Archive March 2016

Japanese satellite, thought to be lost, makes contact

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A Japanese satellite that was thought to have failed shortly after launch has shown unexpected signs of activity, sending beacon signals back to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. The Hitomi...

UK researchers build postcard-sized gravimeter sensor

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Researchers from the University of Glasgow have developed a device which measures tiny fluctuations in gravity, which is significantly smaller and more affordable than most other gravimeters. The gadget has...

Japanese government builds giant ice wall to surround Fukushima nuclear plant

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A Japanese project to freeze soil around the decommissioned Fukushima nuclear plant into a giant ice wall has been activated. The wall is designed to stop the spillage of dangerous...

Swedish researchers develop wood-based glass

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Researchers at Sweden's KTH Royal Institute of Technology have developed transparent wood that could in future be used in solar cells and biodegradable windows. The team, led by Prof. Lars...

Researchers develop new technique for producing liquid hydrocarbon fuel from raw sawdust

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Researchers from the University of Manchester and the East China University of Science and Technology have developed a method of producing fuel by boiling raw sawdust without having to pre-treat...

Record $286 billion invested in renewables globally in 2015

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Developing nations have led the way in investing in renewable energy in 2015, as revealed by a study by the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management for the UN Environment...