Seven From Seven: Cheating death and sustainable space

25th February 2022

Each week, we scour the worlds of innovation, tech for good and social impact to bring you seven of our top stories…

  1. Orbital congestion created by space debris is one of the biggest global challenges facing the space sector. The UK will be co-hosting a global summit in June to discuss how to create and ensure a sustainable space industry.
  2. The Guardian reveals that billionaires like Jeff Bezos and Peter Thiel are funding start-ups aiming to achieve perpetual youth and maybe cheat death by reprogramming cells.
  3. Scientists believe it might be possible that life does flash before our eyes before we die, after they accidentally continued to monitor the brain patterns of a heart attack victim after he passed away.
  4. Earth’s water cycles are getting damaged by climate change, causing harsher droughts in already dry areas, and intensifying rainfall and flooding in wet areas.
  5. A woman in the USA has been cleared of HIV following a new stem cell treatment using cells from donated umbilical cord blood.
  6. Open banking has surpassed five million UK customers after only four years of being mandated by the competition regulator.
  7. The UN has pledged an additional $54million to low- and middle-income countries to prevent progress on the Sustainable Development Goals falling back as a result of the Covid 19 pandemic

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