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Brighton's i360 will be the highest observation tower in the UK outside of London

Construction starts on world's first ‘vertical cable car’

29 July 2014

Building work has started on the world's first ‘vertical cable car’ observation tower, designed by the architects who created the London Eye.

The new head of engineering at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence Elaine Baker

BAE cyber wing appoints female head of engineering

29 July 2014

The IT security wing of BAE Systems has appointed Elaine Baker as director of engineering, the first woman to take up the role.

Canada has accused China of launching a cyber attack against its state research agency

Chinese hackers attack Canadian computer system

29 July 2014

High-level Chinese hackers recently tried to break into a key Canadian computer system, forcing Ottawa to isolate it from the main government network, a senior official said on Tuesday.

Microsoft says most if its software used in China is being used illegally

Microsoft faces anti-monopoly probe in China

29 July 2014

Chinese officials have launched an anti-monopoly investigation into Microsoft’s Windows operating system stating interests of local companies as a reason.

Polluting diesel cars would have to pay a fee to enter central London

Diesel cars to pay for low emission zone

29 July 2014

Drivers of diesel cars could be forced to pay a daily fee for entering the ultra-low emission zone, which is to be established in central London by 2020.

The Energy and Climate Change Committee has backed the findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's fifth assessment report

Committee backs findings of IPCC climate change report

29 July 2014

There is no reason to doubt the credibility of the latest international assessment of the science of climate change, MPs have concluded.

A wristband designed by a US-based start-up monitors vitamin D production during sun exposure

Wristband monitors vitamin D production in skin

29 July 2014

A new wearable device developed by a US-based start-up monitors whether user gets enough sun exposure to produce vitamin D but avoids damage from UV radiation.

APR Energy supplies rapidly deployable power plants in areas with urgent need of extra power capacity

Power plant supplier revenue triples as electricity demand grows

29 July 2014

Power plant supplier APR Energy's quarterly revenue more than tripled as demand for quick, short-term power supply in developing countries rockets.

Two satellites, part of a previously classified programme, have been launched aboard a Delta 4 rocket

US launches ‘neighbourhood watch’ satellites

29 July 2014

Two US satellites designed to keep an eye on other countries’ space assets have been launched on Monday aboard a Delta 4 rocket.

The EU antitrust authority has approved Apple's acquisition of headphone maker Beats

EU approves Apple’s acquisition of Beats

28 July 2014

The European Union's antitrust authority has cleared Apple's $3bn (£1.77bn) acquisition of headphone maker and music streaming business Beats.

Labour peers have suggested the Government's commitment to the HS3 project may wane after the election

Government’s commitment to HS3 questioned

28 July 2014

The Government’s commitment to a proposed HS3 high-speed rail link spanning the north of England has been questioned in the Lords.

Europe's biggest airports each consume as much energy as a small city

Software to cut carbon footprint of airports

28 July 2014

European engineers are testing a new software and sensor system to make heating, lighting and air-conditioning in Europe’s power-hungry airports more energy efficient.

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