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Blockchain’s coal addiction

Khai Trung Le looks at the meteoric rise of bitcoin and blockchain processes, and the coal sources that fuel that success.

Patent of the month: sun-soaked

With homeowners looking to microgeneration and renewable energy as means of reducing their energy bills, nanomaterial could help to make this more viable. Dr Jennifer Unsworth, Patent Attorney at law firm Withers & Rogers, reports

The travelling potters

Mankind has known travel and relocating for work for thousands of years, as the tales of women from the Baltic selling clay pottery in the Nordic countries tell. Ines Nastali reports

Underwater treasure

A potentially game changing deposit of rare earth elements has been discovered in Japanese waters, but an efficient means of extraction is yet to be developed, as Ellis Davies reports.

Nanocage for efficient hydrogen storage

A project aiming to improve the safety and efficiency of hydrogen storage is developing composite materials to allow controllable release of the gas. Kathryn Allen reports.

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