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Meet the Machine That's Going to Tunnel Under London

By Sam Gibbs on at

The £14.8bn Crossrail project is set to commence tunnelling in March next year in Royal Oak near Paddington, London. The plan is to bore a 13 mile underground tunnel connecting with overland sections to cover the 73 miles from Shenfield and Abby Wood to Heathrow and Maidenhead -- East to West London. To do that, TfL's got itself eight enormous tunnel boring machines that look like immense jet turbines.

Facebook Shows Boozy Britain's a Nation of Drunkards

By Sam Gibbs on at

Us Brits, we love our booze. From real ales, larger and tart fuel, to fine wines, Lambrini and the odd G&T -- it's all good. One of the consequences of our penchant for tipple is that we're always being photographed when trollied. So, unsurprisingly around 75 per cent of our Facebook photos capture us sozzled, according to a recent survey.

LED Bulb Trial Made People Feel Safer

By Gary Cutlack on at

A trial which saw 35 social houses fitted entirely with LED lightbulbs had some interesting results, with the softer, more natural light giving communal areas a more welcoming feel. And everyone saved a few quid, too.

Grand Theft Auto III: 10 Year Anniversary Edition on iOS and Android – Classic Crimewave Goes Portable

By Bulent Yusuf on at

It wasn't so long ago that GTA III was the bête noire of the games industry. Hysterical tabloid headlines accused it of encouraging everything from gang violence to sexual promiscuity. To see it available in the squeaky-clean environs of the App Store is something of a surprise (but not so much with Android Market). We're reminded of that old saying; "Money Talks, Bullshit Walks".