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Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaking during a leadership debate

Corbyn pledges to 'democratise the internet'

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, who is currently undergoing a leadership challenge, has announced he will draw up a digital bill of rights as part of a new manifesto to promote and harness the internet.

A new safer method for extracting gold from electronic waste has been developed by Edinburgh University researchers

Gold recovered from old gadgets and electronic waste using new safer method

Hundreds of tonnes of gold could be recovered from old electronic devices including smartphones, TV sets and computers every year thanks to a new method by Edinburgh University researchers.

EU Commissioner Margrethe Vestager during a news conference on Ireland's tax dealings with Apple

Apple to receive multi-billion dollar Irish tax bill from EU

Apple is to receive a multi-billion dollar tax bill from the European Commission, which has ruled against Ireland's tax dealings with the US company.

The SWIFT network is used by financial institutions to send secure messages

Global cyber-crime initiative urged after Bangladesh bank heist

US President Barack Obama has been urged by six senators to push the issue of cyber-crime at this weekend's G20 summit in China following the theft of $81m (£62m) from Bangladesh's Central Bank.

An underwater turbine for generating tidal power built by Scottish firm Nova Innovation

Tidal energy array makes first exports to grid

A tidal array consisting of a set of turbines has been connected to the national electricity grid in Scotland. 

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Jessica Ennis-Hill

Faster, Higher, Stronger - and Smarter

Great Britain are hoping to win their biggest haul of medals at an overseas Olympics this summer in Rio. We visit the National Performance Centre at Bisham Abbey to speak to the technology experts who helped prepare British athletes for the Games.

Cybathlon athlete

Cybathlon: the bionic Olympics

We report on the build-up to this year’s Cybathlon – is this the world’s most cutting-edge competition?

Rural broadband

The Great British broadband rip-off

Consumers, companies, the media, and now even MPs are complaining about the standard of Britain’s broadband.

bees

Intelligent hive aims to boost honeybee population

An intelligent beehive designed by a Loughborough University student is hoping to make beekeeping simpler and more accessible.

There's plenty of cool tech on show in the latest Ghostbusters’ reboot

Ghostbusters: who ya gonna call (again)?

Thanks to the Hollywood effect, ghost-hunting is now almost a mass-participation sport. With plenty of cool tech on show in the latest Ghostbusters’ reboot, we look at what equipment paranormal investigators are using in the real world and with what success.

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This 250m/sq 'Office of the Future' in Dubai was built using a 3D printer measuring 20 feet high, 120 feet long and 40 feet wide

This 250m/sq 'Office of the Future' in Dubai was built using a 3D printer measuring 20 feet high, 120 feet long and 40 feet wide

A Land Rover Discovery Sport tows a 100-tonne train, sixty times its own weight

A Land Rover Discovery Sport tows a 100-tonne train, sixty times its own weight

Healthy vegetation in these fields in Alberta, Canada, appears bright red in this near infrared (NIR) data satellite image

Healthy vegetation in these fields in Alberta, Canada, appears bright red in this near infrared (NIR) data satellite image

Radial, wedge-shaped fields in Bolivia, part of the Tierras Bajas agricultural relocation project

Radial, wedge-shaped fields in Bolivia, part of the Tierras Bajas agricultural relocation project

Broadband internet is finally coming to the people of Cuba, at least in certain parts of historic Havana

Broadband internet is finally coming to the people of Cuba, at least in certain parts of historic Havana

A mosaic of London's Oxford Street made of half a million photographs, captured by Hyundai's automated mapping technology car.

A mosaic of London's Oxford Street made of half a million photographs, captured by Hyundai's automated mapping technology car.

Plaster cast moulds of victims of the Mount Vesuvius eruption lie on a display table in a laboratory at Pompeii

Plaster cast moulds of victims of the Mount Vesuvius eruption lie on a display table in a laboratory at Pompeii

Europlanet 2020 RI offers access to the Danakil Depression in Ethiopia, an area of remarkable hydrothermal activity and that may help us understand whether life could have evolved elsewhere in the Solar System

The Danakil Depression in Ethiopia, an area of remarkable hydrothermal activity

Ships are dumped in the street after an 8.3 magnitude earthquake and powerful waves hit areas of central Chile [Reuters/Mauricio Ubilla]

Ships are dumped in the street after an 8.3 magnitude earthquake and powerful waves hit areas of central Chile
[Reuters/Mauricio Ubilla]

Flames from the Valley Fire covering a hillside along Highway 29 in Lower Lake, California, USA [Reuters/Noah Berger]

Flames from the Valley Fire covering a hillside along Highway 29 in Lower Lake, California, USA
[Reuters/Noah Berger]

BMW CEO Harald Krueger collapses during his presentation at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany [Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach]

BMW CEO Harald Krueger collapses during his presentation at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany
[Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach]

 Part of the Les Paul Memorabilia Exhibit on show at The Hard Rock Cafe, New York City, ahead of the Les Paul 100th Anniversary Celebrations beginning on June 9 2015 in Times Square

The Les Paul memorabilia exhibit on display at The Hard Rock Cafe, New York City - part of the Les Paul 100th anniversary celebrations

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

Blogs

Zoom into futuristic tracks

31 August 2016

It's nice to say that we need to build a formidable workforce of drivers for our public transport system. It's also nice to note that the Government of Karnataka (GoK) is taking strides to fulfill this vision by providing the required infrastructure. But what about basic amenities? Our transport system needs to be viewed holistically. It's not enough to say that buses ply between destination A and destination B. We need to keep in mind that no two travelers are alike (almost). The traveler profile, demographics, culture, ethos and weather related challenges are among the issues that need to be addressed. This is where private players should step into the scenario and their specific offering should be tailored to meet consumer requirements through private public partnership.

Tax backlash against tech multinationals

29 August 2016

With Britain leaving the EU, prepare to see a weakening of the current climate that favours large multinationals. In this case, US tech multinationals.

 
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