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How the legacy of dirty coal could create a clean energy future
Energy from coal is now being linked to global warming and pollution on a global level. In fact, it has been estimated that coal contributes to 25 percent of green house gases.
Zarif, Lavrov discuss meeting on Syria’s future
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in a telephone conversation discussed preparations for a meeting on the Syrian People’s Congress, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said on Friday.
New robots can see into their future
University of California, Berkeley, researchers have developed a robotic learning technology that enables robots to imagine the future of their actions so they can figure out how to manipulate objects they have never encountered before.
The future of cell culture: A new continuous bioprocess developed
A technique which revolutionizes cell culture by allowing the continuous production and collection of cells, has been developed by scientists at Newcastle University.
The future for financing Africa’s renewable energy
Lack of energy access presents a formidable challenge to Africa and lack of access to financing has been singled out as the biggest reason why over 620 million people living on the continent are stuck in energy poverty. The issue of inadequate financing, especially for renewable energy sources, was among the pressing concerns as leaders, scientists and policy leader met at the Global Green Growth Week conference in Ethiopia. Governments and their private sector and international development partners say Africa needs to attract financing for renewable energy for it to achieve most of the social development goals — SDGS. But the question is where the financing will come from and when? Henning Wuester oversees IRENA’s work on knowledge, policy and finance, including the production of up-to-date renewable energy data and information and analysis to identify best practice in renewable energy policy and finance. He spoke with IPS about the potential of renewable energy in unlocking Africa’s green growth potential and why financing is crucial. Excerpts follow:
NASA future ‘in doubt’ (+video)
The future of NASA may be in doubt after a shortage of plutonium, which is needed for deep space missions, was uncovered by US officials.
Renewable India can take a shortcut to emission-free future
India can function on a fully renewable electricity system in 2050. This is the result of a new research by Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT).
Brain tumor battle steps up:  New hope for future treatment revealed (video)
Brain tumor survival rates are difficult to predict — but around 15 out of every 100 people diagnosed with a brain tumor will survive for five or more years after diagnosis.
How future volcanic eruptions will impact Earth's ozone layer
The next major volcanic eruption could kick-start chemical reactions that would seriously damage the planet's already besieged ozone layer.
Future will be rainier than expected
In a new study, NASA scientists argue the latest predictive climate models underestimate future levels of precipitation in the tropics.
Empowering adolescent girls is investing in a brighter future
There are 600 million adolescent girls in the world, most of them living in the developing world. 600 million adolescent girls who each overflow with the potential to become an entrepreneur, a scientist, a visionary change-maker, or the leader of her country. But so many of these girls face daily, arduous barriers that prevent them from reaching their potential.
Silk Road: Brilliant past, brighter future
By Pang Sen China’s Ambassador to Tehran
It's time we educated children for the future
In March, the UK House of Lords told us what has long been obvious: That we need to pay far more attention to the Internet by coordinating our efforts towards improving children’s 'digital literacy'.
South Korea’s likely future president concerned about US missile system
South Korea’s leading presidential candidate has criticized the United States for hastily installing a controversial missile system in his country and circumventing the nation’s democratic process.

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