Can Boomy McBoomface save the oceans?

It seems almost too good to be true – a method of cleaning up the oceans that requires virtually no energy and has no negative impact on the environment. But that’s what’s planned as the…
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Introducing the world’s largest cruise ship

The latest addition to Royal Caribbean’s award-winning fleet sailed into Southampton recently, and it’s a monster both in terms of size and consumption. First, the dimensions. The Harmony of the Seas is 1,188ft long (taller than the…
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Dawn of the drone ships

It’s a sad reflection of our times that the most common way for us to hear about drone technology is in relation to warfare. For many people, ‘drones’ are simply remote control weapons, but there…
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How to charge your mobile in five seconds

Sometimes a problem with science isn’t going to be solved head-on, but instead needs an alternative approach. Mobile phone manufacturers have been trying to extend the life of their devices’ batteries while simultaneously making them…
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Kite power

Turbines may get most of the attention when it comes to wind power but a British firm has just received £1 million of investment to develop kite power as a cheaper, more cost-effective source of…
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Are longer flights more fuel efficient?

Just announced this month, the longest non-stop scheduled flight in the world is now Emirates’ flight from Dubai to Auckland, New Zealand. That’s a total of 7,700 miles (14,200 kilometres) in 17 hours and 15…
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