Michael Ramsay

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Supernovas, ice sculptures and star nurseries: Hubble's stellar 25 years

Nestled in orbit just above Earth's atmosphere — the biggest obstacle to space observation from the ground — the Hubble Space Telescope has been able …

This Solar-Powered Electric Bike May Be Even Greener Than A Regular Bicycle

The design isn’t the first to build solar power into an electric bike, but it uses unique technology that makes it possible to charge the bike even …

Japan's Kamikaze Winds, the Stuff of Legend, May Have Been Real

Storms in 1200s could have helped thwart attacks by Mongolian Emperor Kublai Khan's fleets, a study of lake sediments finds.<p>An ancient story tells of the kamikaze, or "divine wind," that twice saved Japan from Kublai Khan's Mongol fleets. So powerful was the legend that centuries later thousands of …

The Sleek Flying Car of the Future is Here Now

A flying car was something once left to the realm of science fiction, but now it looks like it’s actually a reality. The Solvakia-based company AeroMobil recently unveiled the sleek-looking <i>AeroMobil 3.0</i>, the latest version of its flying car. It was shown at the Pioneers Festival in Vienna, Austria, …

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Europe Was a Melting Pot From the Start, Ancient DNA Reveals

Genetic analysis of a 37,000-year-old human bone from Russia suggests widespread intermingling during Paleolithic times.<p>Modern Europeans have genetic ties that bind them together much further back in time than once thought, scientists report after analyzing a prehistoric Russian man's DNA.<p>Scraps of …

Range Rover: now with added guns

Step forward, wealthy, gun-wielding toffs of Britain. Your ultimate car has arrived: the Holland & Holland Range Rover.<p>Once again, the London-based …

Slowly but Surely: BMW-Toyota Sports Car Inching Closer to Reality

The partnership between BMW and Toyota to co-parent a new sports car is beginning to move ahead, with recent reports suggesting the two automakers have made it to the concept stage.<p>BMW confirmed that it has completed a technical feasibility study for the new sports cars. In a statement to <i>Bloomberg</i>, …

This Is The Audi R8 We've All Been Waiting For

Since its debut in 2006, the Audi R8 has become a true pop-culture icon. Everyone from Tom Brady to Prince Harry to Iron Man himself have been spotted in the German supercar. Over the past decade, the futuristically-styled R8 helped Audi solidify its position as an elite luxury brand alongside its …

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Sea of red: Tower of London poppies seen from the air

Aerial footage taken above the Tower of London shows the installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, made up of thousands of ceramic poppies to mark the centenary of World War One<p><b>The Tower of London</b> has released previously unseen aerial footage of the Installation of 888,246 ceramic poppies by …

Your science questions answered

Q Given the fact that the atom consists mainly of empty space and glass has a much higher density than paper, why is it that I can’t look through a sheet of paper but easily through centimetre-thick glass? asks Thoralf Schubert<p>A As Professor Philip Moriarty from the University of Nottingham …

A Nat Geo Explorer's Favorite Canada Places

TravelPlaces of a Lifetime<p>Canadian anthropologist and ethnobotanist Wade Davis, a National Geographic explorer-in-residence, has spent his career roaming the globe—but he still has favorites at home.<p><b>Cape Crawford, Baffin Island, on the Summer Solstice</b><p>Only three species overwinter in the Canadian …

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