In first, road paved with solar panels powers French town.

The one-kilometre (half-mile) “Wattway” covered with 2,800 square metres (30,000 square feet) of resin-coated solar panels was hooked up to the local power grid as Environment Minister Segolene Royal looked on. “This new use of solar energy takes advantage of large swathes of road infrastructure already in use… to produce …

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Science shines a light on anti-matter.

A new technique has allowed them to study the behaviour of a single atom of anti-matter under ultraviolet light, a team wrote in the journal Nature. “Imagine you are the first one to look at something about the Universe that no one else has seen. That’s what makes us happy …

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All eyes on Trump over Mars.

Space-faring nations are mostly united in viewing Mars as the next frontier with many still pooling their money and expertise to make the dream a reality, despite souring relations between them. But the election of Donald Trump — with inevitable impacts on science policy, budgets and diplomatic relations — has …

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