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The latest WWF report reveals the tragic state of wildlife

Human activity is having an increasing impact on reducing the biodiversity of our planet, and from the latest WWF Living Planet report we can find out what the damage looks like in the last 50 years. This comprehensive analysis of the state of the natural environment, created in cooperation with over 125 experts from around the world, the most important element of which is the Living Planet Index, reflecting global trends in the population of wild animals, shows that the lack of sustainable human activity is pushing the planet's natural systems to the edge of their possibilities. For example, since the seventies of the last century, the average number of surveyed populations of vertebrates, i.e. mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians, has decreased by 68%, which is a catastrophic result!

It is the richest people in the world who are responsible for the galloping global warming

As reported by The Guardian, only 1 percent of the richest people on our planet (approx. 63 million people) are responsible for the emission of twice as much greenhouse gases into the atmosphere as the poorer half of humanity, i.e. 3.8 billion people. This is indicated by the results of studies prepared on the basis of data collected in the years 1990-2015. At present, it is even worse in this matter.

For 18 months the old TV set broke the internet connection of the whole town

Such a story happened to the people of Welsh Aberhosan every day at 7am for 18 long months, and no one could say why. The whole case was reported by the British internet provider, who regularly sent their engineers to the site, but those most often returned with a receipt - the link was fine, but to be sure, most of the cabling was replaced, which, as you can easily guess, did not bring any improvement. As Michael Jones, an engineer at Openreach, informs us, as we are talking about this operator, as part of the final test, it was decided to send a special team from the headquarters to carry out a detailed "investigation".

This robot will be exploring the mysterious Phobos, the moon of Mars in 5 years

The coming years promise to be excellent in terms of space exploration. We will return to the moon and fly to Mars for the first time, as well as thoroughly examine its moons, which may hold more interesting news about the history of the Red Planet than the planet itself. At least that's what scientists from Germany, France and Japan are preparing a mission called Martian Moons Exploration (MMX).

The world famous Tyrannosaurus Stan was sold for a record price

The Tyrannosaurus skeleton named Stan was the highlight of the Evening Sale of 20th Century Art, which took place on October 6 at Christie's famous English auction house. The $ 30 million price tag is dizzying, and is certainly the highest price has ever been paid for a dinosaur fossil, though the specimen is truly unique. Stan is 12 meters long, 4 meters high and consists of 188 bones - it is also one of the best preserved and most complete T-rex skeletons we have found.

The Los Angeles Fire Department has just hired its first robot firefighter

We have to slowly get used to the vision that robots are becoming our everyday life in many areas - they help in diagnosing diseases and servicing hospitals (just mention the Spot model from Boston Dynamics, thanks to which doctors contacted patients with Covid-19), hotel services or airports, they defuse bombs and now they also fight fires. A new addition to the Los Angeles fire department has just left for its first action, namely a fire fighting robotic vehicle called Thermite RS3.

An autonomous car has to face such a nightmarish reality on the roads

This technology is undoubtedly the future of the automotive industry, as there are several hundred companies involved in its development around the world. In the future, it will be integrated with the Smart City's intelligent infrastructure. Thanks to it, road transport in metropolises will be more efficient, and our safety will increase significantly.