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Japanese engineers are hoping to build wind turbines that can withstand the world’s worst typhoons, generating power even in the midst of a natural disaster. Mariel Robedizo Engranes was 15 when Typhoon Haiyan hit. She was living in her hometown of Dolores, Eastern Samar, in eastern Philippines. The country regularly experiences typhoons but Typhoon Haiyan, known in the Philippines as Yolanda, was extraordinary. It arrived on 8 November 2013, and it was one of the most powerful tropical cyclones ever recorded. “Before 6am, I heard my mum shouting and screaming,” Engranes remembers of the morning that Yolanda struck. “I noticed...

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UK automotive sector will receive £73.5 million governmental investment for advanced technology to cut carbon dioxide emissions.Businesses from Newport to Newcastle will research and develop low carbon technologies, recyclable batteries and motors for electric taxis, cars and vans.Companies set to benefit include Ford Technologies for a project using lightweight materials in vehicle manufacturing, BMW Motorsport for cost-efficient powertrains, Jaguar Land Rover for a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle and the London Electric Vehicle Company, manufacturer of electric taxis. The grants aim to contribute to the recovery of the automotive sector and the UK economy, safeguarding 14,000 jobs. Business Minister Nadhim Zahawi...

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