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UK industry to make new 'Hotbirds'

Image copyright AIRBUS Image caption The BBC World Service and World News Channel go out over the Hotbirds at 13E British industry is going to build two new spacecraft for the big Paris-based telecoms operator Eutelsat. Airbus will be the manufacturer, which will be supplying its new “all electric” Eurostar Neo model. Developed in a […]

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Definition of kilogram set to change

Image copyright SPL Image caption The master kilogram, sealed in a jar and stored in a safe in Paris, no longer weighs the same as this “exact” copy – which researchers say is “not scientifically acceptable” Scientists are set to change the way the kilogramme is defined. Currently, it is defined by the weight of […]

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Worries over CO2 emissions from intensifying wildfires

Image copyright Getty Images Rising numbers of extreme wildfires could result in a significant increase in CO₂ emissions, scientists warn. That could mean attaining the Paris climate agreement’s goal of keeping global temperature rise well below 2C could become harder, they say. Present emission-cut pledges by countries are projected to increase the average global temperature […]