Germany’s war on coal has resulted in a historic win for renewables News Science Technology 

Germany’s war on coal has resulted in a historic win for renewables

The Ruhr Valley in Germany carried the European nation’s economy for much of the 19th and 20th Centuries. Its steel works and large coal deposits made it one of the continent’s biggest industrial areas – next year, it will slip the key under the door and shut production for good. Bottrop, a city of 5.5 million that has long served... Read More
40% Faster Intel Announces Impressive New Core Chips News Technology 

40% Faster: Intel Announces Impressive New Core Chips

Intel just announced their eighth generation Core chips – although the company chose to stick with Kaby Lake architecture to produce the chips, they boast a surprising 40 percent increase in performance over their predecessors. It may be hard to imagine what this 40 percent increase means in terms of user interaction with cell phones, but estimates state that it... Read More
plastic bottles, chemicals bpa News Science 

Chemical found in plastic water bottles and food preparation linked to several health risks

Plastic bottles have been at the forefront of testing and quality control ever since it became known that certain containers had a tendency to leach chemicals into the water it was holding. Over the years several leading universities, including the University of Cincinnati (2008 ) and Harvard (2009) have published studies linking the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in plastic... Read More
Stem cell research News Science 

Stem cell research: the debate continues to rage

The list of medical or scientific endeavours mired in controversy is fairly short, but stem cell research and related therapy are some of the most contentious issues in modern science. Simply, stem cell therapy involves the use of stem cells to treat or prevent a disease or condition, a form of this type of treatment involves bone marrow transplant –... Read More
Jupiter Red Spot picture from Juno Small News Science 

Juno Spacecraft takes detailed photos of Jupiter’s Big Red Spot

NASA’s Juno mission has taken some new breathtaking pictures of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot. The JunoCam mounted on the satellite took some detailed photos of one of the gas giant’s major features. All the photos were then compiled by several citizen scientists, who were then able to put forward enhanced-color imagery of the spot. These images have taken the space... Read More

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