Brian Flanagan

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Why we might not be able to live on the Moon

The suggestion that regions of the Moon have ancient ice triggered much hope that we could colonise it. Sadly, it’s looking ever less likely that it’s possible.<p>The US space agency Nasa sells dreams. There’s nothing wrong with that – after all, space and its exploration have always been a source of …

Solar-power vehicles pushing boundaries of possibility

A new wave of aircraft and vehicles at the cutting edge of technology are making epic journeys around the world relying only on the power of the Sun.<p>The promise of fleets of clean, green transport powered by solar energy has for decades just been that: a promise. But a new wave of vehicles is …

The best science and technology pictures of the week

The most impressive pictures from the last seven days, including out-of-this-world shots of launches and robots of all shapes and sizes.<p>You can see more launch photographs from Ben Cooper here<p><b>More stunning image galleries:</b><p>Yosemite fires and an eclipse from Mars<p>Augmented reality in the operating room<p>…

The best science and technology pictures of the week

The most impressive pictures from the last seven days, including a crib full of pandas and glowing robots.<p><b>More stunning image galleries:</b><p>Northern Lights and baby turtles<p>Robot dragon and lightning strike<p>Yosemite fires and an eclipse from Mars<p>Augmented reality in the operating room<p>Worm burgers and …

Juno: The spacecraft putting sling theory to the test

Why a probe passing our planet on its way to Jupiter might end a decades-old mystery, and reveal something completely new about gravity.<p>You may not see it, but a spacecraft whizzing 350 miles (560km) above Earth is going to use our planet to slingshot its way towards another one. In the process, a …

Supersonic jets of the past and the future

A decade since the airliner Concorde last took to the skies, we take a look at whether we will see its record-setting like again.<p>Ten years ago, one of our most iconic planes made its final flight. For around three decades the supersonic roar of Concorde filled our skies. Thanks to its four giant …

The best science and technology pictures of the week

The most impressive pictures from the last seven days, including new ventures in space and mirrors that can light up a town.<p>To see all the winners of the 2013 RAF Photographic Competition, click here<p><b>More stunning image galleries:</b><p>Bionic men and Saturn in amazing detail<p>Robotic firefighters, solar car …

Tissue engineering: Grow your own smart organs

Robert Langer thinks one day we could grow tissues and organs from our cells, which contain sensors that can alert you when illness is about to strike.<p>The idea behind tissue engineering is that you take plastics, add cells to it, and if you use the right kind of plastics and the right structure and …

Biomedical Engineering

Why the age of the jetpack may finally be here

After decades of dreams, the idea of flying around on your own machine could soon be upon us, and the first adopters may well use them to save your life.<p>Inside a warehouse in Christchurch, New Zealand, a man is fulfilling a fantasy many of us have had. He is levitating, a few metres above the …

Remote Controls

Why Gravity is junk science

The latest sci-fi film is so grounded in reality that Quentin Cooper hopes it forces us to start dealing with the real risk of space debris.<p>With its attractive heavyweight stars, it’ll pull you in and never let go. You’re certain to fall for it. It deserves to be massive.<p>The puns are, like the …