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Can fungi become a pillar for toxic waste clean ups?

Can fungi become a pillar for toxic waste clean ups?

In the last 20 years, mushrooms have proved a natural and cost-effective way of cleaning oil spills, contaminated soil, and toxic metals from lakes. Given our current climate crisis, should we be utilising fungi more? If you’re of the opinion that mushrooms are only good for a tasty risotto or brief invincibility in Super Mario, this deep dive into the environmental application of fungi will blow your mind more than...

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Major solar storms could cause a global ‘internet apocalypse’

Major solar storms could cause a global ‘internet apocalypse’

Every 100 years or so, normally harmless electromagnetic particles from the sun conjure a major solar storm. With the potential to damage electrical grids and undersea cables, scientists are concerned the next may cause a global ‘internet apocalypse’. In 2021, seeing Wi-Fi signal drop off in the lower corner of a desktop is enough to send anyone spiralling into despair. Now, if it isn’t too painful, imagine that scenario unfolding on...

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Will nuclear fusion revolutionise clean energy for centuries?

Will nuclear fusion revolutionise clean energy for centuries?

With the potential of generating 10 million times the energy of burning coal, is nuclear fusion the answer to sustainably powering the world for centuries to come? Imagine a technology capable of replicating the chemistry of the stars, unleashing nearly unlimited clean energy, and safely powering the entire world for centuries to come. Sounds real plausible, right? Dubbed the ‘holy grail’ of energy production, nuclear fusion has been touted as the...

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Astroscale satellite successfully removes space debris in first demo

Astroscale satellite successfully removes space debris in first demo

Unveiled back in March, Astroscale developed a magnetic satellite capable of removing debris orbiting our planet. This week it has successfully completed its first outer space demo. This week, scientists hit a major milestone in the aim of removing space junk from our atmosphere. Back in March, we covered a story on Japanese-UK space solutions company Astroscale and its vision to create a magnetic satellite capable of removing decommissioned hardware...

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