Archive for September 2nd, 2017:

Sales of inefficient vacuum cleaners banned

Image copyright Getty Images Sales of vacuum cleaners producing more noise and heat than suction are restricted under EU rules from today. Vacuum cleaners using more than 900 watts and emitting more than 80 decibels will be banned when stocks run out. Some anti-EU campaigners say homes won’t be properly cleaned if people have to

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Young tagged hen harrier goes missing in ‘suspicious’ circumstances

Image copyright RSPB Scotland Image caption Calluna was tagged earlier this year A young tagged hen harrier has disappeared in Aberdeenshire in what RSPB Scotland described as “highly suspicious” circumstances. Calluna, a female harrier, was fitted with a satellite tag earlier this year at a nest on the National Trust for Scotland’s Mar Lodge Estate

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XFEL: Brilliant X-ray laser comes online

Image copyright XFEL Image caption The XFEL was considered a must-have machine for European science One of the most powerful X-ray machines ever built has officially opened in the German city of Hamburg. The facility, which has cost more than a billion euros to build, will be used to study the detailed structure of matter,

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