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Stunning YouTube Video Shows Weather Balloon Soaring Into The Stratosphere

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This incredible YouTube video follows the journey of a weather balloon as it soars to the borders of space. Over three hours, the camera climbs to a staggering 35,000 metres, propelled only by helium. Astrophotographer Julian Weßel uploaded an edited version of the video last autumn, but today (31 Jan)… Read more »

10 Modern Day Wonders Of The Green Energy World

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Nowadays, incredible design isn’t about the most striking architecture or unusual materials. The boldest and best new structures need to have far more than that going for them. The biggest draw? How sustainable, unconventional and educational they can be.  We all know the planet doesn’t have infinite resources, and we… Read more »

UK-Assembled Rover Could Be Heading To Mars In 2021

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A UK-assembled robotic rover could be heading to Mars in 2021 after European research ministers committed to plugging a funding shortfall. Costs have risen by €436m (£368m) after a series of delays.  Of the €436m extra funding, €339m comes from European countries and €97m from the ESA itself. Britain has pledged €82m (£69m)…. Read more »