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Australia: ‘Critical Steam’ Solar Breakthrough

For the first time ever scientists have managed to use the Sun’s rays to create the same energy that is currently produced in coal or gas-fired power stations.
The breakthrough in Australia means one day the Sun could compete with fossil fuels to provide our energy needs.

Using solar energy, scientists have reached temperatures and pressures never before achieved to create “supercritical steam”.

“It’s like breaking the sound barrier,” said Dr Alex Wonhas from Australia’s Commonwealth

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