UK team hopes solar car wins world race

The car may look like a space pod that could fly but it’s actually hoping to do something debatably far more impressive: win a marathon desert race powered by solar energy. The group of Cambridge students who designed and built the teardrop-shaped green car hope it will win the World Solar Challenge in Australia. The […]

Plant biofuel could rival oil – if we can make it

Scientists at the University of York have made a discovery they claim could help waste plant matter replace oil as a fuel source. Working with scientists from the University of Cambridge as well as California and Denmark, they found a way to break down the cellulose in plant matter so that it can be made […]