It was hoped it would be the train of the future, the story of how a dream for a space-age hovertrain failed to stay afloat.Read the full story ›
The Anglia Ruskin Centre for Science Fiction and Fantasy has been officially launched in Cambridge.
It's the first university-based research group of its kind in the UK.
The Centre, which will connect the areas of writing and publishing with literary criticism, will hold a series of events and conferences designed to bring together academics, authors, editors, and members of the book publishing industry.
We're living in a very uncertain time, and I think science fiction and fantasy offer us tools to think about the world.
So that's what the centre is doing. It's bringing people with those shared interests together to work on these texts, discuss ideas and in my case, to write science fiction novels.
A communications satellite built in Stevenage was launched into space last night.
The main structure and propulsion system were constructed in Stevenage, before being shipped off to Toulouse to be assembled.
It blasted off from a launch site in French Guiana in South America.
The satellite is seven and half metres long and 3 metres wide. Its solar rays unfold to 45 metres - the equivalent of three double decker buses.
An scientist from the University of Hertfordshire is part of a team who have found 60 new planets orbiting stars near our solar system.Read the full story ›
The construction of a £40 million teaching and research 'STEM' building for science and engineering at the University of Bedfordshire is a step closer. Construction firm 'RG Carter' has been appointed to build the STEM centre at the Luton Campus which will be dedicated to teaching and research in the 'stem' subjects such of maths, science, engineering and technology.
“This is part of the University’s wider vision for high-level skills growth in Luton and Bedfordshire. Our new STEM building will support the ambitions of regional policymakers to enhance the skills base in Luton, extending opportunity for local residents and attracting investment to the region.”
The building will also be home to a new Science and Engineering Outreach Centre, which will promote the value of science and engineering to local schools.
RG Carter has been involved in construction projects with universities and other education providers, including Norwich University College of Arts, Cambridge University, The University of East Anglia and Anglia Ruskin University.
The STEM building is due for completion in 2018.
Scientists could soon be able to read people's minds by scanning their brains, researchers have claimed.Read the full story ›
Plans for a major business park have taken a step forward after Southend-on-Sea Borough Council received nearly £20m from Government.
The news was announced this morning by Local Growth Minister, Andrew Percy, who announced a government cash injection of £102 million for capital projects for the South East.
The money will go toward the Airport Business Park Southend. The project is expected to attract firms from the medical technology, aviation, advanced engineering and manufacturing sectors.
A Cambridge vet has begun making her way to the Indonesian island of Borneo to try to restore the sight of an orangutan.Read the full story ›
Researchers from Bedfordshire are hoping to create 'culturally aware' robots which could help care for older people.Read the full story ›
Children met the first British man to ever walk in space as he opened a new centre aiming to make young people passionate about science.Read the full story ›