Month: November 2022

How VR Will Reshape Social Media

by Michael Volkmann TEXAS, United States, April 1, 2018  Virtual reality is already dominating traditional forms of entertainment. With VR you can participate in films as if you’re one of the characters, venture forth into fantasy lands or even roleplay as a cubicle-confined office worker. These applications of virtual reality aren’t too surprising. Augmenting entertainment with VR seems like a na...[Read More]

The Sprint to Harness Europe's Offshore Winds

BRUSSELS, Belgium, March 12, 2021 ( News) – The seas of the world will soon be lined with offshore wind farms as humanity tries to limit global warming by replacing coal, oil and gas power plants with renewable energy generated by the wind. Europe invested a record amount in new offshore wind farms last year – €26.3 billion – despite the unexpected financial demands of the coronavirus...[Read More]

Finland Ranked Happiest Country in World

Celebrants at a party ring in the New Year 2017, December 31, 2016 Helsinki, Finland (Photo by Ilkka Jukarainen) Creative Commons license via Flickr NEW YORK, New York, April 23, 2020 ( News) – Finland is the happiest country in the world for the third straight year, according to this year’s United Nations World Happiness Report. The World Happiness Report 2020 ranks 156 countries by ...[Read More]

Seven Brave Activists Win Goldman Environmental Prize

2018 Goldman Environmental Prize Winners: top row, from left, AFRICA: Makoma Lekalakala and Liziwe McDaid, South Africa; ASIA: Khanh Nguy Thi, Vietnam; EUROPE: Claire Nouvian, France; bottom row, from left, ISLANDS: Manny Calonzo, The Philippines; NORTH AMERICA: LeeAnne Walters, United States; SOUTH AMERICA: Francia Márquez, Colombia. (Photo courtesy Goldman Environmental Foundation) Posted for me...[Read More]

Attack on Libyan Refugee Camp Shocks the World

Refugees from Africa try to cross the Mediterranean in an overloaded boat to reach Europe. Refugee boat was seen from the deck of the Italian Coastguard ship, the San Giorgio, during a Mediterranean patrol in 2014. (Photo by Alfredo D’Amato / UNHCR) Posted for media use. By Sunny Lewis NEW YORK, New York, July 16, 2019 ( News) – The United Nations Security Council has condemned an air...[Read More]

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