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NGC 6744 Galaxy

The Dark Universe

... matter exists... Catherine - So, let's think about our own Milky Way galaxy. So, we've got stars that are spinning around in our own Milky Way galaxy and you can look how fast they're moving ... If there wasn't a big halo of dark matter around our own Milky Way galaxy, all the stars would just simply fly out ...

Airbus prediction of the cabin of an aircraft of the future

The future of flight

... you just want to immerse yourself to connectivity and your own social media then there'll be a full entertainment area. ... I could be sitting on a flight in the future, pairing my own TV in front of me from my own body heat.  thank you. Colin -   That exactly would be ...

Hot air balloon

Make your own hot air balloon

Here is the answer to how to make your own bin-bag hot air balloon.  Part 1, in which we set up the ... Scientists Kitchen science: DIY hot air balloon Make your own hot air balloon ...

A rocket, with space shuttle attached, blasting off from Earth

Liftoff: How to launch a rocket

... in Cambridge. So what's the mission plan? We set up our own little launch pad in the courtyard. We placed our long ... 3, 2, 1, LIFTOFF! The Naked Scientists launch their own rocket with the help of some friends. Liftoff: How to ...

A levitating magnet over a superconductor

Levitating Trains

... different range of material forms, each of which has its own benefits for a specific type of application. Ginny -   ... -   I'm from Cambridge.  I think you almost solved your own question about how you might do levitating trains because ...

Ships in harbour

Can shipping get greener?

... motivation, what's the encouragement for the people that own ships, the people that run ships to actually do any of ... But one of the problems is that people don't typically own a ship for 25 years and then scrap it at the end. People ...

Keeping Reactors Running

... it gas.  It's actually in a completely new phase of its own! This new phase means that each unit of this water can ... heat than either steam or liquid water can carry on its own.  So, as you increase the temperature which will burn in ...

The Juno spacecraft will arrive in orbit around Jupiter in 2016

Finding our way through space

... presto; but what about navigating in space? Even in our own solar system the distances are measured in millions or ...

Electricity

Powerful vibrations

... of cars driving past.  Plus, Dave Ansell tests his very own piezo-electric crystal he made at home! Sohini -   So, ...

construction building site

Sustainable housing in action

... Gavin - We are recycling water. We are generating our own electricity and heat through our energy centre which ...

Plane on Runway

Propulsion: Prepare for takeoff!

... and Izzie Clarke embarked on the maiden flight on our own airline FlyNaked! Marika Ottman spoke with Justin Burrows ...

Solar storm impacting the Earth's Magnetosphere - RAL Space

Radiation shields in space

... with you. Chris - So, you have a spacecraft which has its own magnetic field. It's generating a bit like the Earth's ... the moon doesn't have an overall magnetic field of its own. It would appear that for the eons that it is being ...

GPS satellite

How does GPS work?

... - The European Union is very interested in developing our own system so that then we are building our own spacecraft. We are building the ground segment, we are ...

Laser-Powered Fusion

... confines itself. Ginny -   So, you're kind of using its own expansion to squeeze it together. Kate -   That's ...

future city

Sustainable cities

... to get that sort of quiet time that we need to support our own health and wellbeing. Chris - What about other things ...

Investigating the secrets of the violin

... violins, but it's pretty hard. Each violin has its own distinct sound even when building like for like because ...

Screenshot from WIRED

Wired: Getting kids switched on to electricity

... exactly. Chris - But it is actually good as a game in its own right isn’t it, Diarmid? Is that your motivation ...

Laser on Banknote

Tiny, flexible lasers detect counterfeits

... laser light. So low that it’s safe to produce it in your own eye. One of the most important things, of course, to ...

Rubber bands

Science Centre: Rubber Band Fridge

... have the temperature of the room temperature or is it its own temperature? Dave - So, if you leave a rubber band for a ...

Racing Supercars: Eletric vs Petrol

Electric vs Petrol: Who will win?

... car driver already. It struck me, going back to my own car, that I was convinced for a period of time that ...

Levitating Superconductor

Superconducting for super energy

... current flow in the superconductor which makes it's own magnetic field which repels the magnetic field from the ...

Super-powered GPS?

... the building. Chris - I know you don't want to blow your own patent so I'll ask you to word the answer cautiously. But ...

Kickstarting the electric car industry

... So by the time other companies integrate this with their own cars, Tesla will presumably have made further advances ...