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The Game On 2.0 exhibition takes visitors on a journey through the history of computer games

World’s largest computer games collection on display

22 May 2015

The world’s largest collection of playable computer games has gone on display in Newcastle.


Trial and error advances artificial intelligence in robots

22 May 2015

Robots are able to learn motor tasks through trial and error after researchers have developed algorithms to mimic the learing process of humans.

The c-Walker can help elderly people navigate safely through busy public spaces and connect with others in the vicinity

Networking robo-walker to improve social life of elderly

22 May 2015

European researchers are developing a robotic walker for elderly people integrated with social networks that would make it easier for them to go out and do things together.

BAE Systems dispelled the uncertainty over the future of the Govan shipyard with an announcement of a major investment

Financial boost for Glasgow shipyards

22 May 2015

BAE Systems will invest £100m into its Glasgow shipyards to improve and expand manufacturing facilities.


Royal Navy helicopter gets new surveillance system

22 May 2015

A Merlin helicopter will be fitted with a new on-board system to deliver essential anti-snooping watch and send early warnings if security threats are detected.

Paralysed since a gun shot accident 12 years ago, Erik Sorto can now perform simple tasks with a mind-control robotic arm

Brain implants help quadriplegic to steer robotic arm

22 May 2015

Researchers enabled a quadriplegic patient to perform simple tasks with a robotic arm by implanting electrodes into a part of his brain where intentions form.


Bluetooth reveals security loopholes in smart tech

22 May 2015

Signals transmitted by many mobile phones and leading fitness monitors via Bluetooth Low Energy can be easily recorded and monitored, new research has shown.

The Wylfa nuclear power station in Wales is the last operating magnox plant in the UK

Closing nuclear plants will cut 1,600 jobs

21 May 2015

Up to 1,600 nuclear plant workers will be made redundant as the UK ceases the operation of obsolete power plants.

Customers of a Carrefour store in Lille can trial a Philips navigation app for shopping ads

Lights beam ads to phones in supermarkets

21 May 2015

Smart and connected lights pioneer Philips has launched a trial of a new system that uses supermarket lighting to beam ads to shoppers’ phones as they move through a shopping centre.

Euroship is trialling eLoral's GPS back-up system on its fleet of ships

Ship management firm trials GPS back-up system

21 May 2015

A ship management firm has launched a trial of a GPS back-up system designed to provide positioning data to ships on the sea in case of disruption of satellite navigation services.


Watching 3D films ‘response to slow brain decline’

21 May 2015

Watching films in 3D improves short-term functioning of the brain in the same way that brain-training tests do, a group of scientists have said.


Robo-journalist and human reporter at loggerheads

21 May 2015

A program called WordSmith that writes simple stories beat a human reporter at writing an article by five minutes, but the human version read better.  

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