YouTuber Tom Scott recently visited the site of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster, where a new $1.5bn confinement structure has been erected. The resulting video gives you a good feel for the monumental scale of the project, and just how much is riding on its success. See more >>
As we march deeper into the 21st century, we could have a lucrative new fuel on our hands. One that’s blue-green and sometimes a little smelly. It’s found in wastewater, but it’s capable of powering jets.
Attention and praise are quite rightly going to be heaped on pilot André Borschberg, but behind the scenes Solar Impulse is also the work of a giant logistical operation that would put a space mission to shame.