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24th November 2020

2027 – Completion of the Australia–ASEAN Power Link

In 2027, a clean energy megaproject is completed that includes the world's largest solar plant, the world's largest battery, and the world's longest submarine power cable.

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23rd November 2020

CRISPR-based treatment destroys two cancer types

Researchers at Tel Aviv University have demonstrated that the CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing system is very effective in treating brain and ovarian cancers, without side effects.

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22nd November 2020

Alien Worlds

Applying the laws of life on Earth to the rest of the galaxy, a new series blends science fact and fiction to imagine alien life on other planets.

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21st November 2020

Largest 3D-printed apartment building in Europe

This week, a German company deployed 3D printing technology to begin construction of a new residential block, which is set to become the largest printed apartment building in Europe.

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19th November 2020

Wind-powered, transatlantic car carrier planned for 2024

In the near future, large vessels carrying vehicles or other cargo across the ocean could be powered by wind, thanks to innovative sail technology.

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17th November 2020

World's first cultured chicken restaurant is launched

The world's first restaurant that provides clientele the opportunity to eat meat grown directly from chicken cells has been opened in the Israeli town of Ness Ziona.

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16th November 2020

UK government to research space-based solar power

The UK government has commissioned new research into space-based solar power systems. These would use very large orbiting satellites to beam the Sun's energy to ground-based receivers.

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15th November 2020

2046 – Angola is declared free of landmines

In 2046, more than 40 years after the Angolan Civil War, the last remaining landmine in the country is finally removed.

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14th November 2020

New technology could turn Moon dust into oxygen and useful metals

British firm Metalysis has won a European Space Agency contract to develop technology to turn Moon dust and rocks into oxygen, leaving behind metal powders for use in construction.

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13th November 2020

2029 – Launch of the ARIEL spacecraft

Updated with some additional info, and moved from 2028 to 2029.

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12th November 2020

New algorithm provides 50 times faster deep learning

Using algorithms derived from neuroscience, AI research company Numenta has achieved a dramatic performance improvement in deep learning networks, without any loss in accuracy.

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10th November 2020

First successful phase III trial of a COVID-19 vaccine

The first successful phase III trial of a possible COVID-19 vaccine – BNT162b2 – has been announced by drug companies Pfizer and BioNTech, which is able to prevent 90% of infections.

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9th November 2020

First passengers travel safely on a Hyperloop

In the Nevada desert yesterday, Virgin Hyperloop tested human travel in a Hyperloop pod for the first time.

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8th November 2020

China – carbon emissions, 1950-2060

China has pledged to go carbon neutral by 2060. This graph shows how it might achieve that long-term goal.

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