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Science Correspondent — BBC
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BBC Science Correspondent

Solar Impulse plane leaves Myanmar for China

bbc.co.uk — Solar Impulse, the fuel-free aeroplane, is up in the air again on the fifth leg of its round-the-world flight. The vehicle, with Bertrand Piccard at the controls, left Mandalay in Myanmar (Burma) just after 21:00 GMT on Sunday, and is heading for Chongqing in China.

Antarctic ice shelf thinning speeds up

bbc.com — From the section Science & Environment Scientists have their best view yet of the status of Antarctica's floating ice shelves and they find them to be thinning at an accelerating rate. Fernando Paolo and colleagues used 18 years of data from European radar satellites to compile their assessment.

Antarctic ice shelf thinning speeds up

bbc.co.uk — Scientists have their best view yet of the status of Antarctica's floating ice shelves and they find them to be thinning at an accelerating rate. Fernando Paolo and colleagues used 18 years of data from European radar satellites to compile their assessment.

Getting ready for the mission to Hell

bbc.com — From the section Science & Environment They must be the two most audacious space missions currently in development. Solar Orbiter and Solar Probe Plus will venture inside the orbit of Mercury to study the Sun. The temperatures on the front surfaces of these satellites will go into the high hundreds of degrees Celsius, and beyond.

Getting ready for the mission to hell

bbc.co.uk — They must be the two most audacious space missions currently in development. Solar Orbiter and Solar Probe Plus will venture inside the orbit of Mercury to study the Sun. The temperatures on the front surfaces of these satellites will go into the high hundreds of degrees Celsius, and beyond.

Bloodhound car has jet engine fitting

bbc.co.uk — The Bloodhound Super Sonic Car has just had a key engine fitting. Its Rolls-Royce EJ200 turbofan has been slotted into the vehicle's upper-chassis for the first time. Engineers need to check the power unit will sit comfortably inside the car with the correct clearances.

EC funds switch 'good for science'

bbc.co.uk — Taking money out of Europe's research budget for a special economic stimulus plan will end up boosting science, argues Commissioner Carlos Moedas. Universities and other institutes have been highly critical of an EC proposal to divert 2.7bn euros (£2.0bn) from the Horizon 2020 programme into a new 21bn-euro Strategic Investment Fund.

William Smith: Seminal geology map re-discovered

bbc.com — A first edition copy of one of the most significant maps in the history of science has been re-discovered in time for an important anniversary. William Smith's 1815 depiction of the geology of England, Wales and part of Scotland is a seminal piece of work.

William Smith: Seminal geology map re-discovered

bbc.co.uk — A first edition copy of one of the most significant maps in the history of science has been re-discovered in time for an important anniversary. William Smith's 1815 depiction of the geology of England, Wales and part of Scotland is a seminal piece of work.

Rosetta's comet is spinning down

bbc.com — The comet being observed by Europe's Rosetta satellite is very gradually spinning down. The icy dirt-ball takes 12.4 hours to complete one rotation, but mission controllers have noticed that this is extending by about a second a day. And this rate of change is increasing as Comet 67P gets more active.
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Mar 30, 2015

Looks like @solarimpulse is going to lay over at Chongqing. No "quick pitstop and go" to Nanjing as hoped.

Mar 29, 2015

@StephenSerjeant @davecl42 @borngeek The OU ad works because it resonates for all those who went through it. Quite simply #lifechanging

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