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Petites pièces de plastique et microplastiques

Finally an antidote to the toxicity of microplastics on aquatic organisms?

Microplastics (MPs) are tiny plastic particles less than 5 mm, capable of absorbing other contaminants, in particular heavy metals. They can influence their toxicity and their evolution in aquatic ecosystems, because they have a surface structure and unique physico-chemical properties. Research on the combined effects of PMs and other contaminants on the body is still …

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Cristaux de bioplastique

Scientists have developed a plant-based biodegradable plastic as strong as PET

The search continues to find alternatives to plastic which is becoming more and more harmful to the environment. HAS EPFL or Federal Polytechnic School of Lausannescientists have developed a plastic material resembling PET but which is made from plant waste. This bioplastic can be chemically recycled, but it is also an ecological material since it …

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Des êtres vivants sous la mer.

A team builds ecological and resistant hybrid coral reefs

Coral reefs play an important role in the protection of coastal regions. This is why the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) of the United States decided to set up the national program “Redefend”, aimed at developing innovative hybrid reefs. These reefs will be wave resistant while retaining the ecological benefits of coral reefs. Researchers …

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Un astronaute dans l'espace.

We know a little more about the effects of microgravity on living beings

A team led by Dr. LEI Xiaohua from the Shenzen Institute of Advanced Technology (SIAT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences published an editorial article in Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology. This document aims to study the exploration of the effect of microgravity on embryonic development, cell growth and differentiation. During spaceflight, living organisms …

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Tesla Bot

Tesla will unveil a working prototype of its humanoid robot next September!

It seemed impossible to achieve in such a short time, but once again it seems thatElon Musk managed to over-motivate its teams: during an economic forum organized at the Qatarthe boss of You’re here and of SpaceX said that the first working prototype ofOptimus – a humanoid robot – will be unveiled on September 30 …

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Cygnus amarré à l'ISS

The United States can now control the orbit of the ISS thanks to the Cygnus cargo ship

With the current tension between Russia and the United Statesthe question ofISS has become a sensitive subject. Indeed, the International Space Station is mainly the result of collaboration between the two countries, and Russia’s role, among other things, is to boost its orbit with the help of its cargo ship Progress. The ISS thus needs …

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