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- London’s Science Museum’s newest exhibition shows examples of new technologies that can help to detect cancer and remove tumours in the body. Technologies include a cytosponge – a pill that expands in the oesophagus and grabs cells to test for cancer.
- A section of road in Wellington, New Zealand, will be made with Strength-Tex, a product made of used textiles. The product will save approximately 11,725kg of CO2e and 568,500 litres of water compared to traditional surfaces.
- The Telegraph reports that the UK’s first fully solar-powered plane has made its first flight. The plane is powered by off-the-grid solar panels and can currently fly for one hour.
- Fabrix, a property developer in London, is re-using pieces from old buildings in new designs in a new process named ‘urban mining.’ The pieces used would originally be melted down, becoming unusable.
- The Guardian reports that up to 99,000 hectares of land in England will be part of a nature recovery programme to tackle wildlife loss, the climate crisis, and improve public access to nature.
- Microchips meant to mimic the human brain could make AI more energy efficient. The new chips run AI algorithms by using a fraction of the energy used by ordinary chips.
- Scientists have developed a new method of predicting seasonal wildfires in the US. The new method analyses precipitation, temperatures, and drought in the winter and spring of that year.
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