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Broadband satellite jumps rocket

Wed, 07/22/2009 - 21:03
The UK Hylas spacecraft, which aims to help bridge the "broadband divide", is changing its launcher.

Views sought on knotweed predator

Wed, 07/22/2009 - 20:35
The public's views are being sought on the release of a plant-eating predator from Asia into Britain to help control Japanese knotweed.

Artificial brain '10 years away'

Wed, 07/22/2009 - 16:05
A project to build and design an artificial human brain could be completed in the next 10 years, a leading scientist says.

Europe eyes 'innovative UK space'

Wed, 07/22/2009 - 16:00
The European Space Agency opens its new British technical research centre at Harwell in Oxfordshire.

Harrabin's Notes

Wed, 07/22/2009 - 15:41
Are consumers subsidising struggling firms?

Price put on Copenhagen success

Wed, 07/22/2009 - 13:07
Richest nations must put $10bn "on the table" if the climate change summit is to be a success, says UN climate chief.

Unsung heroes save net from chaos

Wed, 07/22/2009 - 09:26
Volunteer efforts avert disaster when the vulnerable structure of the web is threatened, the TED Global conference hears.

Endangered wild camel is "genetically unique", say scientists

Wed, 07/22/2009 - 08:09
A study confirms the unique ancestry of the wild Bactrian camel, of which just a few hundred survive.

Quake moves NZ towards Australia

Wed, 07/22/2009 - 06:19
A massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake last week has edged New Zealand closer to Australia, scientists say.

Asia watches long solar eclipse

Wed, 07/22/2009 - 05:18
The longest total solar eclipse this century crosses Asia, with swathes of India and China plunged into darkness.

Planes 'should fly on biofuels'

Tue, 07/21/2009 - 23:24
A think tank says plans to run cars on biofuel should be scrapped in favour of using them for aviation.

The hunt begins for the UK's most ancient trees

Tue, 07/21/2009 - 23:23
One of the UK's biggest landowners begins a three-year survey to identify previously unrecorded ancient trees.

Saliva test for early birth risk

Tue, 07/21/2009 - 22:41
A simple saliva test could help spot which expectant women are most likely to deliver their baby prematurely, experts believe.

Phone gadget to diagnose disease

Tue, 07/21/2009 - 22:16
A new device that attaches to a mobile phone could be used to diagnose diseases in the developing world.

Upward jump in lab animal tests

Tue, 07/21/2009 - 15:15
The number of animals used in UK labs for scientific experiments is now more 3.7 million - an increase of 14% on 2007.

Tech 'has changed foreign policy'

Tue, 07/21/2009 - 13:55
Technology has forever changed the way the electorate communicates with politicians, says the UK prime minister.

Armstrong dream

Tue, 07/21/2009 - 13:54
BBC reporter recalls his (not so) probing questions

Barcelona plant eases water crisis

Tue, 07/21/2009 - 13:25
A desalination plant opens near Barcelona - said to be the biggest of its type in Europe - to ease chronic water shortages.

Rwanda beekeeper 'sparked fire'

Tue, 07/21/2009 - 12:09
Rwandan officials say fires which swept through the forest habitat of rare gorillas were caused by a beekeeper collecting honey.

Jupiter 'struck by large object'

Tue, 07/21/2009 - 12:01
The planet Jupiter shows evidence of having being hit by a large object, either a comet or asteroid.

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