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The Ocean CleanUp project is about to start

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by Marina Morg

Posted on September 3, 2018

The Ocean CleanUp project is about to start

An audacious young Dutch inventor named Boyan Slat and his 70-member team have entered the final preparations for a mission to deploy an experimental device they say can capture much of the plastic that fouls the world’s oceans. His Ocean Cleanup Project aims to use the oceans’ natural gyres (five circular currents in the oceans around the world – two in the Atlantic, two in the Pacific, and one in the Indian) to collect plastic waste. The stations would have large booms, rat…

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Indian man cooks for a village

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by Marina Morg

Posted on August 30, 2018

Indian man cooks for a village

In India, a wiry, weathered man wearing a white lungi (a type of sarong) and no shoes, holds up an enormous steel tray of a hundred raw chicken legs for the camera filming him. He douses them with turmeric, red chili powder, garlic, and yogurt, and then sets a rusted wok over a fire built from hunks of bark. He fills the wok with a puddle of oil and sets the meat bubbling with spices over the roaring fire. Farm animals whistle and bark in the distance, and people mutter in Tamil offscreen…

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A new educational platform to learn better

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by Marina Morg

Posted on August 19, 2018

A new educational platform to learn better

Researchers from the School of Engineering and Digital Arts (EDA) worked in primary schools in Thailand to test how a specially designed Internet of Educational Things (IoET) device could improve both active learning engagement and outcomes. To do this, the researchers developed a platform called OBSY (Observation Learning System) that featured several components, such as a light reader and temperate monitor, which could then send data wirelessly to computers the children had already been provi…

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A board game with 20 million units sold that encourages collaboration

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by Marina Morg

Posted on August 15, 2018

A board game with 20 million units sold that encourages collaboration

At the end of the 80s, Klaus Teuber was on the verge of ruin. The bank was going to seize his house because the family business - a modest dentist's office in Darmstadt, a few kilometres from Frankfurt - entered a phase of difficult difficulties to overcome. To escape from the problems, Teuber locked himself in a small clinic room and designed board games. A friend suggested that he should show it to a company, and they published it…

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NASA tries to reach the Sun

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by Marina Morg

Posted on August 14, 2018

NASA tries to reach the Sun

NASA's Parker solar probe Explores the Sun's atmosphere on a mission that began early Sunday. This is the agency's first mission to the Sun and its outermost atmosphere, the corona. After being delayed on Saturday, the probe was successfully launched at 3:31 a.m…

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Sweden opens the first electric road that charges your vehicle while driving

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by Marina Morg

Posted on August 7, 2018

Sweden opens the first electric road that charges your vehicle while driving

Sweden has inaugurated the first section of an electric road designed to recharge the battery of zero-emission cars. The project, called eRoadArlanda, consists of a two-kilometer stretch of a road near Stockholm that connects the Arlanda airport and a logistics center outside the capital and where rails have been installed on the asphalt. Also, battery vehicles that have been tested have a mobile arm to connect to the track…

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First 3D color radiograph

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by Marina Morg

Posted on July 16, 2018

First 3D color radiograph

Scientist of New Zeland carried out the entire first 3D color radiograph on a human, using a technique that promises to improve the field.Colored X-rays work like cameras because they have shutters that, when open, detect different particles that hit their pixels…

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Versius: the robot that performs better surgeons in less time

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by Marina Morg

Posted on July 13, 2018

Versius: the robot that performs better surgeons in less time

Trainee surgeons usually require more than 60 hours of practice. But this is going to be over in the future, thanks to robots and CMR (Cambridge Medical Robotics). Versius is the world’s smallest surgical robot, which could be used in NHS operating theatres for the first time later this year if approved for clinical use…

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