Thursday, December 13, 2018

Science

Rolls-Royce and Boeing invest in UK space engine

Reaction Engines Limited (REL), the UK company developing a revolutionary aerospace engine, has announced investments from both Boeing and Rolls-Royce. REL, based at Culham in Oxfordshire, is working on a propulsion system that is part jet engine, part rocket engine. The company believes it will transform the space launch market and usher in hypersonic travel […]

‘Tornado Alley’ and other things to know during tornado season

Severe thunderstorms ravaged across the southeast earlier this week, resulting in at least one confirmed tornado at Jacksonville State University in Alabama. Now, parts of Florida and coastal communities in Georgia and the Carolinas are at risk for severe weather, which may include tornadoes. Read on for a look at why tornadoes occur and what […]

Map records UK’s small ups and downs

Image captionThe map was produced from over 8 terabytes of radar data The subtle warping of the land surface across the entire UK has been mapped in detail for the first time. This view of changing topography was built from more than 2,000 radar images acquired by the European Union’s Sentinel-1 satellites. It should prove […]