Munich Airport: just a short flight from Munich

Cheap air travel has its advantages. It's cheap. But is it cheerful?

Royal Society draws fire with geoengineering plans

The UK's leading scientific body is courting controversy with a major report, due out on Tuesday, that is expected to recommend geoengineering as a way of combating climate change.

Fake trees proposed to fight climate change

The latest wacky weapon to fight climate change is a proposal to install artificial trees which could soak up carbon dioxide.

Pensioner billed $109,000 for connection to power grid

A 74 year old man who has lived without electricity for 27 years has been told by the local utility company they plan to bill him £67,000 ($109,000) to hook his home into the grid.

Paint your house green with solar cells

Solar cells could soon be printed like newspaper or painted onto rooftops.

Strange web craze hits Oxford

An unusual craze has hit English university city Oxford, with young social networkers in the groves of academe taking it upon themselves to..

Megacities are like organisms, says scientist

Viewing the world's biggest cities as analogous to living, breathing organisms is fostering a deep new understanding of how poor air quality in megacities can cause harm.

Electric bikes impress English folk

There's been a resurgence of interest in electric bicycles amongst the Brit public, judging from the keen interest shown in two crowded concessions at a recent public Fayre in Hurley. And prices are dropping, too.

Self-cleaning materials will cut detergent use

Scientists have developed an eco-friendly coating for glass, plastics and other materials which allows oily stains to be wiped away easily with plain water.

Solar-powered paramotor makes record journey

A British family has completed the world's first solar powered paramotor flight, covering 2,000km from Monaco to Morocco.

2011 Volt gets stunning 230 mpg EPA rating

The U.S. Environmental protection Agency (EPA) has given the 2011 Chevrolet Volt a fuel efficiency rating of 230 mpg, General Motors announced today.

Solar cell production soars as demand falls

Oversupply and glut are the order of the day in the solar cell market as production rises while demand sinks. That may well lead to some companies going to the wall.

Toyota hybrid does 68 miles for $2.50

A Toyota hybrid vehicle has achieved an estimated 431-mile range on a single tank of compressed hydrogen in government tests.

India asks for help with solar energy plan

The Indian government has come up with an ambitious plan for solar energy - but is asking western nations to foot the bill.

Hybrid vehicle rebates are money down the drain

Hybrid vehicle rebates are a waste of the tax-payer's money, a new UBC study says, serving mainly to prop up the auto industry.

Upset your loved ones a bit more when you die

People keen to twist the knife in their grieving loved ones' guts after they're dead can now do it quickly and conveniently thanks to a new online service.

Captain Kirk declares war on HP

Greenpeace activists climbed to the top of HP's global headquarters yesterday, and a voice mail from William Shatner was delivered to all the phones in the building with an automated system.

Via makes design win with one watt Eden chip

Fujitsu is to use a 500MHz Eden ultra low voltage processor in its next generation thin client products.

Top 10 uses for your Blackberry

Just for the crack, for the gammon and for the gash

Bill Gates reckons he can control the weather

Bill Gates, along with a bunch of co-inventors, has applied for patents on technology aimed at dampening hurricanes.