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Scientists have retrieved the damaged science canister from the Genesis mission and taken it to a clean room at the US Army base where it crashed. A team of specialists plucked pieces of dirt and mud that had lodged in the canister after it smashed at high speed into the Utah desert. The Nasa Genesis team says it will begin examining the contents of the capsule later on Thursday. Scientists are hopeful they can recover some of its solar...


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One person has died after a giant tent collapsed on a crowd of concert goers at Slovakia's biggest music festival.


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Thousands of new wind turbines could be built across the UK over the coming decade as part of a ?100bn plan to boost renewable energy. Prime Minister Gordon Brown said the UK should be a leader in renewable energy. ... The North Sea has now passed its peak of oil and gas supply - but it will now embark on a new transformation into the global centre of the offshore wind industry.


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Rising high through the polluted air of Guangzhou City in southern China is a 71-storey tower block which, according to its designers, will be the most energy-efficient in the world.


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More than 1,000km from the event itself, Iceland's second volcanic eruption in the space of a month has caused flights in the UK to be grounded.


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Kenya's flower industry has been badly hit by the cancellation of flights across Europe because of the ash cloud caused by a volcano in Iceland.


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Airlines will lose at least $200m (£130m) per day in revenues as a result of the volcanic ash-linked disruption.


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An international team of researchers are embarking on what has been described as the most ambitious tornado study in history.


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Japan has sent a sophisticated probe to Venus study its atmosphere in unprecedented detail.


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Americans are being inundated with claims about renewable and alternative energy. Advocates for these technologies say that if we jettison fossil fuels, we'll breathe easier, stop global warming and revolutionize our economy. Yes, "green" energy has great emotional and political appeal. But before we wrap all our hopes -- and subsidies -- in it, let's take a hard look at some common misconceptions about what "green...


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The inventor is currently putting the final touches to a series of large kites, which he says will be able to harvest the fast crosswinds found at high altitude.


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