Solar Powered Planes.

Discover the technology and teamwork behind the first zero-fuel round-the-world flight July 2010, the experimental aircraft Solar Impulse took to the skies. While it was not the first solar-powered plane, the team behind the Solar Impulse project had achieved a historic feat – they had harnessed the power of the Sun to perform a 26-hour […]

Microbial fuel cells.

The bio-batteries using bacteria and sugar to produce power. The battery industry is worth billions, but the benefits of producing these miniature marvels are not without their drawbacks: scientists are becoming increasingly concerned by the environmental impact of such huge-scale production. Finding a cleaner way to power the world is becoming ever-more important, and this […]


The latest telescopes have made their first observations in the hunt for habitable exoplanets The latest addition to the ESO’s La Silla observatory in northern Chile, last month the Exoplanets in Transits and their Atmospheres (ExTrA) telescopes made their first successful observations. ExTrA will be focusing on the smaller stars known as M dwarfs, which […]

Two of a kind..

Researchers in China have successfully created the first primate clones. Showcasing the incredible world we live in In a world first, scientists at the Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Neuroscience in Shanghai have created a pair of cloned monkeys. Born at the institute, Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua are two genetically identical long-tailed macaques. […]