Frstly: the Chap Olympiad, a very daft but fun event recently held in London here's a link to an ITN report on it.
Secondly: big news in engineering and opto-electronics (if it gets off the ground) scientists have set up 'circuits' such that light can be used to open and close gates. This is important as it means that fully controlable gates can be made either way here is the report.
Sorry about the lazy reporting feeling tired and working on a programming project. Will probably update some information on it soon