NASA to launch new laser to track Earth’s polar ice loss

The new technology will measure the height change of ice sheets covering Greenland and Antarctica ‘to within the width of a pencil’

‘Journey to Mars will change how we live on Earth’

Mars One CEO Bas Lansdorp thinks it will help people appreciate Earth more and introduce useful new technologies

“Clear” human influence on climate change says IPCC

There has been “unequivocal” warming of the Earth’s climate according to a new report from an influential UN research body which finds it is “extremely likely” that humans have been the dominant cause of observed global warming since the mid-20th century. Today the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its latest report on climate […]

NASA aircraft takes off for climate change check

US space agency NASA is sending research aircraft into the Earth’s upper atmosphere to discover to how a warming climate is changing Earth. The remotely piloted Global Hawk aircraft which can make 30-hour flights will fly as high as 65,000ft above the tropical Pacific Ocean. Beginning in January the six research flights will study the […]

Blog: Can energy managers learn from the Curiosity rover?

Fly a shuttle to Mars and play music back from outer space? No problem. Can we cut our energy use with the same impressive execution? Can we heck! In the same week the Curiosity rover pinged a dreadful pop track by will.i.am back to Earth from Mars, came the death of the man who took one […]