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

ByRichardElwesHasthebiggestquestionincomputersciencebeensolved?On6August

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Nobel prizewinner: We are running out of helium

ByClintWitchallsRobertRichardsonworkedonthesuperfluidpropertiesofhelium–nowheworriesthatwearesquanderingoursuppliesofthegasMostofusthinkofheliumassomethingtofillballoonswithorthatmakesyourvoicegofunny

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Extreme PowerPoint places you in 3D slide show

ByPaulMarksVideo:Anewtouchdisplaycanbeusedonanysurface.ITWILLeitherrevolutioniseyourpresentationsormake“deathbyPowerPoint”worse.Onethingiscertain:byallowingyoutotouchandplaywithlight

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Artificial life forms evolve basic intelligence

ByCatherineBrahicEditorial:DigitalevolutionandthemeaningoflifeFORgenerations

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Atomic Jenga could turn domestic refrigerators green

ByKateMcAlpineinLosAngeles

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Born-again solar cells are more efficient

FORbettersolarcells

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More than 4 million barrels of oil entered Gulf

BySujataGuptaFollowingthe20AprilexplosionofBP’sDeepwaterHorizonwell

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Quark excitement: LHC surpasses rivals for first time

ByKateMcAlpineTheLargeHadronColliderisflexingitsmuscles.AteamatthecolliderinCERN

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Homebrew technology: Love letter meets jewellery

ByCatherinedeLangeNothingsays“Iloveyou”likejewellery–andthisjewellerydoesitliterally.ThankstoanewdesignbyChengXu

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Out-of-this-world proposal for solar wind power

ByCharlesChoiFORGETconventionalsolarpower–theworld’senergyneedscouldbemet100billiontimesoverusingasatellitetoharnessthesolarwindandbeamtheenergybacktoEarth.Focussingthebeamcouldbetricky

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Electron vortex could trap atoms

ByMiriamFrankelSetabeamofelectronstwisting

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Mobile chargers could keep electric cars juiced up

ELECTRICvehiclesareexpectedtostreamontotheroadsoverthenextfewyears

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Shape-shifting robot compensates for damaged limb

ByColinBarrasThinkthatshape-shiftingrobots

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Japan to begin drilling for methane in undersea slush

ByMichaelFitzpatrickDeterminedtokeepJapan’slightsburningdespitescarcenaturalresourcesanduncertainenergysecurity

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NASA seeks secrets of commercial moon landers

ByDavidShiga(Image:NASA)Swallowingitspride

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Lung-style fuel cell needs less bling for more oomph

ALUNG-inspiredhydrogenfuelcellcancuttheamountofexpensivecatalystneededandincreaseefficiency

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New pi record exploits Yahoo's computers

ByDavidShigaAYahooresearcherhasmadearecord-breakingcalculationofthedigitsofpiusinghiscompany’scomputers.ThefeatcomeshotontheheelsofabreakthroughRubik’scuberesultthatusedGoogle’scomputers.Together

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Maker Faire: From icy love to electrical Play-Doh

Seemore:ViewthegallerythatgoeswiththisstoryhereFORGETjacketsthathugyourfigure:thelatestinouterwearcoolisajacketthatletsyouhugaglacier.TheGlacierEmbracingSuitisthebrainchildofKateHartman

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How computer games give us medical heart-throb movies

ByDuncanGraham-RoweTheimpressive

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Smart USB speakers pump up the volume from laptops

ByPaulMarksTHEtinnyfizzproducedbymostlaptops’built-inspeakersmakesthemfarfromidealforlisteningtomusic.Butplug-inspeakerswillsoonbeavailablethatproducehigh-qualitysoundfromportablePCswithouttheneedform

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Green machine: Squeezing solar juice from jellyfish

ByHelenKnightSiliconsolarcellsareso

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Add salt as required: the recipe for fresh water

ByKateRaviliousUsingdesalinationtoslaketheworld’sthirsthasbeenanuphillstruggle

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Innovation: What's the right path for indoor satnav?

ByPaulMarksTrackingdownoneofthelastfewparkingspotsinthecrampedconfinesofadimlylitmulti-storeycarparkisnotamonglife’spleasures.GermancarmakerBMWthinksithastheanswer:anindoorpositioningsystem(IPS)that

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Untagged: Software recognises animals it's seen before

ByHelenKnightLEOPARDScan’tchangetheirspots–andtigers

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Titanium foam builds Wolverine bones

ByJamieCondliffeEatyourheartout

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Physicists divided over life extension for US collider

ByDavidShigaTheageingTevatronparticlesmashercanstillcompetewiththeupstartLargeHadronCollider

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Wonder conductors will spin up cooler computers

ByCatherineZandonellaNewlydiscoveredmaterialscouldclearthewayforblisteringlyfastlaptopsandsmartphonesthatdon’twarmourlapsorsingeourearsASIwritethis

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Swarming spacecraft to self-destruct for greater good

ByPaulMarksFuturespaceprobesthatoperateincooperativeswarmsmustcommithara-kiriiftheybegintofailandriskdamagingtheircomrades

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Online games are a gold mine for design ideas

ByColinBarrasGONEarethedayswhenvideogamingwasaprivatepursuit.GamingservicessuchasMicrosoft’sXboxLivenotonlyconnectplayersinlivingroomstheworldover

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Innovation: Reinventing urban wind power

ByDuncanGraham-RoweWiththeenvironmentalmovementgatheringmomentum

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Green machine: Don't burn plant waste, bury it

ByHelenKnightWhenitcomestousingplantwastetomitigateclimatechange

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Medical nanotech could find unconventional oil

BySujataGuptaTHEoilindustry

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Your smartphone behaviour may decide whether you get a loan

TALAByAbigailBeallYoumightthinkthatyourtextmessageandphonecallshavenobearingonyourfinancialfuture

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Just chillin' – molecules that steady quantum computers

ByKateMcAlpineLasercooling–atechniqueforchillingatomsdowntoultracoldtemperatures–hasbeenextendedtomoleculesforthefirsttime.Theadvancecouldhelpmakemolecularquantumcomputerspossible.Coolingwithlasersexp

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Shake to adjust your smartphone's privacy settings

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Can we grab electricity from muggy air?

ByColinBarrasEverycloudhasasilverlining:wetweathercouldsoonbeharnessedasapowersource

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Shape-shifting robot compensates for lost limb

THINKthatrobotsthatmarchonnomatterhowmanylimbstheylosearejustforTerminatorfilms?Thinkagain.Ateamofroboticistshasdevelopedsoftwarethatallowsamodularrobottoadaptwhenonepartstopsworking.DavidJohanChrist

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How collapsing bubbles could shoot cancer cells dead

ByJamieCondliffeJETSoffluidpropelledbythecollapseofmicroscopicbubblescoulddeliverdrugsdirectlyintocancercells

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Innovation: Mobile malware develops a money bug

ByGarethMorganIt’sacommontaleinthecomputingworld:onceyouachievepopularityyoubecomeatargetforhackers.AndsoitwasforAndroid

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Metamaterials could bring cheaper T-ray scanners

ByJeffHechtOpticalmetamaterials

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Progressive Automotive X Prize: the winners

Seemore:ClickheretoseethegalleryofXPrizefinalists“I’Mnotproudofit

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Real spray-on clothes to hit the catwalk

BySandrineCeurstemontVideo:Spray-onclothingForgetweavingandstitchingclothes.Anewmaterialcouldbesprayeddirectlyontoyourbodyandhaveyoureadytogooutinminutes.ParticleengineerPaulLuckhamandfashiondesig

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'Off-grid' cellphone towers could save lives

ByHarveyRubinandAliceConantElectricityfromruralcellphonetowersinpoorcountriescouldchillvaccines

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Acoustic archaeology: The secret sounds of Stonehenge

(Image:RichardNowitz/NationalGeographic/Getty)ByTrevorCoxThisarticleisbeingmadefreetoviewthankstosponsorshipfromBASFJustaftersunriseonamistyspringmorninglastyear

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US cyberweapons have been stolen and there's nothing we can do

MelEvans/AP/REX/SutterstockByDouglasHeavenUSINTELLIGENCEagencieshavebeenlookingprettystupidrecently.Sincelastyear

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Tech heavyweights set to move music to the cloud

ByMacGregorCampbellFROMthesaggingshelfofvinyl

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Space junk: Hunting zombies in outer space

ByStuartClarkIfwedon’tdealwithorbitaldebris

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Children are becoming problem gamblers due to a legal loophole

PieroCruciatti/AlamyStockPhotoByTimothyRevellHugenumbersofchildrenaregamblingonline

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How we breathe between words can be used to identify us

RameshAmruth/plainpictureByChrisBaraniukThewayyoubreathecouldbegivingyouaway.Thepatternsofinhalationsmadebypeoplewhentheyspeakseemtobeuniquetoeachindividual –whichmeansanalgorithmcanbeusedtoidentify t

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Emission control: Turning carbon trash into treasure

ByPhilMcKennaCarbondioxidemaybebadfortheclimate

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Ditch the glasses for lifelike 3D

ByLewisDartnellGUNattheready

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