Archive for December 10th, 2016:

Japan tests innovative magnetic tether for slowing space junk

Media captionThe cargo ship will also deliver supplies to the International Space Station. Japan has launched a cargo ship which will use a half mile- (700m)-long tether to remove some of the vast amount of debris from Earth’s orbit. The tether, made of aluminium strands and steel wire, is designed to slow the debris, pulling

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Doctors call for ban on diesel engines in London

Image caption Doctors, medical students and health workers gathered along Euston Road to protest the use of diesel engines in London A campaign led by medical professionals is calling for all diesel cars to be banned from London. Doctors Against Diesel claim 9,400 Londoners a year die prematurely from breathing in toxic fumes from diesel

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Cryogenic storage offers hope for renewable energy

Image copyright Highview Image caption The demonstrator cold storage plant works alongside an existing landfill gas generation site The world’s largest cold energy storage plant is being commissioned at a site near Manchester. The cryogenic energy facility stores power from renewables or off-peak generation by chilling air into liquid form. When the liquid air warms

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