The Chinese solar firm Hanergy has announced plans to help develop a $1 billion solar power plant in Ghana. According to Africa Review… “Solar solutions company Hanergy Solar’s subsidiary has acquired 70 per cent equity in Ghanaian company Savanna Solar to develop a 400 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project in northern Ghana at an estimated cost of US $1.1 billion.” In addition to heavy involvement in oil and other key industries, the Chinese […]
Back in 2010, XKCD's Randall Munroe devoted a surprisingly moving webcomic to Spirit, NASA's ill-fated and ultimately abandoned Mars rover. Today's comic is about Spirit's twin, the apparently indomitable Opportunity, and its tone is markedly less sentimental.Read more...
Today, I got two FedEx envelopes in the mail, both apparently from the same origin, namely UF Statistics department reimbursing my travel expenses. However, once both envelopes opened, I discovered that, while one was indeed containing my reimbursement cheque, the other one contained several huge cheques addressed to… a famous Nova Scotia fiddler, Natalie MacMaster, […]
asthedaysgoby:Inspirational Woman of Science: Maggie Aderin-Pocock. She is a research fellow in UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies and an Honorary Research Associate in UCL Department of Physics and Astronomy. She has designed a number of space instruments and now presents Sky At Night.She is also at number one in Debrett’s list of most influential people in Britain within science and medicine.
Despite suffering from dyslexia and being a woman of colour in a field