Ten years ago the Rosetta space probe and its lander Philae left Earth and began their journey to a distant comet. Now that Philae has landed on the surface safely, scientists are studying the comet remotely to uncover secrets about the origins of our Solar System.
Scientists in Brazil are flying through the clouds around the city of Manaus. They collect data on how air pollution affects rainfall. With this information they hope to influence national climate policy.
The pressure is on for fishing trawlers to reduce the harm they do to the oceans. Their deep-sea nets catch too many of the wrong fish. Much of their catch is waste, which costs them money and reduces biodiversity. ‘SafetyNet’ can help spare young fish and endangered species from the nets. As a result, they can grow to adulthood and breed to keep their numbers healthy.
A peculiar object in our galaxy known as the ‘cosmic corkscrew’ may reveal secrets about the nature of black holes. The fantastic team of citizen scientists watching it includes school students!
Sensing technology is changing how athletes train. Inspired by the human body, this cutting-edge kit will translate movements and metabolic measurements into an understanding of athletes’ performance.
Champion cyclists need a world-class track and a temperature of 28 degrees Celsius to break world records. The London Velodrome can stay warm inside without using its heating system. It’s all down to innovative engineering and sustainable materials.