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Taranis, named after the Celtic god of thunder, is easily BAE Systems' spookiest-looking aircraft.
Sleek, with swept-back wings, the grey, wedge-shaped Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV), or drone, is "the most advanced aircraft ever produced in the UK," says the firm.
Taranis is designed to be the prototype for a combat drone - capable of carrying out long-range strikes in hostile territory.
With the UK's latest jet fighter, the Typhoon, ...
Black may not be, it turns out, the darkest shade — at least not black as we know it. British tech company Surrey Nanosystems says it's developed the world's blackest material: made of carbon ...
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The latest instalment in the Planet of the Apes film franchise opens in the US on Friday. The rubber masks of the 60s and 70s films have been discarded in favour of motion capture suits and CGI. But how much did science inform the new movie's portrayal of our close relatives?
In a career spanning nearly 40 years, Frans de Waal has cemented a reputation as one ...
A new scientific review claims organic foods are higher in nutrients and lower in pesticides compared with conventionally grown varieties.
Its authors carried out an analysis of 343 peer-reviewed studies looking at the composition of crops and foods.
They concluded organic crops had higher levels of certain antioxidants, such as polyphenols, which have been linked to health benefits.
But critics of the review said its claims had been overstated.
They argued the differences found between ...
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Scotland could host the UK's first dedicated base for spaceplanes, according to new government plans.
Ministers want to establish the UK spaceport by 2018 - the first of its kind outside of the US.
Eight aerodromes have been shortlisted and Scotland has six of the potential locations.
The Scottish government said only independence would lead to a greater development of the country's space industry.
For ministers and the space industry, ...
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