Solar aeroplane heads for China
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 22:07:31 GMT
Solar Impulse, the fuel-free aeroplane, heads out of Myanmar and on to China on leg five of its attempt to fly around the world.
Porpoises use 'sound searchlights'
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:12:58 GMT
Porpoises finely adjust the size of the beams of sound they use to hunt - using sound like a searchlight to trap their prey, a study finds.
Duo begin year-long space trip
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:53:36 GMT
US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko arrive for a 12-month tour of duty on the International Space Station.
Graphene light bulb set for shops
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:46:01 GMT
A light bulb made with graphene - said by its UK developers to be the first commercially viable consumer product using the super-strong carbon - is to go on sale later this year.
Greens ‘want 1% of GDP for science’
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:32:19 GMT
A pledge by the Greens to double science funding contrasts with the statements offered by five other party leaders, answering a call to set out their policies on science.
Polar ice shelf thinning speeds up
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:52:35 GMT
Eighteen years of satellite data reveal an acceleration in the thinning of many of Antarctica's floating ice shelves.
Dark matter flits through collisions
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:31:03 GMT
A long-running study shows dark matter coasts unscathed through galactic collisions, betraying a ghostly lack of interaction with the known Universe.
'Cat litter mix' closed nuclear site
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:35:25 GMT
A team of experts says a mixture that included organic cat litter forced the closure of the only underground nuclear waste repository in the US.