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Joby Aviation unveils its eVTOL air taxi flight video for the first time

Joby Aviation unveils its eVTOL air taxi flight video for the first time

Joby Aviation certainly isn't a household name today, but that could change the future. Joby is one of the companies trying to bring affordable and efficient air travel to the masses for short distances. Joby has spent more than a decade developing piloted, all-electric vertical takeoff and landing passenger aircraft and has conducted more than 1000 test flights so far.

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Nestle expands plant-based products with new vegan KitKat bar

Nestle expands plant-based products with new vegan KitKat bar

Nestle, the company you love to hate, is expanding its plant-based food products with a new variety of a classic candy bar: Vegan KitKat. The company says it has seen many requests for a vegan KitKat option, prompting the launch of this new treat -- which Nestle says is officially called 'KitKat V.'

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Bill Gates says ditch cows for synthetic beef

Bill Gates says ditch cows for synthetic beef

It's no secret that cattle -- the kind raised for beef and milk products -- are bad for the environment. Various efforts have been introduced to address this problem, including encouraging the public to eat less beef, potential feed changes to reduce emissions, and more. In a recent interview, Bill Gates took things one step farther by calling on wealthy countries to switch entirely to synthetic beef.

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Alpha JAX CUV is a fantastic looking rugged EV

Alpha JAX CUV is a fantastic looking rugged EV

Alpha Motor Corporation has unveiled an exciting new electric crossover utility vehicle known as the Jax Crossover Utility Vehicle. JAX stands for Junior All-terrain Crossover, and it's a utility vehicle meant to carry four passengers with all-road performance, durability, and completely clean power. Alpha offers the JAX in four-wheel drive or front-wheel drive configurations.

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Coca-Cola will start selling drinks in paper bottles this summer

Coca-Cola will start selling drinks in paper bottles this summer

Coca-Cola Company has announced that it is testing a more sustainable paper bottle in Hungary, with limited online sales of the product starting this summer. The company's Brussels-based research and development team is working with Danish startup The Paper Bottle Company on this project, with an ultimate goal for bottles that 'can be recycled as paper.'

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A new and safer way of storing hydrogen called POWERPASTE has been developed

A new and safer way of storing hydrogen called POWERPASTE has been developed

One of the big potentials for green vehicles comes from hydrogen power. However, hydrogen is difficult to handle and store and can be dangerous if not stored and handled correctly. A group of researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute has developed a new method of storing hydrogen in a chemical form that is easy to transport and replenish without needing an expensive filling station network.

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Study finds third-party certified organic wines taste better

Study finds third-party certified organic wines taste better

Anyone who shops in grocery stores that offer standard produce and organic produce knows that, in general, organic products cost more. This is despite the fact that there's no perceived taste difference between organic produce and normal produce. Interestingly, while organic wine is available, they tend to sell at the same price as non-organic wine.

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Used facemasks could be recycled to make roads

Used facemasks could be recycled to make roads

Researchers at RMIT University have been researching methods of dealing with the mounds of discarded facemasks being generated during the pandemic. Researchers at the University have shown methods for recycling discarded facemasks to make roads in what they call a circular economy solution to waste generated during the pandemic. Using recycled facemask material to make one kilometer of a two-lane road could use up to 3 million masks and prevent 93 tons of waste from going to a landfill.

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Denmark to construct an energy hub in the North Sea

Denmark to construct an energy hub in the North Sea

Denmark has announced an agreement for the construction of an energy hub in the North Sea. It will construct the energy hub on an artificial island 80 kilometers from the shore of the peninsula Jutland. The artificial island will be owned by a public-private partnership to strengthen the integration of Europe's power grids and increase renewable energy production as Europe reaches for climate neutrality.

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Denmark reveals audacious artificial “energy island” to replace gas and oil

Denmark reveals audacious artificial “energy island” to replace gas and oil

The world's first artificial wind energy hub, a floating man-made island focused on generating and storing green power, will be built in the North Sea, Denmark has announced today. The project, led by the Danish Energy Agency which is part of the country's Ministry of Climate, Energy, and Utilities, will eventually be capable of providing enough power for 10 million European households, it's claimed.

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Study shows COVID-19 quarantine lowered pollution, raised global temp

Study shows COVID-19 quarantine lowered pollution, raised global temp

This week the folks at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) published a study on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent global lockdown. "Pollution cools the planet, so it makes sense that pollution reductions would warm the planet, said NCAR scientist Andrew Gettelman.

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McDonald’s McPlant burger arrives, but you probably can’t get it yet

McDonald’s McPlant burger arrives, but you probably can’t get it yet

McDonald's is one of the latest fast food companies to introduce a plant-based burger alternative to traditional beef patties. Called the 'McPlant,' this new burger was first announced in November 2020; we now know that the plant-based patty comes in partnership with Beyond Meat. Fast-forward a few months and you can now buy the McPlant -- but only if you live in certain test markets.

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