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Samsung says using gadgets like Galaxy Gear in the workplace improves productivity

Smart technology in the workplace improves results, says Samsung

24 October 2014

The UK economy risks losing more than £9bn over the next 12 months unless it speeds up its uptake of smart technology, electronics giant Samsung has predicted.

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

Job centres go digital with new equipment

24 October 2014

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

24 October 2014

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

24 October 2014

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

24 October 2014

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

24 October 2014

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.

Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel with incoming president of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker (right) and outgoing president Jose Manuel Barroso

Europe reaches climate deal but critics unsatisfied

24 October 2014

EU leaders have struck an “historic” deal to cut carbon emission by 40 per cent by 2030, but critics have warned compromises will undermine the fight against climate change.

Oxford spin-offs Dark Blue Labs and Vision Factory will now join Google's DeepMind project

Google acquires Oxford AI start-ups for DeepMind project

24 October 2014

Google has hired the founders of two Oxford University AI start-ups and announced a partnership with the institution to further develop its DeepMind system.

The 2014 BP UFT winners on their trip.

November deadline for engineering competition entries

24 October 2014

Don’t leave it too late – entry into two of the world’s biggest student engineering competitions closes in late November.

Electrification of the Great Western rail line will allow cut carbon and noise emissions

Rail electrification cost up by half a billion

23 October 2014

Costs for electrifying the Great Western line connecting major towns and cities across southern England and South Wales have increased by half a billion pounds, according to shadow transport secretary Mary Creagh.

Engineering needs to shed the image of hard hats and hi-vis jackets, says the report

Rebrand engineering to represent diverse profession, says report

23 October 2014

Engineering institutions are being urged to adapt to better serve the diverse and rapidly changing profession they represent.

The Proton rocket has performed about 400 successful launches since 1965 but has been lately plagued with technical problems

Telecoms satellite in wrong orbit after another Proton glitch

23 October 2014

Russia’s workhorse Proton rocket has likely delivered a telecommunication satellite into a wrong orbit in only its second launch after a five-month hiatus following a launch failure in May.

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