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The nuptials of Harry and Meghan: Royal Wedding effect on Windsor

The highly anticipated Royal Wedding is upon us! The world cannot wait to see Prince Harry of Wales marry Meghan Markle in what is sure to be an amazing event! Taking place on Saturday 19th May 2018, at St. George’s Castle in Windsor, the world is waiting to get a glimpse of not only the…

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The death of cash and the increase use of contactless payment

A penny saved is a penny earned. What does that mean with the increased use of credit cards? Many say that convenience has replaced thrift. Service users are being asked to pay for the shop owner’s conveniences. A report in the Guardian asks: “Is this the tipping point that signals the beginning of the end…

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How solar panels can produce honey

Of course, solar panels can’t produce honey directly, but some enterprising beekeepers in the U.S. state of Minnesota have discovered that solar farms can do the next best thing: create a habitat for the endangered bees who are indispensable in agriculture. It all started when the Minnesota legislature passed the Pollinator Friendly Solar Act, which…

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Edison Vs Westinghouse: The Current War

If you think the Apple/ Microsoft rivalry is the stuff of legends, you’ll love the Edison/Westinghouse feud. Characterised as the War of the Currents, Edison and Westinghouse’s famous rivalry captured the world’s imagination in the 19th century. Edison, who once famously said that invention was 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration, approached the electricity business like…

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Nikola Tesla: The man and his legacy

Most people know that Tesla worked, at one time, with inventor Thomas Edison, and that the two became rivals. Most are also familiar with today’s Tesla, the automotive/energy company co-founded and headed by Elon Musk. But apart from these somewhat fuzzy images, many know little more about the man and his many contributions to the…

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How Action Homeless helped Ginette Msuya get back on her feet

Ginette Msuya, 40, found herself forced out of her home after encountering severe problems with a neighbour. Once a full-time carer, Ginette soon found herself without a job when seizures brought on by epilepsy and mental health problems made it impossible for her to continue. Action Homeless were on hand to help Ginette in her…

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How exercise can benefit mental health

While it’s commonly known that exercise is good for the body, many people do not know that exercise is also one of the most effective ways to improve our mental health. Exercising regularly can have a profoundly positive impact on depression, anxiety, ADHD, and more. It is also a great way to relieve stress levels,…

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The Seabin Project: cleaning the oceans one bag at a time

In case you haven’t heard, the big buzz lately has been around The Seabin Project, an undertaking by Pete Ceglinski and his friend, Andrew Turton to clean up our oceans. Two Australian surfers, these two men looked at the pollution and garbage floating around the docks and marinas and knew someone had to do something.…

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Hainan airlines biofuel flight airplane

If you’ve never heard of Hainan Airlines, chances are good that you’ll be hearing more about them from the media in the future. That’s because this China-based airline – the fourth largest in the country – has just completed its first intercontinental flight in a Boeing 787-8 (from China to the U.S.) using biofuel produced…

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UK driving hard to promote driverless cars

Britain is one of the leading nations in the drive towards creating a driverless car society. The benefits of automated vehicles are increased safety, more economical, and better for the environment. This is why the UK has decided to invest more in the whole idea. In an article posted by the BBC, Chancellor Philip Hammond…

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