Archive for September 9th, 2017:

Households ‘need help to get warmer home’

Image copyright PA England’s householders get a raw deal over insulating their homes to save on energy bills, researchers say. Families in other nations receive much more help to reduce bills, the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) says. The researchers say recent UK government cuts to energy efficiency programmes are “ludicrous” – and the opposite

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Two-pilot glider team sets altitude record

Image copyright Airbus Image caption The record-setting flight was the 38th the Perlan 2 aircraft had made An engineless glider has been flown at a record altitude of 52,172ft (15.9km). The aircraft’s two pilots achieved the feat in the skies above Argentina’s Patagonia region. The height represented a 3% gain over a record set in

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Unknown species may thrive in Antarctic caves

Image copyright Michael S Becker Image caption Some of the DNA resembled known species, other sequences didn’t Animals and plants may be living in warm caves under Antarctica’s ice, according to a study. Australian researchers said that Mount Erebus, an active volcano on Antarctica’s Ross Island, is surrounded by caves hollowed out in the ice

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