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CO2 pollution could be used to make enormous solar batteries

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For many years environmental scientists have been struggling with the questions of how to store solar energy for later use, and what to do with the CO2 from coal plants that has been captured.

Both of these problems could well have been solved in one fell swoop by industry giant, General Electric. Scientists from the company plan to use the CO2 as a giant, excess energy battery.

The technology involved aims to make gas plants between 25 and 50 percent more efficient. Just by tapping the plant’s exhaust waste and using this stunning new process, CO2 output would be significantly reduced.

Senior engineer for the company, Stephen Sanborn, says “The result is a high-efficiency, high performance renewable energy system that will reduce the use of fossil fuels for power generation”

If we are lucky, this could be happening in the next 5 to 10 years.

Let us all hope that these new ‘planet saving’ innovations continue to be developed.

What’s done cannot be undone…

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The new trailer for Macbeth, starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, was released on Thursday and it is misty, moody, murky and rather bloody.

The film, which earned praise at the Cannes Film Festival, features some smoldering chemistry between Lord and Lady Macbeth and was filmed in the Scottish Highlands.

The classic Shakespearean story features battle scenes that look like something out of Braveheart or Game of Thrones and we’re guessing that come Oscar time, Fassbender will be in the running for a little gold man.

“From the opening scarlet-and-black titles, Shakespeare’s play is more eviscerated than adapted, in a lean, mean and powerful piece of cinema,” said Kate Muir of The Times.

It’s not out of the question that Fassbender will be nominated at the major awards ceremonies for both Macbeth and Steve Jobs. The trailer for the latter shows the Irish-German actor nailing the late Apple boss’s quirks and mannerisms – oh, and the turtle neck is well and truly in place.

Macbeth hits theaters on 2nd October, while Steve Jobs follows a week later on 9th October.