By a Newsnet reporter
 
Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon, has died at the age of 82.
 
Armstrong created history in 1969 when, stepping on to the lunar surface, he uttered the immortal phrase: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

By Bob Duncan
 
Apple has won its historic US court battle with South Korean smartphone manufacturer Samsung, and has been awarded more than $1 billion (£630 million) in damages, in a ruling which could change the smartphone and tablet industries for ever.
 
Apple and Samsung had accused each other of infringing on software patents, with Apple’s allegations also including a few design patents.

The world’s first community-owned tidal turbine will be made and deployed in Scotland, after a fabrication contract between Scottish firms Steel Engineering and Nova Innovation was announced today by First Minister Alex Salmond.

Newsnet Scotland would like to announce the arrival of our new online store.
 
Operating in partnership with Scottish based charity ‘Cornerstone’ our store will offer readers of Newsnet Scotland the opportunity to purchase a variety of items, each bearing the Newsnet Scotland brand logo.

Scottish students will benefit from the best funding package available in the UK with enhanced support and free tuition, Education Secretary Michael Russell has announced.

On top of current benefits such as free tuition, the new package, to be introduced in 2013 includes: