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A life-sized replica of the supersonic Bloodhound car has become the largest structure made of K'NEX in the world

Supersonic car made of K’NEX parts unveiled

29 August 2014

A life-sized model of Bloodhound, the supersonic car aiming to break the world ground speed record, has been assembled from the K’NEX construction kit.

China is believed to hold the world's richest reserves of shale gas

China improves shale gas forecast

29 August 2014

Chinese energy corporations Sinopec and PetroChina have released a new and more optimistic outlook for the country’s shale gas industry.

Google has tested its drones in Australia

Google's Project Wing responds to Amazon’s delivery drones

29 August 2014

Google has been secretly developing its own UAV systems for parcel deliveries to overcome traffic jams and difficult terrain.

Qualcomm Tricoder Xprize wants to give everyone access to cutting edge diagnostics

Finalists of Tricorder XPrize announced

29 August 2014

Ten teams developing a Star Trek inspired device for detection and diagnosis of dangerous diseases have made the finals of the Qualcomm-funded Tricorder XPrize.

Teams at the European Space Agency are investigating how to make the best use of the two Galileo satellites in wrong orbits

Frantic efforts to save Galileo launch fiasco

29 August 2014

Engineers at the European Space Agency’s control centre are busy trying to figure out whether there could be any navigational use of the two Galileo satellites stranded in an incorrect orbit after the Friday launch failure.

The Ardberg whisky distillery on Islay

Whisky matured in space set for return to Earth

28 August 2014

A vial of Scottish whisky sent into space three years ago, in an experiment to determine the impact of gravity on its maturation, is scheduled to return to Earth next month.

Growth in renewable energy sources is being inhibited by government policy, warns the International Energy Agency

Renewables growth stunted by policy, Agency warns

28 August 2014

Growth in renewable energy around the world will slow unless governments reduce uncertainty over policies, the International Energy Agency has warned.

Stephen Hawking lecturing at KU Leuven University, Belgium, October 2011

Professor Stephen Hawking backs ice bucket challenge

28 August 2014

Cambridge physicist Stephen Hawking has become the latest celebrity to participate in the ice bucket challenge craze. The academic, wheelchair-bound due to motor neurone disease, said he was keen to support the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) by taking part.

A 1960s model Jaguar E-Type

Jaguar E-Type voted greatest car of all time by motorists

28 August 2014

Jaguar's iconic 1960s E-Type has won the race to be crowned the "greatest car of all time" in a new poll of motorists.

Sheepdog study could lead to herding robots

Sheepdog study could lead to herding robots

27 August 2014

Sheepdogs use just two simple rules to round up large herds of sheep, according to scientists, a finding that could aid the development of herding robots.

The world is committing to decades of CO2 by building more plants

World committing to decades of CO2 by building more plants

27 August 2014

The world is committing to decades of CO2 emissions by building more fossil fuel power plants than it is retiring, a new study says.

Poor quality code is exposing applications to cyber-attacks similar to the Heartbleed bug, according to new research

Poor coding puts business applications at risk of hacking

27 August 2014

Poor code quality is exposing more than two-thirds of retail and financial services applications to cyber-attacks similar to the Heartbleed bug, according to new research.

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