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Coronavirus: How can we make post-pandemic cities smarter?

Fri, 07/10/2020 - 23:48
Will the "anthropause" brought on by lockdowns make our cities greener, cleaner and quieter in future?

Iron Age 'mystery' murder victim found in Wendover

Fri, 07/10/2020 - 23:04
A Stonehenge-style wooden formation and a lead-lined Roman burial are also among the finds.

OneWeb sale to UK-Bharti group gets court approval

Fri, 07/10/2020 - 22:51
A New York court hearing accepts the plan to pull the OneWeb satellite company out of bankruptcy.

Free home insulation: Too good to be true?

Fri, 07/10/2020 - 21:51
Questions remain over the Green Homes Grant, which aims to make homes more energy efficient.

Venice test brings up floodgates for first time

Fri, 07/10/2020 - 13:43
The system of 78 mobile barriers has taken years to construct and its design goes back to the 1980s.

Nasa Mars rover Perseverance is attached to rocket

Fri, 07/10/2020 - 10:41
The US space agency's next rover is placed atop of the rocket that will send it to the Red Planet.

European bison to be introduced into Kent woodland

Fri, 07/10/2020 - 08:28
The European mammals will restore a rich habitat for local wildlife, conservationists say.

England's future water supplies at 'serious risk'

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 23:48
MPs warn some regions will run out of water within the next 20 years unless "urgent action" is taken.

Climate change: Road plans will scupper CO2 targets, report says

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 23:47
The majority of emissions cuts from electric cars will be wiped out by new road-building.

Coronavirus: Dirty air 'on the rise again' in UK cities

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 16:23
As Britain eases out of its Covid-19 lockdown, nitrogen vehicle emissions look to be going back up.

Clean energy future 'is vital' - UN chief

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 15:44
The UN Secretary-General tells a meeting that it is "vital" the world moves towards clean energy.

JCB electric digger wins top MacRobert engineering prize

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 13:36
An all-electric construction vehicle from the Staffordshire firm wins this year's MacRobert Award.

Elon Musk says full self-driving Tesla tech 'very close'

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 12:59
A future software update could activate full "level-five" autonomy in cars, the Tesla founder says.

Extinction: One third of all lemurs 'on the brink'

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 12:37
A third of all the lemur species on Earth are "one step from extinction".

Gorillas in Nigeria: World's rarest great ape pictured with babies

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 11:30
The sighting of young Cross River gorillas in Nigeria eases fears they will soon die out.

Climate change: 'Rising chance' of exceeding 1.5C global target

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 01:54
The chance of breaching one of the Paris accord goals in the next five years has doubled, a study says.

Coronavirus: Is India the next global hotspot?

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 00:34
India's confirmed cases are going up rapidly, but it's not all bad news.

The tech behind Virgin Orbit's mission to space

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 23:14
Marc Cieslak looks at how Virgin Orbit plans to launch its rockets from a plane.

Evidence found of epic prehistoric Pacific voyages

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 17:15
New evidence has been found for epic prehistoric voyages between the Americas and eastern Polynesia.

Why are we 'milking' crabs for a coronavirus vaccine?

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 14:09
Horseshoe crab blood is used to help develop medicine, but some people want the practice stopped.