A life-size ballerina with one leg elegantly raised has formed the centrepiece of a major cake exhibition. The model of Swan Lake's Odette is one of hundreds of creations at this year's Cake International display in Birmingham. The scene was created over four days by Emma Morris, who runs a cake business in Aberdare near Cardiff. The show is billed by organisers as the UK's biggest, with up to 30,000 visitors expected. It is the third time Ms Morris has exhibited at the event and said transporting the 5ft 4ins ballerina proved the biggest challenge.
Newly discovered photographs charting the 120-year history of a disability charity's work are to go on show in a permanent exhibition. Disabled Living was established in Manchester in 1897 as the Band of Kindness and Children's Help Society. It organised an annual donkey parade and distributed Christmas hampers to disabled children. The charity later widened its focus to include caring for adults, and expanded to become a national organisation. In its early days, it managed a dedicated hospital in Marple, Stockport, organised day trips and ran workshops and training programmes.
One small mistake might have allowed the hack that brought chaos to the NHS. Health trusts across England were sent details of a patch that would have kept them safe from the ransomware used in the huge cyber attack, according to NHS Digital. The attack brought problems for huge swathes of the NHS, leaving almost 50 trusts without proper access to their computers. The problems led to appointments being cancelled, doctors unable to work and may even have caused deaths within affected hospitals. The I.F.O. is fuelled by eight electric engines, which is able to push the flying object to an estimated top speed of about 120mph.
The theme for this year's International Robot Exhibition (IREX) in Tokyo was "Making a Future with Robot." We're not exactly sure what that means, but we're definitely in favor of it, and here are some of the coolest things that we saw. There's one caveat with our IREX coverage, and that's the fact that there was a bit of a language barrier going on most of the time. With the exception of some big international robotics companies, there simply wasn't a lot of information available on many of the robots that we saw. We're following up as best we can, but in the meantime, enjoy this highlight video and gallery that we've put together for you.