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A sudden light | The Economist

SPACE: A sudden light<p>New capabilities, new entrepreneurialism and rekindled dreams are making space exciting again, says Oliver Morton<p>SHORTLY after …

"Determining when global warming began and how quickly the planet has warmed since then, is essential for understanding how much we have altered the climate in different parts of the world."

By Helen McGregor, Joelle Gergis, Nerilie Abram and Steven Phipps<p>In the early days of the Industrial Revolution, no one would have thought that their …

Human impact on environment may be slowing down, study shows

Humanity’s environmental footprint has increased, but at a much slower rate compared to population and economic growth because of more efficient use of natural resources, reports Mongabay<p>Human activities have taken a heavy toll on our environment. But there may be some hope, researchers …

Norway has figured out the secret to making buses run efficiently

The Norwegian capital city has plans to go car-free by 2019. It's also working to make its public transport as easy and as efficient as possible for passengers.<p>Frode Hvattum, the head of strategy for Oslo's public transport authority Ruter, told Streetsblog writer Clarence Eckerson Jr. that Ruter …

A group of students has created a revolutionary new way to heal bone fractures

Known as BoneAid, the cast differs from traditional fixation casts in that one versatile cast can heal breaks in the leg, arm, or ankle — all with minor reassembly.<p>The design also packs flat in shipments so it takes up less space than casts designed for a specific body part when disaster relief …

Trucks

Here Is Our First Look at Virgin Galactic's New Space Plane

Two years ago, Virgin Galactic’s SpaceshipTwo, the space plane it hoped to use to send tourists into space, failed on a test flight and crashed in …

NASA aeronautics budget proposes return of X-planes

America stands on the cusp of a new era in aviation that's dramatically cleaner, quieter, and even faster.<p>The details of NASA's plan to get from here …

Richard Branson Returns To Passenger Space Travel Race With New Craft

The "Unity" was named by British physicist Stephen Hawking.<p>MOJAVE, Calif., Feb 19 (Reuters) - Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic venture unveiled a new passenger spacecraft on Friday, nearly 16 months after a fatal accident destroyed its sister ship during a test flight over California's Mojave …

Spacecraft - Details

Description<p>Viking Sweden, the first Swedish national satellite, was a polar-orbiting research satellite for exploration of magnetospheric phenomena …

Magnetism

NASA Receives Over 18,000 Astronaut Applications

When NASA announced it was accepting applications for future astronauts last December, the space agency likely did not expect to receive over 18,000 …

NASA puts Microsoft's HoloLens to work in space

NASA is bringing virtual reality to space, using Microsoft’s HoloLens aboard the International Space Station (ISS).<p>As part of a project called Sidekick, the astronauts on ISS will be using the augmented reality headsets to aid them while carrying out repairs and tasks on-board.<p>This will be done in …