Remember Batman and Robin? Specifically how Mr. Freeze's subplot involved him having to steal diamonds to make his suit work? Well that plot point may actually work better now. Scientists at the University of Bristol are looking into a way to turn old ...
 
 

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Diamond Batteries Are Forever – scientists experiment with turning radioactive waste into power source

Remember Batman and Robin? Specifically how Mr. Freeze's subplot involved him having to steal diamonds to make his suit work? Well that plot point may actually work better now. Scientists at the University of Bristol are looking into a way to turn old radioactive carbon into diamond batteries.


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Doomsday Clock Moves Closer To Midnight – thanks to the climate crisis

The Doomsday Clock has moved to the closest it's been to the midnight of civilization in a long time. We are now 100 seconds from midnight and a lot of that danger isn't due to the strife between world leaders, but due to man made climate change.


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Geoengineering To Save The Planet – radical ideas to buy time in the climate crisis

The icecaps are melting and that's a major problem for a variety of reasons. One being the rising sea levels but another being that losing the reflective poles will make our planet warmer. Some people want to save the ice by geoengineering. Most of their ideas aren't really feasible but man are they cool.


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Plastic Recycling Isn’t What You Think – most ends up in landfills

It's time to get a reality check about recycling. There's nothing wrong about it but it's not the cure all to the plastic problem and in fact, most plastic ends up in landfills or burnt, not made into new products. In 2020, people should strive to purchase less plastic rather than counting on recycling to fix everything.


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NASA Says 2019 Broke Records – it was a hot year and that’s not good

NASA has confirmed, the year is over and 2019 is one of the hottest on record. The trend of warmth that we've been seeing isn't a fluke or some sort of anomaly, it's a real problem that can only be pulled back by real change.


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