Putting new energy into fashion23 May 2016
Putting new energy into fashion23 May 2016 An ESA-backed start-up company is working with fashion students to incorporate energy-harvesting devices in new space-inspired high-fashion designs. The results will be unveiled on a catwalk at the London Science Museum on 25 May.
Personal aircraft aiming to take off from your home 06 May 2016 A start-up company hosted in an ESA business incubator is developing the world’s first vertical takeoff and landing aircraft for personal use. The electric two-seater will open the door to a new class of simpler, quieter and environmentally friendly p...
Monitoring pipelines from space01 April 2016
Monitoring pipelines from space01 April 2016 It may come as a surprise to learn how many kilometers of oil and gas pipeline are buried under our feet: worldwide there is a total of some two million km; for the EU alone there are 180,000 km, of which 140,000 km for gas, the rest for oil and relat...
Burning like the Sun 16 March 2016
Burning like the Sun 16 March 2016 Engineers building parts of a new type of power plant for generating green energy with nuclear fusion are using their expertise from building rockets like Europe’s Ariane 5 to create the super-strong structures to cope with conditions similar to those...
All-electric satellites in sight for Europe11 March 2016
All-electric satellites in sight for Europe11 March 2016 ESA’s partnership with satellite operator SES will bring a new generation of small European telecommunications satellites that are propelled by electric thrusters, with a first launch by the end of 2021.