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Britain's prisons see huge rise in EU convicts at £150million cost to taxpayer

BRITAIN is becoming the EU’s prison island as our jails fill and those in eastern Europe empty.

Eastern Europe

Autodesk looks to future of 3D printing with Project Escher

Like so many organizations these days, Autodesk is a company in transition. It was until recently a traditional boxed software company selling licenses. Today, it’s moving to a subscription model. Yet its own business model disruption is only part of the story. As a company steeped in the …

3D Printing

The 12 best festivals to go to if you love travelling

Did you know you can satisfy your wanderlust cravings for exploration and experience one of the world's leading music and arts festivals all in one …

Teal Is the Best Shade To Try This Spring

Whether you prefer to go bright or mellow, there's a shade of teal for you.<p>“The New Guard” photographed by Paolo Roversi, styled by Edward Enninful; W magazine May 2012.

Legalising Cannabis For Sale In Shops Is Supported By Nearly Half Of People, Poll Finds

'Neither Corbyn nor Cameron will genuinely discuss legal regulation.'<p>Cannabis legalisation is favoured by 47% of people, according to a new opinion …

Cannabis

The Artists That Almost Definitely Wouldn’t Have Existed Without David Bowie

David Bowie, arguably the greatest artist who ever lived, has died at the age of 69. It’s impossible to understate his impact on popular cultural, so …

The After Math: Siri take the wheel

Wow, this week just sped by like a couple of LA heisters. We saw news of super computer-controlled Roboracecars, autonomous big rig convoys, "guardian angel" emergency override systems and the Google Car's toughest test to date. Come, take a look at the future of driving, where every seat is …

Driverless Cars

Michael Gove To Campaign For Brexit in EU Referendum, Senior Whitehall Sources Suggest

Michael Gove is set to call for the UK to leave the European Union, Whitehall sources have suggested.<p>The Huff Post UK understands the Justice …

United Kingdom

For this nanocatalyst reaction, one atom makes a big difference

Combining experimental investigations and theoretical simulations, researchers have explained why platinum nanoclusters of a specific size range …

Nature Communications

The World's Largest Floating Solar Power Plant Is Being Built in Japan

Now that’s a smart use of space.<p>As solar power becomes a bigger and bigger part of the overall energy landscape, engineers around the world are busy …

Renewable Energy

Flowstate is a writing app that will delete everything if you stop typing

Terrifying, risky, and strangely effective<p>Flowstate is billed as the "most dangerous app." It’s hyperbole, of course, but there’s a grain of truth to it. The software is a writing and note-taking tool, and it’s a super clean, minimal, and beautiful way to jot down your thoughts, especially on …

Note-Taking

Scientists observe the largest solar system ever discovered

Astronomers have discovered that a huge planet and star 104 light years from Earth form the largest solar system ever seen. The planet, dubbed 2MASS J2126-8140, and its red dwarf star are a full 7,000 astronomical units (AUs) apart, or a trillion miles (an AU is the distance between the Earth and …

Boris Johnson opens new 'super sewer' in London

Video shows Boris Johnson at London's new multi-million pound "super sewer" which will reduce waste going into the River Thames and River Lee<p>London mayor Boris Johnson has opened the first of two new "super sewers" in London.<p>The new sewer, called the Lee Tunnel, is the biggest project undertaken by …

England

Movie Review - Eddie the Eagle (2016)

<b>Eddie the Eagle</b>, 2016.<p>Directed by Dexter Fletcher.<br>Starring Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Christopher Walken and Tim McInnerny.<p><b>SYNOPSIS:</b><p>Charting the …

Hugh Jackman

Mad Catz RAT Pro X review

The RAT Pro X earns its acronym, Really Awesome Tech.<p>The RAT Pro X earns its acronym, Really Awesome Tech.<p>The RAT Pro X earns its acronym, Really …

Gear & Gadgets

Looped LED Lamps By Studio Truly Truly

The Netherlands-based design studio Truly Truly created Levity, a “minimal and poetic collection of flexible lights“.<p>“Unexpected visual and material …

Boozy Root Beer is Taking the Country By Storm

How Not Your Father's Root Beer came to dominate the hard root beer market, and why people are clamoring for the boozy, nostalgic soda pop.<p>It’s been a long time since we drank beer for breakfast. Say, centuries. Back when a certain British king was micromanaging from thousands of miles away. And …

Salmon Is About to Get Much More Expensive

Blame the sea lice.<p>Bad news for salmon lovers: The price of the popular fish is going up.<p>"Consumers will have to pay more for salmon in the future than they've done so far," Paul Aandahl, an analyst at the Norwegian Seafood Council, told Bloomberg News.<p>The reason for the price increase is a …

European Union

Behind the Scenes at Aston Martin's Frankenstein Lab for Special Projects – Feature

Top-secret engineering facilities shouldn’t draw attention to themselves, but Aston Martin’s skunkworks takes covert boringness to a whole new level. As these things tend to be, it’s in a low-rise building, this one is located in the small and uninteresting English town of Wellesbourne, seven miles …

Aston Martin

Google's Project SkyBender aims to beam 5G internet from solar-powered drones

Google is working in secret at a spaceport in New Mexico to build and test solar-powered internet drones in a new initiative codenamed Project SkyBender, according to a report from <i>The Guardian</i> today. The company is reportedly renting 15,000 square feet of hangar space from Virgin Galactic — the …

New Mexico

San Francisco is 'separate from the real world'

It's the question on everyone's mind: Are we in a tech bubble?<p>San Francisco itself is one giant bubble, says one engineer based in New York City.<p>Lawrence Finn, an engineer at ad tech firm AppNexus, wrote about a recent trip to San Francisco on Friday. He says too much money and demand for …

San Francisco

Apple Seriously Ramps Up Hiring In Virtual Reality

Apple is putting some time and money into exploring the future of virtual and augmented reality.<p>Apple has made another acquisition in the field with Flyby Media, a mobile applications company that focuses on spatial perception, according to a Financial Times report published on Friday. Flyby had …

Augmented Reality

China's indictment of Canadian accused of spying inflames diplomatic tensions

Canadian government ‘concerned’ about charges against man detained in 2014 – a week after Chinese hackers were accused breaking into computer network<p>The Canadian government has expressed concern after China indicted a Canadian citizen detained since 2014 on charges of spying and stealing state …

North Korea

China's in a 'desperate juggling act' to save its currency

Thursday morning, the People's Bank of China injected 340 billion yuan ($51.9 billion) into commercial banks via reverse repurchase agreements, after having already injected 440 billion yuan on Tuesday. As 190 million yuan of prior reverse repurchase agreements — a type of short-term loan — have …

Real Estate

Australian Scientists to Begin Trialling Fully Implantable Bionic Eye

This could restore vision to millions worldwide.<p>Scientists in Australia are set to begin trials of a new bionic eye system that's expected to give …

Medical Technology

Fundraiser to support 'NSA-proof' email gets off to a roaring start

ProtonMail, an encrypted email service that advertises itself as “NSA-proof,” launched to much acclaim about a month ago.<p>Since then, the company says it has signed up 200,000 users — and it just launched a fundraising campaign on Indiegogo because, co-founder Andy Yen says, “that is the best way to …