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British Scientists' Search For Alien Life Renewed With UK SETI Research Network

UK scientists are stepping up their efforts to search for alien life, forming the United Kingdom Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence (UK SETI) Research Network.  Academics from various British institutions have banded together to form a "small but active group of SETI researchers in the UK, who need a forum to discuss their work."

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#NRMPresents 'Pocket Spacecraft.' Send Your Own Spacecraft To The Moon

We've become closer to space than we could ever imagine recently.  Through the likes of SpaceX and Virgin Galactic, it's fair to say the idea of taking the kids on a holiday excursion to deep space is becoming less far-fetched as the years pass by.  However a recently launched Kickstarter, called Pocket Spacecraft, project doesn't hope to get you into "space tourism," rather give all backers their own "personalised spacecraft" to send into orbit.

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Seven Million People In UK 'Have Never Used The Internet'

Research by the Office for National Statistics shows more than seven million adults in the UK have never used the internet.

Currently 43.5 million adults are now online, which is one million more than this same time last year.  However, 7.1 million remain offline, with the elderly and disabled least likely to be connected.  

 

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UK To Invest £60m More In Space Program

 

Britain intends to spend an extra £60 million per year on space technology, by increasing it's investment into the European Space Agency (ESA).

The Chancellor George Osborne, in a speech to the Royal Society, announced that the UK is willing to commit an average of £240m a year, over the next five years to the ESA, increased from the usual investment of £170m.  This has been done in the hope of encouraging domestic job growth via attracting lucrative contracts.

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Apple Appeal Fails, Ordered To Run Samsung ‘Apology’ Ads

In the latest verdict in a long line of patent disputes between the two technology giants, a UK judge has sided in favour of Samsung in an ongoing case over design patents relating to the iPad. With it, Apple will be ordered to run advertisements in British newspapers and magazines, as well as its website, stating that Samsung did not infringe Apple’s design patents.

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