Solar

Solar Impulse - The Future Is No Longer What It Used to Be

Marco Morosini | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Tech
Marco Morosini

Is Solar Impulse an extravagant toy, built on a whim? Nobody expects photovoltaic to move transport aircraft. Positive spill-over may concern some technical innovation, so it's no coincidence that Google, Swisscom and other big technological industries are among its sponsors. But a viable business model is not the point.

What Will Happen When Facebook Controls the Internet?

Thomas Church | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Tech
Thomas Church

Facebook has successfully tested solar powered drones that will connect over a billion people to the Internet. The company will become the gateway keeper to the web, a company that both creates the pipes and controls what flows through them.

Solar Eclipse Proves We Cannot Trust the Sun

James Moran | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Comedy
James Moran

The Sun is in fact a spherical ball of molten hot plasma with a diameter about 109 times that of the Earth. Not sounding so nice anymore, right?

The Sun Is About To Completely Flip Over

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK Tech

The Sun's entire magnetic field is on the verge of flipping over. Scientists are convinced the source of all life on Earth will shortly reverse pol...

Nuclear Could Play Significant Role in Europe's Future Energy Mix

Julian Hunt | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK Politics
Julian Hunt

More than two years after the devastating Fukushima nuclear disaster, the largest nuclear accident since Chernobyl, the repercussions continue in Europe. Inevitably, the episode has prompted renewed debate in Brussels and EU countries about nuclear power.

Sun's Magnetic Field About To Flip

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK Tech

The Sun is about to flip out. Its magnetic field is set to do a complete 180, changing poles as the nurturer of all life on Earth reaches the half...

Casting Light on Lobbying

Natasha Thomas | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK Politics
Natasha Thomas

Transparency is the key, as is a strong system to support the principles for how MPs and officials deal with the outside world. Mercer's wrongdoing has also focused attention on All Party Groups. There is nothing wrong with having an All Party Parliamentary Group for Fiji, and it goes without saying that no MP should take money for setting one up.

There's A Worringly Large Hole In The Sun...

Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK Tech

A giant hole has been discovered in the Sun - and it's heading our way. The giant gaping coronal gap has been described by Nasa as "extensive", "ro...

Waiting Game: Extra Second Added To Clocks As Earth Slows Down

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.06.2012 | UK Tech

Sometimes it really feels like the day drags on – and from now on they actually will do, by an entire second. At midnight on Saturday an extra se...

Are We Prepared for a Super Solar Flare Threat?

Aisha Gani | Posted 07.05.2012 | UK Tech
Aisha Gani

It sounds like something from a sci-fi movie, but the Sun erupted on Tuesday evening, releasing a torrent of charged particles that could have many implications on our infrastructure.