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DAILY INNOVATION BRIEF by Maryanne Kane, Journalist

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  D A ILY INNOVATION BRIEF   By Journalists Edward  Kane & Marya nne Kane NEW SCIENCE: AT LAST, AN ANSWER TO HOW EGYPTIAN PYRAMIDS WERE BUILT                                                                                 Source: Stock Pyramids & Nile How an ancient society was capable of building colossal pyramids has long been a source of mystery and wonder.  Scientists seem to have found the answer.  Here's what we know: Built 4,700 years ago, the pyramids sit at the edge of the harsh Sahara Desert, far from the Nile River Attempting to build colossal pyramids, which would have taken 1000 years, has puzzled experts for years Experts from the University of North Carolina Wilmington seem to have solved the mystery Soil samples and satellite imagery show a long-lost branch of the Nile coursed through the area of the pyramids This would have stretched an area of greenery, making it more amenable for big construction The long-lost river branch would have been needed to transp

DAILY INNOVATION BRIEF by Maryanne Kane, Journalist

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  D A ILY INNOVATION BRIEF   By Journalists Edward  Kane & Marya nne Kane SCIENCE IS CLOSE TO DECODING ORANGUTAN LANGUAGE                                                                                     Source:  Stock A spectrum of orangutan vocalizations has been discovered with the help of AI.  Here's what we know: 1,033 distinct sounds have been found which orangutans use to communicate AI backed up the findings of scientists using only their ears and measurement tools Cornell University-led team recorded 117 long calls by 13 males of the Bornean orangutan species 46 acoustics measurements were used Long calls likely communicate complex messages Graduations of sounds across phrases were noted as well as precise modulation of voices Given the strides forward science is making with other animal languages such as that of whales and dogs, we seem to be getting closer to an ability to, as Dr. Doolittle put it, talk to the animals and understand their languages. NEW SCIENCE:  V

DAILY INNOVATION BRIEF by Maryanne Kane, Journalist

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D A ILY INNOVATION BRIEF   By Journalists Edward  Kane & Marya nne Kane NEW SCIENCE:  VEGETARIAN & VEGAN DIETS ARE BETTER FOR YOU                                                          Source:  stock If you wonder if you would be healthier going vegetarian or vegan, a comprehensive new global study of diets offers a resounding yes.  Here are some key facts: This is a massive, global study of dietary data spanning 2000 to 2023 led by the University of Bologna Key findings: Plant-based diets rich in fruits, vegies, legumes and whole grain provide a protective shield in the body against cancers and heart  disease Diets rich in processed meats and sugars are causing soaring increases in those illnesses Important results from vegetarian & vegan diets: Lower cholesterol and better lipid profile Lower inflammation and reduced body weight Significant reduction in blood pressure Reduced cancer risk Research will continue on the plant-based diet to find any nutritional deficiencies

DAILY INNOVATION BRIEF by Maryanne Kane, Journalist

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  D A ILY INNOVATION BRIEF   By Journalists Edward  Kane & Marya nne Kane TIMES UP! FEELING TIME STARVED?  SCIENTIFIC WAYS TO FIX IT.                                                                                     Source:  Stock Researchers from Liverpool's John Moore University have some fixes to give you more time.  Here's what we know: A US study shows that 80% of people feel they don't have enough time in their day The dangers of time poverty:  it changes eating habits; increases weight; makes you less likely to see a doctor; makes you depressed, adversely affects your relationships and much more A major cause:  more demands in our work lives The key fixes:   Time audit:  mapping out the use of your time is a great way to cut misuse Block your time - allowing only a certain amount of time per activity can save you time Say no to certain time wasters - say no to old habits and lengthy TV watching You know best what you need to control. WHAT'S BEING CALLED WOR

DAILY INNOVATION BRIEF by Maryanne Kane, Journalist

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D A ILY INNOVATION BRIEF   By Journalists Edward  Kane & Marya nne Kane WHAT'S BEING CALLED WORLD-CHANGING RENEWABLE ENERGY INNOVATION                                        Source:  Fourth Power & Stock A Boston-based, MIT startup called Fourth Power has developed award-winning, large scale thermal battery storage technology for renewable energy.  Here are some key facts: This new technology claims to be ten-times less expensive than lithium-ion batteries and can store renewable energy for a month Through utility-scale thermal storage, it makes wind & solar energy an on-demand energy source Also makes renewables less expensive and cost competitive with fossil fuels Company founded by MIT Professor Asegun Henry Just received Fast Company's "World Changing Ideas Award for 2024" Experts say this new tech could greatly accelerate the Grid's use and distribution of renewable energy Their thermal storage long-duration batteries have 30+ years life Company w

DAILY INNOVATION BRIEF by Maryanne Kane, Journalist

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  D A ILY INNOVATION BRIEF   By Journalists Edward  Kane & Marya nne Kane NEW SCIENCE:  ARCHAELOGICAL FINDINGS PROVE BIBLE STORIES TO BE TRUE                                                            Stock:  Prophet Isaiah & King Solomon Huge amounts of ancient artifacts, landmarks and even celestial discoveries have been made that show the details described in the Bible are true.  Here are a few examples: A clay seal found in Jerusalem seems to bear the signature of the prophet Isaiah.  This would be the first scientific evidence of the existence of the prophet, who predicted the coming of the Messiah. King Solomon's Mines seem to have been found by University of Tel Aviv archeologists that operated 3,000 years ago. Joshua and the Sun standing still.  Scientific researchers say it was a real event and have precisely put it at October 30, 1207 BC. There are many more recent findings, discoveries and artifacts similar to these available through new scientific research. DREA

DAILY INNOVATION BRIEF by Maryanne Kane, Journalist

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D A ILY INNOVATION BRIEF   By Journalists Edward  Kane & Marya nne Kane DREAM CHASER OPENS NEW ERA IN SPACE TRAVEL                                                 Source:  Sierra Space Colorado-based Sierra Space's Dream Chaser is the world's 1st commercial spaceplane It's fully autonomous It's re-usable and designed for flexible missions Dream Chaser Tenacity, which focuses on transporting humans and cargo to space for orbit, and its companion cargo vehicle Shooting Star, just successfully completed rigorous testing at NASA Their next step is launch which will happen later this year The plan is for 7 missions to ferry supplies to the International Space Station Dream Chaser Tenacity will return to Earth from space within 11 to 15 hours and land horizontally like a plane Sierra Space has more than 30 years in the space tech industry Its Dream Chaser line of vehicles are pioneering spacecraft designed to revolutionize the way we travel to space. NEW SCIENCE:  ARCHAEL