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'Truly great' plans unveiled for new London concert hall

Renowned British conductor Simon Rattle on Monday unveiled ambitious designs for a new £288 million ($370 million, 326 million euros) concert hall in the heart of London. The London Symphony Orchestra music director said it was "wonderful" to finally present the plans for a new hall. "The idea that there can be a new cultural centre in London... is very exciting," he said.
Tags: Science, London, London Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle


777X: the gigantic plane that could change flying forever is nearly here

Some of the world’s most prestigious airlines are on tenterhooks as the first flight of an aircraft that could change long-haul travel for decades looms ever closer. Executives at Singapore Airlines, Emirates and Qatar Airways, among others, will have their eyes cast to the skies this spring when Boeing is expected to fly one of its new 777X planes for the first time. The 777-9, the first of the X family to be developed, will have the biggest jet engines ever seen, attached to the longest wings ...
Tags: New York, Science, London, Australia, Singapore, India, Iran, Tim Clark, Heathrow, Sydney, Dubai, Qantas, Airbus, Seattle, Donald Trump, Perth


Architects offer up 5 visions for Chicago's airport

Chicago's O'Hare airport is preparing for an expansion, and this week the city revealed the five shortlisted designs competing for the job -- now up for a public vote. Among the top architecture firms in the running are London's Foster + Partners, Chicago's Studio Gang Architects, Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, all proposing designs to replace the airport's 1960s-built Terminal 2 with a modern, international terminal. Fentress Architects of Colorado lead T...
Tags: Science, London, Chicago, Santiago Calatrava, Skidmore Owings Merrill, Foster Partners Chicago, Fentress Architects of Colorado lead Team


Hitachi halts UK nuclear project as energy supply crunch looms

LONDON/TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Hitachi Ltd put a $28 billion nuclear power project in Britain on hold on Thursday, dealing a blow to the country's plans for the replacement of aging plants. Hitachi's UK unit Horizon Nuclear Power failed to find private investors for its plan to build a plant at Wylfa in Anglesey, Wales, which was expected to provide about 6 percent of Britain's electricity. "We've made the decision to freeze the project from the economic standpoint as a private company," H...
Tags: UK, Science, London, Britain, Hitachi, Anglesey Wales, Wylfa, Hitachi Ltd, Horizon Nuclear Power, Tokyo Reuters Japan


Hitachi freezes UK nuclear project as energy supply crunch looms

LONDON/TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Hitachi Ltd decided on Thursday to freeze a 3 trillion yen ($28 billion) nuclear power project in Britain, dealing a blow to UK plans for the replacement of aging plants. Hitachi's UK unit Horizon Nuclear Power failed to find private investors for its plan to build a plant in Anglesey, Wales, which was expected to provide about 6 percent of Britain's electricity. "We've made the decision to freeze the project from the economic standpoint as a private company,...
Tags: UK, Science, London, Britain, Hitachi, Anglesey Wales, Hitachi Ltd, Horizon Nuclear Power, Tokyo Reuters Japan


Boeing leads $14M funding round for Isotropic Systems to boost satellite links

London-based Isotropic Systems, a startup that is developing flat-panel antennas and high-throughput terminals for satellite communications, says it has raised $14 million in a Series A financing round led by Boeing HorizonX Ventures. Isotropic’s user terminals take advantage of optical beam steering, which lets its terminals connect with several different satellites without increasing cost or complexity. The company says its technology will help clear a path for low-cost, mass-market broadband...
Tags: Science, London, Boeing, Isotropic Systems, Boeing HorizonX Ventures Isotropic


Warning to Davos: world 'sleep-walking' into climate disaster

The risks of catastrophic weather and flooding from climate change top the list of concerns for business leaders heading into next week's World Economic Forum meeting in Davos. "The world is sleep-walking into catastrophe," Alison Martin, group chief risk officer at Zurich Insurance Group, said at the launch of the 114-page report in London on Wednesday.
Tags: Science, London, Davos, Zurich Insurance Group, Alison Martin


Oil steady on supply optimism but economic worries loom

LONDON (Reuters) - Oil prices steadied on Wednesday after climbing about 3 percent in the previous session on expectations that OPEC-led production cuts will tighten supply and that possible Chinese stimulus might help the global economy.
Tags: Science, London, Opec, Reuters Oil


Tuesday's Best Deals: Razer DeathAdder Elite, LEGO London Tower Bridge, Cuisinart Cast Iron Cookware, and More

A Frito Lay Variety Pack, Vegan Vitamins, and Gold’s Gym Equipment lead off Tuesday’s best deals.Read more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, London, Frito Lay Variety Pack Vegan Vitamins


Oil prices rise over 1 percent, but global slowdown looms

LONDON (Reuters) - Oil prices rose more than 1 percent on Tuesday after tumbling the previous session, although a darkening economic outlook may soon weigh on growth in fuel demand.
Tags: Science, London, Reuters Oil


Antarctica's melt quickens, risks meters of sea level rise: study

Overall, the scientists said that the melt of Antarctica added water equivalent to 13.2 millimeters (0.5 inch) of sea level rise over the past four decades. "As the Antarctic ice sheet continues to melt away, we expect multi-metre sea level rise from Antarctica in the coming centuries" with continued man-made global warming, he wrote in a statement. Global sea levels have risen about 20 centimeters (8 inches) in the past century and many other studies have shown a faster thaw from Greenland to...
Tags: Florida, Science, London, Antarctica, Bangladesh, Greenland, Antarctic


Smoking cannabis just once as a teenager is enough to alter brain structure

Smoking cannabis just once as a teenager is enough to alter brain structure, a new study suggests. Scientists found that taking the drug just once or twice by the age of 14 led to greater grey matter in brain areas linked to emotion and memory. Although more brain cells might seem beneficial, in fact the developing teenage brain at this stage should be pruning cells as it prepares for adulthood, removing unwanted neural connections and allowing important links to be strengthened. In the study gr...
Tags: Science, London, Germany, Imperial College London, University Of Vermont, England France, David Nutt, Robin Murray, Hugh Garavan, Psychiatric Research King s College


UK summons Iran's ambassador over British-Iranian aid worker

LONDON (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt on Monday summoned Iran's ambassador in London over jailed British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the BBC reported. (Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; editing by Michael Holden)
Tags: UK, Science, London, Iran, Bbc, Jeremy Hunt, Guy Faulconbridge, Reuters British Foreign, Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe


10 science photos that made history and changed minds

Science has given humanity an incalculable boost over the recent centuries, changing our lives in ways both awe-inspiring and humbling. Fortunately, photography, a scientific feat in and of itself, has recorded some of the most important events, people and discoveries in science, allowing us unprecedented insight and expanding our view of the world. Here are some of the most important scientific photos of history: 1. Hubble's "eXtreme Deep Field" This photo, released on September 25th, 2012, c...
Tags: Photography, Science, London, Tesla, History, Nasa, Earth, Chemistry, Physics, Innovation, Universe, Nuclear Weapons, Manhattan, Albert Einstein, Planets, Trinity


A Fintech Bonanza Is Luring Foreign Cash to This Tiny EU State

For two years, the Baltic nation of 2.8 million people has promoted itself as a launchpad for hi-tech upstarts eyeing the European Union and the euro region, offering English-language services and three-month approval for licenses. Big-name companies to obtain banking and e-money permits include London-based Revolut Ltd. and Google Payment Ltd. The initiative has led to the issuance of 45 e-money licenses, according to Invest Lithuania, the country’s investment agency.
Tags: Science, London, European Union, Lithuania, EU State, Fintech Bonanza, Revolut Ltd, Google Payment Ltd


Duke of Cambridge 'deeply saddened' by death of British cancer expert who died after yellow fever vaccination

The sudden death of a British cancer expert was met with shock and sadness by the Duke of Cambridge and colleagues who said that he had inspired a generation of scientists and doctors. Professor Martin Gore, 67, suffered total organ failure on Thursday morning following a vaccination against yellow fever. Prof Gore an oncologist who had worked at London’s Royal Marsden Hospital for more than 35 years,  was known internationally for his work on skin, ovarian and renal cancers and had pioneered wo...
Tags: UK, Science, London, Britain, NHS, Cambridge, Royal Family, Duke, Duke Of Cambridge, Gore, South Pole, Martin, Francis Crick Institute, Martin Gore, James Larkin, Marsden


Weekly Roundup, Friday 11 January 2019

Bet you don’t know what this is, where it is, and what it does (did)? See final item. Good morning It has been an exciting week, with our “next generation” daily news curation service taking shape behind the scenes.  Part of this is a new and more active Twitter feed. If you’re on Twitter, please do follow our new Twitter account, @TheTvlInsider.  If you were following our earlier Twitter account, feel free to unfollow that one, and please now follow our new @TheTvlInsider account. The new Twit...
Tags: Travel, Twitter, UK, Science, London, Trains, Disney, Siri, Tech, Aer Lingus, Karen, David, Atlantic, Britain, Heathrow, Gatwick


Complete list of dates for every full moon in 2019, including January's Wolf Moon

Stargazers should keep their eyes on the skies near the end of January for the first full moon of 2019, which is dubbed the Wolf Moon. This full moon will not only be a supermoon (meaning it appears bigger and brighter to the naked eye) but also coincides with a lunar eclipse in the UK. The spectacular sight, which will fall on January 21, is expected to peak in the UK in the early hours of the morning - which means stargazers will have to set their alarms to be able to catch a glimpse of the ph...
Tags: Asia, UK, Science, London, US, America, Earth, Canada, Moon, Mars, Prince Of Wales, Houston, North America, Pluto, Daily Telegraph, Black


Departures Halted at Heathrow Airport in London After Drone Sighting [Updated]

Departures at Heathrow airport in London, the busiest airport in Britain, were stopped over reports of a drone flying nearby, in a bizarre case that echoes disturbances at London’s Gatwick airport last month.Read more...
Tags: Science, London, Britain, Drones, Heathrow, Gatwick, Heathrow Airport, Gatwick Airport, Our Garbage Drones


Rolls Royce Hired Formula E Engineers To Build A Really Fast Electric Plane

Rolls Royce leads a group of UK Government funded projects under the name ACCEL, which is an abbreviation of “Accelerating the Electrification of Flight” somehow. With the group’s newest flight project, the Spirit of Innovation, they aim to exceed 300 miles per hour, and sustain speed for at least forty minutes, enough to cross over from London to Paris. It’s an ambitious project, and one that Rolls hopes will kick off a “third wave of aviation.”
Tags: UK, Science, London, Paris, Accel, Royce


UK tests autonomous Martian robot

The UK has finished testing an autonomous Martian robot that will make its own decisions about where it explores when it reaches the planet. The rover, that uses artificial intelligence to work out where to go and how to get there, will be able to drive up to a kilometre a day by itself on the Red Planet. The software on the rover, developed by researchers at King's College London and aerospace company Airbus, will also make decisions about managing its resources. For example it can shut do...
Tags: UK, Science, London, Earth, Morocco, Airbus, Mars, Stevenage, Sahara Desert, UK Space Agency, Catherine Mealing Jones, UK SPACE AGENCY Airbus, European Space Agency ESA Exomars


Martian robot will explore the Red Planet with mind of its own

Scientists in the UK have finished testing a Martian robot that will make its own decisions about where it explores when it reaches the planet. The rover, using artificial intelligence to work out where to go and how to get there, will be able to drive up to a kilometre a day on the Red Planet. The software on the rover, developed by researchers at King's College London and aerospace company Airbus, will also make decisions about managing its resources. For example, it can shut down certain...
Tags: UK, Science, London, Earth, Esa, Morocco, Airbus, Mars, Wiltshire, Sahara Desert, Red Planet, Sherpa, Ergo, UK Space Agency, Catherine Mealing Jones, European Space Agency ESA Exomars


The Latest: Manchester police quiz alleged knife attacker

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the stabbing of three people in Manchester (all times local):
Tags: Science, London, Ap, Manchester


The Latest: Prime Minister's thoughts with stabbing victims

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the stabbing of three people in Manchester (all times local):
Tags: Science, London, Ap, Manchester


Jet lag and personality clashes: the unexpected obstacles to colonising Mars 

Interplanetary 'jet lag' and personality clashes could be the biggest obstacles to colonising Mars, British space experts have warned. Although scientists are still stumped about how to protect astronauts against space radiation, or the physical effects of zero gravity during lengthy voyages, it may be more mundane concerns that hamper lengthy missions. Last week, experts met in London to consider the social and psychological hurdles to long-term spaceflight, and concluded that one maj...
Tags: Science, London, US, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Mars, Mohammed, Tim Peake, Antarctic, European Space Agency ESA, University of Exeter, British Antarctic Survey, Steven Palmer, Earth Mars, Federico Caprotti


Injection to halt the progress of Alzheimer’s 'available within decade'

An injection capable of halting the progress of Alzheimer’s could be available to patients within a decade, Britain’s leading dementia organisation predicts. The Alzheimer’s Society says a series of recent breakthroughs in treatments that disrupt harmful genes has brought scientists to a “tipping point” in their fight against the disease. For decades, researchers have sought without success a treatment for Alzheimer’s based on targeting damaging proteins that build up in the brain. However, the ...
Tags: UK, Science, London, Society, Britain, Jasper, Pfizer, Jordan, Lola, Adrian, Daniel, University College, HUNTINGTON, Pickett, Daniel Bradbury, James Pickett


Twitter Hackers Hijack New Accounts After Company Claims Bug is Fixed

Twitter is claiming to have resolved a bug that allowed a group of London-based security researchers to post unauthorized tweets to the accounts of British celebrities and journalists. But the hackers who initially disclosed the vulnerability says that’s complete rubbish.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, London, Twitter Hackers Hijack New Accounts After Company


Twitter Hackers Hijack New Accounts After Company Claims It Fixed Bug

Twitter is claiming to have resolved a bug that allowed a group of London-based security researchers to post unauthorized tweets to the accounts of British celebrities and journalists. But the hackers who initially disclosed the vulnerability says that’s rubbish.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, London, Twitter Hackers Hijack New Accounts After Company


Enormous 18th-Century Ice House Re-Discovered Under London Street

Archaeologists in London have re-discovered a subterranean ice house near Regent’s Park. Dating back to the 1780s, the egg-shaped cavern was used to store ice, which was imported from as far away as Norway.Read more...
Tags: Science, London, History, Norway, Ice House, Ice Ice Baby, London Street, Secret Chambers, Century Ice House, Regent 's Park Dating


Complete list of dates for every full moon in 2019

Stargazers should keep their eyes on the skies near the end of January for the first full moon of 2019, which is dubbed the Wolf Moon. This full moon will not only be a supermoon - meaning it appears bigger and brighter to the naked eye - but also coincides with a lunar eclipse in the UK. The spectacular sight, which will fall on January 21, is expected to peak in the UK in the early hours of the morning - which means stargazers will have to set their alarms to be able to catch a glimpse of the ...
Tags: Asia, UK, Science, London, US, America, Earth, Canada, Moon, Mars, Prince Of Wales, Houston, North America, Pluto, Daily Telegraph, Black



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