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Bulgaria is hoping to construct a Westinghouse AP-1000 nuclear reactor

Bulgaria paving way for new nuclear reactor

1 August 2014

Bulgaria has signed a deal that paves the way for a new $5bn nuclear reactor that will help reduce its energy dependence on Russia.

The recent incidents represents the first time when Canada openly accused another country of launching a cyber attack against it

Attack on Canada’s research body linked to ‘Putter Panda’

1 August 2014

The recent hacking attempt on a sensitive Canadian government computer network bears resemblance to attacks mounted by an elite unit of the Chinese army, a cyber-security expert has suggested.

BBM still has over 85 million active users but the company wants to promote its use among enterprise customers

BlackBerry to open BBM up to Windows phones

1 August 2014

BlackBerry’s popular messaging system BBM will now be open to those using the Windows phone platform.

The Ferrybridge C Power Station was built in the 1960s and its towers are the largest of its kind in Europe

Ferrybridge power station tower collapses in fire

1 August 2014

A blaze broke out at the Ferrybridge C Power Station yesterday causing one of its towers to partially collapse.

Scientists believe that wireless is the future of electric vehicles charging

New design for contactless electric vehicle charging

31 July 2014

German researchers have developed an innovative technology for wireless electric vehicle charging using inductive coils at the front instead of on the underside of a vehicle.

More than half of Britain's clean electricity now comes from onshore and offshore wind

Nearly 15 per cent of UK electricity from renewables

31 July 2014

Nearly 15 per cent of the UK's electricity was generated from renewables last year, official figures show.

The world's second-largest maker of aircraft engines Rolls-Royce is predicting a return to profit next year

Rolls-Royce backs return to profit next year

31 July 2014

Rolls-Royce says it will return to growth next year after an expected profit fall due to shrinking defence spending and a struggling marine business.

German autonomous robot Hector rescuing a victim of a simulated earthquake

Disaster response robots compete in Brazil

31 July 2014

A German autonomous robot named Hector has won the 2014 RoboCup Rescue League with its ability to explore disaster areas without constant human supervision.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is using a BlackBerry phone equipped with Secumsmart's encryption technology

BlackBerry to buy encryption tech developer

31 July 2014

Representatives of privately owned German encryption technology developer Secusmart believe the German government won’t find any obstacles for its prospective sale to smartphone maker BlackBerry.

The proportion of female engineers has fallen since last year and is still at the same level as 2008

Proportion of female engineers falls from 2013 level

31 July 2014

The proportion of female engineers has actually dropped since last year despite repeated calls to boost their numbers in the profession.

German cyber security researcher Karsten Nohl has discovered a major vulnerability in USB technology

USB offers hackers direct route to computers

31 July 2014

USB technology could be exploited by hackers to load malicious software on computers without triggering security alerts, new research has shown.

The Tor Project has warned that attacks on the service are likely to continue

Tor anonymity service users may have been unmasked

31 July 2014

The group behind Internet-anonymity software Tor has said many of its users may have been identified by government-funded researchers.

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