Archive April 2018

ESA’s Gaia mission produces richest star map of our galaxy to date

31 mins ago — 1.5 min read

The ESA released data from its Gaia mission today. The new star map is the richest data catalogue ever produced. The map includes high-precision measurements of almost 1.7 billion stars...

UK company to demonstrate zero emission hydrogen combustion engine

2 days ago — 1 min read

UK company ULEMCo has announced it has successfully modified a Volvo FH16 to burn hydrogen gas instead of petrol. The modifications give the truck a real-world range of about 180...

National Geographic reveal 3D, 360-degree video tour of the International Space Station

5 days ago — 0.5 min read

As a part of its a documentary series - "One Strange Rock" - the National Geographic Channel has created a 360-degree VR tour of the International Space Station National Geographic...

Could Plastic Roads save the world?

1 week ago — 0.5 min read

Engineer Toby McCartney has pioneered a way to use plastic waste to hold together asphalt. This could replace bitumen (an oil product), reduce plastic waste and create longer-lasting roads.

Update – TESS Rescheduled to Launch Today

1 week ago — 0 min read

If you are wondering why they have not heard if TESS was launched successfully on Monday; that was because rocket issues pushed back the launch to today. The Falcon 9...

Planet-hunter telescope TESS launches today

1 week ago — 1 min read

A new tool for would be planet hunters is due to blast off from Cape Canaveral later today.