In Better News – 08.02.18

Das erste Mal in diesem Jahr wieder Nachrichten und Links zu vielversprechenden, hoffnungsvoll stimmenden Artikeln, die zeigen, dass nicht alles scheiße ist. Diesmal mit Hoffnung für Bienenvölker, biologisch abbaubarem Plastikersatz, dem Ende der Kohleenergie, Quantencomputern und Cyborgs.

Accidental Discovery Could Wipe Out One of Bees’ Worst Enemies

A team of German scientists discovered a new chemical compound that could save honey bees from Varroa mites — parasites that suck blood and harm colonies.

Plastikmüll ade: Diese indonesische Firma revolutioniert den Verpackungsmarkt!

Die Tüten bestehen nämlich aus Maniokstärke, die aus einem Wolfsmilchgewächs gewonnen wird. Der Maniok gehört zu den wichtigsten verwendeten Rohstoffen für die Avani-Produkte, schließlich gibt es davon in Indonesien mehr als genug.

 


Plunging costs make solar, wind and battery storage cheaper than coal

Now that the cost of wind or solar plus storage is beating out existing coal, that takes the market transition to a whole new dimension.

China’s latest energy megaproject shows that coal really is on the way out

The Chinese province of Anhui built a massive floating solar farm on top of an abandoned coal mine. An even larger floating solar plant will come online by May 2018.


This is what a quantum computer sounds like

IBM just released an immersive audio visual tour of their Q lab, where the company researches quantum computers. What you can hear in the video above could be the sound of the future.

Florida Man Becomes First Person to Live With Advanced Mind-Controlled Robotic Arm

Matheny, who lost his arm to cancer in 2005, has recently become the first person to live with an advanced mind-controlled robotic arm. He received the arm in December and will be spending the next year testing it out.

Here’s What Life Will Be Like With 3D Printers That Can Create Anything

Today’s desktop 3D printers are fairly limited in terms of capabilities. However, we could be just a couple of decades away from a world in which every home has a 3D printer, capable of producing almost anything we can imagine.

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