What's Next: March 19, 2016

Dimming lights for Earth Hour

The 10th edition of Earth Hour, organised by conservation group WWF and backed by other non-governmental groups to raise awareness about the threat of climate change, will see landmark monuments - from the Eiffel Tower to Taipei 101 - go dark at 8.30pm local time today. Even as people the world over symbolically dim lights to fight global warming, many will join social network campaigns that invisibly contribute to climate change.


Prizes for unique flying machines

The Singapore Amazing Flying Machine Competition saw close to 400 teams coming together to design and build their own flying machines this year. Since 2009, the event, organised by the Science Centre Singapore and DSO National Laboratories, has been inspiring aviation enthusiasts to challenge themselves to come up with unique inventions. Prizes are being given out at a ceremony today.


Formula One season kicks off today

With all the rattle and hype over the past few weeks, the Formula One season is finally off to a start, starting with qualifying today.

All of the drivers' true potential will be put to the test at the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne ahead of the main race tomorrow.

Teams will seek to end Mercedes' dominance and also knock their drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg off their perch.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 19, 2016, with the headline 'What's Next: March 19, 2016'. Print Edition | Subscribe