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Award for wartime flight trainer returned to service

Image copyright Techworks Image caption The GAT-1 gave trainee pilots a sense of how to control and fly a plane A project to restore early flight simulators has won an award for the best computer conservation project. Engineers from the TechWorks museum in the US won the Tony Sale award ...

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EE and Virgin Media fined £13.3m for overcharging customers

Image copyright Getty Images EE and Virgin Media have been fined £13.3m by the telecoms regulator for overcharging customers wanting to leave broadband and phone contracts early. Ofcom said customers were left “out of pocket”. The regulator said around 400,000 EE customers who ended their contracts early were over-billed and ...

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Sheryl Sandberg claims she didn’t know Facebook hired agency behind ‘abhorrent’ anti-Soros campaign – TechCrunch

Sheryl Sandberg has denied that she obstructed early investigations into election meddling and claimed that she was unaware Facebook was involved with an agency that ran “abhorrent” anti-Semitic campaigns that targeted George Soros, among others. Facebook, the world’s largest social network, with more than 2.2 billion users, spent Thursday doing its best to ...

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How ‘miniature suns’ could provide cheap, clean energy

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Our sun is a huge nuclear fusion reactor. Can we mimic its energy-making process on earth? We’re just five years away from harnessing almost unlimited power from “miniature suns”, some start-ups say: nuclear fusion reactors that could provide abundant, cheap and clean energy. In ...

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‘How Amazon helped me transition to a woman’

Image copyright Sophie Roberts “I knew from a young age that I wasn’t the same as the other children,” says Sophie Roberts, a 34-year-old Amazon software manager based in Edinburgh. “I realised at around 14 or 15 that I was transgender but I wasn’t comfortable at that point in my ...

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