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The lamps, in addition to lighting up neighborhoods and improving public safety, could help reduce pollution from the charcoal and kerosene used for lighting now. Some of the lamps can also recharge mobile phones.
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Ending the covid pandemic might well require a vaccine that protects against any new strains. Researchers may have found a strategy that will work.
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