Archive for July 30th, 2017:

Fusion wait

Image copyright Iter Image caption Artwork: DEMO should open the way for the industrial and commercial use of nuclear fusion We will have to wait until the second half of the century for fusion reactors to start generating electricity, experts have announced. A new version of a European “road map” lays out the technological hurdles

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Zoo keepers

Image copyright NASA, ESA, W Keel (Uni Alabama), Galaxy Zoo Image caption Hanny’s Voorwerp was a type of astronomical object entirely unknown to science at the time Galaxy Zoo began with a call for volunteers to help classify distant galaxies in space telescope images. The collaborative project made spectacular discoveries, spawning a family of similar

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Newquay is go!

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 Africa, in 2018. Bloodhound

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