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EU members states will have to boost their energy efficiency by 30% by 2030 according to the Commission.
After months of difficult negotiations, commissioners agreed to a goal they termed ambitious but realistic.
Some member states have been pushing for an even higher target amid concern over the security of gas supplies from Russia.
European leaders, meeting in October will decide whether the new goal should be legally binding.
The 30% target will be based ...
"The investigation found 12 boxes containing a total of 327 carefully packaged vials labeled with names of various biological agents such as dengue, influenza, Q fever and rickettsia," said the US Food and Drug Administration in a statement.
The boxes were discovered in the same cold storage area of ...
Black may not be, it turns out, the darkest shade — at least not black as we know it. British tech company Surrey Nanosystems says it's developed the world's blackest material: made of carbon ...
A 2009 experiment showed that robots can develop the ability to lie to each other. Run at the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems in the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale of ...
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