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AUTOMATED RECHARGING SYSTEMS FOR EV’S MOVE FROM LABORATORY TO PUBLIC ROADS

The technology is known as ‘dynamic inductive charging’ and has been trialled in a range of scenarios across different continents. And one system, in South Korea, is now in operation on a live transport route, on roads in the towns of Gumi, in the country’s southeast, and Sejong, in central South Korea.…

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RESEARCHERS PUSH AHEAD WITH INNOVATIONS TO INTEGRATE GRAPHENE IN TEXTILES

Researchers believe designers will expand the use of graphene in textiles for bio-medical, sportswear, fashion, furnishings, military and security equipment.

Isolated by scientists from graphite in 2004, a layer of pure carbon, graphene is the thinnest known compound. It is just one atom thick (a million times thinner than a human hair), the strongest compound ever discovered (between 100-300 times stronger than steel), the lightest material (with one square metre weighing only 0.77…

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ICAO CLIMATE DEAL FOR AVIATION EMISSIONS FACING MAJOR CHALLENGES IN BRUSSELS AND WASHINGTON

Under the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), which is voluntary from 2024 to 2026, then mandatory for all ICAO member states 2027 to 2035, apart from certain exemptions, airlines will buy emissions units representing 1 tonne of carbon dioxide (CO2) from green projects to offset excess CO2 above 2020 levels.…

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EXPERTS URGE MORE GULF STATE ACTION TO CURB TERRORIST FINANCING

Terrorist financing is continuing in the Middle East, highlighted by the devastating attack in Istanbul over the new year. Radical Islamic groups still operate in Iraq and Syria, notably the Islamic State and the Levant, or ISIL (also known as ISIS), and the source of funding for these terrorist groups is a contentious issue.…

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SOUTH AFRICA AWARDS CONTRACTS AS IT LAUNCHES PROGRAMME TO DEVELOP GREEN ENERGY

BY BILL CORCORAN, IN CAPE TOWN

WHEN the South African government signed contracts in early November with 28 independent renewable energy providers, the moment marked a significant milestone in the country’s efforts to reduce its reliance on coal-fired plants for power.…

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AIRLESS PACKAGING BECOMES MORE ACCESSIBLE FOR COSMETICS BRANDS

BY MJ DESCHAMPS

WHILE oxygen is essential to human life, it can of course also be a cosmetic product’s worst enemy.

For most cosmetics manufacturers, prolonging the life of their products means creating packaging with as tight a seal as possible – hence, the industry’s growing demand for airless packaging, helping assure both a brand and its consumer that a cosmetics product will be good to the last drop.…

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SMALL UNRECOGNISED STATES CREATES HEADACHES FOR AIRPORT ADMINISTRATION

BY MARK ROWE, MICHAEL KOSMIDES, IN ATHENS, AND MOHAMMED YUSUF, IN NAIROBI

INTERNATIONAL civil aviation procedures are designed to create predictability. But they are not usually applicable for airports in territories that have declared independence, but have not achieved full international recognition, or a seat at the United Nations.…

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Climate change spreads infectious diseases worldwide

 

The UK is by no means an exception to this trend. A recent study from the University of Plymouth concluded that the most dangerous climate-change linked threat to Britain’s environmental health could be vector borne diseases (such as Leishmaniasis – carried by the sand fly) which could spread to new areas because of warming temperatures.…

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