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2019-02-28 12:17:04

New Urbanist: The ghosts that keep your house safe

(Image:ballyscanlon/Getty)ByGeoffManaughVirtualresidents?LastmonthattheConsumerElectronicsShowinLasVegas

2019-02-28 12:11:09

Multibillion-dollar race to put internet into orbit

NASAByHalHodsonTHEraceisontobuildanewkindofinternet.Ahostofcompaniesandbillionsofdollarsareinplay

2019-02-28 12:06:05

Data archaeology helps builders avoid buried treasure

ByAvivaRutkin(Image:AllanTannenbaum/Polaris/eyevine)IN2010

2019-02-28 11:16:05

Peer-to-peer lending heralds mortgages without banks

ByChrisBaraniukNEEDamortgage?Inthenearfutureyoumayfindyourselfcanvassingstrangersonlineforaloaninsteadofyourbank.Theriseofanewkindofcrowdfundingwebsiteisopeningupthepotentialforeveryonetotakeparti

2019-02-28 11:11:10

Moon milestone prizes awarded to XPrize competitors

IT’Sprizemoneywithouttheprize.TheGoogleLunarXPrize

2019-02-28 11:08:04

Prince Philip: Great engineers can improve the world

(Image:Rex)IFYOUlookaroundyou

2019-02-28 10:13:10

Robot jazz band showcases its freestyling skills

ByAvivaRutkinVideo:RobotjazzbandfreestyleswithahumanWe’rediggingthoserobottunes.InanewmusicvideooutoftheGeorgiaInstituteofTechnologyinAtlanta

2019-02-28 10:04:06

Shocking state of world's riskiest nuclear waste site

ByFredPearce(Image:SellafieldLtd)URGENTclean-upoftwooftheworld’smostdangerousradioactivewastestoreswillbedelayedbyatleastfiveyears

2019-02-28 09:20:08

The computer that crunches cloud data to heat your home

ByHalHodson(Image:Scientifica/VisualsUnlimited

2019-02-28 09:01:12

One Per Cent

(Image:GeorgiaInstituteofTechnologyinAtlanta)Robo-jazzbandgetsfreestylingDigthoserobotgrooves.MasonBretanattheGeorgiaInstituteofTechnologyinAtlantahasreleasedavideoshowinghimplayingajazzsongwithfour

2019-02-28 08:12:11

Life-changing implants reveal intricacy on a chip

ByFloraGraham(Image:ImperialCollegeLondon)Thisinnerearimplantcouldonedayhelppeoplewithdizzinessandbalancedisorderstoregainstability.DevelopedbyTimothyConstandinoufromImperialCollegeLondonandcolleague

2019-02-28 07:20:03

Möbius strips of light made for the first time

ByKatherineKornei(Image:GreenshootsCommunications/Alamy)Twistatwo-dimensionalstripofpaperthentapeitsendstogetherandittransformsintoaone-sidedloop.It’snotmagic;it’saMöbiusstrip.Thesemathematicalstruct

2019-02-28 07:19:12

Twinkle telescope to check out exoplanet climate

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2019-02-28 07:15:11

Technology driving rise in abortions of girls in India

ByDeboraMacKenzieinNewDelhi(Image:PiyalAdhikary/EPA/Corbis)THERepublicDayparadeinNewDelhilastweekwasthefirsteverattendedbyaUSpresident.ThevisitwashailedasrecognitionofIndia’sgrowinggeopoliticalimpor

2019-02-28 06:18:02

Laser flight path caught on camera for the first time

ByJacobAronVideo:LaserflightpathcaughtoncameraforthefirsttimePewpew!Researchershavecreatedthefirstvideoofalaserbouncingoffamirror.Watchinglaserbeamsflythroughtheairmakesfordramaticbattlesinsci-fifilm

2019-02-28 06:04:08

Defending net neutrality is a fight for human rights

(Image:BillO’Leary/TheWashingtonPost/getty)FROMitsbasementbeginnings

2019-02-28 05:16:11

Uber's taxi data will help us understand our cities

ByHalHodson(Image:Huntstock

2019-02-28 04:17:03

Just four credit card clues can identify anyone

ByAvivaRutkinDROPthedisguise:yourmetadatastillgivesyouaway.Fourhintsisallittakestomatchalmostanyonetotheirsupposedlyanonymisedcreditcardrecords.Thefindingssuggestthattoughermeasuresmustbeputinplac

2019-02-28 03:18:12

Portable mind-reader gives voice to locked-in people

ByClareWilson(Image:PatrickMourral/Picturetank)YOUwakeupinhospitalunabletomove

2019-02-28 03:12:04

We're in for the long haul in UK's nuclear clean-up

THEREarefewengineeringchallengesmoredifficultthandecommissioningnuclearinfrastructure.AndtherearefewdecommissioningchallengesmoredifficultthanSellafield.CradleoftheUK’snuclearprogramme–andsiteofthe195

2019-02-28 03:08:02

Just four credit card clues can identify anyone

ByAvivaRutkin(Image:PhotoAlto/Alamy)Dropthedisguise:yourmetadatastillgivesyouaway.Fourpiecesofinformationisallthat’sneededtomatchindividualstotheiranonymisedcreditcardrecords.Thefindingssuggestth

2019-02-28 03:04:04

Let public have greater say over big health data

ByMartinRichards(Image:Imagesource/Getty)Digitaldataarebeingamassedatanastonishingrate.Thisvaststorepresentsgreatopportunitiesforscience.Healthdata–forexample

2019-02-28 02:14:11

Queen Elizabeth prizewinner: Put pharmacies on chips

ByChrisBaraniuk(Image:EvanMcGlinn/NYT/Redux/eyevine)ChemicalengineerRobertLangerhaswonthe£1million2015QueenElizabethPrizeforEngineering.Theprizecelebratestheengineersbehind“ground-breakinginnovation

2019-02-28 01:09:01

The bitcoin rush: Pioneers on the financial frontier

ByKadhimShubberMeetminers

2019-02-28 01:02:03

Blood bank data turns donations into a numbers game

ByAvivaRutkinCANtherightwordsconvincesomeonetodonatetheirblood?AninitiativeinNewYorkhasturnedtomachinelearningtofigureoutwhoismostlikelytogiveblood–andhowtoencouragethemtodosomorefrequently.Thepro

2019-02-27 12:19:08

Technology : Search and destroy to tackle arthritis

INaneatpieceoftechnologytransfer

2019-02-27 12:05:03

Technology : Oral vaccines boost first line of defence

ByAndyCoghlanSPRAYINGavaccineupyournoseoreveneatingitcouldeventuallydoawaywiththedreadedsyringe.Andunlikeinjectedvaccines

2019-02-27 11:20:05

Technology : Spring-loaded chips bounce back

ByMarkWardDROPacomputerfromaheightandthechancesareoneofitssiliconchipswillgohaywire.NowscientistsinCaliforniathinkthewaytomakeshockproofPCsandlaptopsistolaychipsonatinybedofsprings.Chipsareusuallyfixe

2019-02-27 11:20:03

Patents : Visiting rites

ByBarryFoxAFTERayearoflobbying

2019-02-27 11:14:07

Technology : Is it a boat? Is it a plane?

ByHelenGossMelbourneWHATskimsjustmetresabovethewater

2019-02-27 10:12:06

Technology : Chemical cocktail clogs illegal drug kitchens

ByBarryFoxTHEemergingproblemof“homebaking”illicitdrugscouldbenippedinthebudifatechniquefromBritishdrugscompanySmithKlineBeechamissuccessful.Thecompanyhasfiledworldwidepatentsonaformulationtofoilillici

2019-02-27 10:10:11

Technology : Pesticide molecule leaves a lasting impression

ByDavidBradleyDETECTINGtracesofpesticidesintheenvironmentcanbetime-consumingandexpensive.ButnowSwedishresearchershaveusedanideacalled“molecularimprinting”todevelopafastandcheapwayoffindingthem.Theirte

2019-02-27 10:04:07

Technology : Less is more in race to be strong

BRIDGESthatmendthemselvesaswellaslighteraircraftandfasterracingcarscouldallspringfromthebiggestdevelopmentsincecarbonfibreswereinvented30yearsago.Researchershavemadetheworld’sfirsthollowstrandsofcarbo

2019-02-27 10:02:11

Netropolitan

ENGAGINGin“indecent”speechontheNetwillbecomeacrimeintheUSunlessactivistsforfreedomofspeechsucceedinhavingtheCommunicationsDecencyActdeclaredunconstitutional.ThisweekinPhiladelphia

2019-02-27 06:06:12

Technology : All change at optical junctions

ByMarkWardSWITCHINGlightpulsesbetweendifferentlinesisaproblemthathasplaguedtelecommunicationscompaniessincetheybeganusingopticalfibres.Currently

2019-02-27 05:14:03

Technology : Killing flames softly with a fine mist

WHENwaterisusedtodousefiresitcanoftencauseasmuchdamageasthefireitself.AUScompanyisnowdevelopingamethodforproducinganelectrostaticallychargedmistofwaterthatisattractedtoflames

2019-02-27 05:02:02

Technology : Netropolitan

THEpastweekshavebeendominatedbynewsoftheBSEcrisis

2019-02-27 04:11:09

Netropolitan

FORaglanceatthecurrentsituationinBritain

2019-02-27 04:02:08

Technology : How to put aircraft ahead by a nozzle

ByKurtKleinerAJETenginethatletsanaircraftchangedirectionmoreefficientlywastestedforthefirsttimebyNASAlastweek.Thenewsystemtiltsthenozzlethatdirectstheplane’sthrust.Onanormalplane

2019-02-27 04:02:04

Technology : Bacteria dish up toxic meal for mosquito larvae

WATER-dwellingbacteriaspikedwithpoisonscouldspelldeathforthelarvaeofmosquitoesthatspreadmalariaandothertropicaldiseases.ResearchersinSingaporehavegeneticallyengineeredthebacteriasotheymaketoxinsthatwi

2019-02-27 03:11:11

Technology : I spy with my lobster eye

ByMarcusChownTHEEYEofthelobsteristheinspirationforaremarkableX-raytelescopebeingdevelopedbyastronomersfromBritain

2019-02-27 03:11:02

Technology : Running dust pollution to earth

ByHarveyBlackMadisonTHEYaffectyourbreathingandcreatedirtwherevertheysettle.Airborneparticlesareclearlybadnews.Butwhilethesourcesofmanyindustrialparticulatescanbeidentifiedbyavarietyoftechniques

2019-02-27 03:08:03

Technology : Cancer drug slows runaway cells

ByAndyCoghlanCANCERPATIENTSatahospitalinEdinburgharebeingtreatedwithadrugthatgumsupthemolecular“acceleratorpedals”onthesurfaceoftumourcells.Blockingthesesitescouldhaltthegrowthoftumourcells

2019-02-27 03:01:06

Patents : Laser vision

ByBarryFoxGERMANelectronicscompanySchneiderisdevelopingavideoprojectorthatuseslaserbeamstogenerateaTVimage.Thecompany’sworldwidepatentapplication(WO96/8116)explainshowthedevicecreatesthreebeamsofred

2019-02-27 02:13:11

Technology : There's a breathless hush on the telly tonight . . .

ByBarryFoxVIEWERSwhoinvestedintheearliestEuropeansatelliteTVreceiverscouldsoonfindtheirsetsfallingsilent.DigitalradioandmusicservicescurrentlybeinglaunchedonLuxembourg’sAstrasatellitescanonlyexpandtot

2019-02-27 02:10:11

Patents : Sticky batteries

ByBarryFoxTWOoftheworld’slargestbatterymanufacturers

2019-02-27 01:18:04

Technology : Tiny factory cleans up dirty water

ByMarkWardAFACTORYonasiliconchip

2019-02-27 01:10:05

Technology : Bidding opens for first high-definition TV broadcasts

ByJeffHechtBostonPEOPLEinWashingtonDCwillsoonbeabletowatchtheworld’sfirstdigitalhigh-definitionTVbroadcasts.DomesticHDTVsetswillnotgoonsaleuntillate1998

2019-02-27 01:10:04

Technology : Model alternative to animal testing

ByAndyCoghlanMANYprospectivedrugsthatcouldharmpatientscannowbeidentifiedanddiscardedwithoutwastingweeksonanimalorcell-culturetests.Bytinkeringwithimagesofmoleculesontheircomputerscreens

2019-02-27 01:06:06

Netropolitan :

IFyouthoughtthatthemediacoverageoftheNetwashypedandhysterical

2019-02-26 12:18:09

Orbital Sciences to develop space station cargo ship

ByDavidShigaNASAwillpaytheaerospacefirmOrbitalSciencesupto$170milliontohelpthecompanydeveloparocketandspacecraftthatcouldcarrycargototheInternationalSpaceStation(ISS).FundswerefreedforthedealafterNASA