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Nicholas Negroponte: 'internet is like roads and street lighting'

Professor Nicholas Negroponte believes the internet should be free for everyone to use, like roads and street lighting. Considered a true visionary

Professor Nicholas Negroponte believes the internet should be free for everyone to use, like roads and street lighting. Considered a true visionary

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Bart Knols: Waging war on mosquitoes

Bart Knols has declared war on mosquitoes, armed with nothing more than plastic tubes and fine netting, and steely determination. The Dutchman and

Bart Knols has declared war on mosquitoes, armed with nothing more than plastic tubes and fine netting, and steely determination. The Dutchman and

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Solar Impulse completes record flight across Pacific

A solar powered plane has successfully completed a record-breaking five-day nonstop solo flight across the Pacific Ocean. The Solar Impulse is the

A solar powered plane has successfully completed a record-breaking five-day nonstop solo flight across the Pacific Ocean. The Solar Impulse is the

Culture

Globe-trotting artist exhibits work in Moscow

Russian artist and world-famous explorer Fyodor Konyukhov has set up camp at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art for a unique exhibition of his works

Russian artist and world-famous explorer Fyodor Konyukhov has set up camp at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art for a unique exhibition of his works

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Laura Robinson: Deep ocean explorer

When Dr Laura Robinson and her team set off from Tenerife to Trinidad on a scientific expedition, they could guarantee that they would see parts of

When Dr Laura Robinson and her team set off from Tenerife to Trinidad on a scientific expedition, they could guarantee that they would see parts of

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Bloodhound SSC team start desert tests

The Bloodhound SSC team has begun testing in the South African desert in preparation for the car’s first attempt at the world land speed record in

The Bloodhound SSC team has begun testing in the South African desert in preparation for the car’s first attempt at the world land speed record in

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Jeremy Curl: Seeking prehistoric art in the Sahara

Jeremy Curl has just returned to Europe after an epic voyage on foot through the Sahara desert in search of prehistoric art. The Anglo-Irish explorer

Jeremy Curl has just returned to Europe after an epic voyage on foot through the Sahara desert in search of prehistoric art. The Anglo-Irish explorer

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Anders Sandberg : Explorer of the mind

Not all explorers are hearty outdoors fanatics with a penchant for wild places and uncharted lands. Some, instead, are explorers of the intangible

Not all explorers are hearty outdoors fanatics with a penchant for wild places and uncharted lands. Some, instead, are explorers of the intangible

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Divers use super-suit to recover ancient Greek treasures

“Back to Antikythera” is the new marine research project organized by The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) in Massachusetts, in partnership

“Back to Antikythera” is the new marine research project organized by The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) in Massachusetts, in partnership

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Felix Baumgartner: The man who fell to Earth

Interview Felix Baumgartner is the world’s most famous skydiver, a daring athlete and explorer of the extreme who jumped to Earth from the edge of

Interview Felix Baumgartner is the world’s most famous skydiver, a daring athlete and explorer of the extreme who jumped to Earth from the edge of

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Interview : ‘Polar adventurer Sarah McNair Landry’

Interview Sarah McNair Landry is a modern day polar adventurer and film-maker. At age 18 she became the youngest person ever to ski to the South

Interview Sarah McNair Landry is a modern day polar adventurer and film-maker. At age 18 she became the youngest person ever to ski to the South

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Space balloon trips move closer

In the US, World View Enterprises says it is a step closer to launching commercial balloon flights to the edge of space, having made a test flight to

In the US, World View Enterprises says it is a step closer to launching commercial balloon flights to the edge of space, having made a test flight to

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Helping humanoids to help humans

Opinion Giorgio Metta is an explorer in the field of humanoid robotics. The Italian professor is best known for developing the iCub robot platform

Opinion Giorgio Metta is an explorer in the field of humanoid robotics. The Italian professor is best known for developing the iCub robot platform

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Exploring space will unlock the secrets of our planet

Opinion – Jon McBride, former astronaut Jon McBride, former astronaut and ambassador for Kennedy Space Center It’s been thirty years since my

Opinion – Jon McBride, former astronaut Jon McBride, former astronaut and ambassador for Kennedy Space Center It’s been thirty years since my

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Eco-marathon: extreme energy efficiency on the road

The Shell Eco-marathon in Rotterdam challenges student teams from around the world to design, build and test ultra energy-efficient vehicles. This

The Shell Eco-marathon in Rotterdam challenges student teams from around the world to design, build and test ultra energy-efficient vehicles. This

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What will we discover when we switch the LHC back on?

Opinion – Sarah Charley, Fermilab/CERN science writer Some of the greatest Explorers of our time spend their lives focused around a giant underground

Opinion – Sarah Charley, Fermilab/CERN science writer Some of the greatest Explorers of our time spend their lives focused around a giant underground

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Solar Impulse unveil new round-the-world solar aircraft

A new solar-aircraft which is capable of flying around the world fuelled only by the Sun has been unveiled in Switzerland. Solar Impulse 2 has huge

A new solar-aircraft which is capable of flying around the world fuelled only by the Sun has been unveiled in Switzerland. Solar Impulse 2 has huge

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ITER: How a new star will be born

The ITER project is truly at the frontier of knowledge, a collective effort to explore the tantalising future of free, clean and inexhaustible energy

The ITER project is truly at the frontier of knowledge, a collective effort to explore the tantalising future of free, clean and inexhaustible energy

Sport

Kilian Jornet at the frontier of endurance

Kilian Jornet is one of the world’s most iconic endurance athletes. Everywhere he runs, skis and climbs he leaves records smashed in his wake. The

Kilian Jornet is one of the world’s most iconic endurance athletes. Everywhere he runs, skis and climbs he leaves records smashed in his wake. The

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SeaOrbiter set for construction

The SeaOrbiter project which is headed by pioneering architect Jacques Rougerie stepped closer to reality after a crowd-funding initiative easily

The SeaOrbiter project which is headed by pioneering architect Jacques Rougerie stepped closer to reality after a crowd-funding initiative easily

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The desire for discovery

Opinion – Dixie Dansercoer, Polar Explorer Dixie Dansercoer is one of the International Polar Guides Association’s only five Master Polar Guides and

Opinion – Dixie Dansercoer, Polar Explorer Dixie Dansercoer is one of the International Polar Guides Association’s only five Master Polar Guides and

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Beyond the subconscious

We are only aware of about 10% of our brain activity, so scientists at a lab in Barcelona are working to increase that percentage. They hope to

We are only aware of about 10% of our brain activity, so scientists at a lab in Barcelona are working to increase that percentage. They hope to

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The Mars detectives

Europe’s off to Mars – again. Why? We asked Olivier Witasse, Mars Express Project Scientist with the European Space Agency: “If there was life

Europe’s off to Mars – again. Why? We asked Olivier Witasse, Mars Express Project Scientist with the European Space Agency: “If there was life