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How do solar panels work?

How sunlight is transformed into electrical energy? Solar panels – also known as photovoltaic (PV) cells – convert the Sun’s energy into electricity, which is a great alternative to costly, less environmentally friendly methods...

Life WITHOUT the sun

What sort of chaotic consequences would arise if the Sun was to disappear tomorrow? Could humanity survive? Follow this timeline to find out… Eight minutes Plunged into darkness As light travels at a finite...

5 Animals you never knew could sing

We hear beautiful birdsong on a daily basis, but birds aren’t the only animals to have musical talents. The following creative creatures might just surprise you 1. Whalesong is still a complete mystery Decades...

The Seattle Space Needle

Created for the World’s Fair theme ‘The Age of Space’ in 1962, the construction of the Space Needle was out of this world Towering above the Seattle skyline is the iconic Space Needle. If...

How does a blockchain transaction work?

The process behind a transfer is more complex than it might appear The request ➡️ A user in the blockchain requests a transaction to be made. Mining machine ➡️ Some of the machines on...

What is cryptocurrency?

How do people make Bitcoin, and why is blockchain changing how we work online? You’ve probably heard of Bitcoin. At the end of 2017, a boom in the market made a lot of people...