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17th May 2022

Google Maps to add "immersive view"

The world's most-downloaded travel app will soon become more immersive and intuitive thanks to a major upgrade.

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16th May 2022

Dead eyes brought back to life

Scientists have revived light-sensing neuron cells in organ donor eyes and restored communication between them as part of a series of discoveries that could transform research into the brain-vision system.

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13th May 2022

First image of black hole at Milky Way's core

Astronomers have revealed the first image of Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the centre of our own Milky Way galaxy.

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12th May 2022

Future pandemic risks are increasing

COVID-19 may prove to be just the first in a series of pandemics throughout the 21st century – unless humans drastically improve their relationship with animals and the natural world.

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10th May 2022

Algae ponds could sequester gigatons of carbon

A new method of carbon capture is being developed using microalgae grown in open-air, pond-based systems on coastal desert land. This can be achieved without the need for fresh water.

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5th May 2022

Jack in the Box to trial robots for kitchen work

Jack in the Box has become the latest American food chain to experiment with automation, as it seeks to handle staffing challenges and improve the efficiency of its service.

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4th May 2022

Major advance in microwave power beaming

Researchers have demonstrated the feasibility of terrestrial microwave power beaming by transmitting 1.6 kilowatts (kW) over a distance of 1 kilometre (km) – the most significant advance for this technology in nearly 50 years.

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29th April 2022

Ultra-pure diamond could store 25 exabytes of data

Engineers have developed a way to mass-produce diamond wafers that could store the equivalent of a billion Blu-ray disks on a single device.

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28th April 2022

World's first prototype floating city will adapt to sea level rise

UN-Habitat, the Busan Metropolitan City of the Republic of Korea, and OCEANIX have this week presented a design for the world's first prototype sustainable floating city.

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27th April 2022

New York on track for zero-emission electricity by 2040

Two huge new infrastructure projects in New York are expected to dramatically cut the state's greenhouse gas emissions.

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22nd April 2022

Nissan aiming for solid-state battery cells by 2028

Japanese carmaker Nissan has unveiled a prototype production facility for laminated all-solid-state battery cells, which the company aims to bring to market in 2028.

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21st April 2022

Report recommends future NASA missions

The latest Planetary Science Decadal Survey has been published. The future mission recommendations for NASA include a Uranus orbiter in the mid-2040s and the Enceladus Orbilander in the 2050s.

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16th April 2022

60% of cactus species impacted by climate change

A new study published in Nature reveals the likely impacts of climate change on cacti by mid-century.

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11th April 2022

New records for most distant planet, star, galaxy

The most distant exoplanet discovered by the Kepler Space Telescope (17,000 light years), the most distant individual star (12.9 billion ly), and the most distant galaxy ever seen (13.5 billion ly) have all been reported.

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8th April 2022

Age of skin cells reversed by 30 years

Researchers at the UK's Babraham Institute have rejuvenated a 53-year-old woman's skin cells, so they are the equivalent of a 23-year-old's.

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7th April 2022

Development milestone for smart contact lens

California-based company Mojo has announced its latest prototype Mojo Lens. This new version includes the world's smallest and densest display for projecting augmented reality (AR) imagery.

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