Science and Technology

Week 23 2021

Next Gen Nuclear Reactor in Wyoming

Power companies TerraPower and PacifiCorp, run by billionaires Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, have chosen Wyoming to launch the first Natrium nuclear reactor project on the site of a retiring coal plant. TerraPower, founded by Gates about 15 years ago, and power company PacifiCorp, owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, said to Reuters that the exact site of the Natrium reactor demonstration plant was expected to be announced by the end of the year.

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Skin Protection: How To Avoid Premature Aging

As summer approaches you might want to get your sunscreen out and cut back on those brunch cocktails, or at least try to stay hydrated during those late nights out. For what may now feel inherent to the taste of summer, might give you long lasting issues for your skin.

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Week 22 2021

A Look at China's Space Ambitions

Last month, the Chinese space agency successfully launched its first and largest module of its upcoming Tiangong-3 space station into orbit. The module, called Tianhe, is now floating in orbit, where it awaits the next ten rocket launches that will ferry the space station’s remaining pieces for eventual construction. Chinese state media has since released video footage of the module reaching into orbit, which is available on its CGTN YouTube channel.

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Week 21 2021

Seeing the World With New Eyes

In Paris a 58-year-old man who had been blind for almost forty years, has been able to benefit from this treatment. He suffered from a degenerative illness to his retina: retinis pigmentosa. This is a hereditary disease which here explains why he had deficient photoreceptors. Indeed, the retina in the back of his eye would deteriorate as the light detecting cells would die. 

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Week 20 2021
Week 19 2021

The HSE Ransomware Attack

Last Friday the Health Service Executive (HSE) shut down all of its' IT services after a ransomware attack disrupted COVID-19 testing and other patient services.

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