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Africa's landing on the Moon could inspire the new generation to aspire to a better life

Africa aims for Moon to inspire next generations

28 November 2014

One South African non-profit initiative has launched a crowd-funding campaign with the ambitious goal to raise money to send the first African spacecraft to the Moon to inspire next generations to rise from poverty through education and science.

The new East Coast company owned by Virgin and Stagecoach will be called Inter City Railways

East Coast mainline franchise won by Virgin and Stagecoach

28 November 2014

The East Coast mainline rail franchise has been awarded to a consortium involving Virgin Group and transport company Stagecoach.

Toll booths at Dartford Crossing will be replaced by digital cameras with drivers paying online for their passage

Cashless toll system rolled out at Dartford Crossing

28 November 2014

A cashless payment system similar to the London Congestion Charge technology is being rolled out over the coming weekend at the Dartford Crossing in the hope of reducing congestion.

Drax Power runs the UK's largest coal-fired power station

Electricity generators fined for missing energy-saving targets

28 November 2014

Electricity generators Drax Power and Intergen have paid fines for failing to fund energy-saving measures for households in low-income areas.

Civitas says the coalition's industrial strategy will do little to boost exports

Industrial strategy simply ‘economic tinkering’, says think tank

28 November 2014

A leading think tank has slammed UK Business Secretary Vince Cable’s industrial strategy as little more than "economic tinkering".

Apple's iPhone6 dominated over Android-powered smartphones for the first time in Pocket-lint Gadget awards

iPhone beats Android-powered phones in London Gadget Awards

28 November 2014

Apple’s recently launched iPhone6 has been crowned a double winner in this year’s Gadget Awards in London, with judges praising the effortless functioning of the device.

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson leads a delegation of financial technology companies visiting Singapore

Boris calls for drones to ease London’s traffic jams

28 November 2014

Personal drones delivering groceries and parcels could be the solution for London’s congested streets, the Mayor of London Boris Johnson said.

Google has an estimated 90 per cent share of the search market in Europe

EU Parliament passes recommendation to break up Google

28 November 2014

The European Parliament has overwhelmingly backed a motion urging competition regulators to break up Google.

American astronaut Barry

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, say engineers

27 November 2014

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

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.

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