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South Australia's always been on the front foot when it comes to renewable energy -- even Tesla's given it the thumbs-up. On Friday, the state government revealed its "Hydrogen Roadmap", which "sets out clear pathways to capitalise on South Australia’s competitive advantages" and will "accelerate the State’s transition to a clean, safe and sustainable producer, consumer and exporter of hydrogen".

The world is slowly, but inevitably, moving away from petrol and diesel as the motive power source for cars and trucks. Some vehicle manufacturers are adopting hybrid drivetrains as a stopgap, but even longtime fossil fuel burners like Volkswagen are investing in clean tech like battery energy storage. As well as being a leader in hybrid tech, Toyota is throwing its considerable weight behind hydrogen fuel cells -- and the first three cars using the tech have just been delivered to Australian shores.

North Korea has announced that it had successfully detonated a “miniaturised” hydrogen bomb, which is set to trigger global repercussions. Though the claims are as yet unconfirmed, a blast -- earlier believed to have been a 5.1 magnitude earthquake -- was registered near the North Korean city of Sungjibaegam late yesterday.

People have been talking about running cars on water for years, but it's a slow march from science fiction to reality. Even on a small scale, development is difficult. But the i-H2GO is the second revision of an all-water remote controlled car that seems to actually work.

Scientists working on the Antihydrogen Laser Physics Apparatus (ALPHA) near Geneva, Switzerland did something no other scientists have done. They stored atoms of antihydrogen for 1000 seconds (~16 minutes) which is 10,000 times longer than they've ever done before. By trapping and observing antimatter for that long, scientists can better understand the properties of it.

The car manufacturers have it wrong - we don't need hybrids or electric cars. We need cars that run on discarded junk food containers - like the DAlH2Orean remote-controlled car! Two Spanish engineers from the Polytechnic Institute of Catalonia figured out a way to power the little car with soda can tabs.