Seven from Seven: Postal robots and Malaria Vaccines

8th October 2021

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

  1. The World Health Organisation has now recommended the widespread rollout of the RTS,S Malaria vaccine to children aged five months or older living across sub-Saharan Africa.
  2. China’s Chang’e-5 mission recently unveiled new evidence that the last volcanic activity to take place on the Moon was much more recent than previously thought.
  3. Drawing on ‘atmospheric water generation’ technology, hydropanels are using solar power to extract clean water in a variety of climates, with potential to boost supplies of drinking water in areas of scarcity.
  4. A company has harnessed NASA technology to create the ‘space-aged tyre’, ultra-durable, uber-elastic and super long-lasting tyres that are set to transform the performance of cars on and off the road.
  5. A farmyard in Buckinghamshire is zapping its cow manure with a plasma gun in a bid to break down the toxic climate-heating elements of methane and ammonia to produce pure nitrogen, to be used as fertiliser.
  6. Fifty-five small, four-wheeled AI robots are being tasked with speeding up Greece’s postal delivery system, easing the high demand on workers that has resulted from increased online orders during the coronavirus pandemic.
  7. Doctors have successfully performed lifechanging brain transplant surgery to treat depression, in which a ‘neutral pacemaker’ device is installed to detect negative brain activity and to reset an individual’s thought pattern with targeted electrical pulses.

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