A Non-profit in Massachusetts donating wedding gowns to frontline healthcare workers

July, 2020

Brides Across America, a non-profit based in Massachusetts currently being run by seven people, usually donates gowns to military couples or first responders. It has been donating bridal gowns to frontline healthcare workers ?bride-to-be? who might need help with their wedding gowns.

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Researchers develop ?Catch-and-Kill? air filter that can kill COVID-19 virus

July, 2020

Researchers from the University of Houston developed a ?catch-and-kill? air filter that can trap COVID-19 and instantly kill it. The tests found 99.8% of the novel SARS-CoV-2 virus was killed in a single pass through the filter. With businesses reopening, researchers are calling for a phased roll-out of the device.

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9-year-old Kenyan boy honored for inventing hand sanitation machine

July, 2020

Stephen Wamukota, a 9-year-old Kenyan boy, was presented with a special presidential award for building his public hand washing sink to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Wamukota?s sanitary station consists of a bucket, few pieces of wood, and some basic tools that are run by foot pedals at the base.

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College grad designs dissolvable ramen packaging to counter plastic

July, 2020

Holly Grounds, a product design student at Ravensbourne University London, has developed an edible, spiced dissolvable packaging film for instant noodles to counter environmental consequences. The biofilm is thick enough to keep the noodles from getting stale but melts into ramen broth exactly one minute after coming into boiling water.

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Trial results of COVID-19 vaccine on first 45 adult participants showed well-tolerance

July, 2020

Recently released trial results of the investigational vaccine against COVID-19 are inspiring hope in the healthcare community. Four months since the first test on 45 participants aged 18-55 years old, the details of the interim report on how vaccine mRNA-1273 not only showed good tolerance but also prompted neutralizing antibody activity against Coronavirus.

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Teachers visit children of migrant laborers living under a bridge to teach them

July, 2020

Underneath the Bolgatty-Vallarpadam bridge, three teachers of St. John Bosco?s UP school are found teaching ten children of migrant laborers families. Since the beginning of June, these teachers download the classes on their laptops and head over to the bridge with masks, biscuits, and sweets every day.

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The University of California announced its first Black president

July, 2020

The University of California announced Michael V. Drake as the new president of the University. The UC Board of Regents voted and welcomed Drake as UC?s first Black president in the university system?s 152-years history. Drake will succeed Janet Napolitano, who became UC?s first female president in 2013.

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After 110 years, US Navy welcomes its first Black female tactical jet pilot

July, 2020

Lt.j.g. Madeline Swegle has made history as the US Navy?s first Black female tactical aircraft pilot. She is all set to fly fighter jets such as F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, the F-35C Joint Strike Fighter, or the EA-18G Growler. Swegle?s accomplishment comes nearly 110 years after the beginning of naval aviation.

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Black mural artists add face masks to their street art in response to Coronavirus

July, 2020

Face masks made out of huge vinyl sheets now cover the street murals of Martin Luther King Jr. and Colin Kaepernick on an intersection in Atlanta?s West End neighborhood. This is to serve as a visual reminder to wear a mask to fight COVID-19.

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7-year-old created a word puzzle for the Queen in lockdown, thrilled to get a letter back

July, 2020

An adorable 7-year-old boy created a happiness-themed word puzzle for the Queen to keep her entertained in the lockdown at the beginning of May. He was amazed to get a letter back on July 3 from one of Her Majesty?s ladies-in-waiting, thanking him for his thoughtful effort.

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