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System developed to convert solar energy into refrigeration
(Mon 03/05)
Although it sounds like a contradiction in terms, using the power of the sun for refrigeration is proving to be an original energy concept.

Scientists peer into Antarctica's past to predict our future climate
(Thu 29/04)
The poles control much of our global climate. Giant ice sheets in Antarctica behave like mirrors, reflecting the sun's energy and moderating the world's temperatures.

Researchers find the best tree to naturally help beat the heat
(Thu 29/04)
The discomfort associated with hot, dry summers in some urban areas can be reduced by planting the most appropriate trees in open city spaces, according to a recent study.

Energy demands of 4G mobile networks to be reduced by half
(Tue 27/04)
A group of 15 leading telecommunications service providers, component and infrastructure vendors and academic institutions have launched “EARTH” (Energy Aware Radio and neTwork tecHnologies), a consortium whose goal

Scientists shorten oil-making process by 300 million years
(Sat 24/04)
Heating and squishing micro-algae in a pressure-cooker can fast-forward the crude-oil-making process from millennia to minutes, according to groundbreaking new research.

Increase in e-waste is growing “out of control”
(Sat 24/04)
Rapidly rising sales of electronic goods could cause huge amounts of hazardous electronic waste (e-waste) to build up in developing countries over the next 10 years, a new study has concluded.

“Barometer of Life” project urged to save life on Earth
(Thu 08/04)
Scientists have called for a $60 million project to learn about the conservation status of millions of species, some of which have yet to be identified.

Historic English orchards plotted to protect vanishing varieties of fruit
(Thu 08/04)
Mystery surrounds the whereabouts of Scarlet Tiffing, Sugar and Brandy and Lady Pilkington – last seen at the end of the 20th Century.

Toads are nature's earthquake early-warning system, study finds
(Wed 31/03)
Common toads can detect impending seismic activity and alter their behaviour from breeding to evacuation mode, suggests a new study in the Zoological Society of London’s (ZSL) Journal of Zoology.

Microbes could protect marine life from plastic pollution
(Mon 29/03)
Marine life could be protected from the lethal effects of plastic pollution, according to groundbreaking research which has found coastal microbes act as a potential ‘clean-up’ solution.

UK invests in trials to start building smart cities
(Fri 26/03)
Eight companies and their collaborative partners have been given grants by the Department of Energy and Climate Change today to explore smart technology.

Grandparents lead the way in household recycling, survey finds
(Fri 26/03)
The UK’s older generation have demonstrated their commitment to recycling, with more than two-thirds (68%) saying that they would continue to recycle even if doorstep recycling was removed.

Pollutant to profit – nanoscience turns carbon on its head
(Wed 24/03)
Three new complementary research projects will turn carbon from a pollutant into useful products that could help both industry and the environment.

£25m boost for Plymouth to be global leader in marine energy
(Thu 18/03)
Plymouth’s position as a global centre of excellence for science, innovation and marine energy research is receiving a major boost with the announcement of a £25 million investment plan.

Number of Arctic species plunges by a quarter
(Wed 17/03)
A new assessment of the Arctic’s biodiversity reports a 26 per cent decline in species populations in the high Arctic.

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