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Austria challenges UK's nuclear ambitions
Hinkley Point nuclear power station in the UK. Photo: Richard Baker/Wikimedia

Austria challenges UK's nuclear ambitions

Austria will launch a legal challenge if the European Commission approves Britain's ambitious plan to build its first new nuclear plant in a generation, Vienna's environment minister said Wednesday. READ  

McLaren Spider supercar wrecked in Lower Austria
Firemen remove the wreckage. Photo: Einsatzdoku

McLaren Spider supercar wrecked in Lower Austria

A luxury racing car, a McLaren Spider 650, crashed on the S6 road to Semmering in Lower Austria over the weekend and will have to be scrapped. READ  

Free Wi-Fi for Vienna public transport
PHOTO: WIENER LINIEN

Free Wi-Fi for Vienna public transport

From 2015, all key junctions of Vienna's public transport system will offer free internet access. READ  

Tesla opens third Austrian Supercharger
PHOTO: TESLA

Tesla opens third Austrian Supercharger

Electric car company Tesla opened two new Supercharger stations on Wednesday, one in Austria and a second in Germany. READ  

Netflix launched in Austria
Photo: Bernd von Jutrczenka

Netflix launched in Austria

As of Wednesday, Austrians are able to access the US online video service, Netflix. READ  

NSA using Austrian networks
Photo: APA

NSA using Austrian networks

The U.S. intelligence gathering body the National Security Agency (NSA) may have used Austrian networks "to map the internet", including those of Telecom Austria (TA) and the University of Vienna. READ  

Austrian taxi drivers protest against Uber
Photo: APA (dpa)

Austrian taxi drivers protest against Uber

Vienna's taxi drivers held a protest on Tuesday in Mariahilferstrasse against the US online ride coordination service Uber, claiming it will damage their business. READ  

Linz's Ars Electronica: Window on the future?
Still from Everything We See Could Also Be Otherwise. Photo: AROTIN & SERGHEI

Linz's Ars Electronica: Window on the future?

The Ars Electronica electronic arts festival has started in Linz. Using the theme ‘C… what it takes to change’, the festival aims to explore the conditions necessary to enable social innovation and change - using art as the catalyst. READ  

'Right to be forgotten' censors Fritzl story
Josef Fritzl. File photo: APA

'Right to be forgotten' censors Fritzl story

Google's search results are being censored through the 'right to be forgotten' required by a recent European Court of Justice ruling. READ  

Emergency Numbers
1.7 million emergency calls in first half of 2014
File Photo: APA (Webpic)

1.7 million emergency calls in first half of 2014

According to a report in Computerwelt, the Austrian Mobile Communications Forum announced that between January and June of 2014, there was a total of 1,746,785 emergency calls made via the mobile cell network, meaning around 9,704 calls per day. READ  

Solar power plant in Vienna a nature habitat
The solar power plant in Vienna's 23rd district. Photo: Wien Energie/Thomas Preiss

Solar power plant in Vienna a nature habitat

A solar power plant in Vienna serves a double function - not only does it create renewable energy, but it also provides an optimal habitat for endangered insects and small mammals. READ  

Vienna heating costs jump by nine percent
Photo: Wien Energie/Hofer

Vienna heating costs jump by nine percent

The centralized heating system which heats a majority of Vienna's homes increased its prices from September 1st by nine percent, meaning a typical increase of €5 per month for the average home. READ  

The Austrian office you might want to live in
The heri&sally office building in Burgenland. Photo: Paul Ott

The Austrian office you might want to live in

Austrian architects heri&sally have designed a new office in Burgenland which focuses on quality of life for employees - including a climbing wall, swimming pool, kitchen, and garden. READ  

Austrians help unearth new Stonehenge finds
Photo: Paul Gillingwater

Austrians help unearth new Stonehenge finds

In a joint venture between Austria's Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology, and Britain's Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project, scientists have used new techniques to identify 15 previously unknown neolithic monuments which remain underground. READ  

Facebook lawsuit moving forward despite setback
Facebook - getting into everyone's business. Photo: APA (epa)

Facebook lawsuit moving forward despite setback

The first Austrian court to hear a lawsuit organized on behalf of 25,000 Facebook users regarding data privacy rejected the suit, but has referred it to another court this week. READ  

 
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