Archive for June 29th, 2017:

Inmarsat’s European short-haul wi-fi spacecraft launches

Image copyright ESA/CNES/ARIANESPACE Image caption The EAN will use a satellite that was launched from French Guiana on Wednesday by an Ariane rocket A new Europe-wide wi-fi service for aeroplanes came a step closer on Wednesday night with the launch of a key satellite from French Guiana. Airline passengers will soon be able to connect

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How to eavesdrop on urban bats with smart sensors

Image copyright Hugh Clark Image caption Brown long-eared bat – This bat’s huge ears provide exceptionally sensitive hearing Scientists are studying the urban life of bats in unprecedented detail using sensors installed in a London park. The detectors eavesdrop on the nocturnal chatter of bats, picking up their ultrasonic calls and monitoring bat activity in

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UK CO2 and energy costs ‘set to rise’

Image copyright PA Image caption The CCC wants more low-carbon electricity through the 2020s Household energy bills and carbon emissions will rise unless ministers devise new policies to save power, a report says. The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) confirms that bills and emissions have been forced down since 2008 by EU energy efficiency rules.

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