Today’s Solutions: June 15, 2024

Scientist measures radiation levels at Chernobyl

Technology reduces Chernobyl's radiation levels by 47%

Swiss company Exlterra (Excellence for Earth) in partnership with Ukrainian entity State Specialized Enterprise Ecocenter (SSE Ecocenter) has successfully reduced radiation in the soil and air in the Chernobyl exclusions zone thanks to a new technology called Nucleus Separation Passive System Read More...

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Researchers hope a team of robots can efficiently clean up nuclear waste sites

We’ve shared updates from Boston Dynamics’ robotics lab before, and now the famous robots are back, but this time they’re not dancing, they’re cleaning up nuclear waste! A team of researchers from the University of Bristol hopes that robots could help keep humans safer in the Read More...

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Chernobyl continues to be an unexpected wildlife sanctuary

A couple of years ago, The Optimist Daily wrote about a surprisingly positive outcome of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster in northern Ukraine— the rewilding of the territory. As an update, we are happy to report that endangered animals are still thriving there, including the Przewalski’s Read More...

Fungus found in Chernobyl coul

Fungus found in Chernobyl could protect astronauts from cosmic radiation

One of the biggest challenges facing crewed missions to Mars is figuring out how to protect crewmembers from the onslaught of deadly cosmic rays. Now, scientists at a number of universities say there’s growing evidence that an unusual solution could be effective: building shields out of a Read More...

How Chernobyl went from nuclea

How Chernobyl went from nuclear disaster zone to wildlife haven

The Chernobyl nuclear disaster is looking more and more like a blessing in disguise. Why? Because the massive disaster zone is teeming with rare and endangered wildlife now that humans have been gone for more than 30 years. In 1986, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in northern Ukraine released Read More...

The desolated scene of Chernob

The desolated scene of Chernobyl is producing energy once more

After suffering the world’s worst nuclear disaster in 1986, the land surrounding the Chernobyl nuclear plant has been devoid of human settlement and was thought to remain like this for another 24,000 years. In 2016, however, Ukrainian official came up with the idea of installing a solar farm on Read More...