Technology/Science

BBC announces plans to slash 1,000 jobs – many from highly paid managerial ranks – a bid to make up a £150m licence fee shortfall

The BBC is to cut up to 1,000 jobs, including many managerial roles, because of a £150million shortfall in its licence fee income. Staff were given details of the cuts by director general Tony Hall in a meeting at the…
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Abandoned Soviet shuttles rotting in giant derelict hangar

It houses two prototype shuttles that were part of the ill-fated Buran shuttle programme This was designed to mimic Nasa’s successful Space Shuttles which flew for 30 years But after one test flight in 1988 the main Buran shuttle –…
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Is Giffgaff The Best Network?

I’ve been using GiffGaff for a while now and have talked about the longer term experience here. There have been some major changes. We’ve been using GiffGaff for a couple of months now and I’ve enjoyed the whole experience so…
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One of the last two flying Lancasters pays tribute to the 55,000 Bomber Boys who never returned

For the 55,000 brave aircrew who lost their lives in the Second World War, it would have been their final view of England, soaring high above the North Lincolnshire countryside. In tribute, one of the world’s last two airworthy Lancasters…
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SkyDrive is now OneDrive & better than ever – Free Online Storage

SkyDrive is now OneDrive: It’s largely the same as its predecessor, with a few new tricks and new mobile apps. Microsoft’s online backup and syncing service is the most flexible and all-encompassing of its ilk, with syncing and access apps…
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UK to spend £2.5bn on F-35 fighters

The UK is about to commit to the F-35 fighter project, a US-led effort to produce 3,000 aircraft which is set to cost more than £600bn globally. The initial UK order for 14 F-35Bs will, with support costs added, cost…
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China Bets Big On ‘Iron Bird’ Of The Skies

One news channel has been granted exclusive access to the headquarters of Comac – China’s answer to Airbus and Boeing. The vast campus forms the heart of China’s attempt to take on the aviation giants. Comac was only founded five…
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