Today’s Solutions: May 28, 2024

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The incredible future of clean energy: electricity made out of thin air

While most humans don’t have the means or tools to bear witness to them, many of the world's smallest species have extraordinary survival mechanisms. Certain soil bacteria, for example, can consume hydrogen from the air and utilize it as fuel if they are starved of all other Read More...

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Bacteria-based biofuel offers higher energy density than jet fuel

At a time when the need to replace fossil fuels is urgent, it is amazing to see the results of human innovation and creativity to meet the challenge. Researchers at Berkeley Lab are working on a new producer of biofuel that produces a material that boasts an energy density far higher than jet Read More...

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This neuroscientist-approved morning routine is great for brain health

Do you ever find yourself so overwhelmed by the to-do list that you struggle to stay sharp and focused? Neuroscientist and creator of meditation app, BrainTap, Patrick K. Porter, Ph.D., and neuroscientist Kristen Willeumier, Ph.D., know the feeling. They shared with Well+Good what they do every Read More...

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Jumping robot leaps to new heights

A robot has been created that has smashed records to become the highest jumper to date, engineered or biological. The lightweight and aerodynamic machine can reach heights of around 100 feet (30 meters), being able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph or nine meters per second. The study, published in Read More...

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Why fiber helps fend off fatigue (plus energy-boosting snack suggestions)

Can’t shake the feeling of exhaustion lately? The solution might require you to take more than just a nap—it could be that you are low in certain nutrients. When it comes to fatigue, being low in iron is usually thought to be the cause. However, there’s another nutrient that can help you Read More...

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Germany accelerates schedule to become carbon neutral

People are more animated than ever before for green energy and calling on their governments to aim bigger. And it seems like they're listening. With increasing gas prices from the war in Ukraine and scientists' warnings about climate change, governments realize the need for a speedier change to Read More...

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Feeling restless? Here’s how to channel that into something good

Whether you’ve got something major on your mind or you’ve eaten too much sugar, sometimes it simply feels impossible to sit still. You may be familiar with the feelings: anxious, antsy feet, jittery body, crawling skin, general unease, or quickening breath. This overwhelming energy can be very Read More...

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How much energy? Your home energy questions answered

Every day we have a choice in which appliance to use. The kettle or the stove? A bath or a shower? Most of the time it's convenience and habit that automatically choose between our options. However, it may be useful to pause for a second and consider which is more efficient in terms of costs and Read More...

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4 signs you need to say NO from time to time

Saying “no” to a request is understandably difficult. Professionally or personally, we either want to help, accommodate a friend, or fear we may upset someone we care about. That’s why we can be inclined to say yes to those we're close to. If your schedule is already filled with work, Read More...

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What if you could power your home with your car?

One of the things we find reassuring about electric cars — besides the fact that they produce fewer emissions and don’t hurt our planet nearly as much — is the idea that we could charge one from our very own homes instead of having to drive to a gas station. What if it worked the other Read More...