Every now and then it’s nice to look at the world around us and imagine what it could be like in the future! Let’s take a quick look at how some cities around the world, big and small, are using science and technology to enhance quality of life for their citizens.
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Trees are strong and beautiful living things that don’t move, right? The only place we’ve seen moving trees is in the incredibly long viewing or reading experience that is The Lord of the Rings.
One hundred years ago influenza spread across the world and killed 20 to 40 million people. The disease killed more in one year than bubonic plague did in four years during the 14th century.
For those trying to maintain a nice yard, you know pests can totally be an issue, right? Well the same thing applies for big scale projects, like grassland restoration. For example, planting seeds to revive a region’s flora is significantly more difficult if local critters are eating up the seeds before they have a chance to grow. Non-toxic approaches are obviously not ideal, so looking for a natural alternative led scientists to a hot new idea, using peppers!