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It's called "Project Loon", as in balloon.  This involves launching solar and wind powered balloons into the stratosphere.  These special balloons communicate with control devices and Internet providers on the ground to deliver Internet to remote areas that are not "connected".  In the stratosphere, winds carry these balloons over a predictable path.

Now that's something to tweet about :)



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Jon

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Imagine being able to charge your phone in 20 seconds.  Or having a battery that can survive 10,000 charges compared to today's 1,000 charges per battery.

This is all a reality now because of 18 year old Eesha Khare, a high school student in Saratoga, CA.  She created her invention because her cell phone was always losing charge.  So Eesha created a supercapacitator which is incredibly small, fast charging, and as she says, "It is also flexible, so it can be used in rollup displays and clothing and fabric."

Her invention earned her the "Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award" and $50,000.

 



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Jon

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Smiles are contagious, especially on social media.  Psychologists and neuroscientists have discovered that Good News spreads the fastest by scanning people's brains and monitoring their emails and social media posts.

"...when you share a story with your friends and peers, you care a lot more how they react. You don’t want them to think of you as a Debbie Downer.”, says Jonah Berger, an assistant professor of marketing and social psychologists at the University of Pennsylvania.

Berger studied The New York Times' website to see which articles were shared the most.  He discovered that scientific, exciting, and funny articles were shared much more than devastating or negative articles.

In his new book "Contagious: Why Things Catch On", he describes how positive articles get shared the most!

On that note, continue to share the articles on this site :)  We will continue to make you smile, laugh, and love :)

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Jon

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