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Robot Separates Recyclables from Other Garbage - video - NTDTV.com

Robot Separates Recyclables from Other Garbage - video - NTDTV.com | Finland | Scoop.it
Helsinki-based ZenRobotics says its intelligent recycling robot correctly identified and sorted half of the recyclable material it was fed during tests at a construction site.

The robot is able to identify metals, concrete, wood and certain types of plastics.

[Harri Valpola, Chief Technology Officer, ZenRobotics]:
"Currently waste is being sorted by all kinds of mechanical means, drums, screens and this kind of technology can not handle the type of waste the robots can do."
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Nuclear Waste Needs to Be Stored. But Where?

Nuclear Waste Needs to Be Stored. But Where? | Finland | Scoop.it
The nuclear crisis in Japan has caused new arguments over a derailed repository for spent fuel at Yucca Mountain in Nevada.
Nuclear Waste Needs to Be Stored. But Where? -
http://t.co/qAUThwl - a question it seems only Finnish engineers can answer
READ: Onkalo - Finnish nuclear waste storage: http://bit.ly/i0kLth
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Good News from Finland - Outokumpu snaps up ISSF sustainability award

Good News from Finland - Outokumpu snaps up ISSF sustainability award | Finland | Scoop.it
–The operation of the Sheffield melting shop case is an excellent example of sustainable development. Minimizing waste is in everyone's interest and this case demonstrates significant improvements with clear figures, noted the ISSF Health & Environment Committee chairman David Martin.
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Finland's nuclear waste bunker built to last 100,000 years - CNN

Finland's nuclear waste bunker built to last 100,000 years - CNN | Finland | Scoop.it
It's one of the great questions of our age: What to do with nuclear waste? In Finland they believe they have found a solution, with the world's first permanent nuclear-waste repository -- "Onkalo" -- a huge system of underground tunnels that is being hewn out of solid rock and must last at least 100,000 years.(http://t.co/QUtPYcp)
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