Australian Open 2020 Results: Thursday Bracket Winners, Scores and Top Stats | Bleacher Report

Sofia Kenin and Garbine Muguruza will fight it out for Australian Open glory on Saturday after both secured upset wins in their respective semi-final showdowns on Thursday. Kenin proved to be the party pooper for the home crowd, as she knocked out Aussie favourite and top seed Ashleigh Barty. Meanwhile, Muguruza was too good for fourth seed Simona Halep, prevailing in two tight sets. Meanwhile, Novak Djokovic is the first player into the men’s final. The defending champion was in imperious form at Rod Laver Arena, and he was able to coast to victory over a jaded Roger Federer. His opponent will be either Dominic Thiem or Alexander Zverev, who meet in the second semi-final on Friday. Here are the results from Thursday’s matches in Melbourne and a closer look at the three absorbing encounters. While all of Thursday’s matches were won in straight sets, none were walkovers, and there were times when they all felt as though they were on a knife-edge. In the women’s semi-finals, ultimately it was the underdogs who prevailed in both. Kenin, playing in her first-ever Grand Slam semi-final against the top seed in the draw, arguably produced the best performance o...

The streets of San Luis, Bogota, Colombia are now a little safer thanks to low cost

The streets of San Luis, Bogota, Colombia are now a little safer thanks to low cost solar powered street lighting. Costing just USD $70 to construct, the street lights use a 3 watt LED lamp, controller and battery pack powered by a couple of small solar panels. The protective casing used for the lamp is just a plastic soda bottle – pretty much unbreakable under most conditions. 14 locations in Colombia have already been illuminated with these solar street lights and there are plans to install another 2,000 across the country in this year. Quartz reports the super-cheap solar streetlights are a project of Liter Of Light; an organisation that rose to prominence with its promotion of Moser* lamps. A Moser lamp is a plastic bottle filled with water inserted into a roof to refract sunlight into the room below; with a with a brightness equivalent to a 55w electric bulb. Tens of thousands of households in the Philippines capital Manila alone have so far benefited from Liter Of Light’s Moser lamp inspired revolution, which has now also spread across the world. 2015 is International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015). IYL 2015 isn’t just about increasing access to ligh...