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Seventh EU Sentinel goes into orbit

Image copyright ESAImage caption Artwork: Each Sentinel-3 satellite carries four instruments and weighs just over a tonne The European Union has launched its latest Sentinel Earth observation spacecraft. Sentinel-3b is a multipurpose satellite, but will concentrate much of its work over the oceans, monitoring their behaviour and health. The spacecraft went up on a converted […]

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The robot helping to deliver water in rural India

A robot that helps rural Indian villagers transport water is being trialled as part of a study by the University of Glasgow and Amrita University. The customised Husky robot is remote controlled and provides instructions to villagers in their local language. BBC Click finds out more. See more at Click’s website and @BBCClick. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-43814332

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‘Ground-breaking’ galaxy collision detected

Image copyright NRAO/AUI/NSF/S. DagnelloImage caption An artist’s impression of the 14 galaxies detected Scientists have detected a cosmic “pileup” of galaxies in the early Universe. Imaged almost at the boundary of the observable Universe, the 14 unusually bright objects are on a collision course, set to form one massive galaxy. This will in turn serve […]