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The first stars in the Universe turn on at about 400 million years after the Big Bang. WMAP data reveals the era.

Was dark matter created with the Big Bang?

... be put together then there can exist things beyond our own universe and dark energy can be some kind of phenomenon that is related to stuff beyond our own universe. And so, once you have that, you could start to ... dark energy, maybe it is something that is outside our own universe that in some sense, you can say, exists ...

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

How long could one survive eating yourself?

... To work out how long someone could survive by eating their own limbs, we need to make a number of assumptions. Firstly, ... live if somehow he had to live on amputations of his own body. I assume that piecemeal would too much of a shock . ... equipment, how long could you survive just eating your own severed limbs? How long could one survive eating yourself? ...

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 ...

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 ...

energy recycling stairs

Stairs that give you a leg up!

... right? Lena - That’s right. So, you're using your own power to stretch the springs. When the tread lowers by ... can keep people active, independent and living in their own homes. Katie - So it sounds like these stairs would give ...

Agamemnon Otero from Repowering London

Empowerment through solar power

... Dominic - So, is the money going to the individuals who own these cells or is it all going to the cooperative? ... who have come to us have actually come of their own accord. It started outside my house in Brixton and has ...

The cost of eyes

... usage of the whole fish, and that of the eyes on their own. In the same way that human energy consumption would be ...

Cyanobacteria, one of the sources of oxygen on the early Earth

Green Solar: the power of algae

... algae, which naturally harvest the sun's energy for their own energy needs, offers a more natural alternative to solar ...

Making a Microphone

... does.  To find out how microphones do that, we asked our own Dave Ansell if he could build one from scratch, and to do ...

Electricity

Powerful vibrations

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

Big Bend Power Station

Using maths to solve power problems

... with Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution who own the network or distribute energy through towns like ...

Row of batteries

Power to your Elbow: Better Batteries

... of our present technologies. We also try to tune-in to our own broadcast on a radio powered by moss! Plus, in the news, ...

Laser-Powered Fusion

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

Image of nuclear power station on a sunny day

Are we ready for the next Chernobyl?

... Lynne had, effectively, developed a weapon of her own - this hydroxyapatite And this is how Joe Hilltrek fits ... which have half lives of about 29 years. So left to their own devices, they would decay away to low levels but, ... the actual site but in that general region. We put our own source of strontium in there that wasn’t radioactive so ...

Sumatran orangutan at the Orang rehabilitation centre, Buket Lawang, Sumatra.

King of the swingers

... situation is a human being and that's why I turned to our own species, if you like, to try and get some insight into ...

Could we dissipate a tornado with a rocket?

... like the devestating one in Oklahama feed on their own energy - wind force. Can we dissipate or disturb that ...

Pink jellyfish

How do things emit light by giving off photons?

... were already there, then why doesn't everything emit its own light instead of just reflecting light? How do things ...

Olympics race

Going for gold at 26 degrees Celsius

... Gordon, Anglia Ruskin University The human body has its own mechanisms for handling the heat but how can we optimise ...

How you could drink your own urine safely?

How you could drink your own urine safely? ...

power plant

Building smarter grids

... a lot of these smart metering technologies in people's own homes, it's telling them where they're using the power ...

Pedestrians walking in a city

(Power) Walk This Way

... this technology is vast. Maybe soon, we'll be powering our own disco dance floor! A group of US and Chinese researchers ...

graphene_screen

The future of graphene

... So, will you really see it in chips? Maybe on its own - no, I don't think so. But perhaps as a hybrid. So you ...

Photovoltaic Cell

Catching Energy From the Sun

... of these device types are incredible inventions with their own particular advantages and disadvantages. Each material ...