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New onshore wind farms will no longer recieve subsidies, according to plans of the new conservative government

Government to cut onshore wind farm support

The new conservative government plans to cut subsidies for onshore windfarms and give the right to decide about future large-scale projects to local communities.

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Chip to analyse blood and send data to your phone

A tiny chip could soon be placed under your skin to measure cholesterol or sugar levels in your blood and send the data straight to your phone.

DARPA says its new LIDAR on a chip presents a major breakthrough

DARPA demonstrates LIDAR on a chip

American defence research agency DARPA has developed a LIDAR system small enough to be integrated on a microchip yet offering better performance than conventional bulky mechanical devices.

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Snoopers’ charter is here to stay after Queen’s Speech

The snoopers’ charter returns after it was included in the Queen’s speech today, giving the police and intelligence agencies greater powers to monitor internet and phone use.

The Bill laying the legal framwork for the first phase of HS2 construction is going through the Parliament

Government to press ahead with HS2 Bill

A Bill that would give the UK government legal powers to build and operate the first phase of the high-speed rail link connecting London and Birmingham is being processed by the Parliament.

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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

Blogs

Jurassic Clones and other sci-fi fantasies

26 May 2015

In the movie 'Jurassic World', released next month, the attraction from 'Jurassic Park' is open but the kids are getting bored with the old dinosaurs. So, the scientists decide to make a new attraction: their own super-scary franken-dinosaur, which they call Indominus Rex. But guess what happens? She escapes! I know, it's just the last thing you'd expect.

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US legislation seeds space mining

26 May 2015

When Alien attempted to give us a 'realistic' version of man's future in space in the late 1970s, it put the crew on the Nostromo mining tug rather than having them boldly go proselytizing liberal altruism. Last week, the US House of Representatives passed legislation that plumped for Ridley Scott's free-market vision, hopefully minus any xenomorphs.

 
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