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Baguio City’s Solar-Powered Tricycle Is A Great Solution To Air Pollution

These public transportation vehicles are pretty sick!

If you’ve ever been in the Philippines, you know Baguio City is always a must-see destination. The city is known as the country’s “Summer Capital” for its majestic pine trees, yummy strawberries, and, of course, its cool climate.

Sadly, however, residents and officials in Baguio are expressing concerns about air pollution. The problem, attributed to the city’s rapid-growing population, is getting worse by the moment.

Now the good news here, of course, is that steps are being taken to address this serious environmental problem.

Glad To Be Green, a non-government organization, has invited an Australian tech firm to help them minimize air pollution.

The result? These awesome solar-powered public transportation vehicles.

Baguio City, Philippines’ Solar Tricycles aim to address the city’s worsening air pollution.

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Source: ABS-CBN

The Solar Tricycle can accommodate up to 10 passengers and is priced at $2,000. The Solar Bus, on the other hand, doubles the figure with a maximum capacity of 20 passengers and costs $20,000. A report by local news source ABS-CBN tells that “the solar technology on both vehicles is located on the roof.”

The solar-powered public transportation vehicle has room for 10 passengers.

baguio city solar tricycle

Source: ABS-CBN

Charging the vehicles does not take too much time because it only requires two of hours to reach a full charge. Once they are fully charged, the Solar Tricycle and Solar Bus can drive a distance of up to 120-150 kilometers.

Meanwhile, the Solar Bus can accommodate up to 20 passengers.

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Source: ABS-CBN

As Yacov Maimon, inventor of the solar vehicles, noted:

“Unlike other solar technology, this does not need to be in direct sunlight; as long as there is light from the sun, it will charge.”

The inventor noted that the solar vehicles do not need to be “in direct sunlight” to charge.

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Source: ABS-CBN

Gladys De Vera, chief of Glad To Be Green, has said that Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan gave them the permission to have a 2-month demonstration period for the solar-powered vehicles.

Meanwhile, it has also been reported that the local government of is considering the possibility of using solar power to minimize the city hall’s electric consumption.

Kudos to everyone at Baguio for addressing air pollution!

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This Harvard Library Houses The Rarest Colors of the World

From pigments created from mummy wrappings to a shade of yellow that can only be acquired from the urine of cows fed exclusively with mango leaves, the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies has it all.

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The Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies at Harvard Art Museums is not just your average museum - it houses some of the rarest and weirdest pigments ever created. From pigments created from mummy wrappings to a shade of yellow that can only be acquired from the urine of cows fed exclusively with mango leaves, the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies has it all.

The Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies of the Harvard Art Museums houses some of the rarest and weirdest pigments in the world

The Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies of the Harvard Art Museums houses some of the rarest and weirdest pigments in the world

Established during the turn of the 20th century by former Fogg Art Museum Director Edward Forbes, the pigment collection served as his means to understand how paintings were made. Ultimately his passion led him to travel across the globe and collect samples of different colors in order to preserve and authenticate artworks and paintings. His travels brought him to exotic places like Pompeii and Afghanistan to sophisticated countries like Japan, all with the purpose of collecting samples such as the highly valuable lapis lazuli and the completely bizarre mummy brown, which was extracted from the wrappings of ancient Egyptian mummies....

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10 Secret Places Around the World That You Should Know About

There are other places in the world that humanity is not aware of. Did you know that there exists an underwater restaurant?

There are famous tourist landmarks that are well-worth visiting however, there are also lesser known places around the world that are also worth the visit. Sometimes, it’s actually better to get lost so you can discover new places.

There’s actually more to the usual Eiffel Tower, Golden Gate Bridge or the Vatican. There’s a lot of other secret spots around the world that are also tourist-worthy, but are just waiting to be discovered by you:

10. Huacachina, Peruvian Desert

10. Huacachina, Peruvian Desert...

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This Packing Hack Is What You Might Want To Try For Your Next Trip.

Surefire hack to more fun and convenient travels.

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There is nothing more exciting than taking a trip to your dream destination. But what's likely to burst your bubble or the idea of having fun? Packing, indeed is a grueling task as it can be the unfavorable side of travelling.

Traffic and the long lines at airport are not worth all the hassle. No wonder, some travellers prefer to travel light. But perhaps, acquiring the useful skill of packing your clothes might come in handy too. Why worry about running out of anything to wear during the whole trip when you can actually make use of this helpful hack with more than enough inside your luggage?

See how this woman does the trick....

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