November 10, 2018

THE BANANA COULD BECOME EXTINCT SOON

In 1826, English gardener and architect Joseph Paxton was appointed head gardener at Chatsworth House, in Derbyshire. He was just 20 when he started working for […]
August 16, 2018

URANIUM CAN BE EXTRACTED FROM SEAWATER

Uranium, a chemical element widely used in nuclear power plants and nuclear weapons, occurs naturally in nature -in soil, rock and water- but only in tiny […]
August 16, 2018

HOW ICELAND IS TURNING CO2 INTO MINERALS

(Photo: Gretar Ivarsson) In an effort to reduce their carbon emissions, many coal plants bury it in the ground. This process is, however, complicated. It involves […]
August 15, 2018

ITALIAN TEAM DEVELOPING UNDERWATER AGRICULTURE

Three years ago, Sergio Gamberini, president of an Italian scuba and snorkelling equipment manufacturer, started an experiment. Armed with his knowledge of the sea and his […]
August 14, 2018

THE SCIENTISTS DEVELOPING BIO-PLASTICS

Because there are few materials than can compete with plastic in durability, versatility and malleability, it is difficult to replace. There is plastic in virtually everything […]
August 8, 2018

FOG IN THE JURASSIC COAST

It is called the Jurassic Coast because its 154km, that stretch from from Exmouth in East Devon to Studland Bay in Dorset, facing the English Channel […]
July 10, 2018

SWISS STARTUP EXTRACTS CO2 FROM AIR AND SELLS IT

To reduce the risks of climate change on the planet, the 2016 Paris Agreement set a goal, which was keeping the increase in the global average […]
July 9, 2018

HANGING FROM A VERTICAL WALL OVERLOOKING THE SACRED VALLEY OF URUBAMBA

The Sacred Valley of the Incas -or the Urubamba Valley- is located in the Peruvian Andes and runs on average one kilometer wide, west to east, […]
July 9, 2018

CLIMBING GIANTS

(Photo: A. Ambrose, UC Berkeley) Sequoiadendron giganteum –giant sequoias- are among the oldest living things on Earth (1,800 years or more) and they can reach a […]

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