Welsh language gets a scientific boost, drones tackling plastic pollution, ultra-thin solar panels
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In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we’re talking about the use of drones and AI to tackle plastic pollution in Cambodia, an Australian university that can print solar panels like newspapers, and a student who has created medical terms in the Welsh language for the first time.
A Cardiff University student has created specific scientific words in Welsh for the first time in the language’s history
Bedwyr Ab Ion Thomas found that many of the medical terms he needed to use simply did not exist in his mother tongue.
Source: BBC News
AI and drones are teaming up in order to combat plastic pollution in Cambodia
A German research group is using the technology to locate and identify plastic waste floating in waterways.
A university in Australia has invented printable photovoltaic solar cells
The new technology is cheaper and thinner than traditional solar panels and could revolutionise urban power generation.
A Canadian island has removed approximately 16 million plastic bags from its waste stream
The impressive feat on Prince Edward Island comes just over a year after the implementation of a province-wide ban.
Scientists have devised a biodegradable, eco-friendly and low-cost method of cleaning up oil spills
Research suggests that fur and hair products, collected from dog groomers and hairdressers, can be just as good as synthetic alternatives when it comes to cleaning up crude oil spills on land.
Kelp restoration projects are helping tackle climate change head on
Marine permaculture is regenerating marine ecosystems, boosting food security and sequestering carbon emissions.
A new study shows that the use of telehealth tools could speed up the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder
The move comes as many healthcare providers are looking to move services online in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A team of researchers have developed a beetle-mounted camera which can stream insect adventures
The technology will aid conservation efforts whilst providing valuable new insights into the lives of the tiny creatures.
Source: BBC News
Lisbon is aiming to boost affordable housing by turning empty Airbnb rentals into homes for key workers
The move comes after data showed an increase in rental prices of 21% in 2018.
An innovative new project is renaming London tube stops after feminist icons
The initiative is starting a conversation about how gendered its public spaces are.