Scientists from Southampton have collaborated with a mobile phone firm to see if they can harness the power of lightning for personal use.
Local residents have successfully taken over a solar farm - making it the largest community owned solar farm in the world.
Roger Holmes and Rod Brown have restored a 50-year-old computer that takes up a whole room.
As the darkness falls stargazers across our region are preparing for some amazing views of Jupiter tonight.
The largest planet in our Solar System is the focal point of National Astronomy Week and the telescopes at the Royal Greenwich Observatory at Herstmonceux in Sussex are already pointing in its direction.
Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to Sandra Voss, science director of the observatory, and Laurie Marsden, project co-ordinator of National Astronomy Week.
Includes pictures from NASA.
Take a tin of spaghetti, a box of bees and a smoothie-maker and what have you got? In one part of the south east, a recipe for a fascinating science lesson! A science fair, at the old Pfizer site in Sandwich, was put on to attract youngsters to the worlds of technology and maths.
David Johns donned his lab coat and went along to take a look. He spoke to scientist Robert Wybrow, engineer Victoria Roots, Kent County Councillor Mark Dance (Con), and Discovery Park MD Paul Barber.
Toys from the 19th Century have gone on display,. They were popular Christmas presents of their day, as Richard Lawrence reports.
Southampton Airport has welcomed a new aircraft to the Blue Islands fleet this morning. The new 66-seat seat ATR-72 500 is a bigger plane meaning more seat capacity for those travelling between Southampton and Guernsey. More than 100,000 seats will be available every year.
It's set to revolutionise the way we view the Earth from space. Two special cameras, designed and built by scientists in South Oxfordshire, have blasted off to the International Space Station, ready to reveal video and images of our planet, never seen before.
Cary Johnston took a trip to the final frontier.
'Stop HS2' campaigners will descend on Westminster today as MPs conduct the first reading of the first phase of the HS2 Hybrid Bill. It will be debated by both Houses. Campaigners will be holding a rally in the Old Palace Yard this morning from 11am.
The number of people who do not own a car in the South East has increased by 4% according to a report by the British Car Auction.
In 2012, the figure was 26% of people, this year it is 30%.
The report in brief:
- 72% of families own at least one car
- There has been a 1% increase in two car families year on year
- Two car ownership in the North has increased to 29% from 16% in 2012
- Families with three cars or more has risen to 10% from 3% in the South West
- 14% say they will certainly or quite likely buy a car in the next year compared to 11% in 2012
Exactly 107 years ago the man who created the Mini car was born. Today, to mark the event, a new model was unveiled at the Cowley factory.
The stakes are high for the workers at the Oxford site, with hundreds of jobs dependent on its success. BMW - which owns Mini - says it will invest £750m in the car up until 2015. Divya Kohli reports.
Click video. They're the bane of many people's lives, causing jams and misery for thousands of drivers everyday. But could a robot put an end to roadworks?
A new burrowing robot has been built to repair gas mains, which crucially means there's no need to dig up our roads. It's being tested in Britain to see if it can be rolled out across the country, as David Wood reports.
Click video. How good are you at taking photographs? At the age of just six, Oliver Andreas Jones has a quite remarkable portfolio. From sunflowers, to the West Pier in Brighton, Oliver has travelled all over the country - at all hours of the day - to snap the perfect picture.