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#GenderGap remains as countries worldwide fall short of hitting equality targets - an annotated infographic

Since their adoption more than 14 years ago, significant gains have been made in meeting many of the eight Millennium Development Goals. However, progress for women and girls remains far from sufficient. 57 more words


World's fastest elevators to be installed in China's Shanghai Tower - an annotated infographic

In one of the more unexpected examples of life imitating art, the developers behind China’s Shanghai Tower have possibly sought inspiration from Willy Wonka and his Great Glass Elevator, preparing to install the world’s fastest elevators, capable of travelling at a stomach-dropping 18 metres per second. 81 more words


#Fossilfuelfree future still some way off, as G20 nations spend $88bn a year on exploration - an annotated infographic

Environmentalists, look away now or prepare to feel deep despair.

The G20 group of leading global economies continue to spend about $88 billion each year on fossil fuel exploration, increasing the risk of “dangerous climate change”, according to a report by the Overseas Development Institute. 93 more words


E&T news weekly #26 – we choose our favourite engineering and technology news stories from the week

Friday November 14 2014
  Jonathan Wilson, online managing editor
Robo-dolphins exploring polar ice sheets

You only have to see a headline about robo-dolphins exploring the polar regions and you’re laughing already. 980 more words


#Rosetta mission a success as #PhilaeEn67P probe lands on comet's tail - an annotated infographic

Europe’s Rosetta mission has made a historic first landing on a comet, 510 million kilometres (300 million miles) from Earth. The landing by the spacecraft’s Philae probe on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko marks the highlight of the decade-long mission to learn more about the origins of our Solar System. 100 more words


New issue of E&T magazine available online now – the Alan #Turing issue, the man behind #ImitationGame

The latest issue of E&T magazine is available online now: the Alan Turing special.

In this issue we explore the enigmatic Alan Turing and his legacy. 204 more words


100 years of the #PoppyAppeal - a history of the poppy as a symbol of remembrance - an annotated infographic

The day after Remembrance Sunday; the day before the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. We are proud today to share this infographic about the Poppy symbol. 51 more words