#Environment

Ocean Cleanup removes 100,000 kg of plastic from ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch

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Non-profit Ocean Cleanup has revealed it has now removed more than 100,000 kg of plastics from the 'Great Pacific Garbage Patch' (GPGP). The Great Pacific garbage patch (aka Pacific trash vortex) is a huge area of marine debris in the central North Pacific Ocean. The size of...

Nuclear fusion: how excited should we be?

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There’s been tremendous excitement about recent results from the Joint European Torus (JET) facility in the UK, hinting that the dream of nuclear fusion power is inching closer to reality. We know that fusion works – it is the process that powers the Sun, providing heat and light...

Nuclear Energy – Major fusion breakthrough

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A team of European Fusion Engineers have made a major breakthrough to create a working practical nuclear fusion reactor. JET laboratory - a UK-based lab - has broken its existing record for how much energy can be extracted when squeezing together hydrogen atoms. Watch our Born to...

Have Chinese Scientists Discovered A Cheap New Way to Do Nuclear Fusion?

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A team working on nuclear fusion in China claim to have discovered a more cost-effective method that relies on weaker laser beams. The team, working ath the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Physics kicked off their fusion experiments at the Shenguang II laser facility last year....

Quadroins – meet the artificial birds being used to study the Ocean

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Meet the prototype of the robot penguin, named Quadroin, is being used to study the Ocean Quadroin, developed by German company EvoLogics, is designed to conduct research missions in all weather, dive to over 150m and interact with other Quadroins. Quadroins novel design is thanks to Burkard...

Are we at the threshold of Nuclear Fusion Ignition?

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A team of engineers working at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in California believe they are officially at the "Threshold of Nuclear Fusion Ignition" after passing a major milestone. Watch our Born to Engineer film on Kim Cave-Ayland - she makes stars for a living Today...