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EU referendum: Britain turning away from world as Brexit vote looms, survey shows

The British public is increasingly isolationist in outlook despite Britain’s long history of empire and influence in the post-War global order, a new survey of Europe has found.<p>More than half (52 per cent) of Britons believe the UK should deal with its own problems and leave other nations to deal …

Floating solar panels are a perfect fit for drought-stricken states. Here's why.

With drought becoming the new normal in some parts of the country, an emerging technology brings an unexpected ray of hope: floatovoltaics.<p>Solar …

Renewable Energy

G7 agrees need strong message on South China Sea; China says don't 'hype' | Reuters

ISE-SHIMA, Japan (Reuters) - Group of Seven (G7) leaders agreed on Thursday on the need to send a strong message on maritime claims in the western Pacific, where an increasingly assertive China is locked in territorial disputes with Japan and several Southeast Asian nations.<p>The agreement prompted a …

China

A New Solar Cell Converts The Sun’s Heat Into Usable Energy

This could double the amount of power that solar panels produce<p>The sun gives us so much, providing both lighting and heating for our planet. We try to take advantage of this constant stream of power by using solar panels to convert light into electrical energy. It's a bright idea. But, could we be …

Woman who used electric shock collar on toddler faces prison sentence

Former soldier Lanna Monaghan, 34, will serve time in prison after admitting she used a dog training collar that delivers electric shocks on a young boy in her care.<p>After seeing a similar collar being used on a dog, Monaghan told the pet’s owner: “If it works on a dog it will work on kids”.<p>The …

Apple TV may get a major challenge from new, smaller Xbox devices

Xbox's answer to streaming devices like Apple TV and Roku may be on its way.<p>This answer, according to report, may actually come packaged in two separate devices:<p>According to the rumor, which was originally reported on "The Sams Report," it's likely that these devices will also be able to …