Floating solar is more than panels on a platform—it’s hydroelectric’s symbiont

Enlarge / A view of the new floating solar farm being grid connected on Godley Reservoir in Hyde, on February 10, 2016 in Manchester, England. (credit: Ashley Cooper / Barcroft Media / Barcroft Media via Getty Images) A total of 1.1 gigawatts (GW) of solar have been installed around the world as of September, according […]

Floating dock sinks during maintenance of Russian aircraft-carrying cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov

One of the largest floating dry docks in the world (PD-50) has sunk during the maintenance work on the Russian aircraft-carrying cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov. No casualties have been reported in the incident, which happened at a ship repair yard just outside of the northwestern port city of Murmansk. According to some reports, however, four employees […]

Fortnite Cube event: Floating Island to bring big Halloween changes

Gamers are reporting that the latest Fortnite event has occurred and could mean big things for the Floating Island. According to those who have been keeping track of Kevin – currently stuck in the floating island – the cube could be returning to what used to be Loot Lake. The island has been floating around the […]

Fortnite Floating Island update: Epic Games making MORE changes to map in Season 6

Fortnite developer Epic Games has posted a huge floating island teaser on Twitter. It was previously speculated that the floating island containing the cube would move away from Loot Lake and appear in other parts of the map. The original report surfaced after Fortnite Intel discovered game files labelled “cube growth”. Other players claimed to […]

Floating whales, apple picking, and kitten rescue: how this VR therapist helps people conquer fear of heights

Oxford VR Oxford VR, a spin-out company of Oxford University, has developed an automated virtual reality programme which can help people conquer their fear of heights. The programme features a virtual therapist called Nic, who coaches people through various challenges like picking apples or rescuing a cat from a tree. The results of the first […]

What is this man DOING? Mystery floating figure discovered floating in Australia dock

Google Maps is a unique platform where you can travel the world from the comfort of your sofa. The maps website has footage taken from all corners of the globe. This ranges from the mundane everyday to the weird and wonderful – it just depends where you look. One strange sight spotted recently was a mysterious […]

Floating Is A Pinball Game Full Of Heart

After slamming the left and right paddles as hard as physically possible, watching your ball drift seamlessly down the middle – you may want to ditch flashy, score-centric pinball games, instead exploring the softer side of pinball with Floating. Here, you’ll have some cute objectives about gently helping people, and all while enjoying the soothing […]

Russia’s floating nuclear power plant is not the first of its kind

US National Archives and Records Administration Try as I might, I’m not perfect. My goal is to get every detail in every story right, but sometimes a post gets through with a factual error. Such was the case last night, in a story about Russia’s new floating nuclear power plant. Some background research led me […]

Russia launches the world’s first floating nuclear power plant

Multiple nations, including China and the US, have pursued offshore or floating nuclear reactors, but neither will be first to christen one. Russia has launched the world’s first floating nuclear power plant, the 70-megawatt Academik Lomonosov, on the Baltic Sea. Starting from St. Petersberg, it will be towed around Norway to a Russian town called […]