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Carbon capture could be climate change solution, or a waste of time

Carbon capture could be climate change solution, or a waste of time

Science
Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy announced $ 110 million in federal funding for research and development of carbon capture and storage projects. According to DOE, carbon capture and storage technologies, or CCS, are "increasingly becoming widely accepted as a viable option" for coal- or gas-fired power plants to reduce their emissions. Carbon capture technologies promise to scrub CO2 from the flumes and exhaust pipes of coal and gas plants. The captured carbon can be permanently buried underground or sold for other uses like making fertilizers or boosting oil extraction. The technologies have been tested on small scales, but high costs have prevented wide-scale adoption. While subsidy-free wind and solar power now offer the cheape...
‘A curse will fall on all of them’: Hundreds rush to climb Uluru for final time

‘A curse will fall on all of them’: Hundreds rush to climb Uluru for final time

World
Hundreds of tourists have flocked to Australia's Uluru to take part in the final climb at the sacred site.The giant red monolith, formerly known as Ayers Rock, will be permanently off limits after Friday following a decades-long fight by indigenous people to close the trek. Long queues of tourists formed early on Friday ahead of the ban but strong winds meant visitors were initially stopped from making an early morning climb. Image: Uluru is a symbol of the Australian outback Image: Tourists line up to climb the giant red monolith early on Friday Authorities said they would reassess during the day whether or not to reopen.The UNESCO World Heritage-li...
Femtech: Right time, wrong term?

Femtech: Right time, wrong term?

Technology
The meteoric rise of the label "femtech" to describe technology products, apps and hardware addressing women's health and wellbeing issues divides opinion. While some say it helps the sector secure vital funding from male-dominated venture capitalists, others argue that it unnecessarily pigeonholes women's health.So, does it help or hinder?I'm sitting in a trendy meeting room in central London, holding in my palm a little device that looks like a pale green egg with a tail. It's a smart pelvic-floor trainer from Elvie - a vaginal device that syncs with an app via Bluetooth, so you can follow work-outs on your phone.The start-up's chief executive, Tania Boler, reels off a list - which will be familiar to many women - of all the th...
Black hole swallowing and ripping apart star captured for first time

Black hole swallowing and ripping apart star captured for first time

Technology
A gigantic black hole has been captured pulling in and ripping apart a star for the first time.The star, which was about the same size as our sun, was seen from 375 million light years away warping and spiralling into the gravitational pull of a supermassive black hole, researchers said in the Astrophysical Journal. It was then sucked into oblivion in a rare cosmic occurrence astronomers call a tidal disruption event.NASA's planet-searching telescope, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite - TESS - captured the detailed timeline from beginning to end for the first time. Image: The supermassive black hole swallowed up and destroyed a star the size of the Earth's sun Pic: Nasa graphic Astronomers used a worldwide network of telescop...
Mauricio Pochettino: Tottenham need time to rebuild squad harmony

Mauricio Pochettino: Tottenham need time to rebuild squad harmony

Sports
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said he needs time to overcome the "different agendas in the squad" after his side's difficult start to the season continued with a Carabao Cup exit at League Two Colchester United.Spurs lost 4-3 on penalties after a goalless draw in the third-round tie.Pochettino has spoken of his squad being "unsettled" this season. "We need time again to build that togetherness that you need when you are competing at this level," he said.Football Daily podcast: Spurs crash out Carabao Cup as Man City march onTottenham reached the Champions League final in June but the success of that run came amid a sequence of four wins in 17 games in all competitions.They are 10 poin...