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Sustainable pesticides installed in homes close to crops

The association Generations futures, which campaigns against the excessive use of pesticides, announced to have found them inside houses located very close to agricultural activities, in particular near vineyards. In itself, there is nothing surprising but some are notorious endocrine disruptors, three of which are prohibited. The method is not scientific and does not quantify…
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Chernobyl, 30 years later: a still provisional assessment

Thirty years ago, reactor no. 4 at the Chernobyl power plant in Ukraine exploded following a poorly conducted test. The greatest nuclear disaster, with Fukushima, still leaves its mark in the region, in the bodies and in the hearts. Back on these traumatic days and months. In 1986, the Chernobyl reactor in Ukraine, then in…
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Is CO2 sequestration possible thanks to basalt?

Man may not be able to limit the use of fossil fuels for the next decades. It must then be able to capture the carbon dioxide (CO2) produced by the industry and then store it durably in the ground. This is not to be won… However, promising results have been obtained with basalt, to the…
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Deep geothermal energy: a unique power plant in the world opened in Alsace

In Rittershoffen, in the north of Alsace, a deep geothermal power plant has started operating after several years of study. It will produce 24 MW of thermal energy, therefore in the form of heat, directly used by a neighboring biorefinery. A world first. In the north of Alsace, the idea, for the past twenty years,…
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COP 21: Bill Gates brings together billionaires for clean energy (MAJ)

In a video, Bill Gates announces that the creation of the Breakthrough Energy Venture fund, promised at COP 21, is effective. This group of billionaires will help the development of green energies by funding companies or researchers. He promised it at COP 21 in December 2015. He did it. Bill Gates, or rather the Bill…
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Samsung unveils electric car battery that charges in 20 minutes

Samsung SDI has just unveiled a prototype battery for an electric car compatible with the fast charging system similar to that of smartphones. Result, in 20 minutes of charge, the battery has 500 kilometers of autonomy. There are mainly two solutions to deal with the problem of the autonomy of  electric cars: increase the number of…
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In search of the green tire, made by microbes with biomass

Today, most of the rubbers used in the tire industry are made from petroleum hydrocarbons. But the situation could soon change thanks to a process developed by American researchers. It would allow economically viable production of green rubbers. In the hope of reducing the ecological impact of tire production, manufacturers have been working for several…
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Renewable energy: overview

If we are interested in our unrestrained consumption of energies from all sources and we ask the question of the survival of humanity in the medium term, the only alternative is a massive recourse to renewable energies and a hoarding of leftovers of fossil fuels. All the looting and exploitation of the fuels buried in the earth’s crust are short-sighted and induce so much…
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La Coche: the most powerful Pelton hydroelectric power station in France

The largest “Pelton” turbine in France is being installed in Savoie, at La Coche, to increase the electric power of an original power station, where, sometimes, the water rises to the top of the mountain. Visit this video site like no other. In Savoy, at the entrance to the Tarentaise, an important site is integrated…
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Nuclear safety aided by digital

From now on, a nuclear reactor can be completed by a model and a “twin”, both digital. Virtual and augmented reality, as well as artificial intelligence and big data, have entered the nuclear industry. Explanations. Since last year, EDF has started designing twins. As part of the “Great fairing” (vast project spread from 2014 to…
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