Is this Danish island soon coming to a coast near you?

An artificial island in the North Sea is the biggest building project ever in Danish history - and could pave the way for many more.

  • In 1991, Denmark constructed the world's first offshore wind farm.
  • Now they're building an entire 'Energy Island' in the North Sea.
  • As the U.S. catches up, Danish know-how could soon come to America.
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Fragments of energy – not waves or particles – may be the fundamental building blocks of the universe

New mathematics have shown that lines of energy can be used to describe the universe.

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Matter is what makes up the universe, but what makes up matter?

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This 'brine electrolyzer' can mine oxygen, hydrogen from water on Mars

Scientists at Washington University are patenting a new electrolyzer designed for frigid Martian water.

  • Mars explorers will need more oxygen and hydrogen than they can carry to the Red Planet.
  • Martian water may be able to provide these elements, but it is extremely salty water.
  • The new method can pull oxygen and hydrogen for breathing and fuel from Martian brine.
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Newly discovered mineral petrovite could revolutionize batteries

A mineral made in a Kamchatka volcano may hold the answer to cheaper batteries, find scientists.

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  • Russian scientists discover a new mineral in the volcanic area of Kamchatka in the country's far east.
  • The mineral dubbed "petrovite" can be utilized to power sodium-ion batteries.
  • Batteries based on salt would be cheaper to produce than lithium-ion batteries.
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