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Facebook grounds Aquila wireless internet drones

Facebook is scrapping its plans to build passenger jet-sized drones to provide wireless internet to the developing world, a major retreat from what had been an ambitious and high-profile initiative ...

Swansea Bay tidal lagoon rejected

The UK government has decided not to back the world's first tidal power lagoon. Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark said on Monday it was not value for money, but the decision has been ...

Horners Award 2018 now open for entries

The Worshipful Company of Horners and the British Plastics Federation (BPF) are now accepting entries to The Horners Award for Plastics Innovation and Design – the deadline is 31 July 2018.

NASA is sending a helicopter to Mars

The Mars Helicopter, a small, autonomous rotorcraft, will travel with NASA’s Mars 2020 rover mission, to demonstrate the viability and potential of heavier-than-air vehicles on the Red Planet.

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