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An Edinburgh company has won the UK's top engineering prize for its digital hydraulic power system.
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Scottish councils may lose out on more than £44m of income over the next 20 years if changes are made to wind farm subsidies, according to a trade body.
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New research suggests that mosquitoes track down something to bite using a sequence of three cues: smell, then sight, and finally heat.
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Polar bears are unable to adapt their behaviour to cope with the food losses associated with warmer summers in the Arctic.
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The US and Russia are among five countries to sign a deal to prevent commercial fishing in the melting Arctic sea ice near the North Pole.
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A genetically modified moth could help curb a major pest of vegetable crops around the world, research suggests.
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A kestrel that flew into a car's grille is released by garage mechanics.
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Scientists discover a winged dinosaur - an ancestor of the velociraptor - that they say was on the cusp of becoming a bird.
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Evan Davis speaks to the principal investigator on Nasa's mission to Pluto, Dr Alan Stern.
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Zero carbon home defies chancellor's pessimism
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Pluto has mountains made of ice that are as high as those in the Rockies, images from the New Horizons probe have revealed.
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Pluto has mountains made of ice that are as high as those in the Rockies, images from the New Horizons probe have revealed.
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Scientists will shortly present a first look at pictures acquired by the New Horizons probe during its historic flyby of Pluto.
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Stephen Hawking has congratulated the New Horizons team and NASA for their successful mission to the dwarf planet Pluto.
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What have we learned about Pluto so far?
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The Swiss team trying to fly a solar-powered plane around the world has abandoned its effort for this year because of the damage sustained by its batteries on the last leg of its global quest.
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Are Britain's footpaths in slow decay?
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A great white shark has been rescued after it was stranded on shore.
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Richard Westcott goes for a ride on Britain's newest high speed train, which will replace the InterCity 125.
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A signal has been received from the New Horizons probe, which soared past Pluto on Tuesday.
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Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft has called home for the first time since its flyby of Pluto.
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What does rosemary do to your brain?
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Tension is mounting as scientists await confirmation that a flyby of Pluto by Nasa's New Horizons probe was a success.
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The New Horizons probe has reached Pluto after a 10 year journey of three billion miles (4.8 billion km).
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Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft has made the first visit to Pluto, approaching within 12,500km of the icy world.
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