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Google launches an online tool to help reduce carbon emissions

Google has introduced a new feature that helps city planners get access to the carbon footprint of all buildings, cars and subway rides in a city. An online tool, the Environmental Insights Explorer (EIE), has been developed in partnership with an international …Continue reading

Bacteria becoming resistant to alcohol-based disinfectants, study finds

For a long time, alcohol-based handwashes and sanitizers have been a key way to kill antibiotic-resistant bacteria. However, a recent study at the University of Melbourne, Australia has found superbugs that are becoming increasingly resistant to alcohol-based handwashes. The study,  published in …Continue reading

Scientists are developing nanoparticle vaccine effective against influenza virus

American and Chinese scientists have developed a new double layered nanoparticle vaccine which shows strong potential for combating influenza viruses. These findings were recently published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, from a research which was a collaborative …Continue reading

12 new moons of Jupiter discovered

Astronomers have discovered twelve new moons orbiting Jupiter —11 “normal” outer moons, and one that they’re calling an “oddball.”  This brings Jupiter’s total number of known moons to 79 which is the most of any planet in our Solar System. A team …Continue reading

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