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  • #wind power #renewable energy

    Onshore wind farm.

    Do you know how onshore wind farms work?

    Wind energy is produced by transforming the movement of air currents into electrical energy. To harness the wind produced on land, enormous wind farms are built capable of extracting maximum power from this clean, renewable resource. Let us explain how it works.

  • #environmental sustainability #society

    Megacities.

    'Megacities', a future challenge

    Tokyo (Japan) is currently the largest megacity in the world with 37.4 million inhabitants. In 2100 it will be Lagos (Nigeria) with 88 million. The number of these urban centres are astounding and in a short period of time they will become a great challenge for humanity at a demographic, migratory, socio-economic, political and environmental level.

  • #innovation #R&D

    Machine learning.

    Can computers learn by themselves?

    Self-driving cars, assistants that translate instantly from one language to another or personalized purchase suggestions. These activities are now possible thanks to Machine Learning, a discipline that allows computers to learn by themselves and perform tasks autonomously without the need to be programmed.

  • #environmental sustainability #social action

    Microplastics.

    Microplastics: the silent invasion

    Humans have produced 8.3 billion metric tonnes of plastic since 1950. Only 9% of plastic waste is recycled and the vast majority ends up in landfills and in the environment, where it disintegrates into microparticles that pollute water and air, harm marine wildlife and are ultimately consumed by humans.