Trusty, not rusty, pipelines owe a debt to space 12 August 2015
Trusty, not rusty, pipelines owe a debt to space 12 August 2015 When a Dutch company working on soil pollution teamed up with ESA to build a better, bacteria-based air filter for space, they also created the foundation for a new way of keeping iron pipelines from corroding in the ground.
Searching for underground energy sources from space27 July 2015 Data from ESA’s GOCE gravity satellite are being used to improve models of Earth’s geology, indicating the potential locations of subsurface energy sources.
Robots under test for oil and gas rig duty 13 July 2015
Robots under test for oil and gas rig duty 13 July 2015 A robot building on ESA’s ExoMars rover is bidding to win a place on oil and gas production rigs around the world, to work in remote and hazardous environments.
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...