$1 hearing aid, rat receives gold medal, honeybees as sniffer dogs
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In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we’re looking at researcher’s efforts to make hearing aids affordable, the African rat that saved many lives in Cambodia, and how trained bees could improve crop production.
Researchers are working on the cheapest possible hearing aid
The team is now working to miniaturize the concept, which may boost the price to a still-reasonable $7.
Magawa the landmine detection rat given gold medal for bravery
The giant African pouched rat has cleared more than 141,000 square metres of land – the equivalent of 20 football pitches.
Source: The Guardian
How training honey bees could be used for better pollination
Like dogs, honeybees are being trained to sniff out sunflowers, a process that could make crop production more efficient.
Source: Euro News
Paris names a park after black freedom fighter, a statue should follow
This is the first commemoration of a black woman in Paris. Almost 200 years ago, Solitude, the former slave fought for the liberation of Guadeloupe.
Source: Houston Chronicle
The skincare brand bringing financial empowerment to local Ugandan women
Apart from providing fair wages to marginalised women in Uganda, LXMI aims to popularise climate-conscious skincare products.
How Taiwan’s ‘civic hackers’ helped find a new way to run the country
New social media platform Polis cuts through noise and trolling to establish consensus – and create new laws.
Source: The Guardian
How Reddit accidently defeated QAnon
Two years ago, Reddit had a huge QAnon problem. Today, the situation looks much better.
Source: The Atlantic
Quitting smoking through hypnosis led this woman to build a global firm
Grace Smith runs a business said to offer online hypnotherapy sessions to more than 250,000 people worldwide.
The organisation attempting to regrow Arctic sea ice with glass
By rebuilding sea ice, Leslie Field hopes to combat global warming and make the Arctic the planetary air-conditioner it previously was.
Rebel US artist puts black lives in the Renaissance frame
A new exhibition by African-American painter Titus Kaphar challenges its audience to see pictures in a new way – by literally adding black faces.