Today’s Solutions: June 13, 2024

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German city builds sleeping pods to shelter homeless people from the cold

In the German city of Ulm, 75 miles west of Munich, people who don’t have a roof over their head can now benefit from a thoughtful initiative — the installation of a series of pods around the city for homeless people to be able to sleep in. Called Ulmer Nests, the sleeping pods are made of Read More...

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Meet Jenny, the horse who takes a daily stroll alone through Frankfurt

The following story may not necessarily be a solution, but we hope it puts a smile on your face. In the city of Frankfurt, Germany, there’s a horse named Jenny that locals see walking the streets alone on a daily basis. No, Jenny isn’t lost. The beloved Arabian mare is simply following the Read More...

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Scientists use 3D printer to create fungus-based soundproofing material

When it comes to producing acoustic insulation, the materials typically used are synthetic or mineral-based materials. While these materials are effective, they are not easily recyclable and the production process is usually quite energy-intensive. In search of a greener alternative, Read More...

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Medical gun that fires off ‘skin substitute’ is now treating patients

In July of 2019, we shared exciting news out of Israel when a startup invented a mechanical contraption shaped like a toy gun that spins out a ‘skin substitute’ to cover and heal wounds. Today, we’re happy to share that the device has moved beyond the prototype phase, with doctors across Read More...

The value of female leadership

The value of female leadership during a pandemic

Different approaches to managing the pandemic lead to vastly different outcomes across countries. Some, like New Zealand, have effectively eradicated the virus, while others wait anxiously for vaccine relief among rising infection rates. Looking at what went right in countries like Norway, Iceland, Read More...

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Tweet tweet! Study finds birds are linked to happiness levels

If you find yourself happier around singing birds, you’re not alone. A new study from the German Center for Integrative Biodiversity Research indicates being around greater bird biodiversity is actually linked to greater happiness levels amongst people. To come to this conclusion, the Read More...

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3D-printed buildings are reaching new heights in Germany

Earlier this month, we shared a story out of Belgium where a construction called Kamp C revealed the first 3D-printed two-story home. Although it is thought to be the biggest 3D-printed structure in the world right now, it won’t hold that title for long as architects in Germany are currently Read More...

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Flying taxis could be the future of air rescue emergency services

The promise of electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOLs) was that they would unlock the skies to bring high-speed, traffic-free transportation to the public. But now it seems flying taxis could be a valuable asset for emergency air rescue services. In a recent feasibility study Read More...

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65 country leaders pledge to reverse destruction of nature

Leaders from 65 countries recently came together to make a renewed commitment to putting nature on the path to recovery. As reported in Deutsche Welle, the commitments include eliminating plastic leakage to the oceans by 2050 and incentivizing banks and businesses to value the natural Read More...

Meat-loving Germany is quickly

Meat-loving Germany is quickly becoming vegetarian

Germany is famous for its schnitzels, sausage, and currywurst, so it may come as surprise to you that Germans are rapidly cutting down on their meat consumption. But that's exactly what's happening, according to teams of researchers from Berlin, Bath, and Franche-Comté in eastern France. The Read More...