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Desalination plants around the world are pumping out far more salt laden brine than previously believed, according to a new study. The salty effluent is a by-product of efforts to extract fresh water from the sea. Researchers found that plants are now producing 50% more of this chemical laden cocktail than...

Half of young people in the UK would like own an electric car – compared with just a quarter of their parents, a survey suggests. The research comes...

Can you think of a more stressful time than being caught in a traffic jam? Those involved in the motoring world fortunately seems to see it as a problem,...

Reaction Engines Limited (REL), the UK company developing a revolutionary aerospace engine, has announced investments from both Boeing and Rolls-Royce. REL,...

A battle is under way to force the global shipping industry to play its part in tackling climate change. A meeting of the International Maritime Organisation...

Scientists in the US are developing wearable sensors to speed up the recovery of stroke patients. The sensors are able to send information to doctors continuously. The...

US research has found that chemicals in everyday household products are now a key contributor to city air pollution, rivalling some vehicle emissions. The...

Quantum computing has taken a step forward with the development of a programmable quantum processor made with silicon. The team used microwave energy...

America’s SpaceX company has conducted a key test ahead of the maiden flight of its new rocket – the Falcon Heavy. In what is known as a static...

Pollution from many popular diesel cars is much worse when it is colder than 18C outside, new research suggests. Testing company Emissions Analytics told...