future. According to a new report commissioned by the Climate Action Network, if the US, the European Union and China started taking the steps towards using 100 percent renewable...
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Top space agencies team up to shoot an asteroid out of the sky

Top space agencies team up to shoot an asteroid out of the sky | Making the necessary possible | Scoop.it
Two of the world's biggest space agencies are working together to smash and deflect an asteroid, bolstering our planetary defences against rogue space rocks. The European Space Agency (ESA) has begun preliminary work on the design of its Asteroid...
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This Drone Startup Has An Ambitious (Crazy) Plan To Plant 1 Billion Trees A Year

This Drone Startup Has An Ambitious (Crazy) Plan To Plant 1 Billion Trees A Year | Making the necessary possible | Scoop.it
Why plant one tree when a drone can shoot pregerminated seed pods at the ground without you lifting a finger?
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NASA Scientist: California Has One Year Of Water Left, No Backup Plan - Truth And Action

Jay Familglietti, NASA's top water scientist, recently warned that California has only a year's supply of water left in storage facilities and the backup groundwater is rapidly depleting. Despite this harrowing fact, California has no backup plan to address this crisis.

“California has no contingency plan for a persistent drought like this one (let alone a 20-plus-year mega-drought), except, apparently, staying in emergency mode and praying for rain,” stated Familglietti. “In short, we have no
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Two ways to convert CO₂ from greenhouse gas to raw material - OpenMind

Two ways to convert CO₂ from greenhouse gas to raw material - OpenMind | Making the necessary possible | Scoop.it
The rising of CO₂ emissions seems unstoppable. Can we make "our enemy" work for us? Discover two ways to take advantage of CO₂.
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A New Approach to Fusion | MIT Technology Review

A New Approach to Fusion | MIT Technology Review | Making the necessary possible | Scoop.it
luck of the draw
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Rooftop solar is now cheaper than grid electricity in these 6 US cities

Rooftop solar is now cheaper than grid electricity in these 6 US cities | Making the necessary possible | Scoop.it
For people living in six major US cities, the cost of installing and running rooftop solar panels is now the same price or cheaper than buying electricity from the grid, according to a new report - even without the help of government subsidies....
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20-Year-Old to Launch World’s First Ocean Cleaning System Next Year

20-Year-Old to Launch World’s First Ocean Cleaning System Next Year | Making the necessary possible | Scoop.it
The Ocean Cleanup plans to deploy the floating structure off of the coast of Japan during the second quarter of 2016.
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Volunteers in Ecuador just planted 647,250 trees – in one day.

Volunteers in Ecuador just planted 647,250 trees – in one day. | Making the necessary possible | Scoop.it
They broke the world record for reforestation.
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People Can’t Be Trusted To Make Unbiased Hiring Decisions. So This Woman Created A Computer Program.

People Can’t Be Trusted To Make Unbiased Hiring Decisions. So This Woman Created A Computer Program. | Making the necessary possible | Scoop.it
Unitive, a new technology company, promises to root out employers' unconscious bias in the hiring process and beyond.
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Scientists have created an organic farm that stores more carbon than it emits

Scientists have created an organic farm that stores more carbon than it emits | Making the necessary possible | Scoop.it
Agriculture contributes approximately 35 percent of the planet's greenhouse gas emissions, but scientists in China believe they've found a way to make the (undeniably essential) practice more sustainable, by successfully turning a farm into a...
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Ex-NASA Engineer to Plant One Billion Trees a Year Using Drones - Good News Network

Ex-NASA Engineer to Plant One Billion Trees a Year Using Drones - Good News Network | Making the necessary possible | Scoop.it
A start-up plans to help solve the world’s climate problems by using drones to plant forests of seedlings – a billion trees a year.
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A psychologist discovered the secret to never getting frustrated

A psychologist discovered the secret to never getting frustrated | Making the necessary possible | Scoop.it
You don't get frustrated because of events. You get frustrated because of your beliefs.
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Circular economy could bring 70 percent cut in carbon emissions by 2030

Circular economy could bring 70 percent cut in carbon emissions by 2030 | Making the necessary possible | Scoop.it
The circular economy offers opportunities to boost jobs and tackle climate change, according to study on Sweden by The Club of Rome
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Scientists have found a promising Alzheimer’s drug, and it’s already on the market

Scientists have found a promising Alzheimer’s drug, and it’s already on the market | Making the necessary possible | Scoop.it
A drug currently used to treat strokes in certain Asian countries has now shown potential as an Alzheimer's drug. Early trials in mice show that the medication, known as Edaravone, can help alleviate the mental decline associated with Alzheimer's...
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Cost of lab-grown burger patty drops from $325,000 to $11.36

Cost of lab-grown burger patty drops from $325,000 to $11.36 | Making the necessary possible | Scoop.it
Back in 2013, ‘test-tube’ hamburgers hit headlines across the Internet, and not just because scientists had managed to more-or-less replicate meat in the lab. It was a commendable feat, especially because it offered a potential solution to the...
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Do you genes determine your entire life? | Julian Baggini

Do you genes determine your entire life? | Julian Baggini | Making the necessary possible | Scoop.it
The long read: Some scientists claim that new discoveries have proved free will is an illusion. Nonsense, says Julian Baggini
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Environmental Cost Makes Wind Cheaper Than Coal in Europe | MIT Technology Review

Environmental Cost Makes Wind Cheaper Than Coal in Europe | MIT Technology Review | Making the necessary possible | Scoop.it
A new report from the E.U. estimates the true economic cost of different forms of energy production.
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