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Fresh good news that fills you with warmth and hope
Researchers have developed transparent solar panels that can be fitted into the glass panes of the building to convert sunlight into energy and power the entire skyscraper. The new material and the structure to support it balances multiple trade-offs to provide good sunlight absorption, high voltage, high current, low resistance and color-neutral transparency all at the same time. This exciting breakthrough can have a far-reaching impact on sustainable energy.READ MORE AT WITS NEWS
Agnelli and D’Alpaos met on their balconies during the lockdown when they would step out to listen to the music being played by their neighbours. Feeling instant attraction, they connected on Instagram and then later on WhatsApp! On ensued night-long chats, which finally ended in a meeting when Italy allowed workers to resume work in May. The couple is now engaged and all set to tie the knot soon!READ MORE AT REPUBLIC WORLD
Derlin Newey took up the 30-hour a week gig delivering pizza to make extra cash since his social security wasn’t adequate to cover his bills. One of his customers started recording and posting the deliveries to their home on his TikTok account, which has 53,000 followers. Endeared by Newey, the followers all contributed money, amounting to $12k, which left Newey completely overwhelmed.READ MORE AT TODAY
Positive news stories that will put a smile on your face
10 students from different schools in New South Wales have been trained in primary industries through farm placements. The teachers of the agricultural program were surprised to see that many of the students who enrolled did not come from traditional farming families. Students believe that early hands-on training will help open new avenues of meaningful employment in the future.READ MORE AT ABC
Tourette syndrome is when a person performs unwanted repetitive movements or sounds called tics. 40-year-old dad of three kids, Glen Clooney, uploads videos of him baking cookies with his kids which end in a twist with him throwing an egg abruptly or rubbing custard in the kid's hair involuntarily. He has been using the platform to destigmatize the Tourette syndrome and has raked over millions of views in a short time.READ MORE AT BI
5-year-old boy, Carver gifted a Baby Yoda doll to firefighters to thank them for putting out wildfires on the West coast. Since many of them are away from their families, Carver wanted to ensure they have a buddy if they got lonely. The doll has been traveling to various fire camps as a source of ‘light and force’ documented on a FB page called ‘Baby Yoda fights fires’ that has 3400 followers.READ MORE AT NY POST
A 75-year man lost his wife to pancreatic cancer in May 2020 and has been socially isolated since. In a signboard outside his house, he said, ‘I have my wife. I find the unremitting silence 24 hours a day unbearable torture. Can no one help me?’ Ever since his phone’s ringing non-stop. He has been flooded with emails from people worldwide, inviting him for meals, road trips, conversations, and more.READ MORE AT DAILY MAIL
A Spanish athlete stopped dead in his tracks when he saw that his competitor, a British athlete, had taken a wrong turn just 100 meters before the finish line. He waited for him so his competitor could win the 3rd position in the race. The Spanish athlete believed that his competitor was ahead of him all through the race, and he deserved to win. His incredible sportsmanship has been winning the hearts of netizens worldwide.READ MORE AT INDIAN EXPRESS
A couple decided to spruce up the garden space outside their new home with bright flowers and plants. They were exceptionally saddened when their beloved plants were robbed overnight. Many neighbors pacified the couple, sharing that the robbery wasn’t a reflection of the community as a whole, but one neighbor showed up with three plants similar to what they had planted to gift to the couple, leaving them entirely shocked and overwhelmed.READ MORE AT YAHOO
Jo Smith went through postnatal depression after giving birth to her twins. To deal with the same, she started an outdoor garden to cultivate vegetables, which helped her healing process. Three years later, she has been absolutely fine and has converted the small garden into a commercial one. Through the lockdown, she has been supplying vegetables to islanders, accommodations, and hotels, which has given her a great sense of pride.READ MORE AT ABC
Winning a Gold Award is the highest honour a Girl Scout can receive for making a difference in the community through 80 hours of service. Lucy Stimson chose to address the growing stress in her community through a FB page where she shared tips to combat stress, fun videos, pep talks, and more. The most visible impact was on her ability to talk about stress and anxiety to her parents, gain perspective, and seek help.READ MORE AT TSPAN
Tara Travieso wanted to explain social distancing to her kids aged 2 and 3 in a way that was informative but not scary. She helped them imagine that each person was inside a big bubble that kept them safe from contracting outside germs. When she saw how positively her kids reacted to the concept, she created a book that would allow parents to explain social distancing to kids in a firm but fun manner.READ MORE AT GOOD MORNING AMERICA
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