Breakthrough Starshot aims to reach Alpha Centauri within a generation.

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Breakthrough Starshot is taking a novel approach to space exploration by using "nano craft" to reach Alpha Centauri within 20 years of its launch. These tiny crafts are designed to use light beams from Earth to accelerate themselves up to 100 million miles per hour. The project believes...

Carbon emissions drop in the UK as renewables rise

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Provisional figures released by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have revealed a 3.4% drop in greenhouse gas emissions last year. This decrease is thanks in large part to falling coal use, with emissions dropping below 500 million tonnes for the first time. The biggest polluter,...

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 radioactive water that has been occurring since the plant was damaged in the Japanese earthquake and tsunami of...