Archive for September 13th, 2017:

Offshore wind power cheaper than new nuclear

Image copyright Getty Images Energy from offshore wind in the UK will be cheaper than electricity from new nuclear power for the first time. The cost of subsidies for new offshore wind farms has halved since the last 2015 auction for clean energy projects Two firms said they were willing to build offshore wind farms

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Row over AI that ‘identifies gay faces’

Image copyright Stanford University Image caption The study created composite faces judged most and least likely to belong to homosexuals A facial recognition experiment that claims to be able to distinguish between gay and heterosexual people has sparked a row between its creators and two leading LGBT rights groups. The Stanford University study claims its

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Man-of-war spotted along coast in Cornwall and Wales

Image caption A Portuguese man-of-war, which was one of a group of six, washed up at Gwithian Large numbers of potentially fatal Portuguese man-of-war have washed up on a Cornish beach, prompting its closure. RNLI lifeguards erected do not swim red flags at Perranporth beach earlier because of the “unusually large number” of the creatures.

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