Additive promises crash-safe fuel
Fri, 02 Oct 2015 13:04:24 GMT
Chemical engineers develop an additive for jet fuel that could prevent explosions without compromising engine function.
Charon moon seen in super detail
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:00:52 GMT
Pluto's major moon, Charon, takes centre stage in this week's release of new pictures from the New Horizons mission.
Africa's farming 'needs young blood'
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 14:22:42 GMT
Modernising Africa's agriculture sector to attract young people will help tackle youth unemployment and food insecurity, a report suggests.
Diesel policy 'a mistake' - ex-minister
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 13:48:40 GMT
Former Labour science minister Lord Drayson says his government made a mistake in promoting diesel cars as they are "killing people".
Plastic in Thames fish is a wake-up
Wed, 30 Sep 2015 20:08:35 GMT
The discovery of plastic in the guts of Thames fish highlights the need for everyone to take greater care with how they dispose of rubbish, say campaigners.
Ceres' spots remain mysterious
Wed, 30 Sep 2015 15:36:52 GMT
The team behind Nasa's Dawn mission to Ceres releases striking new images, but remains unable to explain the dwarf planet's most intriguing mystery.
Science leaders make investment case
Tue, 29 Sep 2015 21:55:08 GMT
Leading figures in the scientific community argue for a lift in public research spending to boost the British economy.
Zimbabwe to ban electric water heaters
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 14:29:34 GMT
Zimbabwe is to ban electric water heaters and require all new properties to use solar power, in an attempt to tackle big power shortages.