Apple partners with Malala Yousafzai’s Malala Fund to help advance girls’ education

Apple announced it has partnered with Malala Yousafzai and her nonprofit organization the Malala Fund to help extend education funding programs to India and Latin America. With Apple’s support as the fund’s first Laureate Partner, the Malala Fund has an initial goal to extend secondary education opportunities to more than 100,000 girls. The partnership also means…

Around the globe, seed lending libraries have been sprouting up

Around the globe, seed lending libraries have been sprouting up in public libraries. The seed libraries function very much like regular libraries, except instead of books, you check out seeds and bring them back once you’ve harvested them. These programs aim to improve access to seeds and preserve seeds for future generations. Seed libraries are just one way people…

Harvard’s remarkable new battery can run for more than a decade

Researchers have discovered a way to make the promising flow battery much more practical. Flow batteries store energy in liquid-filled tanks. Prior to this most recent discovery, flow batteries, after a number of charge-discharge cycles, would suffer from rapid storage capacity degradation. In order to overcome the degradation hurdle, the researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson…