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A pair 15nm NAND flash memory chips made by Toshiba

Toshiba seeks damages for NAND chip leak

Toshiba is seeking 109.15 billion yen in damages from South Korean rival SK Hynix over the suspected leak of NAND flash memory chip technology.

Primary school teachers will be expected to teach basic coding from September

Most teachers not confident about teaching code

Nearly three-quarters of primary school teachers do not feel confident about teaching the new coding syllabus being introduced in September.

Samsung's Chinese supplier Dongguan Shinyang Electronics has suspended production due to child labour accusations

Samsung’s supplier halts production amid child labour concerns

A Chinese company supplying mobile phone parts to Samsung has suspended production due to concerns it has been using child workers.

A Greenpeace volunteer writes on the plaque of West Sussex County Council County Hall in Chichester [Credit: Greenpeace]

Landowners launch ‘legal block’ against fracking

Landowners have announced a new "legal blockade" to prevent shale gas and oil exploration under their property in West Sussex.

The Medtronic Carelink Express mobile monitoring station

Self-service pacemaker monitoring cuts waiting times

A new mobile monitoring station is allowing patients in Hampshire to assess their pacemakers without the need for a nurse, doctor or visit to hospital.

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A bucket full of cane toads

Invasive species: how ICT helps tackle the aliens

Not all of the many hundreds of species designated ‘invasive’ have detrimental impacts on their adopted environments, but a lot of them do. Now the unintended consequences of globalisation are exacerbating the problem. Can information and communications technology help track the challenges?

A bee with a tracking device attached to it

Tracking wildlife: how scientists monitor endangered species

Wildlife reserves have historically allowed scientists to keep track of endangered species on the ground. But how do we monitor wildlife that flies or swims?

Two rhinoceros

Wildlife monitoring: should UAV drones be banned?

As UAVs become more widely used by conservationists, some countries are trying to ban them on ethical grounds.

The E-Fan all-electric demonstrator flies above Farnborough International Airshow earlier this week

Green skies ahead: charting a course to sustainable aviation

In aviation better fuel efficiency reduces both emissions and the single largest cost to the industry, but the sector is still looking for a game changer that could realise the dream of cheap green air travel.

Formula E car

Formula E to test the limits of electric transport

Ten cities around the world will play host to an experiment to use racing to push electric vehicle design as Formula E takes to the streets later this year.

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Squadrone System's Hexo, a 45-mph GoPro-compatible drone that tracks you autonomously and can film your every move.

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.

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 latest products and technologies for urban development were exhibited at the Smart Community exhibition in Japan 2014 recently.

The star of the

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 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 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.

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

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

An animatronic model of Doraemon, the intelligent robotic cat from a Japanese manga cartoon, on display at Malaysia's Doraemon Exhibition

African migrants near Djibouti City trying to get a phone signal from nearby Somalia. The photo by John Stanmeyer won the 2014 World Press Photo award

African migrants near Djibouti City trying to get a phone signal from nearby Somalia. The photo by John Stanmeyer won the 2014 World Press Photo award

A Skoda Yeti Outdoor car, frozen in ice in Covent Garden to mark the model's launch. Members of the public are invited to guess the combined weight of the car inside the ice: whoever guesses correctly will drive away with the brand-new vehicle.

A Skoda Yeti Outdoor car, frozen in ice in Covent Garden to mark the model's launch. Members of the public are invited to guess the combined weight of the car inside the ice: whoever guesses correctly will drive away with the brand-new vehicle.

The Zero Carbon Foods project is growing herbs, shoots, vegetables and salad leaves in an abandoned WWII bomb shelter underneath London's streets

The Zero Carbon Foods project is growing herbs, shoots, vegetables and salad leaves in an abandoned WWII bomb shelter underneath London's streets

Blogs

German goal line technology installed in Brazil to prevent another 1966 ghost goal controversy

18 July 2014

There have been more serious disputes between the English and Germans. World Wars 1 and 2 spontaneously come to mind. But surely few more recent contretemps rank higher than the disputed goal in the World Cup final of 1966, where the referee ruled in England's favour. England went on to win the trophy.

Return of the joule

9 July 2014

In response to lobbying by groups such as the International Energy Agency and the Energy Saving Trust, national governments and the European Union decided to put stringent limits on the amount of power some consumer electronics could draw from a wall socket, such as mobile-phone chargers and TVs. The IEA is found a new target just in time for the rise of the internet of things (IoT): the networked gadget, from home routers to smart TVs.

 
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Debate: should we ban recording devices from cinemas?

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Sue Flood

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