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2019-03-02 12:07:09

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Avirusisthelastthingyouwantonyourcomputer–unlessyouareacomputationalbiologist.ResearchersfromtheUniversityofCaliforniaatIrvineandtheUniversityofIllinoisatUrbana-Champaignhavebuiltamodelofthetobaccomos

2019-03-02 12:02:08

There's no such thing as 'clean coal' – it’s dirty and expensive

MICKTSIKASAAP/PAImagesEarlierthismonth

2019-03-02 11:02:10

Strange futures, with air islands and dung radios

SibilaSavageByJonathonKeatsHippieModernism:TheStruggleforUtopiaisonshowatBerkeleyArtMuseumandPacificFilmArchive

2019-03-02 09:02:03

Quantum computers: March of the qubits

ByDanChoTHEYsaiditcouldn’tbedone.Theysaiditwouldneverbepractical.Theywerewrong

2019-03-02 09:01:01

First molecular-machine combination revealed

ByStuHutson(Image:KazushiKinbara)Ittwistsandswims–andlittleelse–butthefirstcombinationoftwomolecularmachinesisanimportantsteponthelongpathtonanodevicessophisticatedenoughto

2019-03-02 08:13:04

Dozy drivers pose big dilemma for next step in autonomous cars

RinspeedAsanycommutercantellyou

2019-03-02 07:11:12

Augmented reality lets cars communicate to reduce road rage

GettyByTimothyRevellYou’redrivingalongandsomeonecutsyouup.Yougotohonkyourhornormakeanaggressivehandgesture

2019-03-02 07:08:04

How to tell a fender bender from a pile-up

ByPaulMarksSYSTEMSthatbroadcastanalertwhenacarhascrashedriskswampingemergencyserviceswithtrivialcallsaboutscrapedfenders.Suchsystemsneedtogetmuchsmarter

2019-03-02 06:13:12

Bill Gates' robot tax alone won't save jobs: here's what will

IsseiKato/ReutersIsittimewestartedtaxingrobots?Nottherobotsthemselves

2019-03-02 06:13:11

Nanotube circuit could boost chip speeds

ByStuHutsonAsingle-moleculelogiccircuithasshownthatusingcarbonnanotubesinsteadofsiliconpathwayscouldsomedaysoupupintegratedcircuitstonear-terahertzprocessing

2019-03-02 06:06:12

AI beats professional players at Super Smash Bros. video game

REUTERS/AlamyStockPhotoByTimothyRevellAIhasearnedanothervictoryagainsthumans

2019-03-02 05:16:11

9 quotes that tell the dramatic story of supersonic flight

DavidZimmerman/GettyByJoshuaHowgegoNewScientisthasbeeninprintsince1956

2019-03-02 05:12:08

Robo-muscles deliver power from within

ByZeeyaMerali“ONEdayyoucouldfindyourselfsittinginabarnexttoahumanoidrobot

2019-03-02 05:05:01

Small bang theory: Supersonic flight without the din

MattCardy/AlamyStockPhotoByDevinPowellWELCOMEtothemostunpleasantroomatNASA.ThesonicboomsimulatoratLangleyResearchCenterinVirginiamayhaveacomfortablesofaandasoftrug

2019-03-02 04:18:07

Vertical lessons keep kids healthy

HOWdoyougetschoolchildrentotakemoreexercise?Why

2019-03-02 04:16:12

Hiring tool uses behavioural science to stop recruitment bias

PeopleImages/GettyByMattReynoldsLookingforwork?ItmightbetimetoripupyourCV.Aplatformbasedonbehaviouralscienceattemptstostripbiasoutofhiringsocandidatesarejudgedonlyontheirabilities

2019-03-02 04:16:12

Rules for the modern robot

Isthereawaytoensureroboticfighterplanesdonotmistakeciviliansforenemysoldiersandkillinnocentpeople?Is“systemmalfunction”ajustifiabledefenceforcontraveningtheGenevaConvention?Shouldroboticsexdollsrese

2019-03-02 04:15:10

Mind-reading typing tool for paralysed people is fastest yet

StanfordUniversitySchoolofMedicineByJessicaHamzelouThreepeoplewithparalysishavelearnedtotypebythoughtaloneusingabrainimplant –atthefastestspeedsrecordedusingsuchasystem.Twohavemotorneuronedisease

2019-03-02 04:12:12

Ozone spikes hit men where it hurts

SMOGisnotonlybadforthelungs

2019-03-02 04:12:11

Everlasting power in the offing

ByCarolineWilliams“ITLOOKEDlikeaslugmovingalongthelabbench

2019-03-02 03:17:07

Photon detector is precursor to broadband in space

ByKimmGroshongUSresearchershavenearlytrebledtheefficiencyofaminisculedetectorcapableofcapturingsinglephotonsoflight–thetechnologycouldonedaybeusedtoreceiveinformationthroughalaserstreamofdatasentfromM

2019-03-02 03:16:02

Cities race to reap the rewards of wireless net for all

ByPaulMarksEVENifyoutrustyourcitytocollectthegarbage

2019-03-02 03:11:02

AI learns to write its own code by stealing from other programs

iunewind/AlamyStockPhotoByMattReynoldsOUToftheway

2019-03-02 02:17:11

Greener houses brick by brick

BYCHOOSINGtheirmaterialscarefullyarchitectscouldreducethegreenhousegascontributionofbuildinghomesbyasmuchasathird.Almostallresearchonthecarbondioxideemissionsofhouseshassofarconcentratedonheatingandli

2019-03-02 02:16:07

Game theory says publicly shaming cyberattackers could backfire

JUNGYEON-JE/AFP/GettyImagesByChelseaWhyteKnowyourenemy

2019-03-01 12:13:04

Final demands: We explore sci-fi's unworldly money troubles

JonShireman/GettyByAbigailNussbaumInhislongandvariedcareer

2019-03-01 12:09:03

Lengthy nanotube crop may mean super-strong fibres

ByTomSimonite(Image:VesselinShanov/UC)Achemicalcatalystthatgrowscarbonnanotubestounprecedentedlengthscouldaideffortstomakesuper-strongcablesfromthemolecules.Carbonnanotubesareincrediblystrongfortheir

2019-03-01 12:08:02

Brain stent to let five paralysed people control exoskeleton

UniversityofMelbourneByAliceKleinMINDCONTROLwithoutthesideeffects.That’stheaimofadevicethatcouldhelppeoplecontrolroboticlimbsusingthoughtalone–withouttheneedforbrainsurgery.Thedevicewillbetrialledinpe

2019-03-01 12:07:11

Histories: Banking on genius

ByStephaniePainEachmorningbeforeschoolAlfredSmeefedhispigeons

2019-03-01 12:05:04

Virtual Earths let researchers "mash up" data

ByTomSimonite(Image:JohnBailey/GoogleEarth)Freelyavailableglobalmappingsoftwareisrapidlybeingadoptedbyenvironmentalscientistsasacheapandeffectivewaytodisplayandcomparedata.ThemostcommonlyusedEarthmap

2019-03-01 10:18:12

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Massagedevicesbuiltintocarseatscanhelpdriversavoidthenumbnessthatleadstofatigueonlongtrips

2019-03-01 10:15:04

Mini DNA replicator could benefit world's poor

Apocket-sized$10devicethatcan“amplify”DNAispromisingacheap

2019-03-01 10:12:08

Self-powered displays keep gadgets alive

ByPaulMarksScreensthatnotonlydisplayimagesbutalsogeneratetheirownpowerareonthehorizon.Oneofthenewdisplaytechnologieswillbesuitableforcellphones

2019-03-01 10:12:08

Fiery crash melts vital San Francisco highway

ByNewScientistTechandReutersAvitalstretchofhighwayforSanFranciscocommuterscollapsedonSundayafteragastankertruckcrashedandignitedflamesthatshotmorethan60metres(200feet)intotheair.SanFranciscoMayorGavin

2019-03-01 10:11:02

Will technology help or hinder access to famous art?

LonelyPlanet/GettyBySimonIngsPrintsinParis1900:Fromelitetothestreet

2019-03-01 08:16:01

Automation will have a bigger impact on jobs in smaller cities

SM/AIUEO/GettyByTimothyRevellThe robottakeover willstartinthesmallercities.Townsandsmallcitieshaveasmallerproportionofjobsthatwillberesilienttoautomationthanlargerurbancentres

2019-03-01 07:14:10

Odds on: 10 science breakthroughs you can bet on

AlamyByMichaelBrooksIt’sallgo.StephenHawkinghasdeclaredthatweshouldstartcolonisingotherplanetsassoonaspossible

2019-03-01 07:09:05

UK government watchdog examining political use of data analytics

GettyImagesByTimothyRevellTheuseofdataanalyticsbypoliticalpartieshaspiquedtheinterestoftheInformationCommissioner’sOffice

2019-03-01 07:03:02

AI detective analyses police data to learn how to crack cases

AshleyCooper/GettyByTimothyRevellMOVEover

2019-03-01 06:19:02

Web browsers are new frontline in internet war

ByJeffHechtYOUaresurfingthenet

2019-03-01 06:09:11

Mini DNA replicator could benefit world's poor

ByMasonInman(Image:VictorUgaz/AngewandteChemie)Apocket-sizeddevicethatrunsontwoAAbatteriesandcopiesDNAasaccuratelyasexpensivelabequipmenthasbeendevelopedbyresearchersintheUS.Thedevicehasnomovingpart

2019-03-01 06:08:07

Google DeepMind NHS data deal was ‘legally inappropriate’

DeepMindByTimothyRevellGoogleDeepMindreceived1.6millionidentifiablepersonalmedicalrecordsonan“inappropriatelegalbasis”

2019-03-01 05:06:02

Cold fusion – hot news again?

ByBennettDavissFROMadistance

2019-03-01 03:03:01

Nanoparticles 'safe for soil bugs'

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2019-03-01 02:02:11

Stephen Hawking publicises space travel with zero-g flight

Havingspenthislifestudyingthebone-crushinggravityofblackholes

2019-03-01 02:01:12

Interview: The human crash test dummy

ByJustinMullinsWhenitcomestomeasuringtheeffectsofacarcrashonpassengers

2019-03-01 01:15:06

Airborne observatory completes first test flight

ByDavidShiga(Image:CarlaThomas/NASA)TheSOFIAflyinginfraredobservatorysuccessfullycompleteditsfirsttestflightonThursday.Theflightwasthefirstinaseriesleadinguptoastronomicalobservationsthatcouldbegin

2019-03-01 01:14:04

High cost of capturing solar energy is diminishing

ByJimGilesITGETShotinEldoradoValley

2019-03-01 01:11:07

Invention: Flying weather forecasters

ByJustinMullinsTheaccuracyofweatherforecastsisgenerallylimitedbyalackofgoodqualityweatherdata

2019-03-01 01:07:09

'Flying weather stations' could improve forecasts

THEaccuracyofweatherforecastsisseverelylimitedbyalackofinformationontheweatherinmoreremoteareassuchasthedeserts