A young girl from Dartford has been given a new hand - which cost only fifty pounds to manufacture. A group of technology enthusiasts managed to make a new limb for eight year old Isabella Rudd her - using, believe it or not, a 3D printer. Andrea Thomas explains.
Scientists from the University of Southampton have warned that a recent satellite explosion in space could pose a major risk to other spacecraft.
50,000 small pieces of debris are now travelling around earth at enormous speeds, according to new research. Scientists fear the fragments could cause extensive damage, just like the plot of Hollywood blockbuster film Gravity.
Even though many of these objects will be no bigger than the ball in a ballpoint pen, they can disable a spacecraft in a collision because of their enormous speed
The US DMSP-F13 satellite exploded in February. The Southampton team have developed a new technique called CiELO (debris Cloud Evolution in Low Orbits) to assess the collision risk to space missions from small-sized debris. They produced a collision probability map showing a peak in the risk at altitudes just below the location of the DMSP-F13 explosion.
Voters could be able to use a pocket-sized device to cast their vote online in future general elections, researchers claim.Read the full story ›
Their cars are often a lifeline, but elderly drivers need training to adapt to technology according to new research. The AA says older motorists should embrace new gadgets if it keeps them driving for longer. 92-year-old Gordon Crowther from Hook agrees. He got his licence more than seventy years ago and believes modern cars make motoring more comfortable as Kate Bunkall reports.
Police have revealed more than £2m has been scammed from residents in south-west England by telephone fraudsters in the past year.
About 700 offences have been reported to police since March 2014, with more than 430 victims in Dorset.
Officers have warned people in Poole, Dorchester and Weymouth to be especially wary of giving out card details or handing over money.
Callers often pose as police officers or bankers to trick vulnerable people.
In total, 30 people in Dorset have lost money, although police suspect the overall number is much higher as many attempts to defraud people go unreported.
Flyers, leaflets and social media are being used to warn residents.
Two people were arrested and released on bail on 2 March in relation to a number of alleged telephone money scams in the Poole area.
On Tuesday, two men were jailed at Bristol Crown Court for defrauding vulnerable people in Dorset, Somerset, Devon and Cornwall out of more than £88,000.
Trials of driverless cars will be launched today which could, eventually, save motorists six working weeks a year in driving time.Read the full story ›
The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has awarded a £50m contract to Hampshire-based company BAE Systems to support the British Army's armoured tracked vehicle fleet, safeguarding 100 jobs.
The five-year contract covers an array of design services including safety advice and elements of operational effectiveness for light, medium and heavy armoured vehicles.
It also combines a number of existing support contracts into a more efficient and effective contracting agreement saving taxpayers money.
The life of Dungeness Power Station in Kent is to be extended by 10 years, safeguarding nearly a thousand jobs. The plant, operated by energy giant EDF, will continue in operation until 2028 thanks to a 150 million pound investment.But environmentalists say the money should be spent on renewable energy. Iain McBride reports.
“10 more years of unsafe and expensive nuclear energy production is bad news. Instead we should be focusing our efforts on the switch to a truly sustainable energy future – one which focuses on renewable energy and energy efficiency, and which would deliver more jobs, faster carbon reductions and a fundamentally more democratic energy system fit for the future.”
Conseravtive MP for Folkestone and Hythe, Damien Collins says extending the life of the power station is good news for the area.