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One of the measuring stations on DESY's Petra III particle accelerator

IBM develops Big Data system for particle accelerator

21 August 2014

IBM will help speed up management and storage of massive volumes of X-ray data produced by a leading German research organisation.

Soldiers often have to carry heavy equipment, lighter batteries would make their lives easier

Safer and lighter batteries for UK military

21 August 2014

One English research company has managed to increase efficiency of Lithium Sulphur cells to provide UK military with safer lightweight batteries with better endurance.

Ford is already offering of hybrid variant of its Fusion car but plans to start producing its first dedicated hybrid

Ford plans new hybrid to compete with Prius

21 August 2014

American car manufacturer Ford plans to launch a new hybrid gasoline-electric car to break into a market dominated by Toyota’s Prius.
 

The fictional hacker group Flag Day Associates as depicted in a video released by the Cyber Security Challenge

New game to find next generation of cyber experts

21 August 2014

A new game that will see players attempt to protect a fictitious aerospace company from hackers is part of a search to find the next generation of cyber-security experts.

A new energy regulator under Labour will provide annual scorecard for energy suppliers

Labour pledges power to revoke energy firm licence

21 August 2014

Labour has pledged to give a new energy regulator the power to revoke misbehaving energy companies' licences if it wins the next election.

The HyperCat consortium is working to create a common language for IoT applications

Hypercat IoT specification receives £1.6m boost

20 August 2014

The HyperCat specification for communicating over the Internet of Things will receive £1.6m in funding from the Technology Strategy Board.

The first season of the FIA Formula E Championship will see Qualcomm's wireless charging technology used in safety cars

Safety car first step for Formula E's wireless charging revolution

20 August 2014

Semiconductor technology manufacturer Qualcomm has unveiled its wireless charging technology for Formula E safety cars at the series’ final test race in Donington on Tuesday.

Despite growing numbers of home 3D printers like the Makerbot consumer adoption is still a long way off

Consumer adoption of 3D printing five to ten years away

20 August 2014

Consumer adoption of 3D printing will take between five and ten years, according to technology analysts.

The Heartbleed vulnerability is a major bug in OpenSSL encryption software

First large-scale ‘Heartbleed’ cyber-breach reported

20 August 2014

A cyber-attack that saw hackers steal data on 4.5 million hospital patients is the first known large-scale breach exploiting the ‘Heartbleed’ bug.

References to 'clean coal' in an advert from Peabody Energy were deemed

Advert banned for ‘misleading’ reference to ‘clean coal’

20 August 2014

An advert for the world's largest private-sector coal company has been banned for misleadingly implying that "clean coal" does not produce CO2 or other emissions.

A police officer looks on near the site of the train wreckage in Lac-Megantic last July

Canadian rail disaster could happen again, says regulator

20 August 2014

A catastrophe like the derailment of a crude tanker that killed 47 last year could be repeated unless measures to boost rail safety are put in place, say Canadian regulators.

Shoppers could soon be able to use their smartphones to navigate around large stores

Indoor navigation system wins £500,000 grant

19 August 2014

An indoor navigation system will use smartphones, tablets and iBeacons to improve consumers shopping experience.

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