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    Daily Digest 6/14 – Good News Friday: Robocall Revenge, The Benefits Of Drinking Herbal Tea

    by Daily Digest

    Friday, June 14, 2019, 7:15 AM

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!


Robocall revenge: Meet the techies turning the tables on scammers (Thomas R.)

Browning lets them into his computer — but they don’t realize that he’s about to turn the tables, by accessing their computer and spying on their operations. Once in, he watches them, listens to them, and worms his way into their systems. His unorthodox strategy for going after scammers has proved popular on YouTube, where one of his videos has garnered over 2 million views.

Despite Being Homeless and Illiterate as a Teen, Man Now Makes Thousands Creating ‘Backyard Beaches’ (Thomas R.)

“Growing up, things weren’t easy for me,” he told the news outlet. “I could hardly even spell my name.”

After he flunked out of school, White worked as a helper for a local construction company so he could make enough money to feed his daughter. He tried making more money by working at a car dealership, but he says he wasn’t cut out for the job.

More researchers report promising Alzheimer’s vaccine results in mice (Thomas R.)

The results were recently published in “NPJ Vaccines,” a University of New Mexico release says. Researchers hope to develop a vaccine for humans but acknowledge such a vaccine could be decades away.

In December, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center also gained national attention for their progress developing an Alzheimer’s vaccine.

I Wrote This on a 30-Year-Old Computer (tmn)

A computer was a tool for work, and diversion too, but it was not the best or only way to write a letter or to fritter away an hour. Computing was an accompaniment to life, rather than the sieve through which all ideas and activities must filter. That makes using this 30-year-old device a surprising joy, one worth longing for on behalf of what it was at the time, rather than for the future it inaugurated.

Europe’s tiniest states square off in the Olympic mini-games (tmn)

To be eligible for the Games of the Small States of Europe, your country needs an Olympic Committee and a population of less than a million. “But who is counting?” laughs Janez Kocijancic, president of the European Olympic Committees. Turks from northern Cyprus don’t take part; if they did, Cyprus would be well over the limit. A majority of Monaco’s athletes are actually French but to qualify must live in municipalities neighbouring the principality.

Antennas of flexible nanotube films an alternative for electronics (Thomas R.)

At the target frequencies of 5, 10 and 14 gigahertz, the antennas easily held their own with their metal counterparts, he said. “We were going up to frequencies that aren’t even used in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth networks today, but will be used in the upcoming 5G generation of antennas,” he said.

The benefits of drinking herbal tea (Thomas R.)

According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), peppermint, a common herbal tea ingredient, grows in Europe and North America and has been used for health purposes since the days of ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt.

The NCCIH writes, “Peppermint is used as a dietary supplement for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), other digestive problems, the common cold, headaches and other conditions.”

Largest Ever Hybrid-Electric Aircraft Takes Flight – and Airlines Are Already Expressing Interest (Thomas R.)

“Imagine that in just a few years you will be able to buy a ticket for a flight that is clean, quiet and inexpensive,” said Kevin Noertker, CEO of Ampaire. “Ampaire is proud to lead the aviation industry in transportation electrification, and we recognize the importance of electric aviation for climate change and community connectivity.”

Two hours a week is key dose of nature for health and wellbeing (Adam)

Dr. Mat White, of the University of Exeter Medical School, who led the study, said: “It’s well known that getting outdoors in nature can be good for people’s health and wellbeing but until now we’ve not been able to say how much is enough. The majority of nature visits in this research took place within just two miles of home so even visiting local urban greenspaces seems to be a good thing. Two hours a week is hopefully a realistic target for many people, especially given that it can be spread over an entire week to get the benefit.”

Most ‘meat’ in 2040 will not come from dead animals, says report (tmn)

“The shift towards flexitarian, vegetarian and vegan lifestyles is undeniable, with many consumers cutting down on their meat consumption as a result of becoming more conscious towards the environment and animal welfare,” said Carsten Gerhardt, a partner at AT Kearney. “For passionate meat-eaters, the predicted rise of cultured meat products means that they still get to enjoy the same diet they always have, but without the same environmental and animal cost attached.”

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