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The hacking ring attempted to steal simulator software for the Boeing Apache attack helicopter

Hacking ring charged after stealing $100m of software

An alleged international computer hacking ring has been charged with stealing $100m of software including Apache helicopter pilot training programs.

Vital national infrastructure could be potentially targeted by cyber criminals

Research to scrutinise cyber-risks to infrastructure

A new £2.5m research project will assess the risk posed by hackers and various cyber criminals to the UK’s vital infrastructure.

Xiao-Ping Zhang using an industry-standard real time power grid simulator

New method for controlling DC faults on the cheap

A new way of managing faults in direct current power systems could drastically cut the cost of converting from alternating current grids, researchers say.

Type 45 destroyer HMS Daring leaving Portsmouth Naval Base

£3.2bn boost for UK's naval bases

The Ministry of Defence has awarded £3.2bn of contracts to support the management of the UK's naval bases.

The last Magnox-powered nuclear plant in the world will be phased out by the end of 2015

Obsolete nuclear plant granted one year life extension

The world’s last surviving Magnox nuclear power plant has been granted a one year life extension and will keep generating electricity until December next year.

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A close-up view of the stone circle at Stonehenge

Stonehenge: digital mapping reveals the true picture

New research conducted by archaeologists and scientists from Birmingham University and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology in Vienna has revealed that Stonehenge did not sit alone within its Neolithic landscape.

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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."

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.

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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'The Stained Glass, Driverless, Sleeper Car of the Future', by London-based designer Dominic Wilcox, on display at the 'Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: The Future of Mobility’ exhibition at designjunction, London

'The Stained Glass, Driverless, Sleeper Car of the Future', by London-based designer Dominic Wilcox, on display at the 'Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: The Future of Mobility’ exhibition at designjunction, London

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.

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.

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.

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Making it happen

25 September 2014

Everyone in the silicon business loves the Maker community right now. In his keynote at IDF, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich was keen to get the message across that the chip giant really wanted to get its Edison SoC and other devices into the hands of people tinkering with technology.

Northern Finland pins hopes on 5G

25 September 2014

The Finns are in a bit of a funk at the moment. Because of EU sanctions against Russia - an important trading partner for Finland - the Finnish economy is expected to contract this year. Finnish politicians feel betrayed by the sale of Nokia's handsets division to Microsoft. To cap it all, the snows in Finland are early this year, possibly presaging a long winter. Will a new technology initiative in the Arctic North cheer them up a little?

 
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