Going Further

Permalink Gallery

Cancer: radical new approach to be proposed

Cancer: radical new approach to be proposed

A radical new approach to cancer is to be announced in London tomorrow (Wednesday 5 June), in a lecture hosted by the magazine New Scientist.

The speaker, Prof. Paul Davies, is a theoretical physicist whose […]

Permalink Gallery

Can Orkney become a northern gateway?

Can Orkney become a northern gateway?

A radical vision for Orkney’s future has been unveiled. It looks to the potential of two areas of development – marine renewables and a container port in Scapa Flow. With these, say the authors, […]

Permalink Bridging the energy gap (Image: Xtreme Power)Gallery

Battery breakthrough

Battery breakthrough

A big battery breakthrough is under way which could provide a big boost for renewables. The world’s biggest and fastest battery has been switched on in Texas.

It’s huge, capable of handling 36 MW of […]

Permalink Gallery

The brilliant bee

The brilliant bee

It turns out that bees can go even further, to the next level of thinking in which we think about thinking – when we stand back and assess the quality of our own thoughts. […]

Permalink The building is formed from two low cylinders, the lower one rising from north to southGallery

New European centre refashions the dream

New European centre refashions the dream

Influences of his childhood period are brought out in an exhibition in the new space centre in Vitanje. A space suit is compared with the diving suits of the time, a spacecraft with a […]

Permalink The Grammar Of Happiness follows the story of Daniel Everett amongst the extraordinary 'unconvertible' Amazonian Pirahã tribeGallery

A remarkable language from the Amazon

A remarkable language from the Amazon

What could arguably be the most scientific language in the world is spoken by a group of around 300 people in a remote river system in Brazil’s Amazon Basin.

The Pirahã people have a distinctive […]

Permalink Little Dragon in action with the vintage cars and engines on display in Kirkwall in Broad Street and on the Kirk Green 2010.Gallery

Steaming into the Future

Steaming into the Future

It has produced some of the world’s most beautiful engines – and its clean and energy-efficient qualities may now bring it to the fore again. A highlight of the 2010 Festival was an evening […]