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The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft has set off from New York to cross the Atlantic, one of the toughest stages of its attempt to fly around the globe using solar energy. The pilot, Bertrand Piccard, will attempt to reach Seville in Spain in about 90 hours. It is the first ever attempt to cross the Atlantic in...

The solar-powered plane Solar Impulse has arrived at New York’s JFK airport after making the short trip from Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania. Taking...

Solar Impulse, the zero-fuel aeroplane, has flown the first leg across the continental United States in its attempt to fly around the world. It left Mountain...

Leading garden retailer Suttons Seeds has examined the importance of bee-friendly gardening in their latest visual. From pollenating flowers to creating...

A giant plant using energy from the Sun to power a Moroccan city at night will open next month.The solar thermal plant at Ouarzazate will harness the Sun’s...

Scientists in Japan have developed a type of ultra-hard glass.The new material is thin as well as hard and is made using alumina, an oxide of aluminium. If...

A new design for lithium-air batteries overcomes several big hurdles that have stood in the way of this concept.Lithium-air cells can store energy much...

Nasa’s New Horizons spacecraft is set to make history next week when it becomes the first probe to reach Pluto.The spacecraft left earth nine and...

Researchers have identified a new way to produce aviation fuel from sugarcane biomass that could deliver substantial cuts in greenhouse gas emissions. The...

An estimated 7,000 properties around England and Wales will be sacrificed to rising seas over the next century, according to the Environment Agency.Analysis...