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Tech from the Rosetta Comet Mission Repurposed to Sniff Out Bed Bugs

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A British scientist who helped develop the Ptolemy instrument for the Rosetta mission to land on a comet has set up a company to use the same concept to look for bed bugs.

The insects emit pheromone chemicals, which the sensitive mass spectrometry technology can detect in the same way as it deciphered …

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Turner’s Paintings Return to Tate

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Having completed a tour of North America, the Late Turner: Painting Set Free exhibition has returned to its home at Tate Britain. The collection has toured over 12,000 miles on its international trip, stopping at galleries across America and Canada.

The exhibition features over 100 works by the painter including his …

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Around the World in a Solar Plane: 42,000km Without a Drop of Fuel

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The Solar Impulse, a record-breaking solar powered plane, has completed its historic journey of 42,000km (26,100 miles) around the world by landing safely at it’s final destination of Abu Dhabi this week.

The plane finished the journey without using a single drop of conventional fuels, relying instead on the huge wingspan lined with …

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Underwater Floating Tunnels: a New Way to Explore Norway?

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A revolutionary new way of crossing water has been proposed in Norway, intended to cut the 21-hour-long journey along the E39 from Kristiansand to Trondheim in half. Currently, the breathtaking route along the western coast of the country, taking in some of the famous fjords, require no less than seven different ferry crossings.

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British Hospitality Association (BHA) Calls for Seaside Tsar to Boost Seaside Tourism

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A regional tsar responsible for driving tourism in the UK’s coastal and seaside towns would be a positive step for the domestic tourism industry, according to the British Hospitality Association (BHA).

A new report commissioned by the association, Creating Coastal Powerhouses, suggests that people living in seaside towns face serious …

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Cruise Liner, MS Amadea Docks in Swansea

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Wales’ waterfront city, Swansea, is set for a boost to its tourism industry with the expected arrival of a brand-new cruise liner within the next few of weeks. So-called MS Amadea is due to dock at the Port of Swansea on July 21st, carrying some 600 passengers from Germany – all of whom will get …

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