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Has a sort of arc shape and they will be fridge riveting i mean we call garbage patch but it's it's a bit you know it's a bit confusing because plastic is dispersed over millions of square kilometers right so it would be impossible to go and pick up pieces by pieces so the idea basically of of the system is to slowly drift like the plastic dollars and and and slowly accumulates plastic and gather it into an area where it's then much easier to to collect it's the the accumulation of plastic insides inside that patches is increasing exponentially annette faster rate than surrounding waters and that you know if we just keep on on doing and living the way we're living in considering blessing the where we consume then things are only getting worse nabretta you are listening to the science our from the bbc with me money chesterton still to come the world's lost finding male northern white rhino has died off months of poor health but can new technologies like provide hope for preserving the species that's in just a moment we have drawn technology few to autonomous flying machines designed to stay airborne for twenty four hours or more and in south africa the mobile truck that will be used in the continent's most ambitious screening projects this mobile clinic will be with a number of large marquees and we will set up for a period of a week we will invite those participants to come spend maybe three hours with us they will at the same time as providing their samples and being examined clinically there will be the ability to to explain to them why we're doing it and why it's beneficial for them my studio guest today is clear ainsworth freelance journalist and expert in developmental genetics klay you'll be telling us how scientists have used the ancient ought of origami to uncover secrets of the year wig you first statement you see one of them might be to reach for slifer but don't squish it because that inset qatada secret that inspired the next generation of space travel intriguing but i.

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