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African free education project uses Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi is being used as a low cost web-server platform for an ambitious project to provide schools and colleges in Africa access to online libraries of articles, books and videos for education. As part of the Kwiizi project a digital library of thousands of books has been created…

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Cambridge runs coding summer school for girls

Girls aged 16 to 19 years will have the opportunity to attend a summer school for computing coding in Cambridge. Cambridge University Computer Laboratory and Cambridge Coding Academy are running their first coding summer school specifically for girls, which will run from the 10-14 August. The aim will be…

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UK firm works with Nokia and Oxford on secure data transactions

Devon-based Alpha Contract Engineering is partnering Nokia Technologies and Oxford University in a research programme to make sensitive data communications, such as cash transactions, more secure. The 12 month project will investigate the feasibility of quantum key distribution (QKD) from handheld devices to make the use of cash machines…

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Put clean-tech in the election debate, says Iceotope founder

The need to make London’s server farms more environmentally-friendly should be on the political agenda at next month’s General Election, says the founder of a clean tech company. Peter Hopton, founder of Sheffield-based server cooling technology firm, Iceotope, believes that despite the political parties agreeing that…

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University wants app for safe drone flying

Drone enthusiasts are being urged to help design an app for drone flyers which helps to keep them informed of locations where it is legal and safe-to-fly drones. The idea is being hosted on AppMovement.com, a website created by Newcastle University where designers can propose and develop…

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BBC teams with ARM to give schools free computers

The latest UK electronics design skills initiative involves the BBC and more than 25 organisations and aims to give a tiny computing device for coding free to every child in year 7. This is a million devices, says the BBC. If this target is met the device could match the…

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T-Mobile Poland monitors heterogeneous network

T-Mobile Poland (T-Mobile Polska) has deployed a network monitoring and analysis platform from Accedian Networks, writes Richard Wilson. Mobile operators require network core-to-edge and multi-domain traffic monitoring coverage. Mobile World Congress: Your Electronics Weekly guide » While expanding its footprint in Eastern Europe, T-Mobile Poland…

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Start-up develops vitamin measurement pen

A start-up has developed a non-invasive device which allows users to check 30 most important vitamins and minerals and has secured substantial financial backing on the Indiegogo crowd-funding website. The pen-like device is called Vitastiq and uses a smartphone as an interface. The device uses a…

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