News of the week selected by Impactscool – January 7th
7 January 2020 | Written by La redazione
In history, there have been speeches that have entered the collective imagination and that have changed the course of events. Martin Luther King’s speech during the 1963 March on Washington is one of them. “I have a dream,” MLK said to the crowd gathered to ask for more rights for the African American community. Soon it will be possible to relive that historical moment thanks to a simulation in virtual reality developed by Time Magazine, it will be called “the March”, the march, and could be the first of a series of similar projects in development that will allow facing historical moments important firsthand.
Luxturna, the therapy that restored sight to two children
Hereditary retinal dystrophy is a group of genetic diseases that affect the eyes and which cause, depending on the severity, different vision problems from birth. This is the case, for example, of two children aged eight and nine who have been treated with an experimental therapy called Luxturna, developed thanks to the collaboration between the pharmaceutical company Novartis and the University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli’. The therapy provides a working copy of the non-functioning gene and is able, through a single administration, to improve visual capacity.
China one step away from nuclear fusion
Nuclear fusion is the reaction that feeds the stars. Being able to replicate the mechanisms could allow us to produce almost unlimited clean energy on our planet. China could be close to this goal: the Tokamak HL-2M, this is the name of the device in which the Chinese artificial Sun will be born, according to one of the scientists working on the project, should be operational in 2020 and could represent a turning point for energy production.
Warner Bros will use the IA to predict the success of films
Last year Denmark produced 47% of its energy with the wind, a record that overshadows efforts towards greater energy production from renewables in other countries. Just think that the second in the ranking is Ireland which in 2018 reached a peak of 28%. To achieve this fantastic result, the investments and subsidies that Denmark has put in place since the 1980s have been needed, efforts that the Danish government wants to strengthen by bringing the country to be powered entirely by renewables by 2035.