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CES 2019: LG's roll-up TV to be released to public

Technology
LG has revealed a consumer version of its roll-up TV set at the CES trade show in Las Vegas.The Signature OLED TV R is built on a concept unveiled last year, in which the screen retracts into a base when not in use so it is less obtrusive.LG plans to sell the device in the US before the end of 2019, but has yet to reveal the month or price.Experts say the technology is unlikely to become a mass-market proposition for many years to come."It's a 4K set rather than 8K, so you could argue there's a compromise there - but otherwise this is a very high-end design that is going to be very costly," commented Jack Wetherill from the consultancy Futuresource. The South Korean firm...
Ministers to discuss Gatwick drone drama as suspects released

Ministers to discuss Gatwick drone drama as suspects released

Technology
The Gatwick Airport drone drama which grounded hundreds of flights will be discussed by ministers in a Christmas Eve conference call.Sussex Police insisted it was not "back to square one" after releasing an arrested man and woman without charge.It said it was investigating 67 drone sightings but had earlier raised the possibility there may have been no drone at all. Gatwick said there had been "multiple sightings" of the equipment.Around 1,000 flights were cancelled or diverted across three days last week after drones were reportedly spotted inside the perimeter of the UK's second biggest airport. Labour calls for inquiry into Gatwick drones How can a drone cause so much chaos? A 47-year-old man and a 54-year-old woman were relea...
Hawking's final science study released

Hawking's final science study released

Science
Stephen Hawking's final scientific paper has been released, and it deals with one of the central topics in the physicist's 56-year-long career.The work was completed in the days before Hawking's death in March.It tackles the question of whether black holes preserve information on the stuff that falls into them.Some researchers had believed this information was destroyed, but others said that this violated the laws of quantum mechanics.These laws propose that everything in our world can be broken down into information, for example, a string of 1s and 0s. In addition, this information should never disappear, not even if it gets sucked into a black hole.But Hawking, building on the work of Albert Einstein, showed that black holes ha...
Galileo: Brexit funds released for sat-nav study

Galileo: Brexit funds released for sat-nav study

Science
UK ministers are setting aside £92m to study the feasibility of building a sovereign satellite-navigation system. The new network would be an alternative to the Europe Union's Galileo project, in which Britain looks set to lose key roles as a result of Brexit. The UK Space Agency will lead the technical assessment. Officials will engage British industry to spec a potential design, its engineering requirements, schedule and likely cost. The first contracts for this study work could be issued as early as October. The UKSA expects the assessment to take about a year and a half. Ministers could then decide if they really want to proceed with a venture that will have a price tag in the billions. Seeking a dealLondon and Brussel...