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Using wood instead of metal or plastics when choosing floors, doors and furniture could significantly decrease emissions

Wood furnishings beat plastic and metal in cutting CO2 emissions

Using wooden floors, doors and furniture when furnishing a house could significantly reduce carbon emissions, a UN agency has said. 

Innovate UK predicts that autonomy could revolutionise the British economy in the next 20 years

Innovate UK launches £5m robotics and autonomy competition

A £5m competition to boost the development of robotics and autonomous systems (RAS) in the UK has been announced by Innovate UK and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

This commercially available fishing drone can not only deliver the bait but also the fish

Fishing drone flies 2km out to sea and brings home its catch

Fisherman geeks will now be able to join the drone-mania bandwagon with a £15,000 UAV that can fish up to two kilometres away from its controller and even deliver any moderately sized catch back to the shore.

Sir Ben Ainslie's Land Rover BAR racing team operates from the most sustainable sports building in the UK

Sailing team HQ scoops BREEAM 'Excellent' rating

The Land Rover BAR sailing team, aspiring to become the first British team to win the America’s Cup next year, has scored a different first by becoming the first British sports team to have built a base compliant with highest sustainability standards. 

The Hinkley Point project has suffered numerous delays and doubts now linger about its future following the Brexit vote

EDF Hinkley Point decision to arrive next week

French energy company EDF is set to make its long-awaited final decision over whether to invest in the Hinkley Point nuclear power station next week.

Features
There's plenty of cool tech on show in the latest Ghostbusters’ reboot

Ghostbusters: who ya gonna call (again)?

Thanks to the Hollywood effect, ghost-hunting is now almost a mass-participation sport. With plenty of cool tech on show in the latest Ghostbusters’ reboot, we look at what equipment paranormal investigators are using in the real world and with what success.

Jessica Ennis-Hill

Faster, Higher, Stronger - and Smarter

Great Britain are hoping to win their biggest haul of medals at an overseas Olympics this summer in Rio. We visit the National Performance Centre at Bisham Abbey to speak to the technology experts who helped prepare British athletes for the Games.

What Brexit will mean for Britain is entirely unknown

Brexit: what will it mean for...?

Ahead of the UK referendum on EU membership there was no shortage of comment on how a Leave vote would affect the country’s science and engineering sector. As the dust settles, E&T correspondents assess how to make the best of the outcome.

Cybathlon athlete

Cybathlon: the bionic Olympics

We report on the build-up to this year’s Cybathlon – is this the world’s most cutting-edge competition?

Rural broadband

The Great British broadband rip-off

Consumers, companies, the media, and now even MPs are complaining about the standard of Britain’s broadband.

The big picture
This 250m/sq 'Office of the Future' in Dubai was built using a 3D printer measuring 20 feet high, 120 feet long and 40 feet wide

This 250m/sq 'Office of the Future' in Dubai was built using a 3D printer measuring 20 feet high, 120 feet long and 40 feet wide

A Land Rover Discovery Sport tows a 100-tonne train, sixty times its own weight

A Land Rover Discovery Sport tows a 100-tonne train, sixty times its own weight

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

Blogs

Which way will British government jump on controversial trade deal?

21 July 2016

It is my contention that the British vote for Brexit wasn't so much against European bureaucrats and parliamentarians as against immigration and globalisation, as I argued in this month's magazine column.

The long ARM of SoftBank

18 July 2016

The last time the pound slumped in value, speculation bubbled up of a possible hostile takeover by Intel, aiming to take out the biggest threat to the x86 architecture. This time it's a lot friendlier and from a company with very few concrete reasons to make the deal other than to make some sort of claim on the internet of things (IoT).

 
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