Today’s Solutions: February 05, 2023

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.

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22 reasons for optimism in 2022 (part II)

Here are eleven more good things that happened in 2022 that gave us cause to hope and celebrate. If you haven’t read part I yet, click here to check it out. Wordlemania hit hard In 2022, the number everyone was begging to hear was your Wordle score. Though the game where you try to predict a Read More...

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is welcomed by European Council President Donald Tusk

22 reasons for optimism in 2022 (part I)

Here are eleven good things that happened in 2022 that gave us cause to hope and celebrate. Ukraine still stands Russian President Vladimir Putin and most others expected Ukraine to succumb to Russian control within days of his late February invasion. Few foresaw the force of the Ukrainian Read More...

blind woman with glasses sits on couch and looks to the side

These AI glasses tell blind users what they’re looking at

Back in 2014, Google put a wearable device called Google Glass on the commercial market. Google Glass was meant to give users a hands-free way to view content, make calls, and access social media platforms, all while carrying on with whatever tasks they had on hand. The Google Glass technology was Read More...

Doctor delivering good news to happy elderly patient

Rectal cancer trial sees tumor disappear in all patients

A drug study involving people with rectal cancer has remarkably eradicated the tumor in all 18 patients. Though small, the trial astounded practitioners in the field, touting the results as an unprecedented achievement in cancer treatment, reports The New York Times. Cancer disappeared in all Read More...

Green Education

Two new DC public schools model net zero education

It goes without saying that we should be teaching our children about important environmental matters, especially excessive energy consumption and the need for energy efficiency. But what about the energy that a school itself consumes? While it is a rarely-thought-of area for improvement, new Read More...

Solar power Plant in small village in India

Welcome to Modhera, India’s first village entirely powered by solar

Modhera in Gujarat became India's first solar-powered village, setting a precedent for what UN Secretary-General António Guterres called a "reconciliation between humanity and the planet," according to Euronews. UN News reports that the solar project provides residents of Modhera with an Read More...

illustration of brain giving off signals

Brain implant allows completely “locked-in” patient to communicate

Thanks to the efforts of Dr. Niels Birbaumer, a former neuroscientist at the University of Tübingen in Germany, and Dr. Ujwal Chaundhary, a former biomedical engineer at the same university and the current managing director at ALS Voice gGmbH, a German-based neurobiotechnology company, a totally Read More...

fresh vegetable broccoli. Fresh green broccoli on a black stone table.

And the healthiest way to cook broccoli is...

We’ve previously reported on why broccoli is so great. Full of nutrients and antioxidants, it can help invigorate so many parts of our bodies. In recent years, one incredible compound found in broccoli, called sulforaphane, has gained a reputation as a super nutrient. Studies even show it is Read More...

Hearing therapy

New regenerative therapy reverses hearing loss

We don’t really appreciate how important hearing is until it starts diminishing. Those with hearing loss and their loved ones might realize then that this is an essential part of most people's communication and connection. Biotech company Frequency Therapeutics has found a way to reconnect those Read More...

Hadron Collider

Another period of world-changing discovery begins at the Large Hadron Collider

10 years ago, at the Large Hadron Collider in Cern, Switzerland, the world changed with the discovery of the Higgs boson, also known as the “God Particle.” This was evidence of the Higgs field, an invisible energy field throughout the universe. The discovery of the Higgs boson explains three Read More...