Watch: NASA Tests World’s Biggest Rocket

Biggest Rocket

NASA blasted the world’s biggest rocket at its desert test base – and caught the spectacular results on camera. The rocket motor plumes from the Space Launch System booster can be seen in stunning detail, thanks to NASA’s new High Dynamic Range Stereo X camera (HiDyRS-X). Filming rocket motor tests is notoriously difficult because More...

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Renewable energy surges
By Tony Williams On Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Renewable Energy Surges To Record Levels Around The World

New solar, wind and hydropower sources were added in 2015 at the fastest rate the world has yet seen, a study says. Investments in renewables during the year were more than double the amount spent on new coal and More...

By Desk of Editor On Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

What Can We Do to Reduce Our Vehicle Emissions?

More of us are becoming aware of our own carbon footprint. If you don’t know already, that’s the amount of carbon dioxide that you’re personally responsible for emitting. One of the biggest sources of these More...

Wind Power
By Desk of Editor On Monday, April 4th, 2016

What Are The Most Effective Renewable Energy Sources?

There has never been a more pressing time to discuss the possibilities of alternative energy sources. Renewable energy is a must if we are to turn around much of the damage that we have already done to the planet. More...

Pouring liquid mercury
By Desk of Editor On Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Why Mercury Will Continue To Be A Growing Global Problem

Mercury is a metal that has a lot of bad press these days. Many years ago, people hailed mercury as a crucial element in the periodic table. It’s also got a unique charm about it. For example, did you know More...

Laboratory Experiment
By Desk of Editor On Friday, January 29th, 2016

Behind The Scenes At A Top Science Laboratory

Every day, scientists are working around the clock to find a cure for ‘incurable’ diseases. They’re coming up with new inventions, and changing the world (what did you do today?) It’s a fascinating field, More...

Major oil producers back
By Tony Williams On Saturday, October 17th, 2015

Paris Climate Summit: Major Oil Producers Back ‘Effective’ Deal

The leaders of 10 of the world’s biggest oil companies have offered their qualified support for a new global treaty on climate change. The producers of 20% of the world’s oil and gas say they share More...

Solar Impulse Begins Second
By Tony Williams On Monday, June 29th, 2015

Solar Impulse Begins Second Bid To Cross Pacific Ocean

A solar-powered plane has started its second bid at a record-breaking flight across the Pacific Ocean.Solar Impulse took off from Nagoya Airfield in Japan at 18:03 GMT and is scheduled to land in Hawaii in approximately More...

Memory Alloy
By Tony Williams On Saturday, May 30th, 2015

Memory Alloy Bounces Back Into Shape 10 Million Times

Engineers have produced an alloy that springs back into shape even after it is bent more than 10 million times.”Memory shape alloys” like this have many potential uses, but present incarnations are prone More...

Solar Impulse Awaits
By Graham Moore On Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Solar Impulse Awaits ‘Moment Of Truth’

It will be a test of man and machine. The Solar Impulse project is waiting to undertake its greatest challenge yet: flying non-stop from Nanjing in China to Hawaii in the Central Pacific. For a passenger airliner, More...