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The proposed nuclear waste site in West Cumbria that was scuppered by Cumbria County Council last year

Communities to be paid to consider hosting radioactive waste

24 July 2014

Communities could be paid millions of pounds just to consider hosting a nuclear waste facility in their area, the Government has said.

European companies should stop helping Russia develop oil and gas projects in the Arctic, European Commission believes

EU won’t help Russia develop Arctic oil fields

24 July 2014

European countries should not provide technology to Russia to develop oil and gas fields in the Arctic unless the Ukrainian crisis is resolved.

Qualcomm could face a large fine after Chinese regulators determined it has a monopoly in the country

Qualcomm accused of monopoly by Chinese regulator

24 July 2014

China's competition regulator has confirmed that Qualcomm, one of the world's biggest mobile chipmakers, has a monopoly.

The majority of future biomass feedstock is likely to be imported from North American forests

Biomass carbon calculator to help developers source sustainably

24 July 2014

A new tool for calculating the impact on carbon emissions of biomass sourced from North America to produce electricity has been released by Decc.

A robot capable of facial expressions has been designed by a former Disney imageneer

Robot helps diagnose autism in infants

24 July 2014

A humanoid robot called Zeno could help improve diagnoses of autism in very young children using nonverbal communication.

Improving energy efficiency of buildings could help achieve Europe's new target to reduce energy consumption

Energy savings to reduce reliance on Russia

24 July 2014

The European Commission has introduced a plan to reduce Europe’s reliance on imports of Russian gas by improving energy savings by 30 per cent.

The failure of the supersonic, trans-Atlantic passenger jet Concorde has been explained with evolutionary theory

Evolution of aircraft explains Concorde's fate

23 July 2014

Concorde was doomed to failure from the start because it hit an evolutionary cul-de-sac in terms of aircraft design, new research suggests.

Fashion models could be replaced by advanced computer avatars in the future

Avatars to give models run for their money

23 July 2014

Advances in virtual reality and computer visualisation could lead to a major revolution in the fashion world as human models may be replaced by flawless computer projections.

The EU has given its approval for 'contracts for difference' to promote renewable energy generation

EU approves green subsidies and ‘capacity market’

23 July 2014

A new system of renewable subsidies and a ‘capacity market’ to prevent blackouts have been given the green light by the EU.

The global fuel cell powered car market could be worth up to $400m in a few years

Japan to roll out fuel cell tech subsidies

23 July 2014

Japan plans to roll out a government support plan for hydrogen vehicles to help speed up the uptake of the innovative technology developed by Japanese car makers. 

According to Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek, vehicles such as Toyota Prius are susceptible to hacking attacks

Device protects vehicles from hackers

23 July 2014

Cyber security researchers have developed a prototype device to prevent hackers from launching attacks on travelling cars.

Blanca Lorena Villarreal with her electronic nose mounted on a robotic platform

Electronic nose to guide search and rescue robots

23 July 2014

A robot that can be guided by an electronic nose invented by a postgraduate student could aid search and rescue missions following natural disasters.

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