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Faced with heavy dependence on Russian natural gas and unprecedented price rises, the EU is aiming to cut gas consumption by 15% over the next eight months. To achieve this, some countries have opted for common-sense measures, such as limiting the use of air conditioning and heating, and other much more surprising ones, such as turning off traffic lights at night or allowing only cold showers in public gyms.
The invasion of Ukraine has wiped out one of the jewels of world aviation. A Russian attack in February destroyed the Antonov An-225, an achievement of human engineering. This is how its owners aspire to rebuild the largest aircraft on the planet.
One day Mary Anderson was on a streetcar and noticed that the driver had to repeatedly wipe the snow off the window. She came up with a solution: a wiper activated from inside the vehicle to remove the snow. We analyse how the windscreen wiper was born and other great inventions originated by women.
The invasion of Ukraine has helped fuel a global food crisis that could last for years if left unchecked, according to the United Nations. While millions of people are already suffering the consequences, several powers are looking to technology to combat the hunger that inevitably follows wars.