30 November 2022
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Chernobyl scientists want robots and drones to monitor radiation risk

Russian troops destroyed and stole equipment used to monitor radiation levels at Chernobyl, requiring the creation of a new sensor network that could involve drones and robots to avoid landmines in the area Technology 2 May 2022 By Matthew Sparkes Scientists at Chernobyl testing a radiation-monitoring device on a quadruped robot from Boston Dynamics Yannick […]

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UN chief embarks on Moscow trip amid criticism | Antonio Guterres News

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will start a difficult three-day trip to Russia and Ukraine on Tuesday amid criticism for the limited role played by the United Nations in the management of the crisis. Three months into the Russian invasion of Ukraine, UN agencies are struggling to reach civilians under siege in the east of the […]

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Chernobyl: Plan for microbes to eat nuclear waste may have been ruined by Russian invasion

Researchers hoping to identify bacteria capable of consuming radioactive waste at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant fear their work has been destroyed by Russian troops Technology 22 April 2022 By Matthew Sparkes Facilities at the Chernobyl nuclear plant in Ukraine have been looted ISPNPP Researchers at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine had been […]

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Officials walk out of G20 meeting over Russia’s participation | Russia-Ukraine war News

Top finance officials from the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom have walked out of a meeting of the Group of 20 major economies (G20) in protest of Russia’s continued invasion of Ukraine. Britain’s Finance Minister Rishi Sunak said on Wednesday that British, US and Canadian officials left the G20 meeting in Washington, DC […]

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Russia says Ukraine war enters new ‘phase’ | Russia-Ukraine war News

Russia says it has begun a new phase of the invasion of Ukraine as fighting raged in the Donbas region and officials urged civilians to flee. “Another phase of this operation is beginning and I am sure it will be a very important moment in this entire special operation,” Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said […]

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Russia’s Putin says Western sanctions have failed | Russia-Ukraine war News

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has said that the barrage of Western sanctions imposed against Russia over its invasion of neighbouring Ukraine has failed. Putin said on Monday that the West “expected to quickly upset the financial-economic situation, provoke panic in the markets, the collapse of the banking system and shortages in stores”. He added that […]

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Biofuels Are Getting a Second Look—and Some Tough Questions

Since then Plevin’s position has changed completely. “My conclusion at the end of all this is it’s misguided,” he says. The problem, Plevin argues, is that it’s impossible to accurately estimate the overall emissions that result from using biofuels. The effects of biofuel mandates can ripple out in unpredictable ways. If biofuel displaces gasoline in […]

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Analysts Warn Anti-Satellite Weapons Have Evolved Beyond Missiles

A pair of new reports point to a proliferating array of technologies that could be used to attack spacecraft.

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UK energy security strategy won’t achieve what it needs to

The UK government has released a plan to end the country’s reliance on gas, but the decisions to ignore quick wins like insulation and favour expensive nuclear power over renewables have been widely questioned Environment | Analysis 7 April 2022 By Michael Le Page Construction at the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station, near Bridgwater, […]

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Chernobyl Was a Wildlife Haven. Then Russian Troops Arrived

Germán Orizaola was standing in the shadow of Chernobyl Power Plant’s reactor Number Four—the epicenter of the worst nuclear accident ever. It was the spring of 2016 and the giant dome of steel and plastic that now covers the destroyed reactor was not yet in place. From 400 meters away, he could see the decaying […]

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