Wednesday, 11 December 2019.
Scientists have pinpointed the homeland of all humans alive today to a region south of the Zambesi River. The area is now dominated by salt pans, but was once home to an enormous lake, which may have been our ancestral...
In 1857, guided by the flickering light of a candle deep in a cave at Naracoorte in South Australia, the Reverend Julian Tenison-Woods stumbled across thousands of tiny bones of rodents and small marsupials buried at the base of crystal columns. Without...
On 18 March, TEPCO inserted the PMORPH robot into unit 1 in the first of a series of four planned robot explorations of the basement area of its primary containment vessel (PCV) around the pedestal, on which the reactor pressure...
Extremely high radiation levels have been recorded inside a damaged reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station, almost six years after the plant suffered a triple explosion. The facility’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco), said atmospheric readings as high as 530...
During the 2nd week in January 2017, slightly elevated levels of iodine-131 were observed over northern and western Europe. The levels were measured during a temperature inversion, along with elevated levels of naturally occurring radioisotopes. The deployment of an WC-135 (Constant-Phoenix) air monitoring...
Environmental degradation is the disintegration of the earth or deterioration of the environment through consumption of assets, for example, air, water and soil; the destruction of environments and the eradication of wildlife. It is characterized as any change or aggravation to...
Recycling isn’t working anymore. And that’s a good thing. Most of us have long held recycling as the foremost proof that we are doing our bit for the planet. But recent global events threatening the viability of recycling schemes...
‘All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.’ Galileo Galilei. Science is a wonderful subject, it’s fascinating, captivating and intriguing, it expands one’s mind, and makes us think of our world in...
Positioning of solar panels in relation to solar isolation determines the power output, and determines the maximum power density. The tilt angle has the biggest effect on the efficiency of the solar panel. When the angle of the sun...

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