Archive September 2015

Google buys Quantum computing company

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Google has upped its bet that quantum computing will bring major advances in artificial intelligence, announcing a seven-year contract on...

Rosetta’s ‘rubber duck’ comet was once two objects

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The rubber duck-shaped comet being followed by Europe's Rosetta probe used to be two separate objects. Scientists say pictures of...

Algorithm helps prosthetic leg automatically adapt to user

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Researchers in the US have developed software that enables powered prosthetic legs to automatically adapt to individual users. Typically, such...

New report says British girls aren’t pursuing their passion for science

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A third of girls in the UK aged 11 – 16 don’t think they are smart enough to become a...

First UK patient receives stem cell treatment to cure blindness

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A patient has become the first in the UK to receive an experimental stem cell treatment that has the potential...

Water found on Mars

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Scientists think they can now link dark streaks seen on the surface of Mars to periodic flows of liquid water....

Disabled man walks again using mind control technology

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A man who is paralysed from the waist down has been able to walk again using only his own brain...

Drones programmed to build bridge

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Quadcopter drones have been programmed to build a rope bridge capable of supporting the weight of a human. The project...

Major brands pledge to go 100 per cent renewable

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The total number of major brands that have pledged to use 100 per cent renewable electricity has risen to 36,...

Apprenticeship academy set to train engineers of the future

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A state-of-the-art apprenticeship academy is set to open its doors for the first time next month, delivering industry standard training...

Volkswagen in crisis as Chief Executive resigns over scandal

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The chief executive of Volkswagen, Martin Winterkorn, has quit the car firm, insisting he was not involved in the emissions...

The Bloodhound, Britain’s 1,000mph car, debuts in London

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=jcUD_xGOpro The vehicle that will make Britain’s next attempt on the world land speed record has been revealed today in...

Hinkley Point owner defends cost of new nuclear plant

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The owner of Hinkley Point nuclear power station has defended plans to build a new plant at the Somerset site....

WMG Academy for young engineers to build second site in Solihull

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The WMG Academy for Young Engineers, based in Coventry, has announced plans to open a second academy in Solihull by...

Microscopic invisibility cloak has potential for scalability

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Scientists have devised an ultra-thin invisibility cloak that conforms to the shape of an object and conceals it from detection...

Outrage in America as Muslim boy falsely arrested for making clock and bringing it into school

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mW4w0Y1OXE 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed was arrested in Texas at school and was facing charges of making a hoax bomb after...

George Osborne announces new generation of Chinese backed Nuclear power stations in UK

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The Chancellor, who is on trade mission in China, has agreed a deal with the Chinese for the construction of...

Volkswagen stock plummets after emission fixing scandal

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Technology made by Volkswagen which measures car emissions has proved to be extremely inaccurate, and in fact measure only a...