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Not even in exceptional circumstances - shale gas extraction in natural parks will be completely forbidden

Fracking in natural parks to be forbidden

26 January 2015

A complete ban on fracking in natural parks will be put in place although such a scenario was previously considered in ‘exceptional circumstances’, an energy minister has said.


Space flight as an incentive for students to take up STEM

26 January 2015

A team of academics will investigate in a three-year project if school students will be more interested in STEM subjects if they are exposed to space flight missions.


WikiLeaks in row with Google over warrant

26 January 2015

Search giant Google has revealed after almost three years it gave emails and digital information belonging to WikiLeaks staffers to the U.S. government.


Smart apps could save councils £10bn, report suggests

26 January 2015

Local authorities could be saving up to £10bn in the next five years if technology is used in a “smart way”, a new think tank report has said.

One of the competitors in the Cognicity Challenge proposes to create floors capable of generating electricity from the energy of human steps

Canary Wharf to get 'smarter' with tech competition

26 January 2015

Cognicity Challenge has selected 12 companies to take part in its smart city competition over the opportunity to implement innovative solutions in London’s Canary Wharf.


Malaysia Airlines website “compromised” by Lizard Squad

26 January 2015

The official website of Malaysia Airlines has been attacked by hackers claiming to be from the Lizard Squad, a group known for previous denial-of-service incidents.

Swedish researchers are testing a prototype system to generate electricity from olive oil production waste

Olive oil power plant launched in Spain

26 January 2015

Swedish scientists are testing a prototype heating and power generating system running on residues from olive oil manufacturing.

The UK Parliament's Environmental Audit Committee recommended a moratorium on shale gas extraction

Moratorium on fracking recommended for meeting carbon targets

26 January 2015

Shale gas extraction involving controversial hydraulic fracturing would thwart the UK’s efforts to cut carbon emissions and should be prohibited, the UK parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee said.


Rebel attack leaves Pakistan in the dark

26 January 2015

Pakistan was plunged into darkness after a power transmission line broke down on Sunday leaving 80 per cent of the country without electricity.

Planning officers of the Lancashire Council believe fracking would negatively affect local neighbourhoods

Cuadrilla asks for Lancashire fracking decision deferral

23 January 2015

Oil and gas exploration company Cuadrilla has asked Lancashire County Council to postpone the decision regarding its fracking application, expected next week.


Three UK owner in talks to buy O2

23 January 2015

UK’s second-largest mobile provider O2 is set to be bought by the owner of competitor Three for up to £10.25bn.

Bank of England has recommended the UK's financial institutions to focus on cyber security

Call for banks to beef up cyber protection

23 January 2015

The Bank of England has called on the UK financial sector to beef up protection against cyber criminals.

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