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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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Saving bees with new pesticide

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Butterfly eyespots have potential

Posted Wed, 28 May 2014 11:29:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Common species are most important in ecosystems

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Risk it, even if you’re a shy great tit!

Posted Wed, 14 May 2014 09:59:01 GMT by Paul Robinson

Nightingale's number one!

Posted Mon, 05 May 2014 09:46:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

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Stratolaunch Systems privately-financed space travel service

Posted Thu, 15 Dec 2011 00:27:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

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Posted Sun, 12 Jun 2011 17:00:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Purdue energy pioneer to receive medal from President Obama

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Posted Wed, 18 Jul 2012 11:36:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Who settled the Americas first?

Posted Fri, 19 Apr 2013 07:55:30 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Higgs boson-like particle discovery is missing one more link

Posted Wed, 04 Jul 2012 14:32:11 GMT by Dave Armstrong

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Posted Fri, 16 Mar 2012 13:00:27 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Your ancestor was a little therian

Posted Thu, 03 Oct 2013 12:58:48 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Plant insect-repellent used in Stone Age

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