Today’s Solutions: June 15, 2024

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These tools are designed to help deliver surplus food to those in need

It’s mind-boggling that while 40 percent of the food supply in the US ends up in the bin, millions of Americans are still food insecure. One of the main reasons behind this problem — which has been exacerbated by the pandemic — is poor logistics. “We probably have two to four times as much Read More...

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This project uses beams of light to expand global access to the internet

There are more than 3 billion people in the world who still lack access to the internet. Many of them live in remote areas with rough terrain where deploying conventional internet infrastructure, such as fiber optic cables, is a difficult and expensive undertaking. But X, Alphabet’s moonshot Read More...

Internet balloon breaks record

Internet balloon breaks record by spending 312 days in the stratosphere

Loon, a project developed by Google’s parent company Alphabet, has recently revealed that one of its internet-beaming balloons has broken a flight record, floating in the stratosphere for 312 days straight. The idea behind Loon is to launch a fleet of large communications balloons into the Read More...

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Google’s internet balloons are now connecting Kenya to the web

We may take our access to the internet for granted, but more than 40 percent of the global population still can’t connect to the web. With this in mind, Alphabet’s internet-beaming Project Loon has set off on a mission to overcome this digital divide, starting in Kenya. Project Loon is a Read More...

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Alphabet creates coronavirus fund to continue pay for impacted employees

The coronavirus’s impact on the global economy is frightening and uncertain. The Optimist Daily is finding positivity in this volatile time with the help of our partners at Just Capital. They have shared numerous stories this week about finding the economic silver lining in the dark cloud of a Read More...

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High tech furniture makes smaller spaces more adaptable than ever

Would you consider placing a movable bed in front of your closet to save space? What if the bed could move itself automatically when you needed to access your shoes? Ori, a customizable furniture company, is joining others, such as Alphabet and Sidewalk Labs, and embracing how robotics will play a Read More...