#Oceans

Solar powered plane completes historic journey

4 years ago — Quick Read

Solar Impulse, the aircraft which is solely powered by the sun, has finished a historic 7,200km trip across the Pacific from Japan to Hawaii. The plane is covered with 17,000...

Solar flight grounded in Japan after bad weather conditions

4 years ago — Quick Read

Solar Impulse, the plane which solely runs on solar power, has run in difficulties on the trans-Pacific leg of its global journey. The plane, which was created by Swiss adventurers...

How to build a £multi-million global business from scratch

5 years ago — Long Read

“Don’t be afraid just because you’re a one man band in an office,” says Lara Morgan, the entrepreneur (and force of nature) who started her hotel supplies business with no...

Europe to attempt wingless re-entry

5 years ago — Long Read

The trickiest thing about space is getting back from it in one piece. Just ask Giorgio Tumino. Tumino is the programme manager of the European Space Agency's IXV (Intermediate Experimental...

New technique doubles distance of fibre optic communications

5 years ago — Quick Read

UCL researchers have demonstrated a new way to process fibre optic signals that could double the distance data travels error-free through transatlantic sub-marine cables, and cut long-distance transmission costs. As...

ESA gears up for space taxi launch

5 years ago — Long Read

The European Space Agency plans to launch a new space vehicle this Wednesday that could potentially challenge existing technology. Scheduled to launch on a Vega rocket from Kourou in French...