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    The bad science in city's incineration plan for househould waste

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:54am by Martin Williams

    ... and the filters, and can be highly toxic. According to the British Society of Ecological Medicine, "fly ash contains very high concentrations of dioxins … and heavy metals, making it some of the most ...

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    Scientists including in China study thorium-fuelled nuclear power

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:10am by Martin Williams

    ... There's as yet no agreement regarding the best technology for managing the process, without radioactive and chemically reactive substances plus heat causing damaging to containment vessels. Costs ...

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    Forget Mars, and focus on the wonder of life on our planet

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 03:50am by GUARDIAN

    ... things and even within ourselves. A single tablespoon of soil contains more micro-organisms than there are people on the planet. Right now, the greatest challenge is to offer an irresistible ...

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    Why Hong Kong should be China's green-energy leader, and what we can do

    Posted May 11th 2014, 03:19am by STEPHEN THOMPSON

    ... of time. Spreading awareness of energy consumption is the first step. You can get a solar-powered backpack that contains PV cells to trickle-charge your phone battery. It will work pretty well when ...

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    Prevention key to containing new avian flu outbreak

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by ERNIE YAP

    ... Ernie Yap Hong Kong's proximity to the mainland and its role as a travel hub mean it should get ready to fight the virus through screening, testing and drugs Prevention the key to controlling new avian flu The unexpected outbreak of influenza A(H7N9) ...

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    Plagiarists face many pitfalls in the electronic age

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 04:56am by GUARDIAN

    ... was just trying to describe someone driving a scooter. But Google Books, that vast indexing project, informs us that Gardner's was the only book to contain this phrase until another, Vestige ...

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    In praise of the low-tech

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 04:53am by Tom Yam

    ... The kilns' chimneys emit plumes of dark smoke containing climate-changing pollutants such as black carbon. Vietnam's government is trying to phase out these small brick-making businesses-about ...

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    Milestone in nuclear fusion puts power of stars within our reach

    Posted Oct 27th 2013, 05:00am by Martin Williams

    ... there focuses on initiating fusion within plasmas- extremely hot mixes of atomic nuclei stripped of their electrons- contained within magnetic fields. The devices used are tokamaks, devices shaped like ... after Latin for "the way"- this is the largest scientific collaboration in the world. The reactor is 30 metres tall and, according to The Independent, the plasma will be contained ...

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    Scientists increasingly think life on earth originated from another planet

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 12:00am by Martin Williams

    ... could support a progression from amino acids to proteins, and eventually to replicating cells containing DNA, there soon came a realisation that a huge gulf separated the Miller-Urey experiment ... In some cases, the fatty acids formed tiny soapy bags containing the building blocks. But scientists have calculated that random evolution of RNA molecules could take an extremely long time ...

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    Resistance to antibiotics prompts new health threats

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 12:00am by Martin Williams

    ... hygiene and infrastructure for controlling drug-resistant bacteria. It is pertinent to reduce and contain these resistant bacteria, so as to preserve the choices of antibiotics that are available ...




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