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3D printer creates first made in space object

27 November 2014

A printhead faceplate has become the first object in the history to have been manufactured in space using a 3D printer recently delivered to the International Space Station (ISS).

Experts have tried to assess what impact would a major blackout have on today's increasingly electricity-dependant society

Impact of power outages hard to assess

27 November 2014

The Royal Academy of Engineering has published a report aiming to assess the possible impact of widespread power outages on UK economy saying losses could run into billions.

Not a single piece of debris from the missing MH370 has been found in more than eight months of efforts

Drift modelling to help find lost MH370

27 November 2014

Computer modelling of ocean currents may help shed some light on the fate of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australian investigators hope.

An international team led by the discoverer of graphene Nobel Prize laureate Andre Geim has demonstrated unexpected properties of the wonder material

Graphene discovery may revolutionise fuel-cell technology

27 November 2014

One of the scientists who discovered graphene is on to yet another major breakthrough involving the wonder material, which has the promise to revolutionise clean energy generation.

Google may be forced to remove material from its .com site as well as European ones

Europe wants ‘right to be forgotten’ extended worldwide

27 November 2014

The EU wants the controversial ‘right to be forgotten’ that allows people to remove content from the web to be extended globally by Internet search engines.

New regulations will see shipping firms forced to monitor their carbon emissions, though there will be no limits

New law will require shipping sector to monitor CO2 emissions

27 November 2014

The shipping sector will have to monitor its carbon emissions for the first time under a new law agreed by the EU.

An artist conception of the Bloostar rocket

Launching cubesats from stratospheric balloons

26 November 2014

A Barcelona-based start-up is developing micro-rockets to launch small satellites from stratospheric balloons.

A new research network will aim to bring quantum technology from lab to market

Quantum tech commercialisation network launched

26 November 2014

Atomic clock and quantum cryptography research will receive a boost with the launch of a new research network aiming to get the technology from lab to market.

The East Coast mainline has returned £1bn to the Treasury since being publicly owned

Unions bemoan likely French win of East Coast rail franchise

26 November 2014

Transport unions have reacted angrily to reports that the UK's only government-run rail line is to be taken over by a state-owned French consortium.

EE holds 33.8 per cent of the British mobile market in terms of service revenue

EE confirms takeover talks with BT

26 November 2014

EE’s owners have confirmed they have entered talks to sell the mobile network to BT as part of a wider review of its options.

William Webb, IET President (L), and Natasha Kaplinsky, ITV (R)

IET partners with ITN Productions for engineering special

26 November 2014

The IET has partnered with ITN Productions to produce a special news programme entitled ‘Working to Engineer a Better World’. The film is available to watch online now.

Energy firm Cuadrilla is seeking a permission to frack in Lancshire

Fracking decision postponed until January

26 November 2014

A decision date on two proposed shale gas exploration sites in Lancashire will be made next year as more consultation is needed, Lancashire County Council said.

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