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Swedish father and son duo build functional recycling machine operated by MAGPIES | SWNS
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SWNS

Swedish father and son duo build functional recycling machine operated by MAGPIES | SWNS

A Swedish father and his son have created a fully functional recycling machine run by the MAGPIES that live in their neighbourhood. Tomas Morsing, 57, came up with the idea several years ago but it wasn't until he retired that he found the time to develop the idea with the help of his 20-year-old son Olof. Tomas and Olof, from Gothenburg, Sweden, built the magpie feeder and recycler in February last year and they have been altering and improving their design since. The basic principle involves magpies picking up litter and placing it in a compartment where it is sorted so that seeds can be released for the hungry birds. As of January 2022, the father and son had recorded 5,000 magpies approaching the contraption to give their offerings and had collected between 1,500 and 9,000 pieces of litter. At the end of 2020, Tomas, who works in the pharmaceutical industry, started working part-time which enabled him to focus on new innovative projects. With the help of his son, who always had an interest in maths, programming, and engineering, the 57-year-old was able to bring his idea to life. Subscribe to our channel to be the first to see our viral, breaking news videos. Twitter.com/swns Instagram.com/swns ** This content is being managed by SWNS. To licence for editorial or commercial use please contact licensing@swns.com 0117 9066550** #SWNS #southwestnews #Recycling #Magpies #Software #Program #HomemadeInvention
Powering the planet from space. Closer to reality than you think?
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Just Have a Think

Powering the planet from space. Closer to reality than you think?

Solar power stations in space. Sounds like pure science fiction doesn't it? And indeed, it was the likes of Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke who were among the first to consider the idea. But now there's a global race on to be the first to develop the concept into a genuinely functional system supplying solar power direct from space straight into our grids. And the prize for the winner could be massive. Video Transcripts available at our website http://www.justhaveathink.com Help support this channels independence at http://www.patreon.com/justhaveathink Or with a donation via Paypal by clicking here https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=GWR73EHXGJMAE&source=url You can also help keep my brain ticking over during the long hours of research and editing via the nice folks at BuyMeACoffee.com https://www.buymeacoffee.com/justhaveathink Interested in mastering and remembering the concepts that I present in my videos? Check out the FREE Dive Deeper mini-courses offered by the Center for Behavior and Climate. These mini-courses teach the main concepts in select JHAT videos and go beyond to help you learn additional scientific or conservation concepts. The courses are great for teachers to use or for individual learning.https://climatechange.behaviordevelopmentsolutions.com/just-have-a-think-jhat Check out other YouTube Climate Communicators zentouro: https://www.youtube.com/user/zentouro Climate Adam: https://www.youtube.com/user/ClimateAdam Kurtis Baute: https://www.youtube.com/user/ScopeofScience Levi Hildebrand: https://www.youtube.com/user/The100LH Simon Clark: https://www.youtube.com/user/SimonOxfPhys Sarah Karvner: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRwMkTu8sCwOOD6_7QYrZnw Rollie Williams / ClimateTown: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuVLG9pThvBABcYCm7pkNkA Jack Harries: https://www.youtube.com/user/JacksGap Beckisphere: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT39HQq5eDKonaUV8ujiBCQ Our Changing Climate : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNXvxXpDJXp-mZu3pFMzYHQ Research Links Article in The Conversation https://theconversation.com/solar-power-stations-in-space-could-be-the-answer-to-our-energy-needs-150007 Caltech https://www.caltech.edu/about/news/caltech-startup-aims-make-solar-panels-more-efficient-84137 https://interestingengineering.com/caltechs-space-based-solar-power-project-could-power-our-planet https://interestingengineering.com/space-based-solar-arrays https://spectrum.ieee.org/solar-power-from-space-caltechs-100-million-gambit Redwire https://redwirespace.com/newsroom/redwire-acquires-deployable-space-systems-dss-a-leading-supplier-of-space-mission-enabling-deployable-solar-arrays-structures-and-mechanisms/ https://spacenews.com/redwire-acquires-deployable-space-systems/ China https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0094576515300680#bbib13 https://www.forbes.com/sites/scottsnowden/2019/03/05/china-plans-to-build-the-worlds-first-solar-power-station-in-space/ European Space Agency https://ideas.esa.int/servlet/hype/IMT?documentTableId=45087625530300097&userAction=Browse&templateName=&documentId=514a8db636ea637f6e27069183966350 https://www.smart-energy.com/renewable-energy/esa-new-ideas-sought-for-space-based-solar-power/
James Dyson launches new Dyson vacuum with laser technology.
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Dyson

James Dyson launches new Dyson vacuum with laser technology.

Now you see it, now you don’t. The Dyson V15 Detect™ cordless vacuum. Our first vacuum with a Laser Slim Fluffy™ cleaner head to reveal microscopic dust, a piezo sensor to measure it, powerful suction to capture it – and scientific proof of a deep clean on the LCD screen. Detects Laser detects the particles you can’t normally see – so you don’t miss anything. The precisely-angled laser makes invisible dust visible on hard floors. A custom lens spreads laser light into a fan shape, exactly 1.5° down and 7.3mm from the ground, to reveal fine dust so it stands out from the surface it sits on. Why a green laser? The human eye’s evolutionary sensitivity to green light means we see it brighter than other colours, enhancing contrast and making hidden dust clearly visible. Counts A piezo sensor counts and measures the size of dust particles passing through the inlet 15,000 times a second. Reacts Intelligently adapts suction power to dust levels, automatically. Proves LCD screen shows you what’s been picked up, giving you scientific proof of a deep clean. Head over to the Dyson Newsroom for more info in the new Dyson V15™ Detect cordless vacuum: https://www.dyson.com/newsroom/overview/features/march-2021/james-dyson-launch Learn more about the Dyson V15 Detect™ vacuum: https://www.dyson.co.uk/vacuum-cleaners/sticks/dyson-v15-stick/shop-all?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_campaign=brand *Available in selected markets Follow us on social – Instagram: @Dyson https://www.instagram.com/dyson/?hl=en Pinterest: DysonTechnology https://www.pinterest.co.uk/dysontechnology/ #Dyson #DysonHome #DysonInvents