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Norway Leading the World on EV's
Norway Shows Refueling Industry How to Evolve
Source: Norway Electric Cars
Big Oil Goes to Norway to Learn if Roadside Refueling Is At the End of the Road
More than 50% of new cars sold in Norway are now electric vehicles. In one city Bergen, one out of every 5 cars on the road is electric. That's the most for any city in the world. By 2025, Norway wants to end the sale of fossil fuel powered cars. It's the new world of zero emissions driving and Norway is leading the way. But,where does that leave traditional gas stations? Big Oil is looking to Norway to find answers.
Canadian refueling giant Alimentation Couche-Tard says Norway is its laboratory. The company is following what works in Norway. It's converting a number of its gas refueling stations to electric recharging stations. The company is also offering home and workplace recharging services. Norwegian officials says oil industry executives are coming to Norway for gas station retooling tours.
Forecasts on Growth of EV's and Decline of Gas Refueling
Sales of electric cars, SUVs, trucks and bikes are forecast to accelerate throughout the decade. By 2040 at least 50% of the cars on the road globally will be electric -- a milestone that Norway has already reached. Studies suggest that at least 25% of gas stations could be closed by 2035. A more aggressive study forecasts 80% of gas stations will be shuttered.
Superstar Robot Packers Superstar Customers
The Italian packaging company CMC in the medieval town of Citta di Castello has robot machines at the cutting edge of 2019 filling some very big orders for big clients and it delivers. The robotic packaging machine is called CartonWrap. It can box and seal 600 to 1000 items of every shape and size every hour, 24/7, including in tailor made boxes. Clients of the automated packaging machines include Amazon, Walmart and Gucci.
Big Business in Italy
CMC and CartonWrap are one of 630 companies in Italy making automated packaging machines. This is the new robotic, automated economy and it is one of Italy's fastest growing industries. In fact, the sector is accelerating 9X's faster than the overall Italian economy. It's another example of robotic technology cutting time, costs and in this case packaging waste and creating a whole new avenue of global business that's a disruptor.
1st Test for CTE, Sports-Related, Traumatic Brain Injuries in the Living
Breakthrough Research and Discoveries by Boston University Scientists
CTE is the danger for players inherent in any contact sport. Repeated hard hits to and rattling of the
head in the course of games taking a cumulative toll and resulting in traumatic brain injury CTE which is a fatal disease. Until now, there was no way to detect it in the living. The only reference points for doctors were changes in mood and behavior in the patient following a bad hit to the head and concussion.. But now, there is a brain scan test to detect the abnormal protein tau which is an indicator that the disease condition is present. It's an important breakthrough just announced by scientists at Boston University. For a great news blog, go to Important Innovations Collection: Breakthrough on CTE Brain Injuries from Sports: First Test for CTE in the Living Source: Stock Image Game-changing Discovery by Boston University…
New Invention: Tablet Toothpaste "Change Toothpaste" Potentially Cuts 900 Million Plastic Toothpaste Tube Throwaways Per Year
Tubes of toothpaste aren't something you think about but their impact on the global environment is hugely negative. 900 million toothpaste tubes are discarded into oceans and landfills globally every year. Importantly, it takes 500 years for them to breakdown, which means virtually every toothpaste tube created is still discarded someplace in the world. And, the tubes, which contain multiple layers of plastic, polymers and resins, can't be recycled. A company headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta Canada just came up with a solution in the form of tablet toothpaste.
"Paste with No Waste"
Entrepreneurs Mike Medicoff and Damien Vince are the inventors and founders of CHANGE Toothpaste. Their tablet toothpaste is an all natural vegan substance that works just like toothpaste but has no harsh chemicals. You pop the pill in your mouth, cr…