Keeping energy clean and the countryside quiet 12 June 2015
Keeping energy clean and the countryside quiet 12 June 2015 Thanks to expertise garnered building space telescopes powerful enough to see exoplanets, large wind turbines are now generating clean power without making a racket.
GOCE helps tap into sustainable energy resources16 April 2015
GOCE helps tap into sustainable energy resources16 April 2015 Going far above and beyond its original mission objectives, results from the GOCE gravity satellite are now being used to produce maps for geothermal energy development.
Protecting Earth from space weather19 March 2015
Protecting Earth from space weather19 March 2015 This week's spectacular glowing auroras in the night sky further south than usual highlighted the effect that 'space weather' can have on Earth. A strong solar flare was detected on the Sun last Sunday, an event generally associated with strong mass...
Cool ride17 February 2015
Cool ride17 February 2015 Thanks to space, some Parisian Metro riders now enjoy a very high-tech commute. A satellite spin-off is paving the way for more comfortable journeys.
Plant power from above03 February 2015
Plant power from above03 February 2015 Field experiments have shown how ESA’s potential FLEX mission could identify vegetation that is suffering degrees of stress invisible to the naked eye.
Mapping forest structure from space30 January 2015
Mapping forest structure from space30 January 2015 Over the last 10 years a new method using satellite radar data has been maturing to provide 3D views of Earth’s natural resources and urban environments. Scientists from around the world gathered recently to share the latest advances in the exciting t...