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New Buildings In France Are Now Required To Have Solar Panels Or Plant-Covered Rooftops

Kudos to everyone involved in making this happen!

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Under the implementation of a new in France, all new buildings erected within the country’s commercial zones should either have solar panels or plant-covered rooftops.

Sounds like a fantastic idea, right? Well, it definitely is.

With this initiative, it is expected that green rooftops will soon spread across the land. Rooftop vegetation can provide shelter for birds and, at the same time, absorb air pollutants as well as decrease sewer overflow since rainwater are retained therein. On top of that, these green roofs will be very effective in decreasing heat.

In France, commercial buildings are mandated to use solar panels and plant-covered rooftops.

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Moverover, some studies even indicate that environmentally-friendly roofs could contribute to greater productivity among workers. According to a recent research by the University of Melbourne, workers who looked at a green roof for at least 40 seconds during their break found it easier to focus when they go back to work compared with those who were surrounded by concrete roof.

Actually, the idea to make green roofing mandatory is not unique to France only.

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Although France is the first country in the world to implement such a law, many other major cities similar initiatives such as Copenhagen, Tokyo, Toronto, and Zunich, among many others.

Originally, the law mentioned that all rooftops should be covered by vegetation but due to cost concerns, it has since become optional. Those who prefer solar panels can choose that instead.

Kudos to the French government for making this happen!

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We’d like to salute everyone involved in making this law happen. We hope more countries and cities will follow suit regarding this nature-friendly initiative.


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This Revolutionary 3D Printer Is Capable of Printing Human Organs

BioBot 1 is an awesome technology that allows you to print replacement organs.

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With the advent of 3D printing, brilliant people are coming up with interesting ways to utilize this type of technology.

Recently, a company called BioBots piqued a lot of serious interest. According to them, their 3D printers are not merely for printing cute colorful items but they intend to use it for the good of mankind – by making it possible to print human organs.

Their revolutionary 3D printer called the BioBot 1 is now available for the public. And among its unique capabilities is to create objects using living cells.

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Hong Kong Teens Invent Self-Sanitizing Door Handle, Perfect For Public Toilets

Stop the spread of germs with this self-sanitizing toilet door handle!

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Whether you are aware about it or not, it is true that very few things can be dirtier than a public toilet door handle.

According to GoodEarthProducts, "Microorganisms can thrive in door knobs of public toilets due to unhygienic practices. Who knows what bodily wastes and fluids door knobs contain? There’s also the risk of contracting diseases like H1N1, Hepatitis A, Influenza, and Meningitis."

Fortunately, two teens from Hong Kong came up with a viable solution for the problem. Sun Ming Wong, 17 years old, and King Pong Li, 18 years old, created an innovative door handle that utilizes kinetic energy to sanitize itself.

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Flu Develops in the Roof of Your Mouth, Scientists Claim

A recent study revealed that the flu develops in the roof of the mouth and spreads through coughs and sneezes.

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A study published in the journal Nature revealed that flu develops in the roof of the mouth and spreads through coughs and sneezes.

Based on their findings, the soft palate, which separates the back of the mouth and the nasal cavity, plays a crucial in the influenza virus’ ability to travel from one person to another.

Scientists discovered that the inflammation associated with infection in the soft palate causes coughing and sneezing. These actions actually propel the virus out of the mouth enabling it to spread easily.

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