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Smooth operators in space

How supercomputers help to overcome the technical challenge of keeping satellites working smoothly hundreds of kilometres above earth.

The secrets of the EcoGenie

An experimental house in the Netherlands reveals how renewable technology can cut energy bills and carbon emissions from old homes.

Hydrogen cars hit the highway

Emissions-free cars move closer to the mass market with help from governments, car makers and a growing network of refuelling stations.

Bubble surfing brings savings

Similar techniques to those used by penguins to swim quickly and easily are now being used to cut fuel use and pollution by ships.

Widening horizons

How a training programme in Patagonia gives people new skills for the growing local energy industry.

Clearing the skies over Beijing

See how China is taking action to reduce air pollution, using renewable energy and replacing coal-fired plants with cleaner gas-fired plants.

Secrets of the deep

See how ocean scientists are using energy industry technology to reveal life in deep water.

Driving into a low-carbon future

What is the future for mobility when cutting emissions is crucial? Could it signal the end for the combustion engine? We ask one of our Chief Scientists, Wolfgang Warnecke. 

Good neighbours in narrow straits

Safely replacing a 6,000-tonne section of oil pipeline in the Port of Singapore needed precision planning and in-depth consultation to limit disruption to people nearby, including two fish farm owners, whose sea bass swim in the Singapore Strait.

Health care far from anywhere

Advances in web and satellite communications are bringing specialist medical expertise to the remote places where we work, helping to save lives.

Shell’s pioneering films

See how award-winning documentaries made by Shell over the last 80 years have informed, entertained and tackled the challenges of the time.

Eye in the sky

See how we are using high-tech drones to go places humans would rather avoid.