science
Insane Light System Blasts the Energy of 10,000 Suns

German scientists have constructed a powerful new light system that can focus energy equivalent to the radiation of 10,000 suns onto a single spot. Eventually, they hope, this “artificial sun” could be used to produce environmentally-friendly fuels. Read More >>

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A Plane Fuelled by Rubbish Could Soon Fly You From New York to London

British Airways has an ambitious and smelly plan: convert municipal waste into 120,000 metric tonnes of jet fuel. By 2017, they say, the first factory in the world to turn garbage into jet fuel will be up and running. Waste-fuelled transatlantic flights could come soon after. Read More >>