A Turquoise Lake In Siberia Where People Have Been Taking Selfies Is Actually A Toxic Power Plant’s Ash Dump

A Turquoise Lake In Siberia Where People Have Been Taking Selfies Is Actually A Toxic Power Plant's Ash Dump
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The lake, nicknamed the “Novosibirsk Maldives” because of how tropical it looks, has provided the perfect backdrop to people’s Instagram posts. But the reason for its colour is less appealing – calcium salts and other metal oxides from the plant. Continue reading »

This Bolivian Student Built The Wall-E Robot Using Materials He Obtained From A Local Rubbish Dump

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Bolivian student Esteban Quispe holds a replica of the Wall-E character in Patacamaya, south of La Paz. Quispe built the Wall-E robot using materials he obtained from a rubbish dump in the town located in the Andean highland region. He hopes to mechanize agriculture in Patacamaya by making use of robots that operate on solar energy, Quispe told Reuters.
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