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4th August 2021

Emperor penguins could be quasi-extinct by 2100

New research finds that if global average temperatures continue to increase rapidly, the melting of sea ice in Antarctica could nearly wipe out Emperor penguin populations by the end of this century.

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2nd August 2021

Omega-3 can boost life expectancy

High blood concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids, which oily fish such as salmon are known to be rich in, can increase your life expectancy by nearly five years.

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1st August 2021

World's most powerful tidal turbine begins operations

This week, the world's most powerful tidal turbine device – Orbital O2 – began generating zero carbon electricity off the coast of Scotland.

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31st July 2021

DeepMind AI predicts 350,000 protein structures

Artificial intelligence company DeepMind has mapped the structures of 350,000 proteins, and made the data freely available.

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30th July 2021

New Zealand is best place to survive collapse

New research has examined the factors that could lead to the collapse of global civilisation, with New Zealand identified as the country most resilient to future threats.

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27th July 2021

Next-generation artificial heart implanted in first U.S. patient

Surgeons at Duke University Hospital have successfully implanted a next-generation artificial heart in a 39-year-old man with heart failure, becoming the first medical team in North America to perform the procedure.

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22nd July 2021

First clear detection of moon-forming disc around exoplanet

Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimetre/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have today reported the first clear detection of a moon-forming disc around an exoplanet.

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19th July 2021

Japan sets new Internet speed record: 319 Tbit/s

Researchers in Tokyo, Japan, have achieved a data rate of 319 terabits per second (Tbit/s) over a distance of 3,001 km, smashing the previous record set in 2020.

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18th July 2021

$315m biotech company emerges from stealth

Prime Medicine, a U.S. company with a powerful new gene editing technique, has this week announced its official launch with $315 million in financing.

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16th July 2021

Fossil fuel electricity generation has peaked worldwide

Fossil fuel electricity generation has peaked worldwide as emerging markets seize the opportunities of low-cost renewables, according to a report published this week by India's Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) and the financial think tank Carbon Tracker.

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15th July 2021

Europe's largest battery comes online

Europe's largest battery storage project – and the first to reach 100 megawatts of capacity – has begun operations at Minety in Wiltshire, UK.

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13th July 2021

World's first 3D printed school opens in Malawi

UNICEF estimates a shortage of 36,000 classrooms in Malawi. It would take 70 years – until 2090 – to fund and construct all these buildings with conventional methods. However, 3D printing could reduce that timeframe to just a single decade.

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11th July 2021

First robotic pizza restaurant opens in Paris

A new pizzeria, called Pazzi, is being staffed entirely by robots, which can handle everything from order-taking to prepping the dough, to boxing the finished meal.

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9th July 2021

Study estimates longevity extremes by 2100

A new study has used Bayesian population projections to forecast the world's longest-lived person by 2100.

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8th July 2021

Sails boost cargo ship fuel efficiency by 20%

French tyre manufacturing giant Michelin, in collaboration with two Swiss inventors, has presented an innovative solution to help decarbonise maritime shipping.

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5th July 2021

New chip wiring method scales down to 3nm

U.S. company Applied Materials has revealed a new process to engineer the wiring of advanced logic chips that can scale down to 3 nanometres (nm).

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4th July 2021

Construction begins on the Square Kilometre Array

This week, construction officially began on the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) – set to become the largest and most sensitive radio telescope ever built – with first light scheduled for 2027.

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3rd July 2021

World's first scalable multi-chip quantum processor

Rigetti Computing, a California-based developer of quantum integrated circuits, has announced it is launching the world's first multi-chip quantum processor.

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1st July 2021

Volvo to use fossil-free steel in cars by 2026

Swedish companies Volvo and SSAB have announced a collaboration to explore the use of fossil-free, high quality steel in the automotive industry.

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