☀ Tackling River Pollution

AND Cells Engineered To Combat Brain Tumors

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Here’s what to know for Wednesday:

  • Ecuador’s conveyor belt system skims plastic from rivers

  • San Diego Sanctuary becomes haven for Tiger King’s big cat

  • Purdue researchers develop genetically engineered cells to fight brain tumors


Ichthion, a tech start-up, is fighting against plastic pollution with the Azure system.

It's not a new cloud service, but it's definitely making waves by stopping them!

This setup involves a simple yet super effective conveyor belt. The conveyor belt scoops up all that pesky plastic floating in the San Pedro River.

The Azure system isn’t just a catch-and-dump operation.

It’s set up like a friendly neighborhood spiderweb. It stretches across the river, scooping up debris without bothering the fish or hindering water flow. After, the system dumps it right where it can be sorted for recycling.

Ichthion is on a mission to cut the plastic problem off at its source.

They’re digging into where all this garbage is coming from—be it local communities or naughty industrial spillers—and are working with everyone from city officials to local businesses to keep our rivers clean.

It's a community effort, with local hands on deck and data-driven strategies guiding the way.

And let’s not forget, this isn’t just an Ecuador problem.

Innovators worldwide are jumping into the fray with different gadgets and gizmos to keep our rivers and oceans sparkling.

From high-tech bubble barriers in the Netherlands that wouldn’t look out of place in a sci-fi movie, to other river-saving contraptions that are popping up globally.

So, next time you sip from a plastic bottle, think of the journey it could take, and maybe choose a reusable one instead.

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🐯 Tiger King Park’s big cats find sanctuary in San Diego

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Exciting news from Purdue University where innovation is sparking new hope for battling brain tumors!

Led by the brilliant Sandro Matosevic, researchers have developed a revolutionary treatment targeting glioblastoma. Yup, it's one of the toughest cancers out there.

Forget the old playbook of using a patient’s own cells. Purdue’s team is crafting immune cells from stem cells to fight cancer more effectively.

These aren’t just any cells. They’re engineered to be natural killers of cancer cells. And they’re ready to roll off the shelf whenever needed.

Their groundbreaking approach has already shown promising results in initial tests with mice, halting tumor growth impressively.

Now, they’re gearing up for clinical trials to bring this potential lifesaver to patients who really need it.

This could be a game-changer in cancer treatment, so here’s to hoping we’re on the brink of turning the tide against glioblastoma!

Hope is a waking dream


Aristotle really knew how to drop a truth bomb when he said, "hope is a waking dream."

What he meant is that hope lets us dream big while we're wide awake, turning our daydreams into plans and our plans into action.

It’s like having a superpower that keeps us energized and chasing after what we wish the world could be.

So next time you're feeling a bit down, just remember, with hope, you're basically a superhero in pajamas!

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