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Zapping cow dung with lightning is helping to trap climate-warming methane

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A Norwegian technology company has found a way to stop livestock slurry from releasing methane -- by zapping it with artificial lightning. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas emitted from sources including leaky fossi...

Scientists are zapping clouds with electricity to make rain

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With a harsh, desert climate and an average rainfall of just four inches (10 cm) a year, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) needs more freshwater. In search of a solution, it has been funding science projects from aroun...

A robot is killing weeds by zapping them with electricity

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London (CNN Business)On a field in England, three robots have been given a mission: to find and zap weeds with electricity before planting seeds in the cleared soil. The robots — named Tom, Dick and Harry — were dev...