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Kind Patrons Leave Waitress a Massive Mother's Day Tip After Learning Her Baby Was Sleeping at Home

A North Carolina waitress received a big tip ahead of Mother's Day after a couple of kindly patrons learned she had a baby asleep at home.

Ashleigh West was doing her typical Friday night shift at a Waxhaw Mexican restaurant last week when she mentioned to one of her tables that she had a baby asleep at home while she slung tacos and margaritas to Cinco de Mayo revelers...

The patrons must have felt sorry for the young mom, because they left behind a $101.79 tip, doubling their total bill...

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5-year-old boy’s lemonade stand raises $2,500 for Fort McMurray wildfire evacuees

Five-year-old Alexander Tuck spent his Saturday afternoon running a lemonade stand in a Whitby plaza, with the proceeds going to the Canadian Red Cross to help those affected by the Fort McMurray wildfire.

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Muslims in Pakistan fund the construction of a Catholic Church after the previous one was destroyed in a monsoon

In a show of generosity, Muslim farmers have contributed to the fundraising efforts of Catholics who are building a church in Khalsabad, a village (chak in Urdu), near Gojra, Punjab province.

Eight Christian families live in the village, and their mud chapel was swept away in the last monsoon rains. Given the option of praying at home, they chose to build a church and asked their neighbours for help...

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Renewable energy smashes global records in 2015, report shows

Last year saw record worldwide investment and implementation of clean energy such as wind, solar and hydropower

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LA Ice Cream Shop Worker Stands Up for Muslim Girls When Man Bullies Them (WATCH)


When a customer complained about three young women wearing traditional Muslim head scarves at an ice cream parlor, a worker told him to “go give somebody else your business.”

The California shop’s baker Jessie Noah showed the man to the door as Malaak Ammari, one of the three young women, caught the incident – and Noah’s courage – on video.

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/ice-cream-shop-worker-stands-muslim-customers-man-threatens/

LA Muslims Thank Ice Cream Shop Worker

http://aboutislam.net/muslim-issues/america/la-muslims-thank-ice-cream-shop-worker/


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This Machine Can Turn Your Food Waste Into Gas For Cooking (WATCH)

If you never get around to eating your food leftovers, this machine will use them to cook your next meal.

Set it up in your back yard, dump in your leftovers and other organic waste, and HomeBioGas turns it into clean cooking gas. It can even process fats, oils, milk, and meats that cannot easily be composted...

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New Floor Tiles Generate Electricity Via Footsteps

 Pavegen floor tiles generate electricity by harnessing the power of footsteps.

The tiles are a kind of kinetic energy recovery system. We’ve seen these before in race cars and buses—but where recovery systems in automobiles convert the kinetic energy normally lost in braking to electrical energy, Pavegen tiles are all about capturing the spring in your step.

Tread on a tile and the surface depresses up to one centimeter (Kemball-Cook compares the sensation to walking in a children’s play-area). The downward force drives an energy-storing flywheel inside the tile, which spins to convert kinetic energy into electrical energy through electromagnetic induction.

It’s like a generator—only instead of spinning a turbine with wind, water, or coal, it’s spinning a flywheel with footsteps...

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LeBron James pledges $87M for hometown kids to attend college

LeBron James is giving back to his hometown of Akron, and the dollar figure on his commitment is staggering.

The Cavaliers superstar has teamed with the University of Akron to give four-year scholarships to any child who completes his “I Promise” campaign.

The annual tuition is $9,500, so it’s a $38,000 commitment to each student who qualifies. There are currently 1,100 kids in the program, and 1,200 more are expected to be added in the next four years, according to the Akron Beacon Journal.

Quick math puts the total for 2,300 kids at $38,000 each at just over $87 million...

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World’s Largest Vertical Farm Near NYC Uses 95% Less Water and No Pesticides

In the middle of America’s most urban metropolitan area, the world’s largest vertical farm is about to deliver its first harvest of sweet, leafy baby greens.

In a warehouse just outside New York City, near Newark, New Jersey, this 70,000 square-foot indoor farm will produce two million pounds of fresh produce every year once it is in full bloom

AeroFarm is using “aeroponic” farming to grow massive amounts of food, but instead of taking of acres of land and tons of water, it is all done in a confined space. Crops grow in shelf-like bins that rely on special LED lights instead of sunshine. Instead of soil, the plants grow in a reusable fabric made from recycled plastic bottles that can be easily cleaned and sanitized between crops– eliminating the need for pesticides, fungicides, and herbicides.

The vertical farm can grow 70 times more food per square foot than farmers can raise in an open field. Because the facility recirculates water, it uses only 5% as much water and half as much fertilizer, which often pollutes nearby streams.

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'Thank you for much': Syrian girl's first Canada Day

Aziza Toubeh, 11, who fled Syria's civil war with her family, expresses her thanks after spending her first Canada Day on Parliament Hill.

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Hi-Tech Vests Could Help Communication For Hearing-Impaired

Using the sense of touch to replace the sense of hearing may seem like science fiction, but it's very much a reality and it could be a game-changer for people who are deaf.

It started out as the doctorate project of Scott Novich in the lab of neuroscientist and best-selling author David Eagleman. The goal was to create a vest that allows the deaf to feel speech.



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Little Portuguese fan consoling a Frenchman after their loss

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Woman posts online about a hard-working man she knows who walks 16 miles/day and works two jobs.

Post goes viral and local car dealership gives him a car

A New Hampshire man was applauded for his hard work after a customer he served wrote about him in a Facebook post...

Bigler told WBIN that he works 20-hour shifts straight on Sundays and Mondays. He walks a total of approximately 16 miles to get to both jobs. He said he did what he had to do to see his son and to pay his bills.

As a result of Griffiths' Facebook post, which was shared more than 20,000 times, reached Autoserv of Tilton, New Hampshire.

"I thought we probably have a couple cars here that we could just donate to him so he doesn't have to walk 20 miles a day," said Ryan Parks, a sales manager at Autoserv.

The car dealership gifted Bigler a 2005 Honda Accord...

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MIT researchers design a solar-powered desalination device for rural India

Wright and Winter believe that by designing a community system that can provide tasty, desalinated water at an affordable price, all villagers — especially those who are poorer and tend to drink contaminated, high-saline water on a regular basis — will be more likely to consistently drink water that’s clean and healthy...

The way Wright and Winter see it, they have to engineer a system for low cost, low waste, and low energy consumption. It is a mighty tall order indeed, and certainly one that can’t be fulfilled just by simplifying a solution that already exists in a developed country.

They started by identifying a system that would work best for the salinity of brackish groundwater in these rural villages. They chose electrodialysis reversal (EDR), because at the area’s typical salinity level of 500 to 2,000 ppm, it requires 25 to 70 percent less energy than RO and can recover more than 90 percent of the feed water.

EDR, which has been commercially available since the 1960s, works by pumping feed water through a stack alongside alternating cation and anion exchange membranes. When a voltage is applied across the stack, anions in the water are pushed toward the anode but are blocked by the cation exchange membranes, which only allow cations to cross, and the opposite is true for the cations. In this way, the salt is separated from the feed water and the resulting concentrate stream is recirculated until it is too salty to continue and is pumped into a nearby evaporation pond. Wright’s system utilizes UV light to kill biological contaminants in the water as well.

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