Malaysia airlines flight #MH370 – one-tenth of the planet now being searched – an annotated infographic

Almost unbelievably, the search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 now extends to covering one-tenth of the planet’s surface. Taking in two vast air corridors, crossing Thailand, Laos and Kazakhstan to the north and from Indonesia way out in to the Indian Ocean to the south, 26 countries are now involved in the search. Australia leads the search in the southern areas. Given that the plane could possibly have disappeared anywhere along either of the red lines indicated in the infographic below, we can appreciate the scale of the task in locating one small plane across such a vast expanse … Continue reading Malaysia airlines flight #MH370 – one-tenth of the planet now being searched – an annotated infographic

Testing solar-powered taxi

By Tereza Pultarova Imagine a city powered fully by renewable energy – no microscopic dust in the air, no toxic emissions. Perhaps London could become one such city in the future and it seems it might start with its iconic taxis. In January, the Mayor of London Boris Johnson pledged to ban new taxis from the city centre that wouldn’t be able to switch into a zero-emission mode by 2018.¬† One of the contenders aspiring to win over the ¬†greener London taxi market is a Surrey-based tech-development company Frazer-Nash. In March, they invited journalists to visit their facilities in Mytchett, … Continue reading Testing solar-powered taxi