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18th October 2019

Autonomous ship to cross the Atlantic next year

Marine researchers are building an unmanned, fully-autonomous ship that will cross the Atlantic in 2020, on the 400th anniversary of the original Mayflower voyage.

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17th October 2019

India-Pakistan nuclear war could kill millions and threaten global starvation

A nuclear war between India and Pakistan could, over the span of less than a week, kill 50-125 million people – more than the death toll during all six years of World War II, according to new research.

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27th September 2019

Future sea level predictions revised upwards

The latest IPCC report includes a revised projection for sea level rise, upwards by 10 cm to 1.1 metres by 2100.

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25th September 2019

New climate-monitoring satellite planned for 2026

A new European mission – the Far-infrared Outgoing Radiation Understanding and Monitoring mission ("FORUM") – will add a crucial measurement to help understand Earth's changing climate.

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21st September 2019

Bioreactor stores carbon 400 times more effectively than trees

A new algae-based device – condensed into a block of just 3'x3'x7' volume – can sequester as much carbon as an entire acre of trees. Could this be the solution to climate change?

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18th September 2019

Robotic farming company raises $14.5m in funding

FarmWise, a robotic farming company, is developing AI software and high-precision automation to cleanly pick weeds from fields and eliminate the need for harmful chemical inputs.

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