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Image copyright Getty Images Drone maker DJI has accused a cyber-security researcher of hacking its servers. Kevin Finisterre claims that he accessed confidential customer data after finding a private key publicly posted on code-sharing site Github. He approached the firm, which offers a “bug bounty” reward of up to $30,000…

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Image copyright DEIMOS IMAGING/AN URTHECAST COMPANY Image caption Brazilian fields: There is a growing market in imagery to assist farmers The Canadian UrtheCast company has formally placed a contract with UK firm SSTL to build its UrtheDaily Earth observation (EO) constellation. This network of spacecraft, due to launch in 2020,…

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThis movie illustrates the rough terrain underlying some parts of the PIG The melting Antarctic ice stream that is currently adding most to sea-level rise may be more resilient to change than previously recognised. New radar images reveal the mighty Pine Island…

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Image copyright Getty Images More young people are voting than at any time in the last quarter of a century. But that resurgence is favouring the Labour Party. Just two years ago, the split in support between Labour and the Conservatives among 18 to 29-year-olds was fairly even, 36% to…

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Image copyright Getty Images Energy giant British Gas will scrap its standard variable tariff (SVT) price category by April for new customers. It comes after draft legislation designed to lower the cost of energy bills was published by the government. The legislation would give energy regulator Ofgem the power to…

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Apple first unveiled its HomePod smart speaker in June Apple is delaying the release of its HomePod smart speaker until 2018. The electronics giant said the device, which was due to be released in December this year, still needed development work. It said the…

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Image copyright Children’s Hospital Oakland Image caption Brian Madeux and his fiancĂ© Marcie Humphrey Gene-editing has been attempted on cells inside a patient, in a world first by doctors in California. Brian Madeux, 44 from Arizona, was given the experimental treatment to try to correct a defect in his DNA…

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Image caption Comparison of black hole mergers seen by the laser interferometers. LVT151012 probably was a real event but it did not have the required confidence to be fully declared a formal detection Gravitational waves have been picked up from another black hole merger. It is the fifth time such…

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“It is not acceptable to us that so many fewer young Britons are able to own a home” Philip Hammond says next week’s Budget will set out how the government will build 300,000 new homes a year. But the chancellor said there…

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The chancellor admitted he had yet to experience a driverless car himself Driverless cars could be on UK roads within four years under government plans to invest in the sector. Chancellor Philip Hammond told the BBC the objective was to have “fully driverless cars”…

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