Archive for January 1st, 2017:

‘Great’ message

Image copyright BLOODHOUND SSC A British team is developing a car that will be capable of reaching 1,000mph (1,610km/h). Powered by a rocket bolted to a Eurofighter-Typhoon jet engine, the vehicle will first mount an assault on the world land speed record (763mph; 1,228km/h). Bloodhound should start running on Hakskeen Pan in Northern Cape, South

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Guerrilla archiving

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Trump once claimed the concept of global warming was invented by China Canadian “guerrilla” archivists will be assisting a rushed effort to preserve US government climate data. Environmentalists, climate scientists and academics are collaborating to protect what they view as fragile digital federal records and research. They want the

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Amazing science

From the first direct evidence for black holes, to a rocky planet circling a neighbouring star, 2016 was packed with amazing science stories. Here’s a selection. Crest of a wave Image copyright LIGO/T. Pyle/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY Image caption Artist’s impression: The existence of gravitational waves was first proposed by Albert Einstein About a century ago,

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