A Swiss adventurer plans to fly his featherweight jumbo jet across America fuelled only by the energy of the Sun
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Friday 25 March 2011
In the build-up to the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008, plans were afoot to shoot down any clouds that threatened rain at the opening ceremony. In the event, no such measures had to be taken, but the idea that the weather was something within human control was not going to go away.
Thursday 24 March 2011
Qatar have developed artificial clouds to provide shade for stadiums and training grounds at the 2022 World Cup.
Saturday 19 March 2011
Britain's solar industry was in uproar yesterday, branding the Government's proposed changes to the feed-in tariff (FIT) subsidy scheme as "nonsensical", "disgraceful" and "a horrendous strategic mistake".
Monday 14 March 2011
Britain's fledgling solar power industry is gearing up for a fight over the Government's review of the solar subsidies scheme.
Sunday 13 March 2011
Thursday 03 March 2011
While sharply rising oil prices claim attention across the world, the British Government is facing increasingly vocal criticism over a policy on solar power subsidies that critics deride as "extraordinary".
Monday 14 February 2011
Solar power companies are considering a legal challenge to Government plans for a review of the "feed-in tariff" (FIT) scheme, set up last year to boost investment in green energy schemes.
Sunday 06 February 2011
Concerns that commercial solar "farms" are cashing in on an incentive scheme designed to boost small-scale renewables is prompting the Government to review the programme.
Sunday 30 January 2011
Wasps director and former captain Lawrence Dallaglio eased himself into the Arabian Gulf on Friday with a spot of drag racing, and a round of golf to follow yesterday, ahead of the innovative LV Cup match with Harlequins in Abu Dhabi this afternoon.
Monday 27 December 2010
A solar-powered pilotless plane which was built in the UK has been recognised as having smashed the world record for the longest time spent in the air by an unmanned autonomous vehicle (UAV), after staying aloft for two weeks.
Sunday 26 December 2010
The This Is Why I Pay My Licence Fee Award A History of the World in 100 Objects, a masterly sweep through the many ages of man led by the British Museum's Neil MacGregor, was the kind of thing the BBC does so well – big projects, superbly conceived and perfectly executed.
Sunday 19 December 2010
Simple pumps have saved villagers from a dangerous job
Monday 06 December 2010
Friday 03 December 2010
- 1 Heading for America? Prepare for the longest US immigration queues ever
- 2 Notes from a small island: Is Sealand an independent 'micronation' or an illegal fortress?
- 3 You thought Ryanair's attendants had it bad? Wait 'til you hear about their pilots
- 4 'Swivel-gate': David Cameron at war with press over 'swivel-eyed loons' slur
- 5 It’s official: thanks to Stephen Hawking's Israel boycott, anti-Semitism is no more
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