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- New ‘Digital ID’ labels on clothes will help shoppers make greener fashion choices by enabling them to see the sustainability credentials of items via a QR code.
- A pill designed to treat symptomatic Covid has been approved by the UK medicines regulator. In clinical trials the ‘molnupiravir’ drug cut the risk of hospitalisation by half.
- A Scottish biotech firm has received major funding to scale its research into sustainable ways to produce meat by turning animal cells into sausages.
- China has launched the world’s first earth-science satellite to serve the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda by monitoring the interaction between humans and the environment.
- A version of the online building game Minecraft is helping children with autism make friends and learn social skills by providing a safe environment for them to explore their interests without real-life pressures.
- ‘Ask Delphi’, an online AI bot, has been designed with the capability to make ethical judgments and offer moral guidance within seconds.
- A zero carbon, timber frame home has been showcased this week in Glasgow over the duration of COP26. The house was constructed to illustrate greener ways of building and living to the public.
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