South Africa has signed a $10bn (£6.1bn) deal to procure technology from Russia for a new 9.6GW nuclear power plant.
A broad coalition of governments and companies will push for policies setting a price for carbon emissions at today’s UN climate summit.
Australia plans to deregulate its energy industry, boost domestic gas supply as well as liquefied natural gas exports and cut renewable energy subsidies.
A computer model for accurate prediction of composite materials behaviour is being developed by researchers to cut cost of air travel.
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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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.
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."
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.
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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.
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
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.
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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.
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.
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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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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