We Took Hyundai’s Different Driving Test and Failed Miserably

Judging by the high level of appalling drivers on our stupidly busy roads could regular re-testing be a means of keeping people up to speed on evolving rules and regulations? After all, bad habits creep in over time and it’d certainly be a great way to keep people on their toes. It’d definitely be a solid revenue earner too, but perhaps more importantly it might make our vehicle-choked roads a little more bearable if everyone tried that little bit harder behind the wheel. Read More >>

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Zero Emissions Hydrogen Plane Test Gets Over £2M in Government Funding

The HyFlyer project based in Orkney is setting out to make zero emission flights a reality. Read More >>

80-Year Quest to Create Metallic Hydrogen May Finally Be Complete

Physicist Eugene Paul Wigner predicted more than 80 years ago that hydrogen, the most abundant element in the universe, could turn into an electricity-conducting solid metal at the right temperature and pressure. Scientists have spent decades since attempting to synthesise this material—and may have finally done so. Read More >>

Engineers OK Switching Our Gas Grid to Hydrogen

The Institution of Engineering and Technology has been tasked with investigating the possibility of eliminating natural gas from our heating and cooking systems, and yes, they say we could switch to hydrogen without having to dig up and replumb the nation, drastically reducing the UK's burnt-stuff output in time for 2050's net-zero carbon target date. Read More >>

A Fleet of Hydrogen-Powered Double Decker Buses Will Debut on the Streets of London Next Year

London is rolling out a fleet of hydrogen-powered double decker buses starting next year as mayor Sadiq Khan highlights the importance of cutting down on emissions in the capital. Read More >>

Liverpool Chooses Hydrogen to Alt-Fuel Eco Bus Fleet

A futuristic hum is on its way to Liverpool, as the city centre is about to host as many as 25 alternatively fuelled demonstration buses. Read More >>

There’s Way More to Hydrogen Than Just Powering Cars

These days we hear an awful lot about electric cars replacing the older dirty cars than run on petrol or diesel. Electrical engines don't produce any pollution as they run, which means they don't reduce the quality of the local air and screw with our lungs as a result. But whenever you bring up electric cars, inevitably someone will start going on about how we should be investing in hydrogen instead. Because hydrogen fuel doesn't come with all the issues regarding range, power capacity, and recharge time. Read More >>

Scientists Harvest Hydrogen from Water in Microgravity, a Nifty Trick for Deep-Space Travel

A team of scientists announced they have harvested hydrogen from water in microgravity – a proof-of-principle test that may one day lead to a way to acquire fuel or other resources during a long-distance, crewed space mission. Read More >>

The MET Police is Taking on a Fleet of 11 Hydrogen-Powered Vehicles

Most of the world might be betting on electric cars to help wean society off fossil fuels, but there are still plenty out there who haven't given up on a hydrogen-powered future. Which is fair, because despite the issue of infrastructure there's a lot hydrogen fuel has to offer. That's why London's Metropolitan Police are teaming up with Toyota to take on a fleet of 11 Toyota Mirai cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells. Read More >>

Scientists Discover Long-Sought Evidence of First Stars Forming

When you sweep across the FM radio band, you don’t always hear music—mostly, you hear static. Lots of this ambient noise is actually garbled signals from throughout the Milky Way. If you had perhaps the most sensitive FM receiver on Earth, you might pick up the tiniest dip in volume: a signal that comes not from our galaxy, but from the earliest stars in the Universe. Read More >>

Toyota’s New Hydrogen Car & Bus Concepts Mean Electric Might Have Some Competition

The past few years car companies have been increasingly switching their attention away from fossil fuels and towards electric battery-powered cars. And rightly so. But hiding away in the shadows are cars powered by hydrogen. Some might consider them dead, thanks to the rise in electric popularity, but Toyota's new concepts means there's still life in the idea. Read More >>

Met Police Tests Hydrogen Powered Scooters

Seven lucky mounted police in London have some new rides to play with, as the city's Met Police is trialling a hydrogen-powered scooter of (a) justice and (b) ecofriendliness. Read More >>

RED’s ‘Holographic Media Machine’ Feels Like an April Fools’ Joke

RED, makers of some of the most advanced cinema cameras used in Hollywood, revealed an entirely new product yesterday in the form of an Android smartphone—sorry, “Holographic Media Machine”—that lets you view 3D content without glasses, among other buzzwordy features. Read More >>

Scientists Just Made Hydrogen Fuel Cheaper

Chemists from the University of New South Wales have invented a new, cheap catalyst for splitting water with an electrical current to efficiently produce clean hydrogen fuel. Read More >>

Could A Hydrogen-Powered Train Make Your Commute Smoother, Quieter, and Better For The Environment?

If trains are going to become any more environmentally friendly, like cars they need to beat their addiction to fossil fuels. In theory, this should be relatively easy: Trains travel on tracks, and the technology to power them by overhead rails has existed for decades (all you’d need to do is bolt a source of renewable energy on the end). In practice, however, it is much trickier as all that infrastructure is expensive. Read More >>