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Eliminating fossil fuels to combat climate change is one of the great challenges of the 21st century. What if the solution were to recreate the Sun on Earth? The ITER project seeks to construct the world's largest nuclear fusion reactor to achieve a clean, inexpensive and inexhaustible source of energy.
The manufacturing of cement emits 8% of the world's CO2 emissions. As achieving carbon neutrality is becoming increasingly urgent, what technologies can reduce the ecological footprint of this material and, therefore, of concrete?
Going on holiday to space sounds like a dream more typical of science fiction than real life. Now that private space flights are taking off, thanks to tycoons like Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson, will tourist accommodation in orbit be the next step?
Tech giants have located their data centres in chilly and sometimes unexpected locations—from an old mine in Norway to a Cold War nuclear bunker. Microsoft's strategy is to store its data on the seafloor. But are underwater data centres more efficient than those on the surface?
98% of all international Internet traffic flows through an immense network of undersea cables. This infrastructure crosses seas and oceans all over the globe to connect countries such as China and the United States, Portugal and India or South Africa and Malaysia.