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Buildings grown by bacteria — new research is finding ways to turn cells into mini-factories for materials

March 25, 2020

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Researchers are turning microbes into microscopic construction crews by altering their DNA to make them produce building materials. The work could lead to more sustainable buildings.

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Three tips on how to convince friends and family to stay home – Coronacast – ABC Radio

March 25, 2020

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It seems many people still haven’t got the message about the importance of social distancing. And some Coronacast listeners are saying they’re still struggling to convince friends and family to take it seriously and stop acting in ways that could spread the virus. So today Dr Norman Swan has three tips to help you convince your loved ones to take notice. On today’s show: * How do you convince friends and family to take coronavirus seriously? * What’s the difference between COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2? * Why can’t Australia make our own testing kits? * Kids question: Clara wants to know why coronavirus is so bad * Kids question: Ezra wants to know what happens if you get coronavirus and another virus at the same time. Will they mix? And Dr Norman Swan explains what the World Health Organisation megatrial testing four possible coronavirus treatments is all about.

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Economists told us what a pandemic could do. Who listened? | Torsten Bell | Opinion | The Guardian

March 22, 2020

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Economists told us what a pandemic could do. Who listened? | Torsten Bell | Opinion | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/mar/22/economists-pandemic-predictions-covid-19

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Pandemic response lays bare America’s digital divide | World news | The Guardian

March 21, 2020

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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/21/coronavirus-us-digital-divide-online-resources

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Securing Justice, Health, and Democracy against the COVID-19 Threat | Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics

March 21, 2020

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Securing Justice, Health, and Democracy against the COVID-19 Threat | Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics

https://ethics.harvard.edu/justice-health-white-paper

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Forward-thinking Utrecht builds car-free district for 12,000 people | World news | The Guardian

March 16, 2020

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Forward-thinking Utrecht builds car-free district for 12,000 people | World news | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/15/forward-thinking-utrecht-builds-car-free-district-for-12000-people

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Carbon emissions fall as electricity producers move away from coal | Environment | The Guardian

March 10, 2020

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Carbon emissions fall as electricity producers move away from coal | Environment | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/mar/09/carbon-emissions-fall-as-electricity-producers-move-away-from-coal

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3-D-printed homes: A concept is turning into something solid

March 9, 2020

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3-D-printed homes: A concept is turning into something solid

https://www.washingtonpost.com/realestate/3d-printed-homes-a-concept-turns-into-something-solid/2020/03/05/61c8b0d2-36e4-11ea-bf30-ad313e4ec754_story.html

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Are flying taxis ready for lift-off? | World news | The Guardian

March 8, 2020

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Are flying taxis ready for lift-off? | World news | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/07/are-flying-taxis-ready-for-lift-off

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The miracle new sustainable product that’s revolutionising architecture – stone! | Art and design | The Guardi an

March 5, 2020

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The miracle new sustainable product that’s revolutionising architecture – stone! | Art and design | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/mar/04/miracle-new-sustainable-product-revolutionising-architecture-new-stone-age
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/mar/04/miracle-new-sustainable-product-revolutionising-architecture-new-stone-age#maincontent

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