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22nd July 2021

First clear detection of moon-forming disc around exoplanet

Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimetre/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have today reported the first clear detection of a moon-forming disc around an exoplanet.

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21st July 2021

2032 – Brisbane hosts the Summer Olympic Games

In July and August 2032, Australia hosts the summer Olympic Games for the third time in its history.

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19th July 2021

Japan sets new Internet speed record: 319 Tbit/s

Researchers in Tokyo, Japan, have achieved a data rate of 319 terabits per second (Tbit/s) over a distance of 3,001 km, smashing the previous record set in 2020.

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18th July 2021

$315m biotech company emerges from stealth

Prime Medicine, a U.S. company with a powerful new gene editing technique, has this week announced its official launch with $315 million in financing.

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16th July 2021

Fossil fuel electricity generation has peaked worldwide

Fossil fuel electricity generation has peaked worldwide as emerging markets seize the opportunities of low-cost renewables, according to a report published this week by India's Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) and the financial think tank Carbon Tracker.

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15th July 2021

Europe's largest battery comes online

Europe's largest battery storage project – and the first to reach 100 megawatts of capacity – has begun operations at Minety in Wiltshire, UK.

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13th July 2021

World's first 3D printed school opens in Malawi

UNICEF estimates a shortage of 36,000 classrooms in Malawi. It would take 70 years – until 2090 – to fund and construct all these buildings with conventional methods. However, 3D printing could reduce that timeframe to just a single decade.

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11th July 2021

First robotic pizza restaurant opens in Paris

A new pizzeria, called Pazzi, is being staffed entirely by robots, which can handle everything from order-taking to prepping the dough, to boxing the finished meal.

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9th July 2021

Study estimates longevity extremes by 2100

A new study has used Bayesian population projections to forecast the world's longest-lived person by 2100.

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8th July 2021

Sails boost cargo ship fuel efficiency by 20%

French tyre manufacturing giant Michelin, in collaboration with two Swiss inventors, has presented an innovative solution to help decarbonise maritime shipping.

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7th July 2021

2034 – EnVision makes orbital insertion at Venus

EnVision, a spacecraft developed by the European Space Agency, is the latest in a series of missions sent to study Venus during the 2030s.

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5th July 2021

New chip wiring method scales down to 3nm

U.S. company Applied Materials has revealed a new process to engineer the wiring of advanced logic chips that can scale down to 3 nanometres (nm).

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4th July 2021

Construction begins on the Square Kilometre Array

This week, construction officially began on the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) – set to become the largest and most sensitive radio telescope ever built – with first light scheduled for 2027.

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3rd July 2021

World's first scalable multi-chip quantum processor

Rigetti Computing, a California-based developer of quantum integrated circuits, has announced it is launching the world's first multi-chip quantum processor.

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1st July 2021

Volvo to use fossil-free steel in cars by 2026

Swedish companies Volvo and SSAB have announced a collaboration to explore the use of fossil-free, high quality steel in the automotive industry.

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