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A wind farm.

The world's first consumer-owned wind farm

... - What Ripple does is we enable individual households to own a bit of a wind farm, and have the low-cost, clean ... so you simply decide how much of the wind farm you want to own depending on how much electricity you use, then you can ... our website, and you become a member of the co-op and you own your bit of the wind farm. And then we go away and build ...

 112.2 g fragment of the Chelyabinsk (Cherbakul) meteorite. This specimen was found on a field between the villages of Deputatsky and Emanzhelinsk on February 18, 2013. The broken fragment displays thick primary fusion crust with flow lines and a...

How to find your own meteorite

... tips from astronomer Carolin Crawford on how to find your own hunk of space metal after Graihagh Jackson found a rather ... in their insulation in the roof. So they had their own little meteorite that had hit their roof - I think that's ... Crawford, University of Cambridge Top tips to find your own hunk of space metal... How to find your own meteorite ...

Disposable cups

Cup-Club: Reducing our waste

... level. One person who decided to take matters into their own hands joins us now, it’s Safia Qureshi founder and CEO ... to give users for doing the right thing. Kat - This is my own personal reusable cup; it’s a lovely shade of grey and ... in Edinburgh. So I take this around with me and make my own coffee. But the idea is that you get your cup, clean, new ...

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 ...

Water Droplet

The Science of Survival

... that each section allows kids and families to make their own decisions about what kind of future they want.  On your ... able to see the implications of your choices in your very own neighbourhood for 2050. Meera - Another section here in ... - You say the average person uses 150l and that's on their own individual needs but obviously water is used on larger ...

Jason de Caires Taylor underwater sculpture

From art to artificial reefs

... around the world, his sculptures take on a life of their own as they become engulfed in marine organisms and form ... reefs which leaves them time to regenerate on their own accord. I hope to use the sculptures as a way to ... cast in cement? And do any of them go and visit their own sculpture installed on the seabed? Jason - Yes, a few ...

Early humans get a taste for seafood

... particularly for Neanderthals and for early members of our own species. And what this tells us is that marine food stuff ... seem to have been a critical part of the evolution of our own species and we have a number of sites on the coast of ... South Africa and on the Horn of Africa too that reveal our own species using shellfish 100-130,000 years ago. The ...

A 700g individual of the NWA 869 meteorite. Chondrules and metal flakes can be seen on the cut and polished face of this specimen. NWA 869 is a ordinary chondrite

Finding a meteorite for yourself...

... tips from astronomer Carolin Crawford on how to find your own hunk of Chelyabinsk meteorite fragmentspace metal after ... in their insulation in the roof. So they had their own little meteorite that had hit their roof - I think that's ... University of Cambridge Top tips on how to get your very own space rock... Finding a meteorite for yourself... ...

A fire burning

The science of a bushfire

... fires, when they get so very big, they end up making their own weather system. Guillermo - Fires are self sustaining by ... So then this smoke, under some conditions creates its own clouds and then these actually move around. Also you need ... smoke going upwards, and the sucking in of air creates its own wind, and these winds actually further accelerate the ...

How do magnets work?

... which makes a little tiny electromagnet. Now on its own this doesn’t make something even magnetic. These little ... here is lots and lots of tiny little metal nuts. On their own they’re not stuck to each other; whereas you bring a ... problematic, and these iron nuts are the same. On their own they don’t stick to each other but because they have ...

Chris Smith interviews microbiologist Kay Kuloyo who is looking for extreme bacteria living kilometres underground in gold mines

Extreme life lurking underground

... life on other planets, the extreme conditions inside our own planet may provide clues as to how life like this might ... chemicals and the minerals in the elements to make their own food and survive these conditions. Chris - How did they ... going to take a lot of time. Microorganisms work at their own pace. Over time we can use it for small-scale ...

BedZED - The Beddington Zero Energy Development

Zero Energy Housing

... doing it much more efficiently because you've got your own local power station basically. Asif - As a matter of fact ... out? It's very much en vogue at the moment to have your own dwelling which is a detached cottage but that's got four ... energy. They produce all of what they require from their own site boundaries. Chris - But how? I know how much energy ...

Colonise Mars to save the human race?

... But I think... Chris - Planets that are outside our own Solar System. Ryan - Yes, exactly. Chris - Yeah, distant ... a little bit uncomfortable, the idea that this makes our own planet is disposable or that we're giving up on it. So, I ... to preserve ourselves because we've caused problems on our own planet, on planet Earth that we automatically have the ...

eLife

Why does fog cloud driver judgement?

... then what happens to the driver is they perceive their own speed being lower and therefore, you accelerate to match ... that it's not only perception going on.  We have also our own motivations.  For example, if we are in a hurry, if we ... in the simulation, all the drivers over estimate their own speed.  With our findings, we could think of some ...

A plate of cooked pork chops. Photo courtesy of Stu Spivack

Science of Sustainable Living

... with businesses and organisations and citizens in our own town. Chris -   So, why wouldn't food be sustainable? ... to processing, the transport, to even cooking in our own kitchens and industrially, and waste in the end of life ...

Sand

What happens to sand in an earthquake?

... which is akin to being a liquid.  Dave Ansell brought his own demonstration of this to the studio. Dave -   What I've got here is my own very little sand pit.  I have a box full of sand.  You ...

3D tissue imaging

3D Tissue Imaging and Subordinate Meerkats

... very close by you can see, well, has that tumour got its own blood supply or is it a very early stage tumour that is yet to develop its own blood supply? --- New compound to treat Autism A drug to ...

 Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant. Tight crop showing reactors 4, 3, 2 and 1, reading left (South) to right (North). Area shown is approximately 600 by 350 metres. Made based on [http://w3land.mlit.go.jp/WebGIS/ National Land Image Information (Color...

Fukushima Reactor Review

... at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, and explain how his own work fits in with this week's Nuclear Science Question ... at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, and explain how his own work fits in with this week's Nuclear Science Question ...

Dancers at Glastonbury

Optimum Population Trust at Glastonbury

... birth rate of 1.8, we're consuming massively more than our own share of the world's resources.  We produce 35 times as ... have died, and encourage them to be in control of their own fertility so that they're responsible for when they get ...

Fresian (Holstein) Cows

Microbes and Muck - Making cattle eco-friendly

In western countries, the average person eats their own weight in meat every year, which means that livestock ... Jamie -   Or we can tweak the forage.  So what our own researchers do is try to understand how the microbes ...

NASA Image of Dover Straits

The Big Flood

Chris - When did Britain become an island in its own right and for a long time that's been a big question but ... what cut us off from France and made us country in our own right. Jenny thank you very much. Dr Jenny Collier, ...

FameLab

FameLab: 3 minute science stars

... to Vietnam, Thailand, so people are all competing in their own countries and then they come to the UK to compete in the ... and build their confidence in talking about their own research to a public audience.  If they want to carry on ...

We Can Drive, but How Would We Eat?

... adding up the numbers for Britain, could we live on our own biofuels for example?  So we start with sunlight, which ... changes to be able to live self sufficiently on our own renewables.  Alternatively, we need to be really nice to ...

Early myrmectophile - Promyrmister_kistneri

First fossil ant-exploiting beetles

... into the social fabric of ant colonies for their own selfish needs. Chris - Because there are examples of this ... bodies that enable them to recognise members of their own colony or intruders, and these beetles mimic those ...

A pig

Waste not want not

... in supermarkets and restaurants and, of course, in our own homes.  That is a very easy place to start if what we ... such a simple thing that everyone can practice in the own homes and, indeed, demand that the businesses that they ...