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The Game On 2.0 exhibition takes visitors on a journey through the history of computer games

World’s largest computer games collection on display

The world’s largest collection of playable computer games has gone on display in Newcastle.

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Trial and error advances artificial intelligence in robots

Robots are able to learn motor tasks through trial and error after researchers have developed algorithms to mimic the learing process of humans.

The c-Walker can help elderly people navigate safely through busy public spaces and connect with others in the vicinity

Networking robo-walker to improve social life of elderly

European researchers are developing a robotic walker for elderly people integrated with social networks that would make it easier for them to go out and do things together.

BAE Systems dispelled the uncertainty over the future of the Govan shipyard with an announcement of a major investment

Financial boost for Glasgow shipyards

BAE Systems will invest £100m into its Glasgow shipyards to improve and expand manufacturing facilities.

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Royal Navy helicopter gets new surveillance system

A Merlin helicopter will be fitted with a new on-board system to deliver essential anti-snooping watch and send early warnings if security threats are detected.

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A scene from Jurassic World featuring a hybrid dinosaur, Indominus rex

Jurassic World science: can we clone dinosaurs?

Genetic engineers are working to restore extinct species to life, but doing so involves solving a massive jigsaw puzzle with missing pieces.

SpaceX Falcon 9 shortly after launch

Lunar XPrize: Can Google fly us to the moon?

Thanks to the Google Lunar XPrize competition, humans are sending not one but multiple probes to the moon. But the scientists are not your usual space explorers.

Professor X

Brain computer interfaces bring neuroscience to the masses

Electroencephalography has contributed greatly to the advancement of neuroscience. Now this powerful technology is on its way to the consumer market.

Steam obscuring the Hengill geothermal area

Iceland: powered by the planet

Iceland leads the world in production of geothermal energy, with no fewer than six power stations generating electricity from Earth's natural heat. We take a tour to see what's keeping Iceland's lights on.

On point: the iconic Rolls-Royce jet engine styling

Jet engines - battle for the skies

Cutting-edge materials science makes modern jet engines tougher and more powerful, and also promises airlines better fuel efficiency.

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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

An Andy-Warhol-inspired work by Emanuele Niri on display at the 3D Printing show in New York

An Andy-Warhol-inspired work by Emanuele Niri on display at the 3D Printing show in New York

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

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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Maybe Scotland would do well to resist the European commission's divide and conquer strategy

22 May 2015

I remember Jacques Delors, then boss of the European commission, nemesis of Margaret Thatcher, predicting the end of the UK.

Crystal thoughts; improve water management

21 May 2015

I saw a public tap running; it was left unattended till someone arrived to do the needful. I heaved a sigh of relief. I was in a traffic jam and even as the traffic congestion began to ease, the sight of water trickling away left me uncomfortable. I think you understand my discomfort. I mean water is an important natural resource. On the one side, water is linked to economic development and life, on the other side we seem to misuse water and even waste it.

 
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