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BioEnergy Central: Pee Power Lights Up Rural Uganda as Microbial Fuel Cells Generate Electricity from Wastewater

October 12, 2017

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The remote rural village of Kisoro in Uganda is the first community to be powered using wastewater electricity generation developed at the Bristol BioEnergy Centre. Field trials to test so-called ‘Pee Power’ have returned a resounding success in the rural village of Kisoro, Uganda. The Bristol BioEnergy Centre (BBiC) provided the remote community with a […]

Proof Through Images – Shots of Science Up Close

April 12, 2017

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Science is revealed up close with this selection of images gathered by Canadian researchers for the 2016 competition ‘Proof Through Images’ The National Centre for Scientific Research, or CNRS, is a collection of 10 institutes run by the French Ministry of Education and Research. Together with Decouvrir magazine, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council […]

US Naval Research Lab Tests CICADA Swarming Palm-Sized Drones

April 10, 2017

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Imagine a fleet of drones, each the size of your palm blooming from a package dropped from an airplane. That’s what’s possible with the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s CICADA - a tiny drone undergoing swarm testing.

Kiss Bye to 2016 in Tumblr – Happy New Year Everyone! Onwards 2017

December 31, 2016

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Tumblr is the home of GIFs, artful Photography, Video and Illustration. But it’s also home to Science, Tutorials and just about any learned pursuit you can imagine. Dive in. Home to ‘no sweat’ blogs, Tumblr has been around for a while in internet terms (founded in 2007). Yahoo snapped it up in 2013 for a […]

Digital Disruption Gives Natural Disasters the Heave Ho and Makes Car Insurance Instant

August 7, 2016

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Academic research harnesses an open source digital tool to reduce the impact of natural hazards around the world. And if you want car cover fast, just app it. Digital disruption. Sweet. First up, the serious stuff. Researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) were part of a World Bank initiative behind the free open […]

NASA unveils the bewildering beauty of Jupiter’s enormous polar light shows — Quartz

July 3, 2016

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Ever seen fireworks on Jupiter? It’s quite something. Astronomers have released breathtaking photos, taken with the Hubble space telescope, of Jupiter’s gigantic auroras, which are light shows caused by high-energy particles entering the planet’s atmosphere near the poles and colliding with gas atoms. They are hundreds of times more powerful than Earth’s, due largely to… via […]

Bugs Under the Microscope: Discovering Antibiotics and New Microbe Synthia 3.0

June 10, 2016

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Antibiotics researcher Dr Matt Hutchings finds new drugs in the most unusual of places, plus Craig Venter’s Synthia 3.0 has its lightweight credentials under the microscope. Many of the drugs used in hospitals and prescribed by doctor’s clinics – antifungals, antibiotics and cancer-killing drugs – are made by bacteria found in the soil and from […]

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