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5 Positive News Stories From Around the World This Week: Cancer Breakthrough, Data Centre Heating and More

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Here’s what went well this week as we round up five positive news stories from around the world that potentially impact all of us.

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Waste Heat from Data Centers to Warm Public Pools

Technology doesn’t always have to leave a scorching footprint. An innovative solution is gaining traction, repurposing the vast amount of waste heat generated by data centers to warm public swimming pools. This not only reduces the environmental impact of data storage but also offers a cost-effective way to heat aquatic facilities, contributing to energy efficiency and community well-being. The concept is currently being piloted in Sweden and has the potential to be implemented on a larger scale, contributing to sustainable building practices and promoting resource optimization worldwide. (Source: Positive News)

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Instagram Tells Teen to Go to Bed Instead of Scrolling

Instagram is rolling out a new feature called Nighttime Nudges, which will remind teens to go to sleep after 10 minutes of scrolling at night. This feature cannot be turned off and is designed to help teens prioritize sleep and have a more meaningful experience on the app. Instagram has also introduced Quiet Mode, which allows teens to mute notifications and let others know they are unavailable. (Source: Engadget)

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Humans Are Living Longer All Across the World

Global lifespans are on the rise, with the gap between men and women steadily shrinking, according to a recent study. The good news is that people around the world are living longer, healthier lives than ever before. This trend is driven by a number of factors, including safer working conditions for men, changing lifestyles, and advancements in healthcare. (Source: Good News Network)

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Kinder Cancer Treatment Tested

A new, “kinder” leukaemia treatment is offering hope for young patients after showing promising results in early trials. The drug, blinatumomab, has been hailed as a potential game-changer for children battling B-acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (B-ALL), a particularly aggressive form of the disease. The research, led by London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital, takes a more targeted approach than traditional chemotherapy. (Source: Great Ormond Street Hospital)

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Zero Plane Crashes in 2023; One of Safest on Record

The skies were exceptionally friendly in 2023, marking a remarkable year with zero commercial airplane crashes involving large passenger jets. Experts attribute this achievement to a multitude of factors. Advancements in aircraft technology, stricter regulations, and enhanced pilot training. (Source: Simple Flying)

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