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The Koeberg power station some 30km northwest of Cape Town is currently the only nuclear power plant in South Africa

Russia to build nuclear plant for South Africa

South Africa has signed a $10bn (£6.1bn) deal to procure technology from Russia for a new 9.6GW nuclear power plant.

A coalition of governments and businesses are backing measures such as carbon taxes and cap-and-trade systems to cut emissions

Broad support for carbon pricing ahead of summit

A broad coalition of governments and companies will push for policies setting a price for carbon emissions at today’s UN climate summit.

Australia is the world's number two coal exporter

Australia plans major deregulation of energy industry

Australia plans to deregulate its energy industry, boost domestic gas supply as well as liquefied natural gas exports and cut renewable energy subsidies.

Airbus's A350 aircraft contains 53 per cent of composite materials

Computer modelling to cut carbon footprint of air travel

A computer model for accurate prediction of composite materials behaviour is being developed by researchers to cut cost of air travel.

An artist's impression of the future Hinkley Point C power plant

Hinkley Point C to go ahead as subsidy investigation concluded

The UK is set to get a green light from the European Commission to build the Hinkley Point C plant, the first new nuclear power station since 1995, after an agreement has been reached in a competition inquiry.

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A survey of engineering education throughout the world

Educating tomorrow's engineers - how do Britain's schools and universities compare with those in the rest of the world?

Pupils from The King’s School

Raspberry Pi education kits: how they can help develop IT skills

Educational and learning kits based around Raspberry Pi computers could help schools ensure that England's new computing curriculum captures the imaginations of young technologists.

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Baroness Greenfield - is the digital world damaging our brains?

Neuroscientist Baroness Greenfield thinks that search engines, social media and video games are having a negative effect on how we think and behave. "Am I just being old fashioned?" she says. "I don't think so."

A cartoon showing a man being tied up with power cords

In-premises Wi-Fi: will it be wireless all the way?

The provisioning of enterprise workplace networked communications is changing: forward-looking organisations are starting to remove all the plug-in cable connections for desktop PCs and telephones, and migrating their enterprise users onto mobile computing devices that rely entirely on wireless connectivity.

A ghostly looking server room

Internet of Things: get yourself connected

In an emerging world where everything is connected to everything, the Internet of Things is poised to transform every walk of digital life, from manufacturing to media production. What will this brave new world look like and how close are we to seeing it become a reality?

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On the eve of Scotland's historic moment, an ambitious art installation has used the latest 3D projection mapping techniques to turn an entire West Lothian farm tartan.

On the eve of Scotland's historic moment, an ambitious art installation has used the latest 3D projection mapping techniques to turn an entire West Lothian farm tartan.

A five-storey modular home clings to the side of a cliff in this conceptual design by Australian architects Modscape.

A five-storey modular home clings to the side of a cliff in this conceptual design by Australian architects Modscape.

Ptolemy Elrington collects lost hub caps from Britain's roadsides and turns them into animal sculptures worth up to £3,000

Ptolemy Elrington collects lost hub caps from Britain's roadsides and turns them into animal sculptures worth up to £3,000

Skateboarder Bob Burnquist and his design team created this skate ramp, weighing 7,300 lbs, that now floats on Lake Tahoe in California

Skateboarder Bob Burnquist and his team created this ramp, weighing 7,300 lbs, that now floats on Lake Tahoe in California

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.

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.

An infographic showing the physical forces that affect Bloodhound SSC

An infographic showing the physical forces that affect Bloodhound SSC [Credit: Access Group]

The hitch-hiking robot, hitchBOT, on Highway 17, Ontario, at the halfway point on its journey across Canada

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.

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.

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 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 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.

Blogs

'Data as the lifeblood to the Smart Built Environment'

22 September 2014

Successful large-scale projects have always required multi-disciplinary teams and high-quality data. The compelling reasons for gathering data have not changed - we need reliable information to support confidence in our decision-making, and to

The great IP lock-up

19 September 2014

It's tough trying to get an IP licensing company off the ground. Not only do you have to convince potential customers that your largely unproven technology is better than the established options, you need to reassure them that you are not suddenly going to get swallowed up by a competitor who has no interest in playing nice with external design teams. The decision by Cisco to buy memory specialist Memoir Systems looks to be yet another example of the problem and underlines the way in which the interests of companies and VCs are severely misaligned.

 
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