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85% of Germany's power just came from renewable energy, setting a new record

<b>The future came early on Easter Day in Germany, as green energy ran almost the entire country.</b><p>On April 30, 64 per cent of electricity consumed in …

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Classic car events calendar: great events for spring and summer 2018

The classic car calendar is packed with events large and small, with something for everyone whether you're a marque aficionado or general enthusiast. Here are a few throughout the UK that are deserving of your attention, whether you're away on holiday or simply fancy a destination for a day out.<p>Now …

England

Symposium: Hybrid-electric and Electric Aircraft – research dissemination

You are invited to a research results symposium Hybrid-electric andElectric Aircraft – researching the challenges to introduction on Tuesday 30 May – …

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Banksy claims responsibility for giant Brexit painting in Dover

Street artist Banksy has laid claim to a massive Brexit-themed painting in Dover.<p>A three-storey version of the European Union flag appeared painted on to a residential building, on Saturday morning, near the ferry port off the A20 in the Kent seaside town.<p>The monochrome image stencilled onto the …

Simple pill can end symptoms of gluten intolerance, scientists say

Gluten intolerance can partly be overcome by swallowing an enzyme pill with food, research has shown.<p>The simple measure can allow people sensitive to the wheat protein to consume small quantities of gluten without experiencing bloating, diarrhoea and abdominal pain.<p>Scientists say the discovery …

Flying car successfully completes maiden flight

An electric flying car that promises to revolutionise how we travel has completed its maiden test flight in Germany.<p>Lilium, the company developing the jet-propelled vehicle, says it could eventually change the face of transport by allowing passengers to rapidly travel through cities or commute long …

What to do if you need to call 999 but can’t talk

There may come a time in everyone’s life when you need to call the emergency services, but it might put you or those around you in even more danger …

Emergency Medicine

Norwegian Air launches £69 flights from UK to New York

Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA on Thursday announced plans to offer transatlantic flights on 10 new routes between the United States and Europe starting …

Aviation

'Can you hear me' phone scam currently defrauding US consumers set to hit British shores

If someone calls and asks, “Can you hear me?”, hang up the phone immediately.<p>A major phone scam from the US is set to cross the pond and hit the UK …

Ireland receive boost with Johnny Sexton due to return to full training

Johnny Sexton’s fitness looks set to dominate the Irish rugby news agenda once again this week, with Ireland team manager Paul Dean claiming on Monday that the talismanic fly-half, who has missed the first two rounds of this year’s Six Nations championship with a calf strain, would return to full …

It’s all talk at Santander as voice recognition banking begins

Customers with iPhones can ditch passwords and instead log in to their accounts and send money by speaking<p>Santander customers can make payments to friends by simply asking their iPhone to do it for them after the Spanish bank became the first provider to launch voice activated payments in the UK. …

Banking

More young people are watching Planet Earth II than the X Factor

<b>Sir David Attenborough’s hugely popular Planet Earth IIaired its final episode of the year this weekend, ending on a high note.</b><p>The iconic show, which …

Has a diver found a lost Cold War nuclear bomb off Canada?

It is a mystery that has baffled historians for more than half a century.<p>Ever since an American B-36 Bomber crashed near British Columbia during a secret training mission in 1950, the nuclear bomb on board has never been found.<p>Now, a commercial diver may have stumbled across the Mark IV bomb in the …

How Costa Rica has run on renewables for two months straight

Costa Rica has powered its electricity grid solely by renewable energy for two months, according to a new report.<p>The achievement demonstrates that …

Airbus is building flying taxis so that it can become the Uber of the skies

Uber released a 98-page white paper last week outlining its plans to bring "flying cars" to commuters by 2026. Google co-founder Larry Page is also funding a "flying car" project through a start-up named Zee.Aero, and its prototype was reportedly seen in action at Hollister Municipal Airport in …

Flying Car

Review: the nanoFlowcell-powered Quantino prototype

<b>What’s this funny-looking little thing?</b><p>Say hello to Quantino. It’s the tiny, city car-sized sister to the Quant FE SportLimousine, the giant gullwing …

Ford Fiesta

Chinese stomp all over the French to win wine-tasting contest

Chinatook another step closer to becoming a wine superpower after a team of wine-tasters beat the French at their own game at an international competition in Provence.<p>The Chinese team, who last year were 13th in the same contest, took first place in a field of 21 nationalities, with the French …

Wine

'Sinister' image of Hurricane Matthew captured from space

An ominous satellite image of Hurricane Matthew as it made landfall in Haiti has been widely shared on Twitter.<p>The devastating hurricane resembles a giant grinning skull in the eerie infrared satellite image, with the eye of the storm appearing as an eye in the skull.<p>It was posted by Stu Ostro, …

James Bond-style jet packs to become a reality in the UK from next year

The world's first jet packs which attach to people's backs and let them fly through the air took to the skies over the river Thames yesterday, and are set to become available for use by the British public from next year.<p>The James Bond-style mode of transport is the only jet pack ever built that can …

Lads, I caught some fin big: Three friends find giant 7ft tuna in River Severn

A 7ft-long tuna fish has been found dead in the River Severn near Gloucester - hundreds of miles from its normal habitat in warm sea waters.<p>Friends Kevin Brady, Steve Burgess and Alec Foster found the giant fish in the estuary at Minsterworth, Glos, at the weekend when they were paddle boarding.<p>It …

Nasa just made all its research available online for free

Care to learn more about 400-foot tsunamis on Mars? Now you can, after Nasa announced it is making all its publicly funded research available online …

A pub in Nottingham has put Donald Trump's face in a urinal

<b>An Irish bar in Nottingham has made gained lots of attention for installing a headshot of Donald Trump in its urinal.</b><p>The Raglan Road made the …

This Mug Promises Not to Block Your View of the Television

Believe it or not, being a couch potato can be a real struggle. Noisy chip chewing can muffle the sound of the television, the remote can slip just …

MacOS X update: Apple releases urgent patch for bug that allowed iPhones to be hacked with just one press

Apple has pushed out an urgent security update for Macs to stop them being taken over by hackers.<p>The update – for OS X El Capitan, OS X Yosemite and …

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The best films to watch for free on British Pathé online

British Pathé launched a new online TV channel this August, showcasing a wealth of historic footage and documentaries from the venerable production company's archives (which stretch all the way back to 1910), as well as a number of classic British films.<p>"We have felt for some time that many viewers …

Sri Lanka

iPhone 6 phones infected with 'Touch Disease' that makes screens useless

A bug that breaks iPhone 6 and 6 Plus screens is a "ticking time bomb" poised to affect a growing number of the smartphones, according to repair experts.<p>Nicknamed "Touch Disease", the fault starts with a flickering bar that appears at the top of the devices' screens that doesn't respond to a users' …