Are solar panels a good investment? How do airbag helmets work? Speedy science gives brief answers to quick-fire questions.
Sound and Vision from Thursday’s Lit Up Fringe event
Part of the Imperial Festival podcast series: Tomos Thomas on efficient solar cells …
Pluto’s fifth moon discovered Image: Hubblesite A new moon has been found orbiting Pluto, bringing the number of satellites known around the former planet to five. P5 – the moon’s temporary designation – is between 10 to 25 km across (less than the diameter of London’s North Circular Road), and was discovered by scientists at […]
By 2025, the UK Government has promised to halve carbon emissions. Clean energy looms large on the political agenda, granting science a lot of room to influence the direction of current and future energy policy. But how much does science really have to say about clean energy? Time and again, we’ve heard the promises of […]
The Sun has finally got his London hat on. So to celebrate, here’s a warming story about smart scientists using solar energy to alleviate water poverty. The Middle East is almost always sunny. Jordan, for example, gets some of the highest levels of solar energy in the world – seven times as much as London […]