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Hinkley Point C will be one of the most expensive energy projects ever built in the UK

Hinkley Point: EDF agrees but 'bonkers' government hesitates

EDF, the French energy giant, has finally agreed to fund and build Hinkley Point C nuclear power station after months of deliberation, but the UK government has forced a last-minute halt to proceedings by saying it will now not make its final decision over support for the project until the autumn.

A think tank believes the case for HS2 is not solid due to the development of autonomous cars

HS2 'vanity project' weakened by driverless cars, says think tank

A think tank advocating a low-tax society has issued a report stating that HS2 should be scrapped as the emergence of driverless cars makes the business case for the project increasingly weak. 

Amazon has recently made a big push into Indian markets and has launched its Prime services there

Amazon sales up 30 per cent, as India debut boosts profits

Amazon has reported that its sales have risen by more than 30 per cent in the second quarter of 2016 with a revenue increase to $30.4bn (£23bn).

A working group has been established representing engineers' interests during brexit negotiations

Brexit impact negatively affecting UK manufacturers, survey reveals

Brexit fears are already affecting the manufacturing sector, the manufacturer’s organisation EEF has found, saying the sector’s full economic recovery is now in jeopardy. 

Boeing may cease production of iconic 747

Boeing 747 under threat as demand falls

American plane maker Boeing has announced it is considering discontinuing the production of its iconic aircraft the 747, due to falling demand. 

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

Memory takes its toll on computer design

29 July 2016

Professor Mark Horowitz of Stanford University has a simple lesson for what is going to guide the design of computers, from servers down to tiny processors sitting inside sensors, into the future. His talk at the recent Design Automation Conference (DAC) in Austin, Texas boiled down to "it's all about the memory". It's a lesson that's likely to have a major effect on ARM's future it tries to pay back on SoftBank's £24bn bet.

UK tech and science communities scramble after Brexit vote

28 July 2016

Making the best of it seems to be the signal emerging from the London tech community about the Brexit vote. There is talk of turning "adversity into opportunity" and mustering the entrepreneurial spirit that made them successes in the first place. Fintech channels the spirit of Dunkirk. Or maybe the Battle of Britain.

 
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