Welcome to my weekly letter, where I share a few noteworthy articles and my own commentary. Without further ado…
- WHO endorses use of first malaria vaccine (Washington Post) – even at only 30 percent effectiveness (reducing the chance of severe malaria), this will have a huge impact to save some of the 260k childrens killed by the parasitic disease each year.
- Astronomers Get Ready to Probe Europa’s Hidden Ocean for Life (Wired) – Europa may be the new Mars in 2024 with more probe missions visiting and hopes are up for an environment that can potentially support microbial life. With all that’s recently discussed in the COP26 summit, the race is on between finding another planet to sustain life and warming up our planet too quickly…
- This Atomic Clock Will Transform Deep Space Exploration (Wired) – time is not just money, it’s the key to everything, including space exploration 🙂 interesting read on what it takes to minimize the time drift issue, and how it enables drones to autonomously navigate around to perform tasks on other planets.
- A New Gene Helps Explain Why Some People Need Less Sleep (Wired) – if you are one of the lucky people who doesn’t need much sleep to function normally, then congrats, you are a mutant 😉 Just don’t rush to try shooting lasers out of your eyes yet.
- Carbon-Capturing Sunglasses Offer a View of Fashion’s Future (Wired) – really neat idea to chip in on reversing the greenhouse gases! And the merch looks pretty sleek too.
That’s it for this week! Have a nice weekend!
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