Sci-fi London Film Festival launches with UK premiere of Caught #SFL17

The SCI-FI-LONDON FILM FESTIVAL 2017 launches its astronomical 17th annual programme from the 27th April until the 6th May 2017 with ten days of film, live music, immersive experiences and more. It will showcase a lineup with six world film premieres and 13 UK film premieres as well as dedicated Augmented and Virtual Reality events.  Kicking…

New graphene light bulbs go on sale later this year, cut energy use by 10%

A light bulb made with graphene - a substance developed by Russian scientists in 2004 - is to go on sale later this year. The dimmable bulb contains a filament-shaped LED coated in graphene. Designed at Manchester University, where the material was first discovered by Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov over a decade ago, the…

#eclipse2015 live from Newquay – the first social media eclipse

Twitter is awash with solar eclipse tweets this morning as well as brands jumping in with eclipse related hashtags to try to make money out of the natural phenomenon (#oreoeclipse is that really a thing?) in what is the first proper eclipse of the social media age. But the fact is that for a lot…

Eutelsat’s satellite broadband helps to bridge the communications gap

In association with Eutelsat What is Eutelsatbroadband ? If you thought satellite technology was just about watching Premiership football or the latest Hollywood Blockbusters you'd be wrong. Increasingly satellites are being used for voice and data communications especially in remote locations or for applications that require greater levels of control. One example is the automotive…

WATCH: Buzz Aldrin explains how to “Get your ass to Mars”

Buzz Aldrin, the second man on the Moon has been speaking to Videos from Space about how we can finally get to Mars. Check out the video below, where he outlines some of his ideas for the technologies he thinks we need to reach the red planet - and how he thinks they should be…

NASA to troubleshoot a dodgy computer on another planet

Remember the Opportunity rover that NASA sent to Mars way back in 2004? It is still going, despite only having a projected lifespan of three months - but it is getting forgetful in its old age. According to Discovery News the rover has developed a problem with its "non-volatile memory" - or the on board…

WATCH: A terrifying vision of the future of warfare

A new video shwos the US Navy's research department has been busy working on a laser weapon. And it works. Check out this video showing how wars could be fought in the future: The laser is capable of taking out boats and drones - and is seemingly controlled with an Xbox controller if one shot…

The Digest: Elon Musk’s next mission… and 4 other things people are talking about today

[nextpage title="Next"] Elon Musk's next mission: internet satellites | The Wall Street Journal "Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk shook up the automotive and aerospace industries with electric cars and cheap rockets. Now, he is focused on satellites, looking at ways to make smaller, less-expensive models that can deliver Internet access across the globe, according to people…

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…

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…