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South African Otto Thaning becomes oldest channel swimmer

South African Otto Thaning becomes oldest channel swimmer

A 73-year-old South African heart surgeon has become the oldest person to swim the English Channel. Otto Thaning said he had wanted to show what older people are capable of if they look after themselves. He took the title from Australian Cyril Baldock, who only last month swam the channel three months shy of his...

Robot ships designed by Rolls-Royce

Robot ships designed by Rolls-Royce

Unmanned cargo ships could become a reality on our oceans within the decade, according to manufacturer Rolls-Royce. The firm has been showing off the designs for its concept crewless ships. The EU is funding a 3.5m euro (£2.8m) project dubbed Maritime Unmanned Navigation through Intelligence (Munin) which aims to develop its own autonomous ship. Experts remain...

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