Fears of chaos for Boxing Day shoppers in London as tube strike action and engineering works hit 11 underground linesPlanned strikes by train drivers' union Aslef will cause 'significant disruption'Engineering works and seasonal closures are also expected to cause headaches for shoppers and commuters | UPDATED: 22:37 GMT, 24 December 2012 Planned tube strikes on Boxing Day are expected to cause chaos on the London Underground Planned tube strikes on Boxing Day are expected to cause chaos on the London Underground. The strike, and two further walkouts on the last two Fridays in January, is over a long-running row about bank holiday pay
Gadget lovers rejoice: Introducing the Node – an amazing device that can measure just about anything, all via your iPhone The unassuming three-inch tube has a range of sensors that measure moisture, temperature, light, and colourThe basic motion-sensing device is already on sale at just over 90, with the screw-on sensors ranging from 16 to 47 | UPDATED: 19:00 GMT, 14 December 2012 It can take your temperature from two feet away, scan your house for leaky insulation, and determine the dampness of your basement. George Yu, a 30-year-old engineer living in Houston, has invented a multifaceted gadget called the Node, which he describes as 'a little Swiss Army knife of sensors'
Inside the 'ghost' Underground station used as air raid shelter during the Blitz and in filming for Atonement Visitors have been able to take tours of closed Aldwych Tube Station – which includes a platform which stopped operating in 1914 and original 1907 lifts | UPDATED: 09:54 GMT, 3 December 2012 A secret disused underground station that was used by thousands of Londoners during the Blitz has been opened up for rare public viewing.