You can now book incredibly cheap flights with a new app that lets you bid on unsold airline seats

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Air Ticket Arena is a UK-based start-up that launched in February.

It lets you bid on unsold airplane tickets up to two weeks before the departure date.

It’s only available on Android, but will be available on iOs next month.

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UK gets more electricity from offshore wind farms than all other countries combined

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The UK is currently far ahead of countries like the US and China.

The UK doesn’t get enough credit for its pioneering work in offshore wind power. They have helped push forward the industry and everybody else will benefit from these advances, in the same way that Germany helped turbocharge the solar industry over the past decade and now everybody benefits from cheaper solar power.

 

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Altering DNA to produce a genetically-modified human could begin in 2014

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In vitro fertilization (IVF)—involving DNA from three parents—could become legal in the UK by July.

The prospect of altering DNA to produce a genetically-modified human could move from science fiction to science reality by the middle of 2014.  The UK parliament is likely to vote on whether a new form of in vitro fertilization (IVF)—involving DNA from three parents—becomes legally available to couples by July. If it passes, the law would be the first to allow pre-birth human-DNA modification, and another door to the future will open.

 

 

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Driverless cars to be launched on UK streets by 2015

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Chances are if you have been to London’s Heathrow Airport you have probably caught a glimpse of something called an ULTra PRT transport pod. These driverless pods have been shuttling travelers from terminal to terminal at the massive airport sonce 2011. That’s all well and good, but now these driverless robo-cars are breaking free of their confines and heading out into the city streets. (Video)

 

 

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UK’s Angel CoFund can super-charge angel syndicates with extra cash

The Angel CoFund is a government-backed fund in the UK.

Startups in the UK that are raising financing have a new route to funds in the shape of a government-backed fund which can super-charge an Angel round with extra cash. The UK government-backed fund, Angel CoFund ,is able to make initial investments of between £100,000 to £1 million into businesses, alongside syndicates of business angels. Angel CoFund launched in November 2011, and it was an early backer of Yplan, the events app which this year raised $12 million and PlayJam (a games maker for smart TVs). The fund started out investing in just some parts of the UK, but now it works nationwide. And it’s now had its first exit in its short, two year history.

 

 

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Cocaine on 9 in 10 baby changing stations in the UK

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Changing tables are convenient for changing a baby or, apparently, snorting a line.

Those baby changing stations found in public bathrooms often look a little suspect when it comes to cleanliness. But of all the things you might imagine would be mucking up the surface, probably cocaine didn’t cross your mind.

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British rethinking their huge investment in climate change

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Greenpeace activists shout slogans during a protest.

The UK has spent more than $938.7 million on securing an international agreement on climate change and promoting green technologies in developing countries since April 2006, according to Government spending reports.

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