Climate change is affecting the planet at an alarming pace. To respond to this threat, we need to build resilience, make the transition from fossil fuels to a carbon zero future, act sustainably to protect the planet's precious resources and reduce waste.

Sir David Attenborough: "Our planet hangs in the balance"

18 November 2019

Forests burn, glaciers melt and one million species face extinction. Can we humans save the planet from ourselves? Here, Sir David Attenborough speaks to us about the climate crisis and his hopes for the future. His words begin our new focus on Sustainable Earth, looking at how we transition to a carbon zero future, protect the planet's resources, reduce waste and build resilience.

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Vinegarroon, Thelyphonida, uropygids, insect 19 Sept 2010

Like an arrow: jumping insects use archery techniques

01 October 2008

Froghoppers, the champion jumpers of the insect world, can leap 100 times their body length by using a structure similar to an archer's bow.

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The Large Hadron Collider/ATLAS at CERN

World’s largest experiment starts today

08 September 2008

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is being switched on today, marking one of the most important events in modern science.

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Fire

Lean machines: environmentally friendly engines

01 September 2008

An industrial-grade aerospace gas turbine combustion simulator – the first of its kind in the UK and one of only a dozen worldwide – is ready for...

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Engine

‘Super’ superalloys: hotter, stronger, for even longer

01 September 2008

Only a single class of engineering materials can withstand the extreme conditions deep within a jet aeroplane engine – the nickel-base superalloys...

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CAPE

Enhancing CAPE-abilities in photonics and electronics

01 September 2008

A unique model of industrial-academic partnership is demonstrating how UK R&D can stay ahead of the game in a rapidly moving electronics...

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Morning

Land of the (early) rising sun

20 August 2008

They say that early to bed, early to rise, makes one healthy, wealthy and wise; but in Japan, it may also be feeding a nationalist revival not...

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Mclaren F1 Lewis Hamilton

Secrets of the inerter revealed

19 August 2008

A Cambridge University invention which was kept a closely-guarded secret because of the hidden advantage it offered to a Formula 1 racing team is...

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Forest

Plan to conserve forests may be detrimental to other ecosystems

12 June 2008

Conserving biodiversity must be considered when developing plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation, researchers warn in today’...

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drawing CAD

Designing sustainable cities of the future

01 May 2008

As more people become city-dwellers, can we design cities to be more sustainable?

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