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Jet fuel and diesel can now be made from plastic bags, water bottles & daily waste
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Jet fuel and diesel can now be made from plastic bags, water bottles & daily waste

Scientists believe that farmers can use this technique to make diesel, to fuel their tractors, on their farms.

IITM scientists on the hunt for efficient way of recovering oil from offshore wells
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IITM scientists on the hunt for efficient way of recovering oil from offshore wells

IITM scientists used a technique that depends on the salinity of water, and have gained interest in recent years.

The poor are still waiting for access to clean energy as promised by UN member nations
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The poor are still waiting for access to clean energy as promised by UN member nations

Clean energy was one of the 17 sustainable development goals adopted by UN members to be completed by 2030.

Jeff Bezos's vision for humanity involves hydrogen-powered rockets and rotating habitats
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Jeff Bezos's vision for humanity involves hydrogen-powered rockets and rotating habitats

The first of Blue Origin's tech in Bezos's multi-generational plan to ease humanity into space could be tested this year.

Antimatter particles make waves in the physics community after double-slit study
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Antimatter particles make waves in the physics community after double-slit study

Antimatter particles showed patterns only waves do when subjected to the double-slit experiment.

Will zero-emission fuel cells replace gas engines in vehicles of the future?
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Will zero-emission fuel cells replace gas engines in vehicles of the future?

This promising clean energy technology can be mass produced at lower costs to replace batteries & gas engines.

Wonder material created by accident could wean the world off fossil fuels
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Wonder material created by accident could wean the world off fossil fuels

Phosphorene nanoribbons are multifaceted & can be used in t-shirts, batteries & a lot more.

Kutch's coastal ecology steadily trampled, locals' livelihoods threatened by industrial growth
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Kutch's coastal ecology steadily trampled, locals' livelihoods threatened by industrial growth

Power plants along coastal Kutch are destroying age-old fishing traditions, endangering mangroves, threatening lives and livelihoods, with people who have no hope in political leadership.

Fast-charging lithium-ion batteries developed that can charge in mere minutes
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Fast-charging lithium-ion batteries developed that can charge in mere minutes

The technology is a promising one to boost the performance of smartphones & electric vehicles.

Nine science & technology missions across India set by a new PM advisory panel
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Nine science & technology missions across India set by a new PM advisory panel

The missions are aimed at nurturing SciTech frontiers to meet challenges, developmental needs.

Lithium-air batteries, that run on ambient oxygen, may power cars, houses in future
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Lithium-air batteries, that run on ambient oxygen, may power cars, houses in future

It is estimated that by 2050, electricity will make up 50 percent of the world's energy mix.

India to surpass China as world's largest energy growth market by mid-2020: BP
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India to surpass China as world's largest energy growth market by mid-2020: BP

India will by mid-2020s surpass China as the world's largest energy growth market, accounting for over a quarter of incremental global demand, UK supermajor BP said in its annual energy outlook

Tamil Nadu govt presents 2019-20 budget with no new taxes; revenue deficit expected to reduce in next few years
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Tamil Nadu govt presents 2019-20 budget with no new taxes; revenue deficit expected to reduce in next few years

The Tamil Nadu government also announced a number of initiatives in various sectors, including implementing a Rs 2,000 crore comprehensive parking management project in state capital Chennai

12,000 year old town in Turkey soon to be submerged underwater by dam project
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12,000 year old town in Turkey soon to be submerged underwater by dam project

Turkey's government is fighting criticism, arguing that a lot has been done to save the monuments.

India to see $300-bn investment in energy in coming decade, says oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan
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India to see $300-bn investment in energy in coming decade, says oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan

India will see an investment of about $300 billion over the next decade in setting up of refineries, oil and gas pipelines and expansion of city gas distribution network as it builds infrastructure to cope with the massive demand surge, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said

Sensex rises over 100 points on fresh fund inflows, strong rupee; Nifty regains 10,600-mark
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Sensex rises over 100 points on fresh fund inflows, strong rupee; Nifty regains 10,600-mark

Sensex rose 115.89 points, or 0.33 percent, to 35,257.88. It had shed 2.50 points on Wednesday in choppy trade.

Breakthrough in making hydrogen fuel from water offers hope of mass production
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Breakthrough in making hydrogen fuel from water offers hope of mass production

The study explores hydrogen peroxide, an oxidised form of water, as raw material for hydrogen fuel.

Saudi Arabia commits to meeting India's rising oil demand, says keen to invest in fuel retailing and petrochemical business
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Saudi Arabia commits to meeting India's rising oil demand, says keen to invest in fuel retailing and petrochemical business

Saudi Arabia committed to meeting India's rising oil demand and said it is keen to invest in fuel retailing and petrochemical business in the world's fastest-growing energy consumer.

India targets 40 GW from rooftop, 100 GW in total capacity of solar energy by 2022
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India targets 40 GW from rooftop, 100 GW in total capacity of solar energy by 2022

The national capital aims to generate 2 GW of rooftop solar power by 2025, the report claims.

Largest nuclear fusion facility in the world may see 'first plasma' as soon as 2025
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Largest nuclear fusion facility in the world may see 'first plasma' as soon as 2025

The physics & design of ITER's core prevents the possibility of a meltdown-type accident: Official.