Archive for December, 2017:

Failed satellite programmed with ‘wrong co-ordinates’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The rocket carrying the satellite and other equipment launched from Vostochny cosmodrome The loss of a multi-million pound weather mapping satellite was due to programming errors, the Russian deputy prime minister has said. Dmitry Rogozin said Meteor-M had been programmed for take-off from a different space station. Speaking to

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UK enjoyed ‘greenest year for electricity ever’ in 2017

Image copyright PA Image caption Wind farms helped the UK experience its first coal-free day since the Industrial Revolution The UK has achieved its greenest year ever in terms of how the nation’s electricity is generated, National Grid figures reveal. The rise of renewable energy helped break 13 clean energy records in 2017. In June,

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‘Face of climate change’?

Image copyright Caters News Image caption Campaigners filmed the starving bear searching for food It is harrowing footage. An emaciated polar bear searches for food on Baffin Island, north-eastern Canada. Exhausted, it drags one leg slowly behind it, eventually trying to eat some discarded seating foam among rubbish humans have left. Polar bears hunt from

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Prince Charles: ‘Technology won’t solve climate change’

The Prince of Wales has said technology is not the answer to tackling climate change. Prince Charles said it would help but that we need to deal with the symptoms. He says the problem is we have “abandoned our connection with nature”. He was speaking with Prince Harry on the occasion of his son’s guest

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Does this croc found in Australian suburb belong to you?

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Collecting in the clouds

Image copyright Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh and RHS Image caption Plant specimens are pressed under large rocks at George Forrest’s campsite in Lichiang Range In a corner of the Yorkshire Dales, far from the beaten track, you might stumble on the peaceful village of Clapham. Now known as a stop-off point for exploring the dales,

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‘Job done’

Image copyright BLOODHOUND SSC Image caption Big for a drag racer 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 aims to show its potential by going progressively faster, year after year. In 2018, Bloodhound wants to

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Sea smoke phenomenon on Lake Superior, Minnesota

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Australian WW1-era submarine found after 13th search mission

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Hidden camera captures rare pig thought extinct

Scientists have filmed one of the world’s rarest, and ‘ugliest’, pigs in a forest in Java, Indonesia. The Javan warty pig is under such threat from hunting and habitat loss that conservationists surveying its habitat believed it might already have been driven to extinction. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-42465534

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