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How We’ll Keep The Lights On

Post-Fukushima, is there a future for nuclear power? The technology’s moved on, but can public concerns about safety be assuaged?

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Issue: How We’ll Keep The Lights On

How we’ll keep the lights on

Post-Fukushima, is there a future for nuclear power? The technology’s moved on, but can public concerns about safety be assuaged?

Where the wild things are

Thanks to drones, GPS trackers, and other high-tech devices, we now know more about animals’ movements than ever before.

Building a planet on Earth

We can’t send a spaceship inside a gas giant like Jupiter to see what goes on there, so can we recreate the same conditions here on Earth? A bunch of scientists are giving it a go…

More than a load of hot air?

Some 80 years on from the Hindenburg disaster, and with reducing CO2 emissions a priority, is it time for airships to make a comeback?

Your future smart home

Nest thermometers and internet fridges are only the start: every part of your home can now get a high-tech makeover (if you want it to).

Could your driverless car choose to kill you?

Autonomous vehicles are built with safety firmly in mind – but sometimes that might not turn out to be in the driver’s best interests.

How do we know… how to predict the weather?

A brief history of weather forecasting, and how this once hit-and-miss enterprise has become a far more exact science.

Plus

Discoveries – This month’s most important science news, plus all things tech in Innovations.

Robin Ince – What can monkey selfies teach us about animal intelligence?

Robert Matthews – On the importance of ‘unfashionable’ science.

Helen Czerski – How tiny little seedlings manage to fight their way out of the ground.

Out There – The best science books, TV and days out. PLUS: Explore Dublin with Aoife McLysaght.

My Life Scientific – with Prof Chris Stringer

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