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My 2050

Can you reduce the UK's carbon emissions to 20% of their 1990 levels by 2050? This simulator puts you behind the steering wheel, deciding where we get our energy from and how we can reduce demand for ...

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Cold War Nuclear Tests Could Help Us to Foil Poachers

Left over radioactive C14 from nuclear weapon testing in the cold ward is helping carbon dating of elephant tusks and hippo teeth.

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Carbon Nanotubes & Cancer

A short article describing how nanotubes could be used to combat cancer.

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How does radiocarbon dating work?

You've probably heard of carbon 14 dating, but how does it work? It's all about radioactive decay.

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The Great Energy Challenge

A collection of articles about the challenge of reducing our energy and carbon footprint. Two interactive let you explore where over the world uses the most electricity and what your energy ...

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Gecko-inspired suit could have you climbing the wall

Nicola Pugno at the Polytechnic University of Turin in Italy has come up with a scheme for an adhesive material and "spider silk" based on carbon nanotubes that could have you sticking to walls like ...

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Compton Scattering

Arthur H. Compton observed the scattering of x-rays from electrons in a carbon target and found scattered x-rays with a longer wavelength than those incident upon the target.

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