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How Cheap, Dockless Hire Bikes are Increasing Around the UK

Hire Bikes are a wonderful option for city dwellers in the UK whose commutes are fairly short. As technology has developed, hiring a bike from a bike shop has diminished in favour of the remote “docks” where many bicycles will be locked and then hired. However, thanks to moving locking and unlocking technology onto the…

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What could the jobs of the future look like?

When you look at the horizon, you can see the outlines of the future. When you see the outlines of technology breakthroughs, you can guess the kinds of career niches that are forming. As the great scientist and science fiction writer, Arthur C. Clarke once said, “When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something…

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Using light-coloured asphalt to reduce road illumination costs

Tunnels are very dark and you need a lot of lighting to keep drivers safe. Despite this, most of the roads in the UK use a black asphalt road surface that absorbs so much of the light, especially in the tunnels. Bright-coloured asphalt has been found to reflect more light and make the tunnels brighter…

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Why you should be amped for Google AMP

How many times have you been browsing the internet on your phone when a particularly intriguing article presents itself? You click the link, and ten seconds later the first paragraph finally loads. You go to scroll, and just as your finger touches the screen an ad pops up, which you inadvertently click. In disgust and…

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Blockchain and the Energy Industry

The blockchain is a concept which is revolutionising many businesses. If you’ve heard of it, it’s most likely in connection with digital currencies like Bitcoin. That was the first application of the technology, but it’s proven valuable for many kinds of interactions. What is a blockchain? A blockchain is also known as a distributed ledger.…

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The problem with plastic and the solutions in progress

Many plastics are now made in such an indestructible way, like PET plastic, that they exist in giant piles and patches around the globe and in the oceans. Even though plastics provide inexpensive, durable alternatives to other materials, they last for so long that they are harming and killing animals because they are in so…

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The journey to renewable energy

It is amazing how the world is changing from fossil fuel dependency to more sustainable sources of energy. Around the world, companies, individuals, and nations are finding creative ways to make sustainable energy affordable through creating incentives, noticing the natural assets of their landscapes, and investing in the infrastructure that can create profitable sustainable energy…

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What will green cargo ships look like?

When we think of air pollution, chances are we picture the exhausts on our cars, the smokestacks of a coal-burning power plant, or the smoke released by manufacturing facilities. However, as the Guardian points out, it’s shipping that’s responsible for between 18 and 30 percent of all the world’s nitrogen pollution. It’s also responsible for…

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Meet “Flippy” the burger flipping robot

Automation is a topic that gets a lot of attention, but often the ideas people get from it are a bit extreme. Sometimes when automation is brought up, it’s all doom and gloom since it signals a major reduction of the workforce. Other times, automation is thought of as a great thing which solves most…

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The nuptials of Harry and Meghan: Royal Wedding effect on Windsor

The highly anticipated Royal Wedding is upon us! The world cannot wait to see Prince Harry of Wales marry Meghan Markle in what is sure to be an amazing event! Taking place on Saturday 19th May 2018, at St. George’s Castle in Windsor, the world is waiting to get a glimpse of not only the…

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