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    Daily Digest 2/26 – Good News Friday: The World’s Fastest Electric Car, Salmon Return To Connecticut River

    by DailyDigest

    Friday, February 26, 2016, 3:23 PM

This is Good News Friday, where we find some good economic, energy, and environmental news and share it with PP readers. Please send any positive news to [email protected] with subject header "Good News Friday." We will save and post weekly. Enjoy!

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Watch And Learn (jdargis)

I can’t find an official figure for the number of video tutorials on the site, but there must be millions. They range in subject from computer programming to nunchuck technique to dancing at the club (with separate videos for men and women). There are professional grade how-to’s posted by the marketing arms of billion-dollar companies that live alongside unedited cell-phone videos of little kids explaining how to rent a movie from a Redbox machine. Neither type is necessarily going to do a better, or worse, job of teaching me what I actually want to learn, which is also part of the fun.

The world’s first supermarket selling only expired food has opened in Denmark (jdargis)

The supermarket hopes to draw both environmentally conscious shoppers and low-income individuals with limited budgets, according to Folkekirkens Nodhjaelp, the local non-profit that set up the project over the past year. Already praising the effort—which took a fair amount of legislative wrangling to set up—is Danish food minister Eva Kjer Hansen, who called the amount of food wasted each year “ridiculous.”

'Ghost Protest' In Seoul Uses Holograms, Not People (jdargis)

The "ghost protest," organized by Amnesty International in Korea, followed the world's first-ever hologram demonstrations in Spain. Last April, thousands of virtual demonstrators marched in Madrid to protest the controversial Citizen Safety Law, which set extreme fines for demonstrators convening outside government buildings.

U.S. Researchers to Study a Lung Cancer Vaccine Developed in Cuba (jdargis)

The vaccine works by starving the cancer of factors that help it grow and spread. For patients in remission, the vaccine prevents future relapses. “We’re still at the very early stages of assessing the promise of this vaccine, but the evidence so far from clinical trials in Cuba and Europe has been striking,” Dr. Kelvin Lee, of the Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy Program at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY, told The Huffington Post.

A Year Of Weather 2015 (jdargis)

This visualisation, comprised of imagery from the geostationary satellites of EUMETSAT, NOAA and the JMA, shows an entire year of weather across the globe during 2015, with audio commentary from Mark Higgins, Training Manager at EUMETSAT.

400mph or bust: Meet the VBB-3, the world’s fastest electric car (jdargis)

"Motor technology is already there," Cooke said. "The real limit is where you get the energy from." For VBB-3, that means lithium-ion battery packs from A123 (VBB-2 used hydrogen fuel cells). The team—engineering students at OSU, remember—did the rest, integrating them in the powertrain, cooling them, and so on. There's a total of eight battery packs on the car, four on either side of the carbon fiber cockpit tub (enjoying a new life after retiring from its previous career as a Dallara IR03 IndyCar).

Presumed dead, wild Atlantic salmon return to the Connecticut River (jdargis)

The quest to resurrect Atlantic salmon in the Connecticut River began anew in the mid-1960s when the federal government and New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts and Connecticut joined forces. They worked to curb pollution in their shared river and also build passageways around some of the 2,500 dams that plugged the river and its feeder streams in the 11,250-square-mile Connecticut River watershed.

One of World’s Rarest Turtles Heading Back to the Wild (jdargis)

The Wildlife Conservation Society and the Royal Government of Cambodia’s Fisheries Administration announced that after a “headstart,” 21 captive-raised critically endangered southern river terrapins have been released back into their native habitat in southwest Cambodia. More than 150 villagers, government representatives, and religious leaders attended ceremonies for the release.

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