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International Day of Light

Today is International Day of Light, proclaimed in 2015 by UNESCO to be 16 May, the anniversary of the creation of the world's first laser by T.H. Maiman in 1960. Light plays a central role in our lives. Like water…

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Solar energy in Italy: where do we stand?

The Sun is the main source of energy on our planet, from which we derive almost all the forms of energy we use on a daily basis, such as winds, fossil fuels and tides. Life on Earth depends on solar…

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Advances in “anti-solar” cells, night-time photovoltaic power

It is well known that one of the major limitations of photovoltaic modules is that they do not work at night. Now, even this limit may be overcome, at least in part. In 2020, a group of Stanford scientists envisaged…

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Recycling figures

World Recycling Day is celebrated on 18 April. Where do we stand in Italy? According to the 2021 report of the Foundation for Sustainable Development, Italy is increasingly differentiating and recycling waste. Let's give some figures, starting with packaging recycling:…

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Global Recycling Day

18 March is Global Recycling Day, which celebrates the importance of proper waste separation for the development of a circular economy that fully exploits resources and safeguards the future of the planet. This day was established in 2018 by the…

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First Global Plastics Outlook published

A few days before the UN conference that may launch negotiations on an international treaty to reduce plastic waste, the OECD has published the first Global Plastics Outlook, a report that presents a clear picture of the waste problem. What emerges…

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The first turbine of Italy’s first offshore wind farm, Beleolico, has been installed

The first of ten turbines of the Beleolico offshore wind farm, the first in Mediterranean waters, has been installed. It is a fixed foundation wind turbine with a capacity of 3 MW, positioned in the roadstead off the port of…

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SUPRA turns masks and gowns into asphalt

The pandemic has generated many problems, one of which is the disposal of personal protective equipment (PPE), such as used masks and gowns. A group of researchers has decided to convert plastic waste from gowns and masks into a resource…

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Ocean Battery, the idea of storing energy in the middle of the sea

Offshore renewables are becoming increasingly popular and play a key role in the energy transition. However, in order to function optimally, they require tailor-made storage solutions that can be integrated directly into off-shore systems or anchored to the seabed. Ocean…

 
 
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