Physical Sciences

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Driverless Cars: The new era of transportation comes to life.

Ever wondered how self-driving cars work and what technologies power it? Umair shines light on the impressive technology hidden behind the self-driving cars of the future.

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The United Kingdom is Getting Greener

March 2, 2016 • Features, Physical Sciences • Views: 1339

Rowan Hookham investigates whether the United Kingdom is playing its part in the international action on climate change

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The solar system’s ninth planet

January 30, 2016 • Physical Sciences, Snippets • Views: 2014

Becky Douglas discusses the solar system's potential ninth planet.

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Fracking for gas: fossil or future?

December 4, 2015 • Features, Physical Sciences • Views: 2900

This year, the year 2015, has been referred to by some as our last chance to curb global climate change. There has been an unprecedented focus on climate change among both politicians and the public alike this year and the COP21 conference that took place in Paris this week is seen by many as being

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A Chernobyl Diary

November 19, 2015 • Features, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences • Views: 2191

Kieran Tierney explores Chernobyl on foot and discusses the history of the accident and its legacy today.

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Eye-Robot: An insight into the growing field of bionic vision

October 1, 2015 • Features, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences • Views: 1660

Artificial vision is closer than you might have imagined. Discover how scientists are innovating new ways to treat blindness.

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Geothermal energy in the UK: Hot topic or a Utopian dream?

September 24, 2015 • Features, Physical Sciences • Views: 3376

With the need for a carbon neutral, non-finite energy ever growing, could geothermal energy be the energy source that provides for the UK?

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A “Small” Plastic Waste Problem

September 17, 2015 • Features, Physical Sciences • Views: 2461

From pesticides in your food to government policy, Alastair Davy discusses the issues surrounding microplastics.