The LHC has restarted for its 2017 run

Today, the LHC once again began circulating beams of protons, for the first time this year. This follows a 17-week-long extended technical stop.

Ecological benefits of gardening wildflowers

Are you feeling inspired from watching the Chelsea Flower Show? Do you long for an immaculate, well-designed garden, full of well-behaved plants, brimming with colourful flowers and attractive foliage? The problem is that ...

Sound software for fault detection in machinery

Experienced operators claim they can tell if their machine is functioning properly merely by listening to the sounds it makes. EU-funded researchers have gone one better by developing technology based on the human auditory ...

Augmented reality helps in industrial troubleshooting

At a "smart" factory, machines reveal a number of data about themselves. Sensors measuring temperature, rotating speed or vibrations provide valuable information on the state of a machine. On this basis, worn parts can be ...

Standard in aero engine maintenance raised

The experts were working in collaboration with Hong Kong Aero Engine Services Limited (HAESL) (a joint venture between Rolls-Royce Group plc, Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited (HAECO), a member of the Swire Group ...

Eternally stinky city? Rome garbage crisis sparks health fears

Landfills in flames and rats feasting on waste in the streets have sparked health fears in Rome, as doctors warn families to steer clear of disease-ridden curbside garbage and locals launch a disgusting dumpster contest online.

Google blames Gmail outage on server maintenance

Internet giant Google has blamed server maintenance for a Gmail outage which left millions of users without the free Web-based email service for more than an hour and a half on Tuesday.

Google apologizes for Gmail outage

Google apologized Thursday for a Gmail outage which left some users of the free Web-based email service cut off for the second time in a month.

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