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Summits matter, but innovation is the key to a greener planet - CapX

Summits matter, but innovation is the key to a greener planet – CapX

To share The eco-friendly food revolution is not limited to animal products There are still many opportunities to accelerate the transition to clean energy Innovation isn’t just Eureka moments, sometimes it’s just about improving efficiency Even if it hadn’t coincided with the commercial end of the World Cup, the United Nations Conference of the Parties …

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As COP15 draws to a close, “biopiracy” is a key issue.  What is that?

As COP15 draws to a close, “biopiracy” is a key issue. What is that?

COP15, the UN biodiversity summit taking place in Montreal, Canada, is due to end today. Although it was billed as the ‘last chance’ to protect species and ecosystems from destruction, reports suggest progress has been slow, with parties divided over the issue of funding for conservation efforts. One of the main questions has been how …

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Impostor physical particles revealed: a key advance for quantum technology

Impostor physical particles revealed: a key advance for quantum technology

In search of the Majorana rock star. Pictures. Credit: Maksim Borovkov The most common particles are electrons and photons, which are understood as examples of the large families of fermions and bosons, to which all other particles in nature belong. But there is another possible category of particles, the so-called anyons. Anyons are predicted to …

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How Stargazing Live Viewers Found a Key Galaxy to the Early Universe

How Stargazing Live Viewers Found a Key Galaxy to the Early Universe

For years I worked on Live Stargazingallowing the large audience brought together by Brian Cox and Dara O’Briain to contribute to science through their web browsers. Working with the fabulous team at Zooniverse, over the years we’ve searched for exoplanets, strange “spider” features on Mars, and even measured the age of the Universe by finding …

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The failure to detect the key signal allows astronomers to determine what the first galaxies were and were not, as

The failure to detect the key signal allows astronomers to determine what the first galaxies were and were not, as

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public domain Researchers were able to make key determinations about the first galaxies to exist, in one of the first astrophysical studies of the period in the early universe when the first stars and galaxies formed, known as the cosmic dawn. Using data from India’s SARAS3 radio telescope, researchers led by the University …

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