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.
Reading will receive several electric car charging points following a successful bid for Government funding.
The Department of Transport has announced that Reading Borough Council will receive a grant of £127,500 to help to pay for five charging sites.
The grant will cover 75% of the cost and the Council will provide the remaining 25% of the cost from sponsorship or Transport budgets.
The money includes:
- £112,500 to install three rapid charge points for electric vehicles. The chargers recover 80% of an electric vehicle's battery in 20-30 minutes, facilitating longer journeys.
- £15,000 to install two fast charge points which charge an electric vehicle in 3-4 hours.
– Tony Page, Lead Councillor for Strategic Environment, Planning and Transport
I am very pleased that the Council's bid for this funding has been successful. We are committed to supporting Reading's Climate Change Strategy and this will be an important contribution to reducing CO2 emissions on local roads.
The provision of these charging points will help to encourage local motorists to make the switch from petrol and diesel-powered cars and this will bring environmental benefits."
Reducing energy consumption is at the top of the list for one Hampshire council in its Climate Change Action Plan. Eastleigh has already dropped CO2 emissions from buildings and is now aiming to drop those from its fleet of vehicles.
A lthough already performing well with residential recycling, the council wants to increase those levels while reducing waste from its own buildings.
Fred will be covering the naming ceremony of the Royal Princess by the Duchess of Cambridge tomorrow. We found a short report from 1967 in the archives.....he'll be returning with Sangeeta to virtually the same spot at Southampton Docks tomorrow.
It was the height of technological expertise in the 1960s, but has lain derelict for years.
Now, despite being overgrown, rusting and covered in moss, a radio telescope at the University of Kent is to have new life breathed into it by 'A' level students at a local school.
The pupils at Simon Langton Grammar want to restore the telescope and peer into the distant reaches of our universe.
Dr Geoff MacDonald from the University of Kent said "It can be refurbished certainly and now days its is actually easier to do radio astronomy in an amateur way than it was forty years ago because of the good quality of receivers, especially thanks to the development of satellite TV".
Following technical problems at our service provider Arqiva, Dsat viewers had some transmission problems. Normal service is now restored
We're working with ITV to urgently fix an issue with their channels on our platform and will update as soon as possible.
The latest creation of a high-tech business in Portsmouth has been blasted into space.
The £100 million satellite involved two years of work by employees at Astrium in Hampshire. It will be used by broadcasters to beam pictures of the World Cup (2014) and the Olympics (2016) from Brazil. Chis Maughan reports.
The interviewees are Winifred Steel from Astrium; Penny Mordaunt MP, Portsmouth North (Conservative); Mike Healy, Astrium Site Director.
Portsmouth-based aerospace company Astrium is launching a new satellite today. It will be used mainly for TV broadcasting. Many of those who worked on building the satellite will watch the launch and they will be able to watch the live satellite feed as the rocket launches.
It is being launched by ILS (International Launch Services) from Baikonur in Kazakhstan. This is the famous launch site that was used for Yuri Gagarin's flight - the first person in space.
A computer hacker who infiltrated the Kent Police website has been jailed for two years. Maidstone Crown Court had heard that Lewys Martin was trying to impress fellow hackers.
In an unrelated case a hacker from South Essex has admitted breaking into the US air force computers at the Pentagon.
Experts say cyber crime is one of the greatest criminal threats to society in the future. Sangeeta Bhabra spoke to cyber security expert Dr Julio Hernadez-Castro from the University of Kent at Canterbury.
Freeview viewers in the Salisbury area and the Isle of Wight will need to re-tune their TV equipment today as airwaves are cleared for the roll-out of faster mobile broadband.
TV services will be subject to disruption early this morning as channels including BBC One, BBC Two, ITV3 and QVC are moved to new frequencies. Work at the main Salisbury transmitter is expected to be completed by 6am and viewers can retune at any point after this.
Services from the Ventnor, Winterborne Stickland and Brighstone relay transmitters may by off-air or subject to breaks until mid-afternoon. Once these resume, anyone missing channels should retune their TV or digital box to get them back.