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2019-03-02 11:11:01

Carbon nanotubes pinned down at last

ByKurtKleinerAnewtechniquethatplacescarbonnanotubesexactlywheretheyareneededcouldhelpovercomeoneofthebiggestobstaclesblockingthedevelopmentofnanotube-basedelectronicdevices.Themethodusesaspeciallycons

2019-03-02 10:19:02

Phishers could start using the personal touch

ByCelesteBieverASIF“phishing”emailsweren’talreadyhardenoughtospot

2019-03-02 10:17:06

The next generation of prosthetic arms

ByPeterAldhousWHENUSforceswentintoFallujahinNovember2004inabidtoflushoutIraqiinsurgents

2019-03-02 10:14:09

Experts call for smarter seat belts

ByVEHICLEsafetyexpertsareurgingcarmakerstodevelopsmarterseatbeltstoprotectolderdriversfromchestinjuries.InresearchconductedatLoughboroughUniversityandtheUniversityofBirminghamintheUKandatMonashUnivers

2019-03-02 09:14:04

Can new reactors survive terror attack?

THEsafetyofanewbreedofnuclearreactorhasbeenthrownintodoubtbyaleakedFrenchreportshowingthatithasnotbeendesignedtowithstanda9/11-styleattackfromtheair.TheEuropeanPressurisedReactor(EPR)isseenbymanyinthe

2019-03-02 09:03:05

Wanted: The ultimate online music search

ByKurtKleinerNAMEthissong:it’sinAmajor

2019-03-02 07:20:02

Robot hand controlled by thought alone

ByWillKnight(Image:Honda)ArobotichandcontrolledbythepowerofthoughtalonehasbeendemonstratedbyresearchersinJapan.Therobotichandmimicsthemovementsofaperson’srealhand

2019-03-02 07:16:03

Let a chatbot help you quit

Needalittlehelptoquitsmokingbutdon’thavethetimeormoneytovisitacounsellor?Perhapsavirtualcoachcouldhelpyoukickthehabit.BetsyvanDijkandcolleaguesfromtheUniversityofTwenteinEnschede

2019-03-02 06:17:07

Putting a face to a skull

ByDeboraMacKenzieTHEGermanpolicewerestumped.InJanuary2003theydiscoveredaskullinaforestnearCelle

2019-03-02 06:05:07

DNA detectives crack code of mixed messages

ByPaulMarksORDINARILY

2019-03-02 05:15:06

Experts call for smarter seat belts

VEHICLEsafetyexpertsareurgingcarmakerstodevelopsmarterseatbeltstoprotectolderdriversfromchestinjuries.InresearchconductedatLoughboroughUniversityandtheUniversityofBirminghamintheUKandatMonashUniversit

2019-03-02 05:12:06

Dawn of the zombies

ByRobinOrwantITSTARTSoutlikeanysiliconchip:intricatepatternsaredrawnwithlightandetchedwithacid.Butthisisnomicroprocessordestinedforacomputer.Insteadthereareminusculechambersfilledwithhumancells:l

2019-03-02 05:10:04

MP3 players will run as fast as you

DOYOUsometimesfindthemusiconyourMP3playerjustdoesn’tmatchthetempoofyourpunishingexerciseregime?Tosaveyouthehassleoffiddlingaboutfortherighttrack

2019-03-02 04:18:04

Phishers could start using the personal touch

ByCelesteBieverASIF“phishing”emailsweren’talreadyhardenoughtospot

2019-03-02 04:16:02

Gizmo

Alensdesignedtohelpvisuallyimpairedpeopleusechip-and-PINkeypadsmoreeasilyisalsohelpingstopthieves“shouldersurfing”forpeople’sPINs.Thelensformsthelidofacradlethatholdsthekeypad

2019-03-02 04:06:04

The code that keeps your fingerprints secure

ByCelesteBieverTHIEVEScouldsoonhaveamuchtoughertimestealingyourdigitalidentity

2019-03-02 03:16:02

Solar power – seriously souped up

ByHerbBrodyIFYOUwantefficientsolarpower

2019-03-02 03:07:09

Physicists draw up plans for real 'cloaking device'

ByZeeyaMeraliPhysicistshavedrawnupblueprintsforacloakingdevicethatcould

2019-03-02 02:20:06

Invention: Mile-high showers

ByBarryFoxForover30years

2019-03-02 02:17:07

Editorial: The problem with invisibility cloaks

ITISrareforarcanephysicsandchildhoodfantasytocometogetherinthesamesentence.Yetthisweek

2019-03-02 02:11:03

Pacific tsunami warning system successfully tested

ITWAShitbyseveralearthquakesandevenaminortsunami

2019-03-02 02:10:09

Spyware program 'blackmails' computer users

ByNewScientistTechstaffandAFPAprogramthatinstallsspywareonacomputerand“blackmails”usersintobuyingsoftwaretoremoveithasbeenidentifiedbyaSpanishsecurityfirm.Theprogram

2019-03-02 01:20:06

How to protect fusion reactors from flare-ups

ByKurtKleinerPOWERfromnuclearfusioncouldbecomemorepracticalthankstoanewwayofprotectingtheinsideofreactorvesselsfromsuper-hotplasmas.Ifthetechniqueworksaspromised

2019-03-02 01:03:05

Gizmo

Astronautsmaysoonweargogglesthatsimulatestrobelightingtoavoidmotionsickness.Thegoggles

2019-03-02 01:02:04

Interactive display system knows users by touch

ByLakshmiSandhana(Image:MERL)Aninteractivecomputerdisplaythatkeepstrackofmultipleusersbydifferentiatingbetweentheirtouchcouldleadtosafervehiclecontrolsandsmartervideogames

2019-03-01 12:15:07

Why doesn't the UK government understand technology?

EverettCollectionInc/AlamyYOUonlyhavetostickaUKpoliticianonaTVsofatochatabouttechnologytoseehowwellitisunderstoodataseniorlevel.Atbest

2019-03-01 11:19:01

Nanoparticles that chat back and forth could dispense medication

LagunaDesign/SciencePhotoLibraryByLeahCraneTwonanoparticleshavecommunicatedwithoneanothertoperformataskforthefirsttime

2019-03-01 11:07:08

Wave-skimming plane developed in China

ByNewScientiststaffandReutersChinesescientistshavedevelopeda“wing-in-ground”(WIG)aircraftthatcanflylongdistancesjustafewmetresabovetheseasurface

2019-03-01 10:18:02

The great nanotech gamble

ByKarenSchmidt“AREVOLUTIONARYandsuperiorbatwiththewidestsweetspotever.”SosaysthemarketingblurbontheEastonStealthCompCNTbaseballbat.I’mshoppingforalightweightbatformy9-year-oldson

2019-03-01 09:16:09

Online video is transforming perceptions of science

ByMatthewBusseAglowingcloudofplasmapulsesasitdepositsgoldnanoparticlesontoasheetofcarbonnanotubes.FrédéricDemoissonstandsinfront

2019-03-01 09:15:05

Plasma jet engines that could take you from the ground to space

FutureWorkshopElectrofluidsystemsTUBerlinBySandrineCeurstemontFORGETfuel-poweredjetengines.We’reonthevergeofhavingaircraftthatcanflyfromthegrounduptotheedgeofspaceusingairandelectricityalone.Tradition

2019-03-01 08:14:04

Space shuttle Endeavour arrives at launch pad

ByDavidShiga(Image:USA/LarryTanner)TheshuttleEndeavourreacheditslaunchpadonWednesday

2019-03-01 08:11:07

How to get scientists and politicians talking the same language

GettyImagesELECTIONScanbeafrustratingreminderofhowdeepthemutualincomprehensionisbetweenscientistsandpoliticians.Researchersdon’tlikehowpoliticiansappealtoinstinctandrevereas“intuitivewisdom”whatscient

2019-03-01 07:08:01

Armed autonomous robots cause concern

AMOVEtoarmpolicerobotswithstungunshasbeencondemnedbyweaponsresearchers.On28June

2019-03-01 06:17:07

Robotic turtles can be used to detect landmines in the desert

ArizonaStateUniversityByMattReynoldsWHENitcomestodetectinglandmines

2019-03-01 06:06:09

Say it with feeling: The complex world of emojis

MiguelMedina/AFP/GettyByDouglasHeavenFirstthingsfirst:emojisarenotemoticons.Emoticonslikethesmiley:)

2019-03-01 06:06:08

Click your heels to get home with these Uber ruby slippers

RussellCobbByHannahJoshuaStepasideDorothy

2019-03-01 05:19:04

Politicians must get a grip on tech if they want a great Britain

DanKitwood/Getty“THEBritainthatisgoingtobeforgedinthewhiteheatofthisrevolutionwillbenoplaceforrestrictivepracticesorforoutdatedmeasures.”SosaidHaroldWilsonin1963

2019-03-01 05:07:05

Nanoparticles make cancer cells magnetic

ByPaulaGouldTurningcancercellsintominimagnetsbyusingnanoparticlescouldmakebiopsiessosensitiveandefficientthattherewillbenoneedtorepeattheseinvasivetests.Biopsyresultscanbeambiguous:sometimestheycanb

2019-03-01 05:07:05

Wikipedia ranks top for news and information

ByNewScientiststaffandReutersWikipedia–thefreeonlineencyclopaediamaintainedbyvolunteers–hasgained20millionmonthlyvisitorsoverthepastyear.Thismakesitthetoponlinedestinationfornewsandinformation

2019-03-01 04:20:09

You can't trust gender-bending avatars

Inhis1970sgender-bendingdays

2019-03-01 04:15:08

NASA mission into sun’s atmosphere named after astrophysicist

JHU/APLByMattReynoldsNASA’smissiontosendaspacecraftintothesun’souteratmospherehasbeenrenamedaftertheastrophysicistwhofirstpredictedtheexistenceofthesupersonicsolarwind.OriginallynamedSolarProbePlus

2019-03-01 04:03:07

The US inventors who helped the RAF win the Battle of Britain

AnselAdamsPublishingRightsTrustTHEurgentcablegramzippedundertheAtlantictowardstheUSasthesecondworldwarstartedtounfold.BritishscientistsattheUniversityofBristol

2019-03-01 04:03:07

Lazy robots look more natural on the move

IFYOUwantarobottomovemoregracefullymake

2019-03-01 03:12:03

US deployed nuclear weapons in UK despite warning

ByRobEdwardsWhentheUSdeployednuclearmissilesinEnglandduringthecoldwar

2019-03-01 03:03:02

Nanotubes strengthen artificial muscles

ByPaulMarksBESTknownastheultra-strongmaterialthatmightonedayformthecablesofa“spaceelevator”capableofraisingpeopleintoEarthorbit

2019-03-01 02:08:07

6 technology pledges that should be in every political manifesto

SimonDawson/BloombergviaGettyFromfakenewstoartificialintelligence

2019-03-01 02:07:03

Underwater drones use sound to send snaps of the ocean floor

OceanServerByMattReynoldsDRONESaresendingbacksnapsfromthedeep.Uncrewedvehiclesthatscourtheoceanfloorforsubmergedminescannowbeambackimagestohumanoperatorsinclosetorealtime.Thetechnology

2019-03-01 02:03:02

Gizmo

Isitgoodbyetothetwo-buttoncomputermouse?AppleofCupertino

2019-03-01 01:06:02

Don't wear your iPod in a thunderstorm

GADGETenthusiastsmightwanttochecktheweatherforecastbeforeventuringoutsidelisteningtotheirMP3players.Earphonescandirectthecurrentfromalightningstrikeintotheheadandrupturetheeardrums.EricHeffernanandcol