How dynamite became a million dollar idea

Dynamite was invented by the Swedish engineer Alfred Nobel, who went on to found the international prizes for peace, science and literature which bear his name. But what was it about dynamite that prompted Alfred Nobel to become such a great philanthropist? Aaron Heslehurst explains. Video producer: Jeremy Howell https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46823585

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Signals from space: Five theories on what they are

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption A nebula of stars Mysterious signals have been picked up from distant galaxies. When fast radio bursts or FRBs, as they are called, reach Earth’s telescopes they shine brightly for a few milliseconds, then disappear. Astronomers have detected dozens over the past decade – and have just announced they’ve found […]

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Quantum: Handover for fully flexible satellite

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionYohann Leroy: “Quantum writes a new chapter in the satellite telecoms industry” UK engineers have completed the build of the novel Quantum satellite. The telecommunications platform will be the first fully software-defined spacecraft. Traditionally, large satellites are configured on the ground for specific tasks that cannot be […]

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Mysterious radio signals from deep space detected

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Artwork: A highly magnetised rotating neutron star. Astronomers say one of these could be a source of the signals Astronomers have revealed details of mysterious signals emanating from a distant galaxy, picked up by a telescope in Canada. The precise nature and origin of the blasts of radio waves is […]

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