Scientists from Southampton have collaborated with a mobile phone firm to see if they can harness the power of lightning for personal use.
Local residents have successfully taken over a solar farm - making it the largest community owned solar farm in the world.
Roger Holmes and Rod Brown have restored a 50-year-old computer that takes up a whole room.
The price tag for the Royal Navy's new Portsmouth-based aircraft carriers is set to top more
than £6bn as the Government prepares to announce further cost overruns, according to reports.
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond is expected to announce the projected cost of the two carriers - which will not enter service until the end of the decade - has risen by another £800m to £6.2bn.
The latest increase means the bill for the 65,000-ton ships will be almost double the £3.5bn estimated when the programme was agreed by the last Labour government in 2007.
Business Secretary Vince Cable and Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin - were at the site of a new £82 million factory today - where a new generation of high speed trains for the Thames Valley will be built.
'Inter City Express' is part of a £6billion contract awarded to Maidenhead based Hitachi.
Mr McLoughlin says it means the current 40-year-old First Great Western trains will be replaced:
Ee're all familiar with the robotic sound of a synthized voice - the sort of device used by Professor Stephen Hawking. A team of students in Hampshire have invented a way of using a person's real voice in the same way.
It's won them a prestigious design award at IBM's technology labs in Hampshire. Richard Slee reports.
They do an essential job keeping our roads safe but their own safety has been called into question.
Over the last three years two engineers have been killed while working on the roads here in the south. Now new technology is being brought in to protect them.
Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to John McNiffe, project manager of the Handcross widening scheme. This report also contains an excerpt from the Highways Agency advertising campaign.
The University of Southampton has turned on the most powerful university-based supercomputer in England, named Iridis4.
It will be used for research by University staff and students in engineering, archaeology, medicine and computer science.
Dr Oz Parchment, Director of Research Computing at the University said, "Southampton is a leader in High Performance Computing (HPC) and Iridis4 allows us to take another leap forward to keep pace with the needs of our world-class researchers."
In a deal worth £3.2 million, Southampton's new supercomputer is four times more powerful than its predecessor and has the skills to take control of some of the most demanding mathematical calculation, making one trillion calculation per second.
Video. It's claimed that tensions between Government departments are holding up improvements to mobile phone coverage in the countryside.
It comes as a trial is taking place in Dorset with a new system to beef up mobile coverage. Political reporter Robert Murphy has the story.
We are all programmed to recognise faces and download vital information about a person's identity, gender and personality. But we all make mistakes. Now new research at the Universities of Surrey and Oxford is making face recognition by computer deadly accurate.
In fact, their work is becoming an important tool in the hunt for terrorists and criminals. Fred joined PhD student Paul Koppen for a photo session.
Now how long it takes you - to get onto your home computer - or tablet - depends on where you live. But today, super-fast broadband was promised for more parts of Berkshire.
The Didcot and Wantage MP Ed Vaizey was at the signing of a contract for the rollout of the Superfast Berkshire project, in Newbury. Our reporter Heather Edwards was there too.
Should mobile phones be banned in schools? Several in the South - like Blatchington Mill in Brighton - only allow them to be used during breaks.
But others say they are a useful tool. At schools - like the Priory in Portsmouth - pupils use them in geography lessons for orienteering - and to record the homework set. Peter Bearne investigates.