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IT is still perceived as a boys' discipline

Gender-balanced IT sector could add £2.6bn to economy

24 April 2014

Women are still being put off pursuing IT as a career even though a more gender-balanced IT sector could bring up to £2.6bn to UK economy.

A new report estimates fracking could generate 64,000 of jobs in the UK

Fracking could create 64,000 of jobs, new report says

24 April 2014

Drilling 4,000 shale gas wells over 18 years would bring £33bn of investment and create 64,000 jobs, an industry report has claimed.

Specially developed dirt-repelling nano-paint promises to keep Nissan cars clean and shiny

First 'self-cleaning' car developed by Nissan

24 April 2014

Innovative paint technology developed by car-maker Nissan will take the burden of regular car-washing off the drivers’ shoulders.

On-shore wind is one of the cheapest energy sources

Tories to axe wind turbine subsidies if re-elected

24 April 2014

Government subsidies for on-shore wind farms might be discontinued if the Conservative Party wins the 2015 elections.

Poor Internet connectivity can have adverse effect on local businesses, house prices and education

UK’s slowest broadband street named

24 April 2014

Two streets with 30 times slower download speeds than UK average have been named the slowest broadband locations in the country.

Nasa astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Steve Swanson replaced a broken back-up computer during an emergency spacewalk

Astronauts replace failed computer

24 April 2014

American astronauts have replaced a failed computer responsible for controlling critical systems outside the International Space Station (ISS) including solar panels.

Construction of the Freedom Tower in New York displayed using Google Street View's new time travel feature

Google adds ‘time machine’ to street view

23 April 2014

Internet giant Google has updated its Street View feature so users can now travel back through time and see how places have changed since the mapping service launched in 2007

Penguin populations in Antarctica are constantly monitored via satellite-connected cameras

Satellite CCTV to scrutinize penguins’ breeding habits

23 April 2014

Three high-tech satellite-connected cameras have been installed near the South Pole in a unique attempt to monitor penguin populations battling climate change.

Factory 2050 is a project of the University of Sheffiled

World’s most advanced factory gets green light

23 April 2014

Sheffield City Council has approved plans to build Factory 2050 – a £43m centre for advanced manufacturing where satellite-connected robots will work alongside humans. 

Eight new renewable energy projects including offshore wind farms and biomass plants received government contracts

Deals for new biomass and wind projects signed

23 April 2014

Eight new renewable energy projects promising to create 8,500 jobs and attract £12bn of investment have received Government contracts.

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UCL offers free master’s degrees

23 April 2014

UCL is offering £500,000 of bursaries, covering the full tuition fee cost and including £10,000 maintenance funding available for students from under-represented backgrounds to undertake engineering degrees at master’s level.

Ford will use the funding to enhance its EcoBoost engine

Funding for next-generation car technology

23 April 2014

Projects that will put Formula 1 technology into buses and diggers and develop the next generation of engines are to receive money from a joint £1bn Government-industry fund.

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