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27th February 2021

Michelin tyres will be 100% sustainable by 2050

By 2050, all Michelin tyres will be made entirely from renewable, recycled, biosourced or otherwise sustainable materials.

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22nd February 2021

First cloning of endangered American animal

Scientists in the U.S. have successfully cloned an endangered black-footed ferret, using DNA from an identical animal frozen since 1988.

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8th February 2021

$100m prize for carbon removal funded by Elon Musk

XPRIZE, a non-profit organisation that hosts competitions for technological development intended to benefit humanity, has today announced a $100m prize for carbon removal sponsored by Elon Musk and the Musk Foundation.

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6th February 2021

Australia plans world's biggest battery for 2023

A new $2.4bn battery will have a power capacity of 1,200 megawatts (MW), which is quadruple the current world's largest, and 24 times greater than the record holder in 2016.

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19th January 2021

Five-minute charge EV battery enters production

In a major milestone for electric vehicles, the factory production of extreme fast charging battery technology has begun, utilising nano-scale metalloids and proprietary compounds.

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16th January 2021

Upper ocean temperatures hit record high in 2020

New record high temperatures in the world's oceans have been reported, measured from the surface level down to a depth of 2,000 metres.

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4th January 2021

Scientists find way to boost desalination efficiency by up to 40%

Scientists at the University of Texas at Austin have determined that desalination membranes are inconsistent in density and mass distribution, and shown a way to increase their efficiency by up to 40 per cent.

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