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Scheme delivering COVID-19 tests to Scottish island by drone gets govt funding

A scheme using drones to deliver coronavirus test kits and medical supplies to a Scottish island has received government funding to help tackle the pandemic.
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Posted 2020/07/10 08:13:00

Huawei ban could lead to mobile phone blackouts, MPs warned

There could be mobile phone blackouts across the UK if the government forces phone companies to strip Huawei out of their networks, MPs have been told.
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Posted 2020/07/09 15:06:00

Scientists work out how to pinpoint drone operators like those who shut down Gatwick

Scientists have figured out how to pinpoint the location of someone flying a drone based purely on its flight path, rather than having to intercept and triangulate radio signals.
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Posted 2020/07/09 10:12:00

Scientists believe piece of jawbone may belong to new dinosaur species

Scientists believe they may have stumbled on a new dinosaur species that lived in the Arctic 70 million years ago when the region was warmer than it is now.
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Posted 2020/07/08 21:36:00

Twin girls joined at head separated in rare surgery

Surgeons in Italy have successfully separated conjoined twins whose skulls were fused at the back, and who are now expected to go on to live normal lives.
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Posted 2020/07/08 09:19:00

Airborne transmission of COVID-19 cannot be ruled out - WHO

The World Health Organisation has recognised there is "evidence emerging" of airborne transmission of coronavirus, which could lead to changes of guidance on distancing.
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Posted 2020/07/08 07:23:00

Newly-discovered seaweed species threatens protected coral reef

A newly-discovered species of seaweed is spreading rapidly and killing large patches of coral in one of the most protected ocean environments in the world, researchers have said.
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Posted 2020/07/08 00:16:00

Robotic birds take to the air in amazingly realistic flight

German engineering company Festo has created robotic birds capable of amazingly realistic flight.
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Posted 2020/07/07 09:21:00

TikTok says it will no longer operate in Hong Kong due to national security law

TikTok has said it will no longer operate in Hong Kong after China's new national security law demanded it hand over user data.
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Posted 2020/07/07 04:17:00

UK subscription site popular with amateur porn models may face huge unpaid tax bill

OnlyFans, a content subscription service popular with amateur pornographic models, could face a VAT bill covering more than three years' worth of uncollected taxes, Sky News has learnt.
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Posted 2020/07/06 11:38:00

Scientists solve mystery as to why Alpine glacier is turning pink

An Alpine glacier is turning pink in colour because of an algae that accelerates the effects of climate change, scientists have said.
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Posted 2020/07/06 09:20:00

UK set to phase out Huawei from 5G network in major U-turn - reports

The UK is poised to end the use of Huawei technology in its 5G network as soon as this year over security concerns, according to reports.
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Posted 2020/07/04 22:44:00

UK set to phase out Huawei from 5G network in major U-turn

The UK is poised to end the use of Huawei technology in its 5G network as soon as this year over security concerns.
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Posted 2020/07/04 22:44:00

Man charged with drugs and firearms offences after Encrochat bust

A 24-year-old man has been charged with planning to supply firearms, ammunition and drugs after police arrested hundreds of suspected criminals.
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Posted 2020/07/03 20:19:00

Tesla denies firing employees who stayed home during lockdown

Tesla has denied firing employees who chose to stay at home during the coronavirus pandemic, contrary to media reports.
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Posted 2020/07/03 10:36:00

UK secures global satellite system after OneWeb space race

A victorious UK government-led bid for collapsed satellite operator OneWeb is being hailed as an opportunity to realise global ambitions ahead of the country's departure from the EU.
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Posted 2020/07/02 14:57:00

Revealed: The encrypted system infiltrated by police to uncover top criminal network

Police forces across Europe celebrated their infiltration of EncroChat on Thursday, disrupting international organised crime networks which were using the company's encrypted phones.
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Posted 2020/07/02 13:25:00

Scientists get first ever glimpse of the core of a gas giant

Scientists have discovered the surviving core of a gas giant orbiting a distant star, offering the first ever glimpse of the interior of these mysterious planets.
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Posted 2020/07/02 08:28:00

US deaths from COVID-19 could be 28% higher than official figures

The actual number of coronavirus-related deaths in America could be significantly higher than official figures show, according to new research.
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Posted 2020/07/01 14:11:00

Facebook bans hundreds of profiles trying to incite second civil war in the US

Facebook has banned 315 accounts which it said belonged to "Boogaloos" - participants in an extremist movement in the US which believes a second civil war is inevitable or desirable.
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Posted 2020/07/01 09:40:00