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The high cost of being digital

PeterDazeley/GettyByLydiaNicholasATTHE2010TechCrunchconference

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Fighter jets shadow-box with invisible opponents

ByPaulMarksANF-16fighterjethurtlesthroughtheskiesabovetheDutchcountryside

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Gizmo

Achemicalhasbeendiscoveredthatreducesthenose’sabilitytodetecttheodouroffarmmanure.Thefragrantorganicesterexploitsaprocessknownas“olfactorycrossadaptation”–thelossofsensitivitytoonesmellcausedbyconstan

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Viral cure could 'immunise' the internet

ByKurtKleinerAcureforcomputervirusesthatspreadsinaviralfashioncouldimmunisetheinternet

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Artificial muscles for robots could be grown on farms

ARTIFICIALmusclesforrobotscouldbegrownonfarms.Electroactivepolymerscannowbemadeoutofcornstarch

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UK case for holding terror suspects 'misleading'

ByTheUKgovernment’sstatedcaseforholdingterrorsuspectslongerthan14dayswithoutchargeismisleading

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Robotic butlers sweep the floor at show

ByWillKnight(Image:Reuters)(Image:AFP/Getty)Roboticbutlersandhouseholdhelpershavegoneonshowalongsidemoreconventionalindustrialmachinesattheworld’slargestrobotshowinTokyo

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Invention: The McDownload

ByBarryFoxForover30years

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Internet TV at a crucial fork in the road

ByMarkAndersonASTRUGGLEhasbegunforthefutureoftelevisiontransmissionovertheinternet.Itsoutcomewilldictatewhetherthenetbecomesanoutletforprogrammesandfilmsthatcatertoadiversevarietyoftastes

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'Data-in, data-out' signals quantum breakthrough

ByWillKnightAtrickfortransferringquantuminformationfromatomstophotonsandbackagaincouldbeusedtocreateimpenetrableglobalcommunicationnetworksandcomputersthatworkatastoundingspeeds.Tworesearchgroups

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The word: Backrub

IStherenostoppingGoogle?Lastmonththecompany’ssharepricetopped$400pershare–that’snearlyfivetimestheirworthwhenthecompanyfloatedontheUSstockexchange15monthsago.Itsmarketvalueisnow$118billion

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Hi-tech weaponry battles piracy on the high seas

ByWillKnightandBenCrystallSVENERIKPEDERSENacceleratedhis9900-tonneshiptofullspeedandswungthehelmhardover–nottheusualwaytotreataluxurycruiseliner

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Smart inbox cuts email drudgery

IFOPENINGyourgroaningemailinboxonreturningfromvacationfillsyouwithdread

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Robotic bee could help pollinate crops as real bees decline

EijiroMiyakoByAliceKleinAdronethatcanpollinateflowersmayonedayworksidebysidewithbeestoimprovecropyields.Aboutthree-quartersofglobalcropspecies

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Science Museum’s Robots: Who is really pulling the strings?

©TheBoardofTrusteesoftheScienceMuseumByVictoriaTurkRoboThespianwelcomesvisitorstotheopeningofRobotsatLondon’sScienceMuseumwithsuitabledrama.Thelife-sizedhumanoidblinksitspixelatedeyes

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Busted! A crisis in cryptography

ByCelesteBiever“LASTyear

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Cannabis doubles the risk of fatal crashes

ByGaiaVinceCannabisalmostdoublestheriskoffatalcarcrashes

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How to tell when oxygen is a patient's worst enemy

ByEmmaYoungFACEDwithapatientinrespiratorydistressintheemergencyroom

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Humanoid robot gets job as receptionist

ByandAFP(Image:Honda)(Image:Honda)Theworld’sfirstwalkinghumanoidrobotissettomakeitsofficedebutin2006asareceptionist

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Exploding gel delivers vaccine in controlled bursts

ByCelesteBieverinBostonHOLYexplodingmicro-balls:agelthatswellsoncontactwithwaterisbeingusedtomakedrugcapsulesthatburstatpreciselycontrolledtimes.Thecapsulescouldbeloadedwithdifferentvaccinesanddes

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Internet 3.0: How we take back control from the giants

Muti/FolioArtByHalHodsonATTHEheartoftheinternetaremonsterswithvoraciousappetites.Inbunkersandwarehousesaroundtheworld

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Virgin Galactic announces its first 100 space tourists

ByPaulMarksThefirst100spacetouristsscheduledtotakesuborbitalflightsfromthespaceportbeingbuiltbyVirginGalacticwereannouncedonTuesday.Althoughitsputativetouristspacecraftmaynotbeoffthedrawingboardyet

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Why your brain is like a conscious termite colony

SoledadAznarezYoubelievethephilosopherRenéDescartesledusastray.Inwhatway?He’stheonewhoarguedthatthemindcouldn’tbejustthebrain

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Solar-powered projector could enlighten African villagers

Asolar-poweredprojectorcreatedusingcheapandsimpletechnologycouldtransformadulteducationclassesinAfrica.TheKinkajouprojector

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This text message will self-destruct in 40 seconds…

ByWillKnightIncriminatingtextmessagesneednotcauseembarrassmentforlong

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Microscope discerns atoms of different elements

ByDavidShiga(Image:OscarCustance)Thechemicalidentityofindividualatomsonasurfacecannowbedeterminedusinganincrediblypowerfulatomicforcemicroscope.Itmeansthatscientistscannowlookatamixedmaterialandpi

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Helping troops tell friend from foe

ByPaulMarksThevideoclipmakesshockingviewing.TwoUSfighterpilotsaretoldovertheradiothattherearenofriendlyforcesintheirarea.Reassuredbythisfalseinformation

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Higgs boson: Glimpses of the God particle

ByAnilAnanthaswamyIftheblipsinthedebrisoftheTevatronparticlesmasherreallyaresignsoftheHiggsbosonthenit’snotwhatweexpected.Itmightmeanthatit’stimetoreplacethestandardmodelwithamorecomplexpictureoftheun

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Let's not go back to nature

ByRayKurzweilThetimes

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Dump the TV set, watch the web instead

ByDuncanGraham-RoweWatchingprogrammesonyourtelevisionsetissolastcentury.Televisionstudiosareincreasinglyusingthenettotransmittheirprogrammestoviewersondemand.Whilethisisfinewhenarelativelysmallnumbero

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Mother robot tops up her kids' flagging batteries

ByPaulMarksEventhemostintelligentrobotisuselesswithoutpower.WhileadvancedrobotslikeHonda’sAsimoregularlyastonishaudienceswiththeirdexterity

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'Crush and zap' recycles circuit boards more cleanly

ByTomSimoniteElectroniccircuitsindiscardedcomputers

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Memory sticks? Swabs, more like

ByImaginehavinga“living”datastoragesystemthatconstantlyrenewsitself

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US mobilises for a biofuelled future

ByIvanSemeniukinSanFranciscoTHEtreewasablackcottonwoodanditgrewbythebanksoftheNisquallyriverinWashingtonState.Thetreeisgonenow

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Virtual outbreaks, real world ramifications

ByKimCoppolaUNTILthatfatefulday

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Robot swarms 'evolve' effective communication

ByTomSimonite(Image:CurrentBiology)RobotsthatartificiallyevolvewaystocommunicatewithoneanotherhavebeendemonstratedbySwissresearchers.Theexperimentssuggestthatsimulatedevolutioncouldbeausefultoolfo

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Catalyst recycles waste methane into plastics

ITMIGHTnotturntheoilindustrygreen

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Iran launch: space shot or political stunt?

ConfusionreignsamongdefenceanalystsoverIran’sclaimtohavelaunchedarockettoasub-orbitalaltitude.Thecountry’sexisting2000-kilometre-rangetacticalmissilesarealreadyknowntobecapableofreachingthataltitude

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Satellites vs. space junk: evening the odds

ByPaulMarksTHEthreattospacecraftfromfast-movingspacejunkcouldbelessenedthankstoanewwaytomeasurehowmuchfuelsatelliteshaveleftintheirtanks.Satelliteoperatorsneedtoknowwhenacraftisrunninglowonfuelsotheyc

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Tangled nanowires morph water droplets

ByTomSimonite(Image:ACS)AtangledsurfaceofTeflon-coatedsiliconnanowirescanbeusedtoelectronicallytunetheshapeofwaterdroplets

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The word: Typosquatting

Whatonearthisthiswebpage?Youexpectedtoseearichselectionofnews

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A drug to fend off radiation

Emergencyworkersattendingthesceneofa“dirty”bombornuclearblastcouldsoonhaveadrugtohelpprotectthem.Peopleexposedtoradioactivematerialoftendieweekslaterofacuteradiationsyndrome

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Compact lung-cancer breath test may be possible

ByNewScientistandReuters(Image:Thorax)Asimplebreathtestcansometimesdetectlungcancerinpatients–eventhoseintheearlystagesofthedisease–USresearchersreportedonSunday.Theresearchersdevelopedacompactdev

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Used cooking oil could be turned into cosmetics

Wouldyouconsiderrubbingusedoilfromadeep-fatfryerintoyourface?Oilfromrestaurantkitchensmaysoonberecycledintoproductsrangingfromcosmeticsandsoapstoindustrialsurfactantsusedtocleanupoilspills.Researc

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Memory sticks? Swabs, more like

IMAGINEhavinga“living”datastoragesystemthatconstantlyrenewsitself

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Modular robot's wriggles show greater flexibility

ByTomSimonite(Image:USCInformationSciencesInstitute)Amodularrobotthattransformsitselfintodifferentshapesinordertowalk

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Iranian rocket test has 'little military significance'

ByWillKnightandReutersIranhaslaunchedarocketcapableofreachingtheedgeofspace

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Nano-coating makes for an awesome splash

ByGaiaVince(Image:LydéricBocquet)Whenasphericalobjectsuchasaballisdroppedontowater

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Invention: YouTube watermarks

ByBarryFoxSomeofthematerialonvideositeslikeYouTubeis“re-purposed”

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Gizmo

Batteriescouldonedayassemblethemselvesinsidemicromachines.ResearchersattheMassachusettsInstituteofTechnologydepositedchargedparticlesoftheelectrodematerialslithiumcobaltoxideandgraphiteonasurface.Like

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