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Lit Motors Self Balancing Half car Half Motorbike

https://wefunder.com/lit.motors a less impressive version https://www.litmotors.com/home https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/28427560/worlds-first-gravity-defying-motorbike-lit-motors-aev/#:~:text=The%20half%2Dcar%2Dhalf%2D,they%20are%20at%20a%20standstill.

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Hybrid working makes employees happier, healthier and more productive, study shows

https://www.theguardian.com/business/article/2024/jun/16/hybrid-working-makes-employees-happier-healthier-and-more-productive-study-shows “Little has done more over the years to depress, stress and irritate workers than the daily commute. It separates families, fractures communities, pollutes the environment and wastes vast amounts of time and money,” said Mark Dixon, IWG’s chief executive.

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The Untold Story of the Man Who Sang “I Got 5 on It”

When Jordan Peele used the 1995 Luniz https://www.theringer.com/music/2019/1/17/18186101/i-got-5-on-it-jordan-peele-us-song-michael-marshall-luniz-untold-story#:~:text=%E2%80%9C%5BJordan%20Peele%5D%20picked%20the,the%20voice%2C%E2%80%9D%20he%20explained. excellent article with many nice music video links

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Massive forest restoration project makes steadfast progress: ‘This will be the largest natural structure on the planet’

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UK growth since 2010 has been lacklustre and largely driven by immigration, says report

https://www.theguardian.com/business/article/2024/jun/09/uk-growth-since-2010-has-been-lacklustre-and-largely-driven-by-immigration-says-report

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Free money? South Africa floats universal basic income for all

https://www.theguardian.com/world/article/2024/jun/08/free-money-south-africa-floats-universal-basic-income-for-all#:~:text=A%20week%20before%20the%20election,of%20forming%20a%20new%20administration. “When you put money into the hands of the poorest households it lifts the whole economy,” says Kelle Howson, a senior researcher from the Johannesburg-based Institute for Economic Justice (IEJ), which is part of a coalition of civil society organisations calling for a basic income grant in South Africa. Ninety-three per cent of recipients […]

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Free energy at home! 3 DIY solar panel projects | Watch (msn.com)

Free energy at home! 3 DIY solar panel projects | Watch (msn.com) Unleash the power of the sun! ??This video unleashes 3 incredible DIY projects to harness solar energy for your home! From soda cans to sizzling hot showers, discover innovative ways to generate free power and reduce your carbon footprint. Get ready to be […]

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When the “good ole boys” of rural Fl can’t afford a Cybertruck…

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You can force employees to come back to the office, but not the good ones!

https://www.rte.ie/brainstorm/2024/0521/1450272-return-to-office-mandates-employees-work-from-home

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I went a week without ultra-processed foods. Here’s what I learned

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/article/2024/may/22/eliminating-ultra-processed-foods-pros-cons

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‘Oracle of Omaha’ says if top companies paid tax like his, Americans wouldn’t pay anything

https://cbs2iowa.com/news/local/oracle-of-omaha-says-higher-taxes-necessary-but-not-on-americans-corporations-economy-national-debt-warren-buffett OMAHA, Nebraska — Warren Buffett, the man of modest living who leads one of the most successful investment firms in history, says the American People would no longer have to pay taxes, if the top companies would simply pay their fair share. While it might sound outrageous, the numbers appear to back it up. Buffett […]

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Elon Musk’s plan to address the “very solvable” water scarcity crisis

https://newatlas.com/environment/elon-water-plan/?itm_source=ocelot&itm_medium=recirculation&itm_campaign=ocelot_e079a01&itm_content=recommendation_2 energy and transportation of water is the issue, which is getting cheaper all the time. Solar + batteries makes this quite solvable. Agree with the page but cost is an issue.

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Africa’s car-making juggernaut prepares to capitalize on the global race to produce affordable EVs at scale

https://fortune.com/2024/05/15/morocco-africa-car-factory-ev

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Igbo landing: Remembering enslaved Africans who chose death over slavery by walking into the ocean

https://scoop.upworthy.com/remembering-enslaved-africans-who-found-dignity-in-death-over-slavery-walked-into-ocean-in-chains-561297-561297-561297-561297-561297-561297-561297

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Volkswagen Group Africa Adds 3 MW Solar PV Carport At Its Kariega Car Factory

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Octopus says 150,000 customers are getting £600 off their energy bills

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/cost-of-living/octopus-says-150000-customers-getting-29170303 150,000 EV batteries are combined into a virtual power plant via Octopus Energy’s proprietary technology platform, Kraken. Octopus Energy has announced the UK’s most popular electric vehicle (EV) tariff, Intelligent Octopus Go, now manages a combined 1 gigawatt (GW) worth of EV batteries. 150,000 EV batteries are combined into a virtual power plant via Octopus Energy’s […]

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Octopus Energy announces ‘zero bills’ for thousands of customers ‘for ten years’

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/cost-of-living/octopus-energy-announces-zero-bills-29190310 octopus energy working with Perenna bank to offer discount on mortgages may work with loans for renewable energy at home too.

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The Carbon Brief Interview: Octopus Energy’s Greg Jackson 

On misinformation in the media: “I think some of it is organised and some of it is cultural…EVs have taken 1.8m barrels of oil off the road per day. That’s enough that the global oil industry is suddenly seeing what used to look like a minor inconvenience in the future is suddenly a real and […]

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How a Ghanaian Billionaire Built The largest Salt mine production in Africa

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Induction stoves can be a total game-changer in the kitchen — and these ultra-efficient gadgets prove it

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