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Tourist hydrogen buses further boost London's green credentials

Tourist hydrogen buses further boost London's green credentials

Posted Fri, 17 Dec 2010 07:14:05 GMT by David Hewitt

The launch of Britain's first hydrogen-powered bus service on a major tourist route in the heart of London shows the city is serious about becoming an eco-friendly travel destination. Seeing London as a tourist needn't cost the Earth, in more ways than one.

Tourist hydrogen buses further boost London's green credentials

Scientists unite in global hunt for climate change-resistant crops

Scientists unite in global hunt for climate change-resistant crops

Posted Mon, 13 Dec 2010 11:24:03 GMT by David Hewitt

London botanists are co-ordinating a global hunt for the wild relatives of staple foods, fearing existing crop types may be unable to cope with the threat of climate change. Now, scientists across the world are being asked to search for the wild relatives of a number of staple crops so as to protect global food supplies against the mounting threat of climate change.

Scientists unite in global hunt for climate change-resistant crops

Earth Times Meets Cryptozoologist Karl Shuker

Earth Times Meets Cryptozoologist Karl Shuker

Posted Wed, 08 Dec 2010 14:55:08 GMT by Emma McNeil

Cryptozoology is the study of 'hidden' animals. Those animals that have never previously been recognised by the scientific community and rediscovered animals that were thought to be extinct but show up again, often unexpectedly, in their original habitat.

Earth Times Meets Cryptozoologist Karl Shuker

Mono Lake bacteria: Challenging life adaptability

Mono Lake bacteria: Challenging life adaptability

Posted Tue, 07 Dec 2010 09:59:00 GMT by Paromita Pain

Scientists at the Harvard Smithsonian centre for Astrophysics say that have isolated arsenic tolerant bacteria from mono lake an ancient alkaline lake in California. They were fed arsenic instead of phosphorous an element essential for life and they gradually replaced the phosphorous with arsenic atoms. This, say scientists, will change the way we view adaptability of life forms.

Mono Lake bacteria: Challenging life adaptability

Mapping Earth's ice from Space

Mapping Earth's ice from Space

Posted Mon, 29 Nov 2010 15:50:00 GMT by Louise Murray

CryoSat-2 is a European Space Agency satellite which will deliver vital information about the ice at the poles. The satellite's job is to focus on the polar regions to assess the effects of climate change on ice thickness in the ice caps and floating sea ice.

Mapping Earth's ice from Space

The rush to electric cars continues

The rush to electric cars continues

Posted Mon, 29 Nov 2010 14:48:04 GMT by John Dean

American motor manufacturer Ford has confirmed the first twenty cities in the United States that will sell its new electric car. The Ford Motor Company said the cities have been chosen to sell the new Focus Electric when it hits the market in late 2011.

The rush to electric cars continues

Israeli and British partnership tackles global challenges

Israeli and British partnership tackles global challenges

Posted Fri, 26 Nov 2010 09:37:05 GMT by Rachel England

New partnership tackles bioplastic issues. Using bioplastics for the manufacture of microwaveable trays will be of particular benefit as the traditional black trays are difficult to recycle and often end up in landfill.

Israeli and British partnership tackles global challenges

New Research Suggests How Pterodactyls Really Flew

New Research Suggests How Pterodactyls Really Flew

Posted Thu, 25 Nov 2010 10:41:08 GMT by Julian Jackson

Engineer provides new insight into pterodactyl flight by building epoxy resin and carbon fibre wings. Giant pterosaurs – ancient reptiles that flew over the heads of dinosaurs – were at their best in gentle tropical breezes, soaring over hillsides and coastlines or floating over land and sea on thermally driven air currents, according to new research from the University of Bristol.

New Research Suggests How Pterodactyls Really Flew

New 'bio-Styrofoam' seems 'pretty green'

New 'bio-Styrofoam' seems 'pretty green'

Posted Tue, 23 Nov 2010 18:22:19 GMT by Rachel England

Scientists have discovered a more environmentally friendly alternative to Styrofoam. As bioplastics revolutionise the packaging industry, scientists have now discovered a greener alternative to traditional Styrofoam packaging blocks.

New 'bio-Styrofoam' seems 'pretty green'

Bioplastic no saving grace

Bioplastic no saving grace

Posted Tue, 23 Nov 2010 17:51:02 GMT by Rachel England

Bioplastics are not as 'green' as originally thought. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have found that bioplastics are not the packaging problem solver they were originally considered to be.

Bioplastic no saving grace

Weather at Home - use your computer to model climate change

Weather at Home - use your computer to model climate change

Posted Wed, 17 Nov 2010 17:08:05 GMT by Julian Jackson

Join this exciting new experiment and help scientists understand better what may lie ahead for the weather in local regions. Scientists don't know enough about climate change, particularly how it will vary locally. One of the most significant climate sites, climateprediction.net has today launched an experiment you can do at home.

Weather at Home - use your computer to model climate change

Saving the world from global warming, digitally

Saving the world from global warming, digitally

Posted Wed, 17 Nov 2010 12:37:00 GMT by Louise Murray

Fate of the World is one of a new breed of video games that bill themselves as a strategy game with a conscience, exploring a nail-biting set of global warming scenarios, two hundred years into the future.

Saving the world from global warming, digitally

Biochar - Ancient Amazonians may hold key to Carbon Capture

Biochar - Ancient Amazonians may hold key to Carbon Capture

Posted Fri, 12 Nov 2010 16:34:02 GMT by Julian Jackson

Charcoal mixed with fertiliser can enhance soil and hold climate changing carbon safely in the ground: Spanish conquistador Francisco del Orellana peered through the Amazon undergrowth. He saw thriving settlements and fertile agriculture along the river. This was 1542. Later visits by other explorers found only jungle and poor soils which could not support agriculture.

Biochar - Ancient Amazonians may hold key to Carbon Capture

Wireless charging for electric cars

Wireless charging for electric cars

Posted Fri, 12 Nov 2010 14:51:19 GMT by Louise Murray

One of the biggest drawbacks for most potential users of electric cars has been the need to recharge the large and heavy battery every night, but a new device launched commercially by HaloIPT, an Arup backed start-up in London earlier this month may change all that.

Wireless charging for electric cars

Thin Film Solar Panels Catch the Rays

Thin Film Solar Panels Catch the Rays

Posted Wed, 10 Nov 2010 12:25:05 GMT by Julian Jackson

New technological breakthroughs may mean that thin film solar panels will give us cleaner power. An evolving technology is thin-film solar panels, where the backing material is coated with a light absorbing semi-conductor, which are cheaper and easier to manufacture. Several recent breakthroughs makes these look like a strongly viable product now.

Thin Film Solar Panels Catch the Rays

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How sloths breathe upside down

Posted Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:34:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Jellies delicious for this fish

Posted Mon, 14 Apr 2014 06:45:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Leatherback logging in the Atlantic

Posted Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:10:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Swimming sloths with aquatic adaptations

Posted Wed, 12 Mar 2014 07:17:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Fantastic ancient fauna precedes mammal evolution

Posted Wed, 05 Mar 2014 16:50:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Skin cancer selected our ancestors?

Posted Wed, 26 Feb 2014 07:40:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

The right whale, by satellite

Posted Sun, 16 Feb 2014 16:43:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Hawaiian rise in endangered species

Posted Tue, 04 Feb 2014 15:11:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Flores Human Dwarf Debate

Posted Sun, 02 Feb 2014 17:01:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Flying and genome size: it’s true about the reduction!

Posted Tue, 28 Jan 2014 20:03:42 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Essential oils from peppermint boosted with a splash of sage, rosemary and thyme

Posted Sun, 06 Mar 2011 10:59:01 GMT by Martin Leggett

'Pompeii' like fossils of Trilobites found in real-life situations

Posted Thu, 17 Mar 2011 16:01:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

The Frankenstein Medusoid Jellyfish

Posted Tue, 24 Jul 2012 12:47:33 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Health Check for Oetzi the Iceman

Posted Wed, 29 Feb 2012 17:34:07 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Human ancestors had teeth chemistry like giraffes

Posted Wed, 27 Jun 2012 16:00:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Ubehebe holds fire (in Death Valley)

Posted Mon, 23 Jan 2012 23:14:33 GMT by Dave Armstrong

New 'bio-Styrofoam' seems 'pretty green'

Posted Tue, 23 Nov 2010 18:22:19 GMT by Rachel England

More power from spinach

Posted Tue, 04 Sep 2012 18:03:37 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Bigger hybrids are on a roll

Posted Tue, 18 Jan 2011 16:04:01 GMT by Julian Jackson

Rare Earth Metals - a Bottleneck in Supply?

Posted Sat, 04 Jun 2011 07:47:01 GMT by Julian Jackson