Archive for July 24th, 2017:

World’s first floating wind farm emerges off coast of Scotland

The world’s first full-scale floating wind farm has started to take shape off the north-east coast of Scotland. The revolutionary technology will allow wind power to be harvested in waters too deep for the current conventional bottom-standing turbines. The Peterhead wind farm, known as Hywind, is a trial which will bring power to 20,000 homes.

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South African child ‘virtually cured’ of HIV

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The child caught the infection from its mother around the time of birth A nine-year-old infected with HIV at birth has spent most of their life without needing any treatment, say doctors in South Africa. The child, whose identity is being protected, was given a burst of treatment shortly

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High risk of ‘unprecedented’ winter downpours

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rainfall in January 2014 was unprecedented in Met Office records There is an increased risk of “unprecedented” winter downpours such as those that caused extensive flooding in 2014, the UK Met Office says. Their study suggests there’s now a one in three chance of monthly rainfall records being broken

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