Physicists explain thunderstorm 'sprites'

U.S. physicists have determined "sprites" -- bright bursts of light seen in thunderstorms -- travel at 1-10th the speed of light.

World's Largest Vacuum Chamber to Test Orion

Before NASA's new spacecraft, Orion, carries the next generation of explorers into space, it first will make a shorter journey to the world's largest vacuum chamber. In this massive, cathedral-like structure, it must endure ...

Invasive plant potential threat to Canadian landscape

It might sound like something out of a 1950s B-movie but the potential proliferation of the native Asian tropical plant kudzu here in Canada is no imaginary threat, warns Professor Rowan Sage of ecology and evolutionary biology. ...

Bees hit a purple patch

A bee’s favourite colour can help them to find more food from the flowers in their environment, according to new research from Queen Mary, University of London.

ESA and Inmarsat prepare for Alphasat

Today at the Paris Air Show, ESA and Inmarsat moved closer to the implementation of Alphasat, the first satellite based on Alphabus, the new European telecommunications platform.

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