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Computers that bring all Jobcentre services into one device will be installed at more than 700 sites

Job centres go digital with new equipment

High-tech equipment will be installed at more than 700 job centres to make it easier for people to find work.

Cobham will operate four Bombardier Challenger CL-604 special mission jets for the AMSA

Cobham wins Australian airborne search and rescue contract

A British defence firm has won a 12-year contract to provide airborne search and rescue capabilities in Australia.

Explosions of airbags by Japanese manufacturer Takata have reportedly killed at least four people

US senators call for action after further airbag recalls

US senators have called for a nation-wide recall of all vehicles equipped with potentially dangerous Takata airbags after Nissan ordered further 250,000 vehicles back to workshops.

The Queen had a tour of the Information Age gallery and sent her first tweet

Queen opens Information Age exhibition at Science Museum

The Queen has officially opened a new exhibition celebrating the history of information and communication technologies where she also sent her first royal tweet.

China has launched its latest lunar probe aiming to test technologies for a sample return mission planned for 2017

China's lunar return probe carries European radio experiment

China has launched a spacecraft to fly around the Moon and back in preparations for a sample return mission planned for 2017 carrying a European radio experiment aboard.

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E-Fan electric plane in flight

Electric aircraft take off, as Europe leads the way

Europe appears to be leading the charge for electric aircraft propulsion, but a number of technological hurdles remain.

Renault Next Two prototype

Car safety and the digital dashboard

As car designers compete to pack more electronics into their vehicles, they are also having to focus on the issues of safety and security.

Antarctica and its resident penguin community

Antarctica: the changing face of the White Continent

As ice thickness decreases and international agreements come up for renewal, the future of Antarctica could shift in emphasis from conservation to mineral exploration, while science is in danger of being pushed back to make way for more tourism.

Maria and Giuseppe Fidecaro inside the spark chamber, 1963

60 years of CERN: the nuclear heart of Europe

CERN, the organisation that runs the world's largest particle physics laboratory, turned 60 last month. Its efforts to unravel the mysteries of the universe are well documented, but the pioneering role of the engineers and computer scientists supporting the physics is sometimes overlooked.

Screen shot from Gravity

Digital visual effects: shaping the next cinematic experience

As the high-end computing resources needed to generate eye-popping on-screen effects become more available the VFX industry is playing an ever bigger part in shaping the cinematic experience.

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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

Lightning strikes the inside of the erupting Sakurajima volcano, Japan, captured by photographer Takehito Miyatake

Lightning strikes the inside of the erupting Sakurajima volcano, Japan, captured by photographer Takehito Miyatake

Artist and sustainability advocate Markus Jeschaunig created this replica of the Arc de Triomphe from two tons of stale bread

Artist and sustainability advocate Markus Jeschaunig created this replica of the Arc de Triomphe from two tons of stale bread

Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman's river-barge HippopoThames sculpture, a follow-up to his giant Rubber Duck (still on its floating world tour)

Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman's river-barge HippopoThames, a follow-up to his giant Rubber Duck (still on its floating world tour)

The world's fastest pick-up truck: a customised 1947 Chevrolet 3100 powered by a V8 6-litre 820bhp engine for a top speed of 200mph

The world's fastest pick-up truck: a customised 1947 Chevrolet 3100 with a V8 6-litre 820bhp engine for a top speed of 200mph

Korean artist Do Ho Suh's translucent fabric recreation of his apartment, using sheer coloured polyester fabric and stainless steel tubing

Korean artist Do Ho Suh's translucent fabric recreation of his apartment, using coloured polyester fabric and stainless steel tubing

A 3D-printed electric guitar by New Zealand's ODD Guitars, part of an exhibition at the National Guitar Museum New Jersey, USA

A 3D-printed electric guitar by New Zealand's ODD Guitars, part of an exhibition at the National Guitar Museum New Jersey, USA

The 'Athlete's Plane', a concept designed by Teague with Nike, to explore the effects of air travel on professional athletes

The 'Athlete's Plane', a concept designed by Teague with Nike, to explore the effects of air travel on professional athletes

A traditional London telephone box has been transformed into a solar-powered mobile phone charger, free to use for the general public

A traditional London telephone box has been transformed into a solar-powered mobile phone charger, free to use for the general public

'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.

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

Blogs

Wheel into a Garden Factory

24 October 2014

Hero MotoCorp, the world's largest motorcycle manufacturer, has opened its doors to its new factory located in the desert landscape of Rajasthan. What prompted me to post this blog was that this factory goes beyond Hero MotoCorp's vision of manufacturing two wheelers.

Nokia - so much more than what's in a name

23 October 2014

So, Microsoft is to kill off the Nokia brand in mobile phones - at least on its own kit. It's amazing in some ways that the news does not come as much of a surprise.

 
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