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2019-03-03 10:14:02

Pirates foiled by GPS

ByBarryFoxHollywoodlovestheideaofdigitalcinemabecauseitdramaticallyreducesthecostofdistributingmovies.Insteadoftransporting35mmfilmincans

2019-03-03 09:12:01

Booby-trap patent thwarts spammers

ByBarryFoxINTELLECTUALisnotawordyou’dnormallyassociatewiththepurveyorsofgenitalenlargementequipmentanderectiledysfunctiontherapies

2019-03-03 09:07:01

Cluster crunchers take the biscuit

ByWillKnightWHENcomputerscientistsatVirginiaTech’sTerascaleComputingFacilityneededanewsupercomputerthisyear

2019-03-03 08:18:02

Orgasmatron inventor seeks female volunteers

ByDavidCohenWomenwhocannothaveorgasmscannowhaveadeviceimplantedintheirspinesthatwilltriggerthesensationforthem.Clinicaltrialsofthe“orgasmatron”havebegunintheUS

2019-03-03 07:18:01

Blowin' in the wind

ByBarryFoxDeliveringbioweaponssuchasanthraxandsmallpoxishorriblyeasy

2019-03-03 07:09:01

Smart drug packaging

ByBarryFoxDrugsdegradefasterathighertemperatures

2019-03-03 07:04:02

Crunch time looms for offshore wind power

ByNicFlemingPERCHEDonthedeckofalittlefishingtrawler8kilometresoffthenorthWalescoast

2019-03-03 06:14:02

Smart assistant will cut driver distraction

ByDuncanGraham-RoweAsmartassistantisbeingdevelopedtohelpdriverscopewiththeincreasingnumberofelectronicdevicesincars.Whencomplete

2019-03-03 06:11:02

Miniature spy helicopter aims to hover unheard

ByPaulMarksWHATisclaimedtobetheworld’ssmallestandquietestspyhelicopterperformeditsfirstreconnaissancemissionlastmonth–onacrowdofjournalistsinaParishotel.Theprototypewhirredintolifeafterbeingassembled–

2019-03-03 06:06:01

The secret is out

ByMarkKendallAndersonI’MSTANDINGinthelabwhere

2019-03-03 05:19:01

Cutting edge

ENDOFTHESQUEEZETESTAlabelthatchangescolourasfruitripensisallowingshopperstoseewhetherpearsarereadytoeat–withouthavetosqueezethem.DevelopedattheHorticultureandFoodResearchInstituteofNewZealand

2019-03-03 05:01:02

Deodorant photocopies

ByBarryFoxCanaphotocopyingsystemproduceclothesthatbanishbodyodour?TraptekofLongmont

2019-03-03 04:20:02

Cool crystals may stop your batteries leaking

ByWillKnightEXOTIC

2019-03-03 04:19:02

Crash barrier will end PC misery

ByWillKnightSOFTWAREthattestscriticalcodebeforeallowingittoruncouldmakepersonalcomputersalmostentirelycrash-proof.KnownasNooks

2019-03-03 04:18:01

Tough molecule gives organic chips a chance

ByJennyHoganARUGGEDorganicmoleculelookssettobecomethefoundationstoneforanewgenerationoforganicelectronicdeviceslatenextyear.Inorganicchips

2019-03-03 04:15:01

Off the streets and onto the web

ByWillKnightWHEN200peoplegatheredbrieflylastJunetoseeanondescriptruginMacy’sNewYorkCitydepartmentstore

2019-03-03 03:16:01

Driven to distraction?

ByDuncanGraham-RoweASMARTassistantisbeingdevelopedtohelpdriverscopewiththeincreasingnumberofelectronicdevicesincars.Whencomplete

2019-03-03 03:15:02

Power-line internet hits world radio

ByBarryFoxHOUSEHOLDSthatchoosetousebroadbandinternetdeliveredbynewsystemsthatroutedatadownthemainspowercablesmaybedeniedaccesstoshort-waveradiobroadcasts.Thatisthewarningfrombroadcastingengineersinthe

2019-03-03 03:08:02

New angle on guessing game

ByBarryFoxNewspaper“spottheball”competitionsarealwayspopular.Theballisairbrushedoutofasportspictureandaprizeisofferedforthebestguessonwhereitshouldbe.BritishinventorsWilliamConstantineandSteenCartwrig

2019-03-03 03:07:02

Cutting edge

TAMINGEXPLOSIVECHIPSExplodingsiliconchipswillsoonfindtheirwayintocarairbags

2019-03-03 02:16:01

SUVs double pedestrians' risk of death

ByPaulMarksSomeonestruckbyalargesportsutilityvehicleismorethantwiceaslikelytodieassomeonehitbyasalooncartravellingatthesamespeed.ThefindingbyAmericanresearcherswilladdfurtherweighttocallsforSUVs­sport

2019-03-03 02:15:01

Seatback computing arrives

ByBarryFoxEverstruggledtousealaptoponaplane?RobertStahlandDanielPobleteofCalifornia(US2003/184957)have.Today’straytablesareseldombigenough:youcan’tsetthelaptopscreenataconvenientangle

2019-03-03 02:08:01

Beetle's jet may inspire new engines

ByWillKnightAbeetlethatsquirtsitsenemieswithboilingliquidcouldprovidetheinspirationforbetteraircraftengines.AndyMcIntosh

2019-03-03 01:17:02

Discs that stay dead

ByBarryFoxTheentertainmentindustryisexperimentingwith“self-destruct”rentalDVDsyouwon’thavetoreturntotheshop,

2019-03-03 01:01:02

Easy-to-make plastics break the mould

ByWillKnightANOVELkindofplasticmadebycompressingapowderedmixtureoftwopolymershasbeenproducedatroomtemperatureforthefirsttime.Plasticitemssuchascellphonecasingsarenormallymadebyheatingthematerialto200°

2019-03-02 10:12:02

Holographic discs set to smash storage records

ByColinBarrasHowquicklythingschange.JustasBlu-rayisstartingtoreplacetheDVDsinourhomes

2019-03-02 09:19:02

Lunar dust buster will keep moon base spotless

ByDavidRobsonLUNARexplorershadbetterbehandywithavacuumcleaner.Anew“lunardustbuster”maybeanessentialtoolforfuturemissions

2019-03-02 09:05:02

Tiny motor could power microbots

SWIMMINGmicrobotssmallenoughtomaketheirwaythrougharteriesareastepcloser

2019-03-02 08:16:02

'Morphing' winglets make for greener aircraft

ByPaulMarksAIRLINEpassengersgazingoutoftheircabinwindowscouldsoonbemetwithanunfamiliarsight–theiraircraft’swingtipschangingshapemid-flight.ThatisbecauseaircraftmakersBoeingandAirbusaredevelopingmoveab

2019-03-02 08:15:01

Mars plane could be ideal methane 'sniffer dog'

ByJessicaGriggsWiththedemiseofthePhoenixLanderattheendoflastyear

2019-03-02 08:05:01

Innovation: Magnetic blood detox

ByColinBarrasInnovationisournewcolumnfeaturingtechnologicalideasthatcouldchangetheworldLeadedgasolinemaybeathingofthepastinmostdevelopedcountries

2019-03-02 07:01:01

How do we know the LHC really is safe?

ByMarkBuchananReadourrelatedarticle:DoomythinkingIFOURimpressivecapacityforconsciousreasoningiswhatmostclearlysetsushumansapartfromotherspecies

2019-03-02 06:11:02

Brain trick makes robot hand feel real

ByPeterAldhousABIZARREillusionthatmakespeoplebelieveafalsehandispartoftheirownbodycouldbeallittakestoimbueprostheticlimbswithasenseoftouch.Althoughsophisticatedroboticprostheticscannowreplaceamputated

2019-03-02 06:10:02

Solar-powered plane will gaze down on Mars

ByJessicaGriggsGREENtechnologyisnotsomethingusuallyassociatedwithspaceexploration

2019-03-02 06:06:02

Commentary: Will Obama see sense about nuclear threat?

ByLawrenceKraussTHEpossibilitythat

2019-03-02 04:14:01

Invention: Sleepy driver sensor

ByJustinMullinsAround20%ofaccidentsonmulti-lanehighwaysaretheresultofdriverfatigue.SotheJapanesecarmakerToyotahasdevelopedasystemtorousedriversbeforetheyquiteliterallydriftoffcompletely.Acamerawatches

2019-03-02 04:04:02

Could biodiesel power future rockets?

ByRachelCourtlandCouldfuturetripstospacebepoweredbyvegetableoil?Inatestfiringearlierthismonth

2019-03-02 03:14:01

Launch green economic revolution now, says Stern

ByCatherineBrahicNevermindthedownturn

2019-03-02 03:11:02

Tests that show machines closing in on human abilities

ByColinBarrasItmayhavebeendreamtupin1950

2019-03-02 03:09:01

World's smallest lettering created with molecular projector

ByColinBarras(Image:NatureNanotechnology)YoucouldbeforgivenfornotreadingthesmallprintjustproducedbyphysicistsatStanfordUniversity.Theirlettersequaltherecordforthesmallestevermade

2019-03-02 03:07:02

Is the Roman Pantheon a colossal sundial?

ByJoMarchantHASthegrandRomanPantheonbeenkeepingasecretfornearly2000years?Anexpertinancienttimekeepingthinksso

2019-03-02 03:05:01

Truck-mounted laser shoots down spy drone

ByPaulMarksUncrewedaerialvehiclesare“revolutionary”technologythatAmericamustinvestmorein.Notthemilitary’sview

2019-03-02 03:05:01

The new world of robot warcraft

ByJeffHechtANYONEwhothinksrobotwarfareissciencefictionshouldtalktomyplumber.HiscousingotintotheUSAirForceAcademy

2019-03-02 03:01:01

Video game conditioning spills over into real life

ByEwenCallawayWhetherit’sWorldofWarcraft

2019-03-02 02:20:01

Spy satellites turn their gaze onto each other

SPYsatelliteshaveanewrole:aswellaswatchingustheyarenowspyingoneachother.ThePentagonadmittedlastweekthatitisusingtwocovertinspectionsatellitesdevelopedfortheDefenseAdvancedResearchProjectsAgencytoasse

2019-03-02 02:16:01

Ten sci-fi devices that could soon be in your hands

Castyourmindback30years

2019-03-02 02:07:01

Gallery: Painting with ice and light

ByLucyDodwellTheimage

2019-03-02 01:18:01

Nanowire building kit could rewrite nanotech rules

ByPaulMarksONEofthegreatnanotechnologychallengeshasbeensolvedbychemistswhohaveworkedouthowtoplaceindividualnanowiresontosiliconchipsreliablyandaccurately.Theteambehindthebreakthroughhasshownoffthetech

2019-03-02 01:16:02

Devastated forests could be replanted from the air

FORESTSdevastatedbyfireorillegalloggingcouldsoonbereplantedfromtheair

2019-03-02 01:01:02

Holographic discs could soon make Blu-ray redundant

FORGETBlu-ray.Discswhichcanstore20timesasmuchdatain3Dhologramsjustmovedastepcloser