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Scotland announces fracking moratorium

The Scottish government has announced a ban on fracking operations to allow a full public consultation on the controversial matter.

A crowd of demonstrators dissatisfied with the Lancashire County Council's decision to defer the verdict on fracking in the region

Lancashire council defers fracking decision

Lancashire County Council has accepted a request by energy firm Cuadrilla to defer decisions on two fracking applications.

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Global Calculator: high life and climate change can co-exist

Despite estimates that the global population will rise to 10 billion people by 2050, it will still be possible to enjoy a high standard of living, a new analysis tool indicates.

Mundane repetitive tasks will be taken care of by robots in the future - but what about the workers?

Electronics maker wants to replace people with robots

Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn wants to reduce its workforce with the help of robots and automation.

Basque researchers have developed a secure protocol that could allow connecting pacemakers to the Internet

Security protocol for Internet-connected pacemakers

Basque researchers have developed a security protocol that could allow pacemakers of the future to be connected to the Internet.

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National Physical Laboratory scientist Jane Burston says effects of methane leaking from fracking operations are poorly understood

Analysis: methane leaks from fracking poorly understood, says expert

The amount of methane leaking and being vented during hydraulic fracturing operations is potentially so great that it cancels out the positive effect on global warming of mining a less polluting shale gas, according to Jane Burston, an expert from the National Physical Laboratory.

Another tragic plane crash in the oceans, another missing emergency locator signal

Air Asia crash calls for emergency locator improvements

Three major aviation tragedies in the past five years, all of which occurred above open ocean water and left rescue teams frantically searching for the crash sites, have put the technology designed to locate the wreckage firmly in the spotlight.

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Teenage privacy online: confronting the web's privacy boundaries

Media headlines scream about lax teen attitudes to privacy. The real story is more complex.

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Where next for the Internet of Things?

Everyone knows that the Internet of Things (IoT) is the next big thing. E&T went to the IoT World Forum in London to find out what's trending among the big names and, crucially, what 2015 will bring.

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Cyber-security: organisations vulnerable to new swathe of attacks

2014 saw Apple, Target, Ebay and Sony become victims of cyber theft, and while experts warn 2015 is set for further disasters, organisations are betting on not being targets rather than addressing the core problems.

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The face of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial stared back at Billy Harley, owner of the Uig Hotel, Isle of Skye, from inside the tree trunk Harley was chopping to make firewood for the bar of his hotel

The face of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial stared back at Billy Harley, owner of the Uig Hotel, Isle of Skye, from inside the tree trunk Harley was chopping to make firewood for the bar of his hotel

One view from the Amazon Tall Tower Observatory, in Sao Sebastiao do Uatuma, which monitors conditions in the middle of the Amazon forest

One view from the Amazon Tall Tower Observatory, in Sao Sebastiao do Uatuma, which monitors conditions in the middle of the Amazon forest

A 5mm-square nano-sized Bible on a semiconductor. The tiny Bible contains the original Greek version of the New Testament

A 5mm-square nano-sized Bible on a semiconductor. The tiny Bible contains the original Greek version of the New Testament

Viktorija Pashuta, a photographer from Latvia, imagines what social networks would look like if humanised

Viktorija Pashuta, a photographer from Latvia, imagines what social networks would look like if humanised

The 40-seater Bio-Bus, the UK's first bus powered by gas generated from food waste and human sewage

The 40-seater Bio-Bus, the UK's first bus powered by gas generated from food waste and human sewage

Control your drinking this Christmas with the literal half pint glass, available from web retailers www.gettingpersonal.co.uk

Control your drinking this Christmas with the literal half pint glass, available from web retailers www.gettingpersonal.co.uk

Bionic Boots, developed by Keahi Seymour from Solihull, UK. Inspired by the stride of an ostrich, high-tensile springs imitate the achilles of those animals to allow any human to run at approximately 25mph

Bionic Boots, developed by Keahi Seymour from Solihull, UK. Inspired by the stride of an ostrich, high-tensile springs imitate the achilles of those animals to allow any human to run at approximately 25mph

Sculptor Olaf Holzapfel's installation 'Drei Bruecken' ('Three bridges') in the forest near Dresden, Germany.   The piece is in response to the topic, 'Technik und Landschaft' ('Technology and countryside').

Sculptor Olaf Holzapfel's installation 'Drei Bruecken' ('Three bridges') in the forest near Dresden, Germany. 

The piece is in response to the topic, 'Technik und Landschaft' ('Technology and countryside').

A model of a suspended monorail system on display at the 2014 China International Industry Fair in Shanghai, China

A model of a suspended monorail system on display at the 2014 China International Industry Fair in Shanghai, China

The New Born Fame cot mobile enables a baby to post pictures of itself to Facebook and Twitter whenever it plays with the device

The New Born Fame cot mobile enables a baby to post pictures of itself to Facebook and Twitter whenever it plays with the device

The Quinny longboardstroller: cruise through the city with your child on this environmentally-friendly hybrid.

The Quinny longboardstroller: cruise through the city with your child on this environmentally-friendly hybrid.

Margot Krasojevic's Hydroelectric Tidal House, a concept house designed to harness the power of waves

Margot Krasojevic's Hydroelectric Tidal House, a concept house designed to harness the power of waves

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British are influential in Europe, says report

30 January 2015

Just when we needed it, along comes a report calling for Britain to stay in Europe from a pro European British think tank that argues that British influence isn't at all as small as critics make it out to be.

50 & still rarin' to go

25 January 2015

Folks we celebrate our Republic Day on January 26, which is the day on which the Constitution of India came into force in 1950.

 
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Should video games be in the Olympics?

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Andrea Kates

Andrea Kates is CEO of LaunchPad Central, a San Francisco-based technology company, specialising in the commercialisation of innovation. She is also author of the best-selling business book ‘Find Your Next

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Guy Clapperton

Guy Clapperton is author of several books on social media and other digital comms issues as well as a public speaker and media commentator on technology in newspapers such as The Guardian and The Times

Video games should become an official Olympic sport

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