Tag Archives: Physical universe

09Oct/17

How coffee could power your car

A new one-step process that turns spent coffee grounds into biofuel could help in the fight to reduce our reliance on diesel made from fossil fuels, say researchers at Lancaster University. Jim Drury reports. Continue reading

10Jul/17

France may close up to 17 nuclear reactors by 2025

France may close as many as 17 reactors by 2025 as it seeks to reduce the share of nuclear power in its electricity mix. Julian Satterthwaite reports Continue reading

02May/17

Vulture vision study reveals raptor-like hunting ability

Researchers find that white-headed vultures have a surprisingly predatory foraging technique, and could explain why they’re less prone to flying into man-made objects like wind turbines. Matthew Stock reports. Continue reading

18Apr/17

Nigerian women crochet bags from plastic waste

Women in the north-eastern Nigerian city of Yola are making a living from recycling plastic bags and using them to make accessories and usable household products like baskets for sale. The project aims at empowering members while at the same time reducing the number of plastic bags dumped indiscriminately.
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