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Secretive U.S. Air Force space plane ready to return to Earth - an annotated infographic

The U.S. Air Force’s robotic X-37B space plane is set to return to Earth after almost two years in orbit. The secret mission is believed to have been a test of new sensors and other next-generation satellite technologies. 14 more words


E&T news weekly #22 – we choose our favourite engineering and technology news stories from the week

Friday October 17 2014
  Aasha Bodhani, assistant technology features editor
First Google Glass addict admitted for treatment

It has been reported an American man has been diagnosed with having an addiction to Google Glass, having used the wearable technology for up to 18 hours a day as part of his job. 809 more words


How West African countries hit hard by #Ebola outbreak get medical aid by plane - an annotated infographic

Only a handful of international carriers are still flying to the three West African countries hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak, keeping a vital air link open for medical aid workers. 24 more words


Malaysia Airlines flight #MH370 - undersea search area moves on - an annotated infographic

The near-impossible search for the wreckage of flight MH370 valiantly continues in the Indian Ocean, as the search area is moved to a new location. 45 more words


#AppleWatch launch may be delayed - manufacturing issues - an annotated infographic

So not everything goes Apple’s way. On a day when the world has been openly gawking with car-crash fascination at Samsung’s announcement of a projected 60 per cent collapse in its smartphone profits for Q3 this year, details have emerged of a fly in Apple’s Watch ointment that may delay production and launch. 100 more words