Science

Svalbard Global Seed Vault: seeding our future

A global "bank vault" secures tomorrow's biodiversity - and food...

The PopMech AreoDream

The PopMech AreoDream

We built the ultimate fantasy plane by choosing parts from different aircraft to create a Light-Sport Aircraft, the PopMech AeroDream....

Hydrogen breakthrough: using solar power to split water

Back in 1998, John Turner of the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) demonstrated that he could use sunlight to extract hydrogen...

Apollo’s lunar dust data being restored

40 years after the last Apollo spacecraft launched, the science from those missions continues to shape our view of the Moon. In one of the...

Ancient microbes found in Antarctic lake

Nearly 20 metres beneath the icy surface of a remote Antarctic lake, scientists have uncovered a community of bacteria existing in one of Earth's darkest,...

New evidence for ice on Mercury

New data from Nasa's MESSENGER spacecraft suggest that there's enough ice on Mercury to encase the entire US capital...

Astronomers directly image massive star’s ‘super-Jupiter’

Astronomers using infrared data from the Subaru Telescope in Hawaii have discovered a "super-Jupiter" around the bright star Kappa Andromedae, which now holds the record...

Curiosity rover finds clues to changes in Mars’ atmosphere

Curiosity has taken significant steps toward understanding how Mars may have lost much of its original atmosphere...

Want to be thinner, smarter, stronger, healthier? Try a cuppa…

Leading nutrition scientists from around the world convened at the US Department of Agriculture in Washington, DC recently to present the latest research supporting the...

Out of this world

Out of this world

Imagine a computer chip that can assemble itself. According to Eric M Furst, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Delaware, engineers...

Visitor’s guide to the Moon

Apollo astronauts reached the Moon 43 years ago, but we know little about our nearest celestial neighbour. “The Moon is a way of recording what...

Pluto’s new moon

Pluto’s new moon

Scientists analysing images from the Hubble Space Telescope have discovered another moon circling the dwarf planet, Pluto. ...

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