World's first floating wind farm emerges off coast of Scotland

July 23, 2017 2:17 pm0 comments
World's first floating wind farm emerges off coast of Scotland

The world’s first full-scale floating wind farm has started to take shape off the north-east coast of Scotland. The revolutionary technology will allow wind power to be harvested in waters too deep for the current conventional bottom-standing turbines used. The Peterhead wind farm, known as Hywind, is a trial which […]

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C-Turtle: The landmine-detecting robot 'turtle'

July 22, 2017 2:45 pm0 comments

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The disposable robot is made from cardboard and powered by a Raspberry Pi Zero computer. BBC News – Technology

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UK to bring in drone registration

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UK to bring in drone registration

The UK government has announced plans to introduce drone registration and safety awareness courses for owners of the small unmanned aircraft. It will affect anyone who owns a drone which weighs more than 250 grams (8oz). Drone maker DJI said it was in favour of the measures. There is no […]

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YouTube to redirect searches for IS videos

July 21, 2017 3:13 pm0 comments
YouTube to redirect searches for IS videos

YouTube says it will redirect people searching for “violent extremist propaganda” and offer them videos that denounce terrorism. People searching for certain terms relating to the so-called Islamic State group will be offered playlists of videos “debunking its mythology”. YouTube said it wanted to help prevent people being radicalised. The […]

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Kodi magazine 'directs readers to pirate content'

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Kodi magazine 'directs readers to pirate content'

A British magazine is directing readers to copyright-infringing software, the Federation Against Copyright Theft (Fact) has said. Kodi is a free, legal media player for computers – but software add-ons can make it possible to download pirated content. The Complete Guide to Kodi magazine instructs readers on how to download […]

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AlphaBay and Hansa dark web markets shut down

July 20, 2017 3:39 pm0 comments
AlphaBay and Hansa dark web markets shut down

Two of the largest dark web marketplaces have been shut down following a “landmark” international law enforcement investigation. The AlphaBay and Hansa sites had been associated with the trade in illicit items such as drugs, weapons, malware and stolen data. According to Europol, there were more than 250,000 listings for […]

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