Perlego Empowers Students with Unlimited Access to Online Textbooks and Resources

Perlego, the pioneering online library subscription service, has become the deserved recipient of a World Future Awards in the Content category of Online Library Subscription Service for 2023. This recognition highlights Perlego’s commitment to providing an affordable and sustainable textbook solution to learners worldwide, ultimately breaking down the barriers to education.

Founded in 2017 and headquartered in Chancery Lane, London, Perlego was born out of a shared vision by its founders, Gauthier and Matt, to address the exorbitant costs associated with traditional textbooks. As students themselves, they experienced firsthand the financial burden imposed by expensive educational resources. Their quest for an affordable alternative sparked the creation of Perlego, a company that revolutionizes the way students access learning materials.

By partnering with publishers and leveraging the power of technology, Perlego removes the significant expenses associated with print, distribution, and retail markup. This innovative approach allows Perlego to provide an unlimited subscription service for textbooks, ensuring affordable access to a vast online library of books, academic texts, and essential learning tools. Perlego’s subscription model and streaming service redefine the landscape of educational resources, making learning more accessible than ever before.

“We are thrilled to receive this award,” said Gauthier and Matt, co-founders of Perlego. “Our mission has always been to make learning accessible to all students around the world. This recognition validates our efforts to break down the financial barriers that hinder education, and we remain committed to our vision of a more inclusive and equitable learning environment.”

Perlego’s subscription service has gained significant traction among students globally, who value its affordable and unlimited access to a vast collection of educational resources. Students can now unlock a wealth of knowledge through Perlego’s extensive online library, which covers a wide range of subjects and disciplines, empowering them to excel in their studies.

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SCHELL GmbH & Co. KG Revolutionizes Drinking Water Hygiene with Water Management System

SCHELL GmbH & Co. KG, a renowned leader of fittings for public and commercial sanitary facilities, proudly announces its recent win of a World Future Awards in 2023, in the Health and Wellness category for its outstanding Water Management System.

Founded by Hubert SCHELL in Germany in 1932, SCHELL GmbH & Co. KG has evolved into a highly successful international company under the leadership of Hubert’s son, Günther SCHELL. With a rich history spanning over 90 years, the company has garnered a stellar reputation for its exceptional products and unwavering dedication to customer satisfaction.

As a market-leading full-service provider, SCHELL GmbH & Co. KG sets industry standards in the planning, equipment, and operation of sanitary facilities in public, semi-public, and commercial buildings. The company’s commitment to continuity and reliability is evident in its continued family ownership, now in its third generation, led by Andrea SCHELL.

SCHELL’s comprehensive range of over 2,000 expert solutions includes taps and fittings for washbasins, kitchens, showers, WCs, and urinals, as well as regulating angle valves and fittings for gas, heating systems, and household appliances. The company’s commitment to health and hygiene is reflected in its product designs, which prioritize drinking water hygiene and user well-being.

The award-winning SCHELL Water Management System SWS is an intelligent solution that simplifies and improves maintaining the quality of drinking water and the economic operation of a building. It supports hygienic operation and meets legal requirements for water systems in public, semi-public, and commercial settings. SCHELL SWS is the first water management system that offers intelligent wired/wireless networking and control for fittings, particularly in public sanitary facilities. SMART.SWS provides worldwide access and control over the water installation, regardless of location.

“At SCHELL, we take pride in our unwavering dedication to quality, innovation, and sustainability,” says Andrea Bußmann, Managing Director. “We believe in providing perfect solutions to all aspects of intelligent fitting technology. Our goal is to ensure consistent levels of hygiene and protect user health, offering products ‘Made in Germany’ that exemplify excellence and reliability.”

With a presence in 15 countries and a network of over 500 trade partners worldwide, SCHELL GmbH & Co. KG has established itself as an internationally recognized brand. Employing 450 dedicated professionals, the company consistently launches pioneering products that address the global demand for improved hygiene, water conservation, reliability, and durability.

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New All-Weather EV Battery Charges in Six Minutes

Chinese company Greater Bay Technology has unveiled a new solution that is designed to take the experience of using electric vehicles to the next level by providing fast charging and stable battery operation in all weather. The breakthrough technology could give a new impetus to the automotive industry by addressing the most crucial issues for electric vehicle manufacturers and EV owners.

Electric cars are closely associated with comfort, sustainability, and innovation, but battery limitations have been among the most challenging aspects of their operation for years. When ambient temperatures drop to 0 degrees Celsius (32 degrees Fahrenheit) and below, EV battery charging efficiency drops significantly, so car owners do not have the opportunity to rely on a power reserve. To improve battery efficiency at extreme temperatures, automakers install heat pumps that maintain the temperature range required for the battery to work properly. However, the imperfection of this solution is obvious, and manufacturers have continued to look for other ways.

Greater Bay Technology has developed a new battery for electric cars with a range of 621 miles (1,000 kilometers) that does not depend on the temperature outside the vehicle. The battery is called the Phoenix cell, and it is fully charged in just six minutes, about the time it takes to fill up a car with gasoline.

The Phoenix cell uses superconducting materials and thermal management technology to heat the battery from -20℃ (-4℉) to 25℃ (77℉) in just five minutes. Thus, Greater Bay Technology has provided a solution to two problems of electric cars at once: the battery operates within the normal operating temperature range at all times so that driving range is not reduced at low temperatures, and it takes literally six minutes to fully charge the car, approximately as at a regular gas station.

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Greater Bay Technology was founded in 2020 by two seasoned automotive industry professionals Huang Xiangdong and Pei Feng. With many years of experience working for industry leaders, Huang aims to develop and implement technology that will encourage the mass adoption of electric cars and equalize EVs with gasoline cars in terms of convenience, practicality, and safety. Greater Bay Technology’s developments have already been successfully applied to GAC’s electric vehicles, and in 2024 the innovative batteries will be used on EVs of other manufacturers.


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