Russian engineer Alex Barak has been coaxing oil out of the ground for a long time. Seventeen years ago, he was responsible for work at a particularly troublesome oil field in Kazakhstan. "That oil field,
It's easy to get ridiculously excited about solar power these days. The panels keep getting cheaper as technology improves. Large photovoltaic arrays are sprouting up around the globe. Sure, solar still
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It was one of the most feared weapons of the Cold War and was dubbed "Satan" by Nato. The USSR's SS-18 missiles were over a thousand times more powerful than the bombs that destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki
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