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Hydropower dams: What’s behind the global boom?

Image copyright AFP Image caption The collapsed dam in Laos caused massive flooding in the Mekong Delta The collapse of a newly built dam in Laos has shone a spotlight on a worldwide construction boom. Many thousands of hydropower dams are either planned or under construction – across South East …

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Bloodhound Diary: It’s going to get toasty

Image copyright BLOODHOUND SSC A British team is developing a car that will be capable of reaching 1,000mph (1,610km/h). Powered by a rocket bolted to a Eurofighter-Typhoon jet engine, the vehicle aims to show its potential by going progressively faster, year after year. In mid-2019, Bloodhound wants to run above …

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