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Future interiors: Closet zaps your dirty clothes

ByCatherinedeLangePuttingclothesawayintheclosetcanbeadrag

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Green machine: Perfecting the plant way to power

ByHelenKnightTakesunlight

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Atomic Jenga could turn domestic refrigerators green

ByKateMcAlpineForsomematerials

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Foursquare founder: Privacy fears are exaggerated

ByNicFlemingDennisCrowley

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Deceptive robots hint at machine self-awareness

ByCelesteBieverArobotthattricksitsopponentinagameofhideandseekisasteptowardsmachinesthatcanintuitourthoughts

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Andre Geim: Why graphene is the stuff of the future

ByAndreGeimEverythinginourthree-dimensionalworldhasawidth

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Does losing net neutrality really mean the end of the internet?

ChipSomodevilla/GettyByAaronMakAftertheUSFederalCommunicationsCommission(FCC)votedtorepealnetneutralityregulationsonThursday

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Bjørn Lomborg: Use technology to fight climate change

ByAlisonGeorgeHastheself-styled“scepticalenvironmentalist”changedhismindaboutglobalwarming?Afterall

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The Soviet genius who tried to beat capitalism at its own game

HowardSochurek/TheLifePictureCollection/GettyByDanielCossinsINTHEsummerof1959

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How Google Instant knows what you want

Readmore:Clickheretoreadtheoriginal

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Zeros to heroes: The long wait to speak in code

ByJeffHechtDigitalsoundwasinventedin1937–decadesbeforethetechnologytouseithadbeendevelopedTHOUGHhedidn’trealiseitatthetime

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Addicted to tech? A brain chemical imbalance may be to blame

PeopleImages/GettyGluedtoyourphone?Achemicalimbalanceinyourbrainmaybetoblame–afindingthatmayleadtonewtreatmentsforpeoplewhobelievetheyareaddictedtotechnology.Astudyofteenagerswhoare“addicted”tothei

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Shake to adjust your smartphone's privacy settings

ByGarethMorganFacebookPlaces

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Nano-engineered cotton promises to wipe out water bugs

ByJonEvansCOTTONimpregnatedwithsilvernanowiresandcarbonnanotubes(CNTs)couldprovideacheapandeffectivemethodofpurifyingwaterinremotelocations.Anewfilterneedsonlygravityandaweakelectriccurrenttoproduceit

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Will supersonic air travel's return be another white elephant?

REUTERS/BoomSupersonicByPaulMarksInDecember1967

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Fractals promise higher-temperature superconductors

ByAnilAnanthaswamySUPERCONDUCTORScouldbemadetoworkathighertemperaturesthaneverbefore

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Green machine: Fighting the efficiency fallacies

ByHelenKnightWhichisthemoreeffectivewaytoreduceyourhousehold’scarbonfootprint–turnofflightsandapplianceswhenyouarenotusingthem

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Weaponised microwave may be behind alleged sonic attacks in Cuba

SvenCreutzmann/MamboPhoto/GettyByDavidHamblingWhenUSdiplomatsbasedinCubareportedthattheyhadhearinglossastheresultofhearingastrangenoise

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Giant balloons could clear out space junk

HELIUMballoonsareknownforpullingthingsup

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Edible crystals could store hydrogen fuel

ByMacGregorCampbellMixtogethersomesugar

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Future on display: 3D touchscreens made for two

ByCatherinedeLangeTwooftoday’smostpopulartechnologies

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Zeros to heroes: The man who learned to fly

ByRogerHighfieldGeorgeCayleyknewhowtomakeaplaneacenturybeforetheWrightbrotherstookoff.Ifonlyhe’dgottheinternalcombustionenginetoworkDURINGthe18thand19thcenturies

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Navigation app gives you freedom to explore

Turn-by-turnnavigationappsforsmartphonesmeanpedestriansneednevergetlost

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Zeros to heroes: What's the use of electricity?

ByRogerHighfieldMichaelFaradaybuiltanelectricmotorin1821andarudimentarygeneratoradecadelater–buthalfacenturypassedbeforeelectricpowertookoffOFTHEmanystoriesofhowunlikelydiscoveriescanchangetheworld

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'Scary' spider photos on Facebook are revealing new species

ByJoshuaRappLearnFreakyphotosofgiantspidersonsocialmediamayhaverevealeddozensofnewspecies.“Whenpeopleseeananimalthattheythinkisfrighteningordangerous

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Volcano breath test promises eruption early warning

ByKateRaviliousMorethan500millionpeopleliveintheshadowofavolcano

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Lasers could make virtual particles real

ByDavidShigaNext-generationlaserswillhavethepowertocreatematterbycapturingghostlyparticlesthat

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Oil company to build longest floating vessel ever

(Image:Shell)ITWILLbethelongestfloatingvesselevertoeaseitswayoutofashipyard–468metreslong

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Innovation: TV networks to become social networks

ByDuncanGraham-RoweWhatwillyourTVlooklikeinfiveyears’time?Thescreeninyourlivingroommaybeabouttobetransformedbytheunionoftelevisionbroadcastingandonlinesocialnetworking.Thisweek

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Frog cells give artificial nose the power of super smell

GENETICmodificationofeggcellsfromfrogshasledtothedevelopmentofasupersensitiveartificialnose.ShojiTakeuchiattheUniversityofTokyo

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Ancient bacteria could improve anti-ageing cosmetics

ByJamesUrquhartWherebettertolookforasunscreenformulathanincyanobacteria–organismsthatthrivedonEarthbeforetherewasenoughoxygentoblockharmfulultravioletlight?Thegenesandenzymesresponsibleforproducingsu

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US navy seeks 'safer' bomb

ByDavidHamblingCOULDavariable-yieldbombreducethenumberofinnocentpeoplekilledorinjuredduringanairattacktargetingenemysoldiers?That’sthethinkingbehindaUSnavyplantodevelopa“dial-a-blast”bomb.Thenavyi

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Tilting solar sails will ease geostationary congestion

SOLARsailscouldrelievetrafficcongestionintheskiesaboveEarth.ForasatellitetohoveraboveapointonEarth’ssurface

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Homebrew technology: Meet New Scientist's junk robot

ByCatherinedeLangeReadmore:Homebrewtechnology:ImaginationhackingManyofushavebecomeusedtochuckingoutanoldcomputeraftermovingontoanewer

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Two Chinese satellites rendezvous in orbit

ByRachelCourtlandTwoChinesesatellitesseemtohavehadacloseencounter–andmayhaveeventouched–600kilometresaboveEarth

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The eight failures that caused the Gulf oil spill

ByJustinMullinsEightcatastrophicfailuresledtotheexplosionthatdestroyedtheDeepwaterHorizondrillingrigintheGulfofMexico

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How did you get to work today? I took the Shweeb

ByRichardFisherDreamingofamoreenjoyablecommutetowork?MeettheShweeb

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Immortal signals promise perfect web video

ByColinBarrasAperfectstreamofvideodelivereddownyourbroadbandconnectionwithoutirritatingblipsmayseemaslikelyasuncoveringtheelixirofyouth.Nowateamofopticalengineersthinktheyhavediscoveredthesecrettoboth

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Robot flyers get a bee's-eye view

MINIATUREroboticaircraftcouldsoonhaveinsect-likeeyestogowiththeirinsect-likewings.Neurobiologistshavedevelopedanartificialbeeeye

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Extreme PowerPoint places you in 3D slide show

ITWILLeitherrevolutioniseyourpresentationsormake“deathbyPowerPoint”worse.Onethingiscertain:byallowingyoutotouchandplaywithlight

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Work light twice as hard to make cheap solar cells

ByJeffHecht“Third-generation”solarcellsthatcouldshattertheefficiencylimitofconventionalcellshavecomeastepcloser.Aproof-of-conceptdeviceisthefirsttogeneratetwicethestandardcurrentproducedfromthemostene

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LED-studded skirt makes a bright fashion statement

FASHIONISTASnowhaveaneasywaytoshowhowhardtheyareworkingaroom:theycandonanLED-studdedfabriclitupbytheirownmovements.TheSp4rkl3skirt

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Anyone can dupe biometric scanner

FANSofJamesBondknowthatbiometricsystemscanbefooledtogainaccesstosecureareas:nowaUSNationalResearchCouncilreportcommissionedbytheCIA

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NASA mulls sending part of space station to an asteroid

ByDavidShiga(Image:NASA)(Image:NASA)(Image:NASA)TheInternationalSpaceStation

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Julian Assange: The end of secrets?

ByDavidCohenLiftingthelidonthewhistle-blowingwebsiteWikiLeaksanditsenigmatichacker-turned-activistfounderEditorial:Willsomeoneleaktheleaker’ssecrets?“QUICK

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Breaking the noise barrier: Enter the phonon computer

ByJustinMullinsNoiseisachipdesigner’sworstenemy.Buthandledproperlyitcouldbecomeapowerfulally–andusherintheageofphononcomputingIn2001

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You too can have a perfect body – in your movies

IFYOUdislikethewayyoulookonvideo

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Steampunk chip takes the heat

ByPaulMarksSTEAMPUNK

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Scratched glasses give perfect vision for any eyesight

ByJeffHechtDITCHthosebifocals.Youmightsoonwearingspectacleswhoselensesallowyoutoseeclearlyregardlessofhowlongorshort-sightedyouare.Withage

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Artificial bee eye could improve robotic vision

ByColinBarras(Image:Stuerzletal)Miniatureroboticaircraftcouldsoonhaveinsect-likeeyestogowiththeirinsect-likewings.Neurobiologistshavedevelopedanartificialbeeeye

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P ≠ NP? It's bad news for the power of computing

ByRichardElwesHasthebiggestquestionincomputersciencebeensolved?On6August

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