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April 17, 2018 11:02 AM Council-owned PPS appoints two new directors

THE council-owned company behind Swindon’s successful ventures into solar power and renewable energy has welcomed new members of staff. Public Power Solutions, the wholly-owned company of Swindon Borough Council, has appointed two new non-executive directors to its board. Janine Freeman and Dr Jeffrey Hardy have been praised in high terms by PPS bosses 37

April 12, 2018 4:18 PM Jupiter's cyclones revealed in stunning infrared video

Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun and the largest in the Solar System. NASA's new 3D infrared model of Jupiter's north pole reveals its violent cyclone clusters in great detail. It also sheds light on the planet's mysterious magnetic field, which researchers now say is "unlike anything previously imagined." In the video, the yellow areas are warmer 98

February 16, 2018 6:38 PM Voracious supermassive black holes much bigger than thought are wiping out entire galaxies

Nasa has found that the biggest black holes are expanding far quicker than previously thought. The rate that 'supermassive' black holes - huge celestial bodies at the centre of large galaxies - are growing outstrips the pace at which their galaxies can form new stars. This means that many of the universe's biggest black holes are far larger than first 84

February 16, 2018 8:29 AM Distant supermassive black holes are expanding so fast, they are actually outstripping star growth

Till date, scientists thought that black holes in distant galaxies grew in tandem with stars. Supermassive black holes are those monstrous voids that sit in distant galactic centres and suck in everything in their proximity. They keep devouring materials and can grow million to billion times heavier than our own Sun. However, for the first time ever, two independent 99

February 15, 2018 11:58 PM Billionaire space race heats up as Richard Branson admits he's JEALOUS of Elon Musk's Falcon Heavy rocket launch

Elon Musk made history earlier this month when his Falcon Heavy megarocket launched from Cape Canaveral, carrying Musk's cherry red Tesla Roadster on a journey to Mars. Richard Branson told CNN in an interview on Wednesday that he's envious of Musk's successful launch but that his space company Virgin Galactic would be planning its own mission soon. The Falcon 96

February 11, 2018 11:04 AM The city of trees: China creates world's first 'forest city' where all buildings are covered in a million plants to tackle global warming and air pollution

China is constructing the world's first forest city where all buildings are covered in plants and trees to tackle global warming and air pollution. The Liuzhou Forest City will be home to 30,000 people once completed in a few years' time. Offices, houses, hotels, hospitals and schools will be entirely covered by a total of 40,000 trees and 1million plants 31

February 7, 2018 9:23 PM EU trade war: Brussels DEMANDS compensation from USA in solar panel row

THE European Union has demanded compensation from the United States after Donald Trump imposed tough new tariffs on imported solar panels. Documents filed by Brussels with the World Trade Organisation (WTO) today say Germany was a major exporter of the renewable energy technology to the US. But it says the harsh fees imposed by President Trump’s administration 61

February 5, 2018 4:48 PM Australia And Tesla Are Building The First 'Virtual Power Plant'

Each home will get free solar panels and a Tesla battery. Not content with having the world’s largest battery, Australia is pushing ahead with another remarkable project using Tesla’s battery technology. South Australia plans to create the world’s first ‘virtual power plant’ by equipping some 50,000 homes with solar panels and Tesla’s new Powerwall 2 batteries 123

February 4, 2018 1:44 AM SA govt launched plan for solar network

A network of at least 50,000 home solar systems backed up by battery storage across Adelaide will create the world's largest "virtual" power plant to cut energy bills, Premier Jay Weatherill says. Mr Weatherill says a trial is already underway to install solar panels and Tesla batteries on 1100 Housing Trust homes with the cost to be financed by the sale of electricity 42

January 10, 2018 5:58 PM Supermoon eclipse MAP: Where can you see the super blue blood moon lunar eclipse?

THE SUPERMOON eclipse could give the larger than usual moon a blood reddish hue at the end of the month. But where in the world can you see the lunar eclipse? The so-called super blue blood moon on January 31 is extra special because the supermoon and blue moon happen at the same time as a lunar eclipse. The supermoon gets its name because the full moon will be near its closest 85