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The safety exemption will come as a relief to the loss-making brand

Aston Martin exempted from US safety regulations

31 October 2014

Aston Martin has been granted a temporary exemption to new US safety rules that would have stopped it selling hundreds of cars in the US.

Professor David Roberts with one of his research associates [Credit: NC State]

Remote communication between dogs and humans

31 October 2014

A suite of technologies for enhancing communication between dogs and humans could be used for everything from search and rescue to training pets.

Gottfrid Warg at the district court in Stockholm, Sweden, in 2009

Pirate Bay co-founder jailed for hacking in Denmark

31 October 2014

Hacker and co-founder of the Swedish file-sharing website The Pirate Bay has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison in Denmark.

The GPS signal is prone to jamming attacks

Back-up system for GPS jamming attacks launched in the UK

31 October 2014

An alternative navigation and positioning system for maritime transportation has been launched in waters around the UK coast, offering ships a back-up solution in case of GPS failure.

A computer game is helping partially-sighted children to improve functional vision

Computer game improves vision

31 October 2014

Visually impaired children in the UK may soon get a new entertaining tool to help them develop critical skills such as safely crossing roads or finding objects of daily use.

The UK will receive €75m from the latest EU energy infrastructure funding package

Subsea power cables to get EU funding as part of infrastructure package

31 October 2014

The European Commission has approved a €647m (£507m) investment into Europe's energy infrastructure to enhance energy security across the continent.

An AJ-26 engine, based on an earlier Russian design, prepared for a ground test at a Nasa facility

Boeing calls for domestic US rocket engines after rocket crash

31 October 2014

The US space industry has to develop its own rocket engines and stop relying on refurbished Russian technology, Boeing’s CEO said in the wake of the Antares crash.

Thousands of Hungarians protesting the tax held up mobiles as they crossed Elisabeth Bridge in Budapest on Tuesday

Hungary shelves plans for Internet tax

31 October 2014

Hungary's Prime Minister has shelved a planned tax on Internet use and said his government will reconsider the matter next year.

The Darwin Webservice provides up-to-date train timing information for developers

Easier access to train information for developers

31 October 2014

Developers can get faster access to live train information thanks to the launch of a new online registration platform.

According to ENISA, the number of web web-based attacks around the world increased by almost a quarter since 2013

Europe runs largest cyber-security exercise to date

31 October 2014

More than 200 cyber-security agencies, energy and telecoms companies, financial institution and Internet service providers have taken part in Cyber Europe 2014, the largest cyber-security exercise to have been run in Europe to date.

Hitachi has celebrated the topping out of its new rolling stock manufacturing facility in Newton Aycliffe

Hitachi celebrates topping out of new UK factory

30 October 2014

Hitachi Rail Europe has announced the building of its new vehicle manufacturing facility in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, has been completed, marking an important milestone in the multi-million pound project that will serve as a base for construction of new trains for the Great Western Main Line.

The People's Liberation Army has announced it will step up its efforts to develop cyber-security capabilities

China says cyber talks ‘unhindered’ despite US hacking

30 October 2014

China claims 80 per cent of its government websites have been attacked by hackers, with most assaults launched from the US.

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