Today’s Solutions: November 30, 2022

Science

From mathematics and AI to medicine and psychology, The Optimist Daily features the latest news on discoveries, technological advances, and breakthroughs in the world of science. Our Science section is here to engage and enlighten you.

Smart phone with the Domino's Pizza logo is an American fast food restaurant company.

The Domino effect: pizza place splurges on electric delivery fleet

Domino's Pizza is investing in a fleet of 800 electric Chevrolet Bolts painted in Domino's livery to supplement its understaffed driving crew. As the world's largest pizza company, Domino's investment in EVs represents a particularly high-profile adoption of electric transportation by the fast Read More...

Floating rotating turnable solar panels. Large scale Sustainable energy solar system. The Netherlands.

These innovative solar panels stalk the sun across the sky

In order to get the most out of its energy, a Portuguese company's sustainable solution stalks the Sun as it journeys across the sky. SolarisFloat has created an innovative floating solar system that is unlike the many others that are currently stationed in bodies of water across the world. The Read More...

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Detroit’s two new EV-charging roads will let drivers power up on the go

Last year, The Optimist Daily wrote an article about how the state government in Indiana was testing roads that could charge EV vehicles while they were being driven. Now, it seems this technology is leaping forward in Detroit. Inductive charging technology is being connected to two short Read More...

Tiger shark over sea grass at Fish Tales / Bahamas

How tiger sharks help researchers map the world’s largest seagrass system

Tiger sharks have a symbiotic connection with seagrass habitats, acting as the apex predator to prevent overgrazing by other species while patrolling the underwater meadows for food. Using cameras affixed to their backs, scientists investigating these species have used their free-roaming Read More...

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Are egg whites the missing ingredient for cheap effective water filtration?

As microplastic contamination and the lack of drinkable water worsen, finding efficient technologies to filter and desalinate seawater becomes increasingly vital. A novel airgel, fabricated from egg whites, shows great promise. An egg-citing concept Professor Craig Arnold of Princeton University Read More...

Solar panels on the parking lot near a supermarket on a sunny day in Avignon, Provence, France. Electricity and shade for cars at the same time.

France mandates that all large parking lots be outfitted with solar panels

Last week, the French Senate passed legislation mandating the installation of solar panels on all new and current parking lots with room for at least 80 vehicles— an enormous boost for solar power. Doubling solar and wind energy The new provisions are part of French President Emmanuel Macron's Read More...

Wind Turbines Windmill Energy Farm

Could wind turbines capture CO2 while generating clean energy?

Wind turbines have long been one of the primary sources of clean energy. While they have not been without controversy over the years, they are widely acknowledged as a planet- and people-friendly answer to climate change when compared to other green energy sources. Soon, they may be able to Read More...

A bumblebee on a summer flower

Study reveals bumblebees play with toys for fun, too

According to a new study, bumblebees don't just work hard—they like to play too. Scientists observed that the little insects enjoy rolling small wooden balls for no apparent reason other than for pleasure. "As humans, we might believe that we are the smartest and perhaps the only creatures Read More...

View in microscopic of ductal cell carcinoma, adenonocarcinoma from human breast cancer.

Tiny “endo-microscope” helps surgeons discover cancer cells quickly

In order to treat breast cancer more quickly, researchers have developed a little microscope that can be maneuvered into tight places inside the body during surgery. The endo-microscope Imperial College London researchers have created an endo-microscope that is less than 1mm in diameter - around Read More...

Aircraft landing to airport runway at dusk with huge flock of birds dangerously crossing its path.

The RobotFalcon, an innovative solution to bird and aircraft collisions

One of the unfortunate side effects of air travel is increasing collisions between birds and aircraft. These incidents, which are known as bird strikes, kill thousands of birds each year and can also cause damage to aircraft, cause flight delays, and even cancellations. This costs the Read More...