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Energy

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The Secret to a Greener, Longer-Lasting Battery Is Blue
Prussian blue, the pigment developed by a Berlin color maker in the early 18th century, is a key component in batteries made with
25 September 2020 by Glenn Barnes
 
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Governance

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Retired judges and leading QC's oppose emergency powers
A powerful group of retired judges and leading QCs has written to the Victorian Premier expressing alarm over proposed laws giving
24 September 2020 by Glenn Barnes
 
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Startup

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World’s first certified compostable and biodegradable pallet wrap.
Australian couple, Jordy and Julia Kay, launch world’s first certified compostable and biodegradable pallet wrap.Great Wrap – which is mostly made of corn starch and can be put into household compost – begins to break down in a compost pile after 180 days, but if it does end up in landfill it will break down in two to five years. ‘‘Our product isn’t too much more expensive than regular cling wrap, [and] you don’t have to feel guilty when you use it,’’ Mr Kay said.
21 September 2020 by Glenn Barnes
 
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Healthcare

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Mask for Life
Melbourne: Businessman Adrian Critchlow to launch a mask for lifeThe masks feature a layer of activated carbon, originally designed for the British Army for chemical and biological protection, and a P2/N95 filter material originally designed for NASA. Mr Critchlow said instead of using plastic, like most PPE on the market, his masks used wool with the natural fibre also providing a “highly effective natural filtration with low breathing resistance”.Soon his ambition will become reality when what he calls “a mask for life” will start rolling off a production line in Melbourne.Source: The Australian 21/9/20
21 September 2020 by Glenn Barnes
 
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Governance

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Beware the illiberalism marching back into history
"On the outside, the triumph of liberalism so richly celebrated during the 1990s faces severe challenges, exacerbated by the COV
7 September 2020 by Glenn Barnes
 
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Governance

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The POWER OF IDEAS drives DEMOCRATIC FREEDOM
“We must make the building of a free society once more an intellectual adventure, a deed of courage… Unless we can make the philosophic foundations of a free society once more a living intellectual issue, and its implementation a task which challenges the ingenuity and imagination of our liveliest minds, the prospects of freedom are indeed dark. But if we can regain that belief in the power of ideas which was the mark of liberalism at its best, the battle is not lost.”   Friedrich Hayek
2 September 2020 by Glenn Barnes
 
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