Into Space without Rockets

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Introduction Rockets that could reach near space altitudes have existed since World War 2 and have been developed greatly since then. This is a great improvement from the steam powered rocket of Archytas (4th Century BC) and the Chinese fireworks (7th Century AD). From then on rockets have carried satellites well beyond Earth’s gravity and […]

The Day the Earth Smiled

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In this rare image taken on July 19, 2013, the camera onboard NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has captured Saturn’s rings, Earth  and its moon in the same picture. The image that’s shown here is only one part of 33 other images the Cassini probe has taken. In this image the Earth is 898 million miles away. […]

Antibiotic Resistance now a Global Epidemic

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Resistance to antibiotics by bacteria, otherwise known as superbugs, is widespread around the world and is now posing a ‘major global threat’ according to a new report by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The report was the first global review of antibiotic resistance and involved asking member states to report any resistance of any of […]