Archive for October 19th, 2017:

Blue sky thinking

Image copyright Getty Images You can trace the extent of our reliance on air travel to many inventions. The jet engine, perhaps, or the aeroplane itself. But sometimes inventions need other inventions to unlock their full potential. For the aviation industry, that story starts with the invention of the death ray, or at least an

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Clothed in green

Image copyright MIGUEL MEDINA Image caption For big labels, Milan’s Fall fashion week is a major event in the calendar We continue to buy new clothes at an incredible rate. How can manufacturers reduce fashion’s environmental footprint? According to the Valuing Our Clothes report analysing the contents of British wardrobes by the Waste Resources Action

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Alarm over decline in flying insects

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Losses of rare insects are well documented, but there is little research on insects as a whole It’s known as the windscreen phenomenon. When you stop your car after a drive, there seem to be far fewer squashed insects than there used to be. Scientists have long suspected that

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