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A new type of fuel made from plastic waste could replace fossil fuels in marine engines

Marine diesel derived from plastic waste trialled in Bristol

28 July 2016

A new type of fuel made from mixed plastic waste is being tested for use in diesel engines in tankers, ferries and industrial machinery.

The eTruck runs on three lithium-ion battery modules which allow it to drive up to 200km before it needs recharging

Mercedes-Benz reveals first completely electric truck

28 July 2016

Mercedes-Benz has revealed the first fully-electric truck with an admissible total weight of up to 26 tonnes making it capable of undertaking heavy duty operations.

IBM has joined forces with Brazilian researchers to better monitor the spread of Zika virus

IBM’s machines to fight against Zika virus

28 July 2016

IBM has provided its technology and expertise to help better monitor spread of the Zika virus disease in South America.

A key member of the search team looking for Flight MH370 believes the plane plunged in to the ocean at great speed

Flight MH370: chief investigator believes plane plunged into sea at 400km/hr

28 July 2016

The Australian crash investigator overseeing the ongoing search for missing Flight MH370 has said in an interview that, given the known satellite communication data during the final minutes of the flight, he believes the plane plunged into the sea at almost 400Km per hour.

Jupiter's Great Red Spot is a hurricane-like system of gases that swirl at speeds of up to 684km per hour

Origin of Jupiter’s mysterious hot spot found

28 July 2016

A hot spot in Jupiter's upper atmosphere is caused by the planet's most recognisable feature, according to scientists.

Technology knows what the donkey says

Donkey speech translated into human language for London rides

28 July 2016

A new summer attraction in London offers donkey rides with technology-based translation of donkey sounds into human sentences.

Dolly suffered from osteoarthritis at an unusually young age

Dolly the sheep’s cloned siblings shown to be in perfect health

27 July 2016

Four ‘siblings’ cloned from Dolly the sheep’s DNA are leading healthy lives without complications raising hopes that the cloning process does not detrimentally affect physical well-being.

The computer model uses two years of oceanographic data

Ocean computer simulation reveals alternative MH370 location

27 July 2016

The location of Malaysia Airlines MH370, which crashed while carrying 239 passengers in March 2014, has been estimated by a team of Italian researchers by using ocean-current modelling combined with the location of debris that has been found.

Porsche has announced plans for its first all-electric car, in keeping with parent company Volkswagen's new strategy

Porsche gears up for all-electric model as parent company VW cleans up its act

27 July 2016

Porsche has announced plans to create at least 1,400 new jobs at its Stuttgart plant to develop and build its first all-electric car, as part of parent company VW’s strategy to put zero-emission cars at the heart of its business following the diesel scandal.

Although sales of the iPhone have faltered recently, it is still exceeding analyst expectations

Apple’s future lies with AI and augmented reality, says CEO

27 July 2016

Apple CEO Tim Cook has said his company is working on artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality technology in a bid to reassure investors amid flagging iPhone sales.

Self-healing clothing could protect against exposure to toxic gases

Self-healing clothing developed to protect soldiers and workers

26 July 2016

Researchers are developing self-healing clothing materials that could protect workers in hazardous areas.

O2 said it was collaborating with law enforcement on an investigation into the incident

O2 customer data sold on 'dark web' by cyber-criminals

26 July 2016

O2 customer data is being sold on the 'dark web' after it was leaked through the gaming website XSplit in 2013, according to a BBC report.

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