Mind-blowing? A bit clickbaity, but interesting read none the less. Spoiler alert. Medications in microgravity, gamma rays from Earth’s thunderstorms, treating injuries in space.
Nasa has lifted a ban on the use of plutonium-238, a type of radioactive material for the generation of electricity for deep space missions where sunlight and other methods are not an option. This long lasting type of electricity means that these projects can perform lengths and types of missions previously impossible. Ideas are being proposed for the next potential mission to use this method could launch in 2026.
Those darn Norwegians are at it again, making this world a better place. Oslo’s “Airport City” construction is slated to begin in 2019 and will focus on renewable energy and efficient lighting, self driving cars, a park, and business hub. It aims to be the world’s first “energy positive” with electricity surplus to sell to the surrounding area. Skol!
Off the coast of Scotland, the Hywind wind farm is the world’s first floating wind farm using bouys and anchors rather than drilling them into the seabed. This method is ideal for locations where the sea is too deep for traditional off shore wind farms to be an option.
Being a healthcare provider , I’m all too aware of superbugs like MRSA that are antibiotic resistant. This is thought to be one of the most pressing issues in healthcare today. Scientists in Singapore have developed a new polymer that not only kills 5 different types of resistant bacteria, but will also biodegrade and will not remain in the body after 3 days.
According to this article, 2/3 of Earth’s population lives in a region where water is scarce and that by 2030 the word will face a 40% water deficit. Researchers in the UK have found a way to genetically modify plants to use 25% less water while keeping yield the same.
By Dr. Michael T Frasso PT, DPT, Co-Owner and CFO of Joy Energy Time
About The Monthly Good - Your monthly dose of good news from Joy Energy Time
Do you hate everyone on the internet? Is netflix and a snuggie your favorite pastime to escape from the depressingly soul-crushing real world? Feel like you are constantly force-fed nothing but depressing media until you are fat, sick, and sad? Want to recluse to a cabin in the woods?
Take your pick: Shootings, terrorism, politics, corporate greed, poisonous food, climate change…Feel like humanity has lost its way?
Here at Joy Energy Time, we want to help people, it’s at the core of our business model. We try our absolute best to help people cope with their burnout, stress, and anxiety by helping them cultivate more positivity and joy in their lives. What we found is that it’s easy to dwell on the negative , it’s everywhere, but we disagree that we’re all headed into a downward spiral. The world is actually a beautiful, rich place, full of people and stories that restore faith in humanity and its ability to move our society forward. That’s why we created this blog series. We were sick of being depressed every time we turned on the tv, read an article, or opened social media. The positive stories are out there, you just have to do some digging. Ok a lot of digging. Like Holes level digging. Fear and negativity sells, just look at the trending stories on any given day. The fact is, the world hasn’t taken a turn for the worse, the research shows that globally things have actually improved for the average person. It’s just that current information exchange has never been faster or easier, so you hear about everything. Again, fear and negativity sells.
What to expect each month: This blog series will be a monthly compilation of various stories/articles/videos etc. that focus on the people who foster progress and make you proud to be a human! Let’s focus on the good! Monthly! The Monthly Good! Get it?
If you know of anything that you think belongs here please message us and we will add it to the next installment! Email firstname.lastname@example.org!