Thursday, 22 August 2019

Nepal bans single-use plastics in Everest region

Nepal bans single-use plastics in Everest region

Nepal will make the Everest region a plastic-free zone by 2020 by banning single-use plastics, a move that will curb excessive pollution on the highest point of the Earth’s surface. The executive council of Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality in Solukhumbu district reached this decision on Wednesday, the Efe news reported.

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Painless Colonoscopy: Available Techniques and Instruments

Painless Colonoscopy: Available Techniques and Instruments

During colonoscopy, air insufflation to distend the lumen and facilitate careful inspection and scope insertion can induce pain and cause discomfort. Carbon dioxide (CO[2] ) insufflation can decrease abdominal pain and discomfort during and after colonoscopy. ...

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Researchers create electronic lens that works better than the human eye

Researchers create electronic lens that works better than the human eye

The technology is likely to revolutionize the lenses used in VR/AR headsets as well.

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Why Does Elon Musk Want to Nuke Mars?

Why Does Elon Musk Want to Nuke Mars?

Mars has the closest resemblance to Earth in our solar system. So, when humans become capable of interplanetary travel and consider colonising any planet, Mars would automatically be the first target due to its proximity and similarity to Earth.

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Researchers Move Closer to a Blood Test for Predicting When People Might Die

Researchers Move Closer to a Blood Test for Predicting When People Might Die

It’s not as morbid as you think; having a reliable way of predicting people’s mortality, especially as they age, could help to improve how doctors treat disease.

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Volocopter reveals its first commercial aircraft, the VoloCity air taxi

Volocopter reveals its first commercial aircraft, the VoloCity air taxi

It’s a race to the skies in terms of which company actually deploys an on-demand air taxi service based around electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft. For its part, German startup Volocopter is taking another key step with the revelation of its first aircraft designed for actual commercial use, the VoloCity. The VoloCity is the fourth-generation eVTOL vehicle that Volocopter has created, but the first three were created for testing and demonstration purposes, and have flown more than 1,000 times in service of that goal.

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Wednesday, 21 August 2019