Skyrora, an Edinburgh-based private space company, is pioneering technology to convert unrecyclable plastic waste into rocket fuel. Their Ecosene technology uses low-temperature pyrolysis and catalytic hydro treatment to turn plastic into fuel that is similar to premium kerosene, and can be used for aviation, rocketry, vehicles, and heating oil. Not only does this reduce the environmental impact of the space industry, but it also gives plastic waste a second life, helping to reduce the global plastic waste problem. Read full article here
Why Do Modern Pop Songs Have So Many Credited Writers?
The music industry has changed dramatically over the last few decades – with the number of songwriters credited on number one hits more than doubling. This is due to a combination of factors, including money, the computer and a changing definition of what songwriting is. For example, if The Beatles’ classic “I Feel Fine” was released today, it would likely have four writers credited instead of two, due to the influence of producers, samples and interpolations. With the rise of lawsuits, artists now preemptively add songwriter credits to their songs, even if the similarities between their song and the source material are coincidental. It all goes to show that the music industry is becoming more complex and competitive. Read full article here