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  • BeachBot is a robot that picks up cigarette butts from the beach
    Technology
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    BeachBot is a robot that picks up cigarette butts from the beach

    Were you aware that cigarette butts are the category of waste that is least disposed of? Every year, no fewer than 4.5 trillion cigarette butts are found in the wilds, even they can take up to 14 years to decompose... It's enough to make you see red. To fight against this plague, Dutch engineers working with Delft University of Technology have invented the BeachBot, an autonomous robot capable of picking up cigarette butts from the ground.

  • Which global cities have the best and worst air quality?
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    Which global cities have the best and worst air quality?

    The British company HouseFresh has drawn up a map of the 50 most polluted cities in the world. While the worst offenders are all located in Asia, it is a city in Australia that wins the prize for the "cleanest air." Natural disasters such as forest fires or sandstorms play a major role in the air quality of the cities featured in this study.

  • When hotel rooms become art galleries
    Lifestyle
    ETX Daily Up

    When hotel rooms become art galleries

    There's no need to go to a museum to admire works of art while on vacation. Now the artworks come to you, right in your hotel room. In recent years, hotels have transformed themselves into veritable galleries, offering their guests genuine artistic experiences.