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Chernobyl … solar farm?

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In 1986, 4 760km2 of land in the Ukraine and Belarus was abandoned due to contamination when an explosion and fire in the No.4 reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant sent radioactivity into the atmosphere in the worst nuclear power plant accide... Read full article

Brain + Lego = worm?

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Uploading a brain – or at least, recreating the connections in a brain and then uploading it – into a machine may sound like science fiction. However, scientists have already achieved this feat, at least on a very small (and simplified) scale.... Read full article

Bet-winning battery responds in record time

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Within two weeks of going live in December last year, the world’s largest lithium-ion battery, built in South Australia by Tesla, was put to the test when the coal-power units at one of Australia’s power stations tripped up.... Read full article

Prosthetic piano playing

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A musician who lost part of his arm five years ago is once again able to play the piano with the help of a new prosthetic.... Read full article

Minimising the risks of increased connectivity

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While revelations of industrial espionage are far rarer than those of attacks that affect banks, retailers, and other businesses, the costs to business are estimated in the billions of dollars.... Read full article

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