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The prototype of Europe's ExoMars rover is about to enter a cave controlled by astronaut Tim Peake from ISS

Tim Peake drives rover through fake Martian cave from space station

Astronaut Tim Peake has explored a fake Martian cave built on the premises of Airbus Defence and Space controlling a prototype Martian rover from the International Space Station.

Graphene nanoflakes can optimise heat dissipation in electronics

Graphene nanoflakes coolly dissipate electronics heat

Researchers have developed a new approach to cooling electronics using graphene nanoflakes, promising to overcome one of the major obstacles in further technology development.

The ASTRO-H rocket launched from an island off the south coast of Japan in February

Japan abandons its black hole research satellite

Japan has abandoned its Hitomi satellite, designed to study supermassive black holes and other space phenomena, because its solar array paddles are thought to have broken off.

A driverless car from the state-owned Changan Automobile on a test drive in Beijing

Baidu, the 'Chinese Google', to launch driverless cars

China's Baidu, the search engine company often dubbed the ‘Chinese Google’, has announced that it, too, will start producing driverless cars.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg stands infront of his company's logo

Rise in Facebook data snooping; FBI granted hacking powers

Facebook has alleged that government requests for account data increased by 13 per cent in the second half of 2015, with the United States and India making the most requests.

Features
Why do so many engineering graduates abscond from the profession?

Why do engineering graduates choose non-engineering careers?

Why do so many engineering graduates choose non-engineering careers? Hint: it’s not because of the financial sector.

A cat working a bow tie

Breaking the Internet: how to hold it together

Is the Internet broken? It’s been pushed way past its design objectives. But amid incessant criminal activity and a growing data deluge, sticking plasters may still be enough to hold it all together.

The radioactive ripples resulting from the 1986 explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant continue to resonate

Analysis: Chernobyl nuclear disaster, 30 years of decay

30 years after the world's worst nuclear disaster, the concrete sarcophagus hurriedly put in to place over the fractured reactor #4 is crumbling and a new containment plan is underway. Ukrainian-born writer Vitali Vitaliev recalls his impressions of Chernobyl.

Europle graphic

Brexit and the EU referendum: the big four issues

What do UK industry and academia think about being in or out of the European Union? Tereza Pultarova and Chris Titley talked to both camps to sift facts from myth.

an eye tumour receiving proton beam treatment

Cancer treatment: proton beam therapy coming to UK

You may remember the case of Ashya King, the boy who is currently ‘cancer-free’ after being taken overseas for proton therapy, so it seems to be good news that in 2018, the UK’s first National Health Service high-energy proton beam therapy facility will open. What are the challenges involved in bringing this game-changing treatment to Britain?

The big picture
Healthy vegetation in these fields in Alberta, Canada, appears bright red in this near infrared (NIR) data satellite image

Healthy vegetation in these fields in Alberta, Canada, appears bright red in this near infrared (NIR) data satellite image

Radial, wedge-shaped fields in Bolivia, part of the Tierras Bajas agricultural relocation project

Radial, wedge-shaped fields in Bolivia, part of the Tierras Bajas agricultural relocation project

Broadband internet is finally coming to the people of Cuba, at least in certain parts of historic Havana

Broadband internet is finally coming to the people of Cuba, at least in certain parts of historic Havana

A mosaic of London's Oxford Street made of half a million photographs, captured by Hyundai's automated mapping technology car.

A mosaic of London's Oxford Street made of half a million photographs, captured by Hyundai's automated mapping technology car.

Plaster cast moulds of victims of the Mount Vesuvius eruption lie on a display table in a laboratory at Pompeii

Plaster cast moulds of victims of the Mount Vesuvius eruption lie on a display table in a laboratory at Pompeii

Europlanet 2020 RI offers access to the Danakil Depression in Ethiopia, an area of remarkable hydrothermal activity and that may help us understand whether life could have evolved elsewhere in the Solar System

The Danakil Depression in Ethiopia, an area of remarkable hydrothermal activity

Ships are dumped in the street after an 8.3 magnitude earthquake and powerful waves hit areas of central Chile [Reuters/Mauricio Ubilla]

Ships are dumped in the street after an 8.3 magnitude earthquake and powerful waves hit areas of central Chile
[Reuters/Mauricio Ubilla]

Flames from the Valley Fire covering a hillside along Highway 29 in Lower Lake, California, USA [Reuters/Noah Berger]

Flames from the Valley Fire covering a hillside along Highway 29 in Lower Lake, California, USA
[Reuters/Noah Berger]

BMW CEO Harald Krueger collapses during his presentation at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany [Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach]

BMW CEO Harald Krueger collapses during his presentation at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany
[Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach]

 Part of the Les Paul Memorabilia Exhibit on show at The Hard Rock Cafe, New York City, ahead of the Les Paul 100th Anniversary Celebrations beginning on June 9 2015 in Times Square

The Les Paul memorabilia exhibit on display at The Hard Rock Cafe, New York City - part of the Les Paul 100th anniversary celebrations

A boy rides his bicycle past a collapsed house after Saturday's earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal

A boy rides his bicycle past a collapsed house after Saturday's earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal

An Andy-Warhol-inspired work by Emanuele Niri on display at the 3D Printing show in New York

An Andy-Warhol-inspired work by Emanuele Niri on display at the 3D Printing show in New York

Blogs

It's all about E-Waste management

1 May 2016

Friends all I can say is that this blog can be read as a continuation of the previous one. I'll tell you why, because when I visited the manufacturing facility, people were telling me about disposing e-waste or electronic waste. As I left the facility I began to think about e-waste and everything connected to it in terms of disposal, management and recycling. By the time I reached home, I kind of had a hazy picture of this story. Anyway, let's see how it pans out.

Should we take UK tech firms' Brexit threat seriously?

29 April 2016

There is a certain deja vu about international businesses threatening to abandon Britain if the UK votes to leave the EU. In a poll for the members-only fintech (financial technology) association Innovate Finance, 82% of firms said they wanted the UK remain in the EU. In another survey, conducted by Reuters, 7 out of 10 tech companies contacted said they would consider leaving the UK if Brexit took place.

 
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Celebrating the centenary of the birth of Alan Turing, arguably the most famous computer scientist of all time.
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On the issues facing chip designers today.

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The technology of music: writing, recording, producing and mastering.

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The new technologies available for treatment of the world's ageing population.

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The history and technology of that most famous of shipwrecks: RSS Titanic.

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Enterprise ICT is becoming ever-more environmentally-aware. What are the key imperatives driving this change, and how is it affecting technological deployment? E&T reports.

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Covering all aspects of space travel and exploration, from Yuri Gagarin's historic first orbit to the latest innovations.

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About the production and use of biofuels and the advancement in technology, policy, and investment.

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