An international research team has engineered a harmless type of bacteria living in human intestines to make it produce renewable propane.
Plans for a major new airport in the Thames Estuary backed by Mayor of London Boris Johnson have been rejected by a government-appointed commission.
Researchers from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia, have created a new model that could help determine who is to blame for each ocean garbage patch of floating debris.
National Grid is to pay mothballed plants to be online this winter to prevent power cuts, it has said.
Foreign companies feel they are being unfairly targeted by Chinese anti-competition regulators according to a US business lobby group.
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On the eve of the Independence referendum we hitch an imaginary ride on one of Scotland’s engineering novelties – a Spanish-built Edinburgh tram – and take our own straw poll of what the passengers think.
Despite allegations of corruption, delays and overspending, the construction of the Venice Flood Barrier has an end in sight.
Scotland has a rich seam of renewables and leads the UK in alternative energy projects. What would a Yes vote in the Scottish or European referenda mean for meeting renewables targets?
China's campaign to bulldoze mountains and create land for new cities is ambitious, even admirable, but now the world is worried.
Technicon Design's new Ixion private jet concept replaces windows with flexible screens that can display immersive, panoramic views of the outside environment on interior cabin walls and ceilings. Cameras mounted on the plane's main body and wings capture the surrounding vistas, allowing passengers a 360° view of scenery. The high-resolution, low-voltage display is powered by solar panels placed on the roof of the plane.
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The hitch-hiking robot, hitchBOT, on Highway 17, Ontario, at the halfway point on its journey across Canada
The BugJuggler, a 70ft-tall diesel-powered robot that uses hydraulic cylinders to juggle three VW Beetle automobiles.
Squadrone System's Hexo, a 45-mph GoPro-compatible drone that tracks you autonomously and can film your every move.
Eduardo Galvani's Fly Citycopter, a 120-mph futuristic helicopter with solar panels and a rechargeable electric engine.
The star of the "Electric Giraffe Project" by the South Lawn of the White House, during the first-ever Maker Faire to be held there.
The latest products and technologies for urban development were exhibited at the Smart Community exhibition in Japan 2014 recently.
The driver's view of the cockpit of the Bloodhound supersonic car.
The Hive-Inn, a hotel concept proposed by Hong Kong-based architects OVA Studio for the Radical Innovation Awards.
The hotel would be composed of recycled shipping containers and the modular design allows for rooms to be traded in and out without disturbing the surrounding containers. The architects see other possibilities for Hive-Inn, e.g. for use in emergency housing, medical care units, mobile apartments or offices.
An aerial view of British fields, taken using an infrared camera by surveying company Bluesky. The Normalised Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) is a graphical indicator used to assess the health of live green vegetation.
Artist Adly Syairi Ramly has transformed Lego figures into some of the world's most iconic bands, including The Beatles, Foo Fighters, Radiohead and Pearl Jam
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1 September 2014
The first question the Goode father always greets me is, how is work going? To which your humble blogger always replies, which work do you mean? The tasks performed during office hours for money, or the studies and writing done for love that take up the remaining wakeful hours? Of course, he means the former since, like most other people, he's firmly of the school that considers that work can only be what's done for money. Everything else is leisure or recreation.
30 August 2014
In the public mind, Switzerland is known for cuckoo clocks, Swiss army knives and watches. Cliches, but also a sign that Switzerland has a long and excellent tradition of intricate mechanical craftsmanship. Of course, Swiss technology has not stood still since the early 20th century, whatever the tourist brochures say.
should we legislate for the right to be forgotten?
Bill Thompson is a technology pundit for BBC News online and the World Service technology radio programme Click. Since 2009 he has been head of partnership development for archive development projects at the BBC.
Andrea Kates is founder of the Business Genome project, author of ‘Find Your Next’ and a commentator on Internet privacy issues. She is a featured speaker of the TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) community.
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