WATCH: The science behind the Ice Bucket Challenge

We've spent the last couple of weeks watching videos of famous people dunking a bucket of ice water over themselves for charity - but what actually happens to their bodies when they do it? Paolo Viscardi is a curator at the Horniman Museum in London, and was responsible for the "Extremes" exhibition. He's posted this…

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James O'MalleyWATCH: The science behind the Ice Bucket Challenge
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Human-like skin for aircraft under development

A so-called "smart skin" – made up of tens of thousands of tiny sensors – could be fitted to future aircraft so that they can "feel" changes in speed, temperature, physical strain and movement. The system, which is being developed by BAE System's Advanced Technology Centre in Essex, will also allow the exterior of aircraft…

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Stuart O'ConnorHuman-like skin for aircraft under development
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Could windows soon be turned into solar panels?

Solar panels are the future - but are also difficult to fit into the home. But what if your windows could be used to generate power? New research from Michigan State University suggests solar cells could be completely transparent - replacing boring old glass. According to Science Daily the way it works is rather than…

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James O'MalleyCould windows soon be turned into solar panels?