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Big Ben falls silent – Great Clock undergoing repairs – an annotated infographic

Big Ben falls silent – Great Clock undergoing repairs – an annotated infographic

Big Ben falls silent – Great Clock undergoing repairs – an annotated infographic The famous chimes of Big Ben are to fall silent after 157 years of nearly unbroken service. The Great Clock of the Palace of Westminster in London needs urgent repairs as part of a £30m project to prevent its mechanism from failing. TheRead more about Big Ben falls silent – Great Clock undergoing repairs – an annotated infographic[…]

E&T news weekly #92 – we choose our favourite engineering and technology news stories from the week

E&T news weekly #92 – we choose our favourite engineering and technology news stories from the week

 Jack Loughran, news reporter Driverless vehicles worry Brits as UK automotive sector soars This poll showing that most Briton’s are concerned about driverless vehicles shows why you should never let the public make decisions about subjects they don’t fully understand (*cough* EU referendum *cough*). According to the poll of 1000 British motorists, 65 per centRead more about E&T news weekly #92 – we choose our favourite engineering and technology news stories from the week[…]

Transit of Mercury – tiny planet to cross the face of the Sun on 9 May – an annotated infographic

Transit of Mercury – tiny planet to cross the face of the Sun on 9 May – an annotated infographic

Transit of Mercury – tiny planet to cross the face of the Sun on 9 May – an annotated infographic Something yonder this way comes – the planet Mercury. The tiniest and innermostiest planet in our solar system (the one closest to the Sun and the one probably exclaiming every day, “Coo, it’s a bit hotRead more about Transit of Mercury – tiny planet to cross the face of the Sun on 9 May – an annotated infographic[…]

Updated: Best iPhone 2016: how to choose the right one for you

Updated: Best iPhone 2016: how to choose the right one for you

You’ve woken up, looked out the window and then looked down at the crumbling smartphone that you’ve been using for what feels like ever. Some part of your mind decides that it’s time for an upgrade, and if you’re set on owning an iPhone, then you’ve got some big choices to make. You can spendRead more about Updated: Best iPhone 2016: how to choose the right one for you[…]

Updated: Top 100 best free games you should play today

Updated: Top 100 best free games you should play today

Best free games to play today Update: Are you feeling clicky, punk? Then check out the latest free-to-play clicker in at number 26. Gaming is an expensive hobby. Consoles cost hundreds, and gaming PCs can easily run to over a grand. However, once you’re set up with a rig, the amount of games you canRead more about Updated: Top 100 best free games you should play today[…]

Updated: 16 best VR games: best virtual reality games for PC and mobile

Updated: 16 best VR games: best virtual reality games for PC and mobile

Introduction Picking the best VR games at the moment is tricky because many of the best VR experiences aren’t the best games, and vice versa. For example, much as we love Team Fortress 2, you don’t half get motion sick running at the scout’s speed in VR. Other experiences are like hands-off coaster rides –Read more about Updated: 16 best VR games: best virtual reality games for PC and mobile[…]

5 things you need to know about Nokia's VR partnership with Disney

5 things you need to know about Nokia's VR partnership with Disney

Nokia has just announced a multi-year agreement with Disney, which will see it use its OZO camera to create VR experiences to complement Disney movies. OZO is a US$60,000 (£40,000/AU$83,000) camera, so it’s a serious piece of VR kit. It can capture 3D 360-degree spatial audio and video using eight synchronised global shutter sensors, eachRead more about 5 things you need to know about Nokia's VR partnership with Disney[…]

FreshTeam app brings unity to mobile teams, solves the 'Where Are You?' problem

FreshTeam app brings unity to mobile teams, solves the 'Where Are You?' problem

As the working world inches its way into this millennium, we’re seeing a greater number of teams work remotely. These highly mobile crews, oftentimes distributed all across the globe, are no doubt impactful, but struggle to keep tabs on who happens to be where. FreshTeam is a new app that aims to solve that quandary,Read more about FreshTeam app brings unity to mobile teams, solves the 'Where Are You?' problem[…]

E&T news weekly #91 – we choose our favourite engineering and technology news stories from the week

E&T news weekly #91 – we choose our favourite engineering and technology news stories from the week

Friday 22 April 2016  Jonathan Wilson, online managing editor Everlasting battery breakthrough with nanowire material Chance discovery could lead to better, cheaper batteries Electric car batteries could help power railways It’s been a big week for battery news – again. Given the ever-increasing role of rechargeable devices in our lives – be they phones orRead more about E&T news weekly #91 – we choose our favourite engineering and technology news stories from the week[…]

New Safe Containment steel dome to seal off radiation @Chernobyl – an annotated infographic

New Safe Containment steel dome to seal off radiation @Chernobyl – an annotated infographic

New Safe Containment steel dome to seal off radiation @Chernobyl – an annotated infographic The Chernobyl reactor – scene of the world’s worst nuclear disaster in 1986, 30 years ago – is now being entombed in a giant steel shelter. The $2.2 billion New Safe Confinement project is due for completion in 2017, replacing the crumblingRead more about New Safe Containment steel dome to seal off radiation @Chernobyl – an annotated infographic[…]