The winning entry in a nationwide "Cities of the Future" competition, brought to life by LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Master Model Builder, James Windle.The LEGO creation took 31 hours to build and spans 50cm in height and 60cm in width, including 4385 LEGO bricks.

Kids look forward to “Cities of the Future” in nationwide LEGOLAND Discovery Centre competition

Children from across the UK have been predicting how we will live in 200 years, and it’s safe to say the next generation has some imaginative – and refreshingly positive – ideas about how we will be living in the future. Weird and wonderful predictions from British kids, envisioning how we could live in theContinue reading Kids look forward to “Cities of the Future” in nationwide LEGOLAND Discovery Centre competition

Do comics still inspire future scientists and engineers?

Here’s a curiosity from the days of the original Eagle, comic, released around 1959 – an Eagle Presents British European Airways supplement given away with the title, which prompted me to wonder if the comics of today still inspire readers to not only create new comics, but take up jobs in science and industry, too?Continue reading Do comics still inspire future scientists and engineers?

New, unofficial constellations appear in this image of the sky mapped by NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope. Fermi scientists devised the constellations to highlight the mission’s 10th year of operations. Fermi has mapped about 3,000 gamma-ray sources — 10 times the number known before its launch and comparable to the number of bright stars in the traditional constellations. Credits: NASA

Godzilla, the TARDIS and the Hulk become focus of modern constellations

Long ago, sky watchers linked the brightest stars into patterns reflecting animals, heroes, monsters and even scientific instruments into what is now an official collection of 88 constellations. Now, scientists with NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have devised a set of modern constellations constructed from sources in the gamma-ray sky to celebrate the mission’s tenthContinue reading Godzilla, the TARDIS and the Hulk become focus of modern constellations

Apollo 50 - The Next Giant Leap. Image: NASA

As NASA celebrates 60 years, Apollo’s 50th Anniversary celebrations gathers pace, offers us opportunity to remind you about a great new graphic novel!

In the run up to the 60th anniversary of its establishment as a US government agency this year, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) you may have missed that it unveiled an official logo to mark the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Apollo Program. NADA was established on 29th July 1958, with the signingContinue reading As NASA celebrates 60 years, Apollo’s 50th Anniversary celebrations gathers pace, offers us opportunity to remind you about a great new graphic novel!

SABRE-powered reusable launch vehicle

Dan Dare inspired British firm gets Boeing backing

Boeing has announced its investment in Reaction Engines Limited, a leader in advanced propulsion systems based in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom. Reaction Engines’ technology will contribute to the next generation of hypersonic flight and space access vehicles. Reaction Engines is known for its Synergetic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine (SABRE), a hybrid engine blending jet and rocket technologyContinue reading Dan Dare inspired British firm gets Boeing backing