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Variable broadband, data shows big differences by region

The most common broadband issues encountered in homes all around the U.K. have been revealed as part of the Bandwidth Britain Report by Uswitch.

Hyperloop 2020 challenge to use curved vacuum tunnel, says Musk

The 2020 Space X student engineering challenge Hyperloop, where prototype vehicles charge through a tunnel network, will take place in a six mile curved vacuum tunnel, according to Elon Musk. This presents a bigger, and more exciting, challenge.

Critics round on $7.1 bn rail deal with Thailand's richest family

Bangkok - Critics have urged Thailand's junta to reconsider the award of a $7.1 billion high-speed rail contract to a consortium led by the kingdom's richest family, just days before a new parliament is set to convene.

Spray-on plasmonics create tunable colours at video speeds

Researchers have leveraged plasmonics to create stable colors. The colors can be electrically tuned across different wavelengths, at video-fast speeds. This can be used for next-generation display screens.

France to cut highway speed limits as auto deaths rise

Paris - The French government said Tuesday it would lower the speed limit on two-lane highways to 80 kilometres per hour from 90 kilometres (55 miles) per hour, hoping to reverse an alarming rise in road deaths in recent years.

Facebook '2G Tuesdays' let employees taste the Indian Internet

Facebook is embarking on a new initiative that will see its employees' Internet connections throttled to 2G speeds on Tuesdays, giving them a better sense of how the site is used in developing markets like India.

This car is designed to hit 1,000 mph

The Bloodhound Super-Sonic Car is in development, with an aim of challenging the land-speed record. This week the designers put the near-complete vehicle on display in London.

Apple's iPhone 6S is identical to the 6 but improves performance

The first images of Apple's upcoming iPhone 6S handset have emerged online. They show a phone that is externally identical to the current model. There are many changes inside, including a faster processor and the revolutionary Force Touch display.

Scientists overcome the major issue of large fibre optic networks

Scientists have discovered a way to keep data moving at high speeds over very long fibre optic networks by preventing the signals from weakening. It removes a key limitation of fibre today and could make future networks faster and significantly cheaper.

Britain's poo-powered bus sets a land-speed record

The land-speed record for the world's fastest service bus was broken last week by a vehicle powered not by polluting diesel but rather clean and green poo. The feat, set by the "Bus Hound," was achieved in Britain and has since been verified as accurate.

EE has signed up 10 million 4G users in less than three years

European mobile network EE has confirmed that over 10 million customers have signed up to its 4G service since its launch in late 2012 as the first 4G network in Britain, making it the only European operator to achieve the astounding figure so far.

56-kilobit AOL dial-up Internet still used by 2.1 million in USA

AOL has revealed it has still has 2.1 million subscribers using its ancient dial-up Internet service provided by landline telephones and only offering speeds of 56 kilobits per second. It seems that some will steadfastly resist the modern Internet.

We may have overestimated the expansion rate of the universe

New observations of supernovae have suggested that the universe may be expanding much slowly than has been thought up until now. This is a large change that could influence future theories about the end of the universe.

Op-Ed: Pacquiao's speed could spoil Mayweather's accuracy

The upcoming Mayweather-Pacquiao fight is all about speed and accuracy as both fighters have claimed that they have found a solution to confront their individual strength and weaknesses with the exception of speed and accuracy.

Scientists find new way to control light for next gen computing

Scientists have created a device reminiscent of a bee's honeycomb that can twist beams of light around tighter curves than has ever been witnessed before. This could become a powerful way of transmitting data on circuit boards in next gen computers.

Researchers achieve 1Tb/sec 5G speeds in lab

Researchers developing the 5G mobile network technology that will eventually replace 4G have managed to transfer data at a massive 1 Tb/sec in experimental lab conditions, blowing away previous estimates of the potential speed of our future mobiles.

Op-Ed: Go slower to go faster

There are three things I’m going to tell you in this piece. They are fundamental to understanding your health, the health of your startup, and why things move so much faster in China.

Super fast lasers break world record

London - Researchers have engineered a record-breaking laser that accelerates the interaction between light and matter by over 10 times.

Electric turbo vehicles could solve speed problems

New technology may see electric vehicles gaining a similar boost of speed to their older counterparts. By using an "electric turbo" system drivers allegedly can get both the speed they want and still be environmentally conscious.

NeoCities throttles FCC over net neutrality protest

Two-tier internet service is not the way to go and one web hosting service took an interesting approach to get this point across. By giving them a taste of their own medicine, NeoCities hopes the FCC will reconsider their net neutrality proposal.

Mite sets land-speed record

A mite from Southern California sets the new record for world’s fastest land animal. That is, the mite is faster than a cheetah relative to body size.

Qualcomm aims to triple Wi-Fi speed

New York - The Fortune 500 company is looking to sell new chips to router manufacturers that could increase wi-fi speeds up to three times as part of a new approach to wireless accessible devices.

Lego robot crushes world speed record for solving a Rubik's cube

Birmingham - Two engineers from England have set a new world record for solving a Rubik's cube with their ARM-powered robot, the Cubestormer 3.

Exclusive: High-speed trader Infinium Capital winds down -president

High-speed trader Infinium Capital Management, which has struggled financially, has stopped trading and is working to wind down the company, President Mark Palchak told Reuters on Thursday.

Pechstein still going strong into her 40s

Claudia Pechstein might be the grand dame of women's speed skating with five Olympic golds to her name, but the evergreen German is showing no signs of slowing down.

Science explains why Usain Bolt is the world's fastest man

Usain Bolt is the world's fastest man. But what makes him so fast? Scientists have said that they can explain Bolt's extraordinary speed through the use of a mathematical model.

Samsung introduces entry-level 1terabyte 'SSDs For Everyone'

The price of hard disk drives (HDDs) are falling drastically over the past few years making the cost per gigabyte (GB) more and more affordable. However, pretty soon they will completely be wiped out with technologies introduced by Samsung.

Op-Ed: Bath salts — Legal garbage is opening a lethal can of worms

Sydney - Drug taking is a fact of this society. It always has been. Making things illegal tends to promote use, not stop it. Demand rises. Legal highs like the appallingly crappy bath salts are cashing in on the demand and making millions.

Speed dating to match dogs with new homes

Dogs in some shelters are now being being washed and groomed so that they are ready to take part in speed dating events designed to match them up with new owners.

Op-Ed: Man dragged down street at 35mph in attempt to retrieve handbag

San Joaquin - Most of us will do whatever it takes to stand up for our friends, however, this California man went to extreme speeds in an attempt to retrieve his friend's handbag.
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The UK will attempt the Land Speed Record in South Africa in the Bloodhound SSC.
The UK will attempt the Land Speed Record in South Africa in the Bloodhound SSC.
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Speed of the north magnetic pole according to the IGRF-12 model. The dashed line represents a projection.
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