A vial of Scottish whisky sent into space three years ago, in an experiment to determine the impact of gravity on its maturation, is scheduled to return to Earth next month.
Growth in renewable energy around the world will slow unless governments reduce uncertainty over policies, the International Energy Agency has warned.
Cambridge physicist Stephen Hawking has become the latest celebrity to participate in the ice bucket challenge craze. The academic, wheelchair-bound due to motor neurone disease, said he was keen to support the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) by taking part.
Jaguar's iconic 1960s E-Type has won the race to be crowned the "greatest car of all time" in a new poll of motorists.
Sheepdogs use just two simple rules to round up large herds of sheep, according to scientists, a finding that could aid the development of herding robots.
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As the world’s population increasingly flocks towards urban centres, smarter construction methods and more efficient cities are essential. E&T caught up with Tristram Carfrae, deputy chairman of Arup, to find out about the importance of a holistic view of the built environment.
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?
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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 latest products and technologies for urban development were exhibited at the Smart Community exhibition in Japan 2014 recently.
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 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
An animatronic model of Doraemon, the intelligent robotic cat from a Japanese manga cartoon, on display at Malaysia's Doraemon Exhibition
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Europe's equivalent of GPS, Galileo, received a setback when the project's two first fully operational capacity satellites were launched into the wrong orbit by a Soyuz rocket - provided and controlled by the Russians.
22 August 2014
Intelsat - the International Telecommunications Satellite Organisation - was established 50 years ago this week, the result of agreements between perspicacious governments and a range of operating entities. Intelsat's raison d'être was to provide the unifying communications infrastructures that would enable the international socio-economic development of nations, and the project connected directly with the world's populations through an ongoing series of high-profile satellite link-up projects.
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.
The 'right to be forgotten' is a bad and vague idea
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