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Burger King brings Impossible Whopper to another three cities

Burger King brings Impossible Whopper to another three cities

Fast food chain Burger King has expanded sales of the Impossible Burger into another three cities, the company has announced. The plant-based patty is used to offer a vegetarian version of the company's Whopper burger, which is appropriately called the 'Impossible Whopper.' The company first tested sales of the product around St. Louis before announcing plans to expand them nationwide.

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New type of plastic can be recycled indefinitely without quality loss

New type of plastic can be recycled indefinitely without quality loss

Berkeley Lab scientists have announced the development of a new plastic that can be recycled many times over again, including in different shapes and colors, without experiencing quality loss. According to an announcement from the lab, the new material is called poly(diketoenamine), aka PDK, and it can be broken down at the molecular level for reassembly into new things.

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Niantic players helped collect 145 tons of trash for Earth Day 2019

Niantic players helped collect 145 tons of trash for Earth Day 2019

Pokemon GO developer Niantic announced that for its second global cleanup effort, teams around the world collectively removed 145 tons of trash from the environment. The cleanup included 17,000 players who contributed 41,000 hours of their time. The company had 46 NGP partners for this year's cleanup, which spanned 41 countries across six continents.

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Burger King plans to expand Impossible Burger sales nationwide

Burger King plans to expand Impossible Burger sales nationwide

Earlier this month, fast food company Burger King announced that it would test selling the meat-free Impossible Burger patty at some of its fast food stores. Less than a month later, the company is back with an update on its pilot launch, revealing that it will expand the Impossible Whopper sales to stores across the United States.

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The Deliverator compact EV brings green deliveries to cramped cities

The Deliverator compact EV brings green deliveries to cramped cities

Arcimoto has launched pre-orders for the Deliverator, a three-wheeled electric vehicle designed specifically for deliveries. The vehicle has a 100-mile range and a top speed of 75mph, making it more substantial than the small autonomous delivery buggies some other companies have introduced. The model offers better efficiency than traditional delivery trucks, however.

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Philippines whale died after eating 88lbs of plastic garbage

Philippines whale died after eating 88lbs of plastic garbage

Earlier this month, workers with the D'Bone Collector Museum in the Philippines recovered the remains of a beaked whale that had appeared near Davao City. In its most recent update about the deceased animal, the museum revealed the whale's cause of death: the ingestion of approximately 88lbs of plastic. The materials were primarily composed of plastic bags, including shopping bags and rice sacks.

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The Smart City Blueprint

The Smart City Blueprint

Smart cities are all the hype these days. Everyone from urban planners to private companies have been throwing the two words around lately, as a common aspiration for metropolitan cities in the coming years. It comes tied with a bunch of other complicated concepts, from the Internet of Things (IoT), to 5G, autonomous transportation and information and communication technology (ICT).

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Porsche boosts Taycan production, mulls hybrid loaners, as reservations wow

Porsche boosts Taycan production, mulls hybrid loaners, as reservations wow

Porsche will increase its production of the upcoming Taycan all-electric sports sedan, after early reservations for the EV blew through the automaker's predictions. Production version of the Porsche Mission E concept, the Taycan was officially named back in mid-2018; however, plenty of details are still a mystery.

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Scientists make coal from CO2 in climate change alchemy

Scientists make coal from CO2 in climate change alchemy

Scientists have revealed a new process that turns carbon dioxide back into coal, offering a potential way to capture the greenhouse gas and sequester it from the atmosphere. This is the first time researchers have developed a way to transform carbon dioxide into solid carbon particles, adding it to the list of existing technologies and breakthroughs involving carbon capture and storage.

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Nissan ROAM camper power pack gives second life to used EV batteries

Nissan ROAM camper power pack gives second life to used EV batteries

Nissan and OPUS Campers have taken the wraps off a new camper concept that taps used electric vehicle batteries to offer power while on the go. Called the Nissan x OPUS concept, this camper features ROAM, a portable and weather-resistant power pack from Nissan Energy. Unlike the gas generators used by some campers, ROAM is silent and free of emissions.

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Amazon reveals ‘ambitious’ net zero carbon shipments goal

Amazon reveals ‘ambitious’ net zero carbon shipments goal

Amazon has announced Shipment Zero, a new project that aims to make half of the company's shipments net zero carbon by 2030. The retailer calls its goal 'ambitious,' acknowledging that it won't be easy, but that it is committed to achieving the results by its self-imposed deadline. This joins Amazon's larger sustainability goal of powering its worldwide infrastructure using entirely renewable energy.

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New chemical conversion process turns plastic waste into fuel

New chemical conversion process turns plastic waste into fuel

One of the biggest problems facing the Earth's environment right now is the abundance of plastic waste. An estimated 5 billion tons of plastic is collecting in landfills or filling the oceans, and if not addressed, it will plague the decades to come by degrading into toxic chemicals, polluting the land and sea and destroying the habitats of wildlife. As scientific research looks for a solution, one possible option is trying to turn the waste into a usable fuel source.

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