The Hyperloop high-speed rail network

Forget the government’s proposed HS2, which could take commuters from Manchester to London in just over an hour, The Hyperloop would take just 30 minutes to go from Edinburgh to London – that’s over twice…
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21 Jul 2016

What is hydrogen power?

British tech firm Intelligent Energy has demonstrated a revolutionary new iPhone battery made from a hydrogen fuel cell, so we thought it was about time to dispel some myths about hydrogen power. Is it safe?…
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15 Jul 2016

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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05 Jul 2016

DNA data storage

It holds the secrets to our personal genetic makeup, and if techies have their way it could soon hold all our digital information too. Tech giant Microsoft is investing heavily in DNA as the newest…
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28 Jun 2016

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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09 Jun 2016

Don’t flush it!

Every one of us will produce enough urine each year to fill two bathtubs — some 135 gallons. But instead of flushing it down the toilet, why not do something more useful with it? And…
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03 Jun 2016

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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31 May 2016

Turn into a tree when you die

We all like to do our bit for the environment while we’re alive, be it buying organic food, using low energy light bulbs or recycling wherever possible. But what about when we die? ‘Ashes to…
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26 May 2016