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Ditch the glasses for lifelike 3D

ByLewisDartnellGUNattheready

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Gesture-based computing takes a serious turn

ByMacGregorCampbellinLosAngelesCALLmeacreatureofhabit

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Random numbers created out of nothing

ByKateMcAlpineIt’ssomethingfromnothing.Arandomnumbergeneratorthatharnessesthequantumfluctuationsinemptyspacecouldsoonsitinsideyourcomputer.Adevicethatcreatestrulyrandomnumbersisvitalforanumberofapplic

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Large Hadron Collider spies hints of infant universe

ByKateMcAlpineThebigbangmachinemayalreadybelivinguptoitsnickname.ResearchersontheCompactMuonSolenoid(CMS)experimentatCERN’sLargeHadronCollidernearGeneva

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Homebrew technology: Electronics out of play dough

ByCatherinedeLangeReadmore:Homebrewtechnology:ImaginationhackingWithanamelikeSquishyCircuits

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Robot car passenger: On the road to China, no driver

ByAlisonGeorgeDriverlesscarsaresaferandtheyarethefuture

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Escher-like internet map could speed online traffic

ANOVELmapoftheinternet(left)createdbyMariánBoguñáandcolleaguesattheUniversityofBarcelona

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Towel-folding robot now on general sale

ByMacGregorCampbellGOTaspare$400

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Green Machine: Wind farms make like a fish

ByPaulMarksCantheflickingtailsofschoolingfishhelpsqueezemorepoweroutofawindfarm?Agroupofaeronauticalengineersseemtothinkso.Inspiredbytheturbulencecreatedbyfishschools

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Nokia developing 3D rival to Google Street View

ByPaulMarksCELLPHONEmakerNokiaanditsmappingdivisionNavteqaredevelopingarivaltoGoogle’sStreetView–onethatpromisesfullthree-dimensionalvirtualmodelsofcitiesthatcouldbeusedasbackdropstocomputergames.Stre

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US congress clears private space taxis for lift-off

ByHenrySpencerWhentheObamaAdministrationannouncedanewplanforNASAlastFebruary

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Food delivery robots are teaching themselves how to cross roads

RoryMerry/ZUMAWire/AlamyLiveNewsByNiallFirthDingdong!That’llbetherobotwithmypizza.Suchascenarioprobablyseemsabitfar-fetchedbut

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Laser-powered helicopter hovers for hours

ByJeffHechtVideo:SeeaminihelicopterflyusinglaserpoweraloneLasershaverecentlyshowntheycandownanuncrewedaerialvehicle(UAV)–buttheycanalsokeepthedronesupintheair.LaserMotive

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Good news: Demand for coal is plummeting towards a record low

iStock/GettyImagesPlusByAndyCoghlanCoalisinthepits

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Homebrew technology: The $100 airplane

ByCatherinedeLangeReadmore:Homebrewtechnology:ImaginationhackingTakeaneveningstrollthroughaparkinBrooklyn

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Lessons in robotics change children's perceptions

ByZoëCorbynCouldteachingkidshowrobotsareusedintherealworldcreateanewgenerationofdesignerstobuildrevolutionarymachines?That’stheideabehindanewstudyofchildren’sperceptionsofrobots.Inastudyechoingthe

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Nobel physicist: Building Hubble's heir in deep space

ByAnilAnanthaswamyWhentheJamesWebbSpaceTelescopeunfurlsitsmirroramillionandahalfkilometresoutinspacefouryearsfromnow

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Acoustic trick gives 'dumbphones' touchscreen feel

ByPaulMarksVideo:SeehowanoldcellphonecanbecomesmarterEmbarrassedbyyour“ancient”push-buttoncellphone?Touchscreenenvyeatingyouupinside?Fearnot.Newsoftwarecouldofferusersofcheaperpush-buttonpho

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Computer games may be spawning reckless drivers

ByPaulMarksDriving-basedcomputergamesliketheGrandTheftAutoseriesmaybeencouragingadolescentstodriverecklesslywhentheytaketotheroadsforreal

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For self-healing concrete, just add bacteria and food

ByKateMcAlpineLikelivingbone

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Space ribbon deployed to surf Earth's magnetic field

ByDavidShiga(Image:JAXA)AJapaneserocketunfurleda300-metre-longribboninspaceonMonday

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Innovation: Online army turns the tide on automation

ByGarethMorganInnovationisourregularcolumninwhichwehighlightemergingtechnologiesandpredictwheretheymayleadComputerautomationcantakejobsawayfrompeoplebut

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The green city that has a brain

ByHelenKnightinParedes

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Wound scanner shows bacteria glowing if your body is infected

MoleculightByClareWilsonTHEsurgeonwaspoisedtocarryoutaskingraftwhenhedecidedtotryoutanexperimentaldevicetocheckforinfection.CalledtheMolecuLighti:X

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Weird magnets could make computers that work 1000 times faster

SauliusLukse/GettyBySophiaChenTheefforttomakeever-fastercomputerprocessorsmaybefacingaloomingproblem–butthereisasolution.Historically

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Avatars learn gestures to match your tone of voice

ByMacGregorCampbellAvatarsinvirtualworldsprovidearicherwaythanemailorchattocommunicateonline

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Hand-held detector aims to diagnose disease

ByPaulMarksFamilydoctorscouldinstantlydetectaraftofdiseases–frombreastcancertoMRSA–usingacheaphand-helddevicebeingdevelopedbytheUK-basedR&DcompanyCambridgeConsultants.TheCliniHub

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Hiding files in Flickr pics will fool web censors

PEOPLEincountriesthattrytobaraccesstocertainwebsiteswillsoonhaveawaytoevadethecensors.AsystemcalledCollagecanembedpagesfromcensoredsitesinimagesthatitpostsontheFlickrphoto-sharingsite.Userscanthenread

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Hiding files in Flickr pics will fool web censors

ByJimGilesLifeisabouttobecomemoredifficultforcountriestryingtocensoraccesstoforeignwebsites.AsystemdubbedCollagewillallowusersinthesecountriestodownloadstoriesfromblockedsiteswhilevisitingseeminglyunc

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Volcano breath test promises eruption early warning

MOREthan500millionpeopleliveintheshadowofavolcano

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New formula shows who's really top of the tweeters

ByJustinMullinsThemostinfluentialTwitterfeedsdon’tnecessarilyhavethemostfollowers.That’stheinsightgivenbyanewtechniqueforrankingtwitterers

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Frog cells give artificial nose the power of super smell

ByPaulMarksVideo:SmellactivatesrobotHowdoyougivearobotasharpersenseofsmell?Byusinggeneticallymodifiedfrogcells

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'Swiss-army knife' telescope tops astronomers' wish list

ByRachelCourtlandA$1.6billionmissionthatwouldstudydarkenergy

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Earprints could improve sound quality in iPhone calls

ByPaulMarksAnewpatentfromApplesuggeststhattouchsensors

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Gas transistor turned on by light

ByDuncanGraham-RoweSometimestrappedgascanbeagoodthing.Anovelkindoftransistor–thebasiccomponentofcomputers–useslight-controlledmembranestocontroltheflowofgasthroughanetworkoftubes.However

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Antibacterial socks may boost greenhouse emissions

ByHelenKnightANTIBACTERIALnanoparticlesmayhavemoreofanimpactontheenvironmentthanwethought

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Making light work of LED droop

ByAndyExtanceThedrivetobringeco-friendlyLEDlightingintoourhomesisbeingstoppedinitstracksbyanembarrassingproblemknownasdroop–thedisappointingreductioninefficiencythathappenswhenthelightbulbsoperateatth

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The next best thing to oil

ByHelenKnightARENEWABLEcarboneconomymightbemorethanjustapipedream.SolarpowerfacilitiesarecroppingupindesertsacrossCalifornia

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Podcast: How your thinking style is getting you into trouble

GastonMendietaYoumaythinkofyourselfasarational

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Green machine: Why our walls really should have ears

ByHelenKnightReadmore:GreenbuildingsinpicturesinThegrowingbeautyofgreenarchitectureWouldyoudecorateyourroofwithlamb’sorelephantears?It’snotanunusualformoftaxidermy–theseareplants

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World's smallest fridge could chill quantum computers

ByKateMcAlpineAQUANTUMtrickcouldpavethewayfortheworld’ssmallestfridge–onebuiltontheatomicscale.Thesmallbutmightycoolercouldbrushtheultimatechillofabsolutezerotokeepquantumcomputersrunningsmoothly

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Light-amplifying resin boosts invisibility cloaks

ByColinBarrasMetamaterialscanbendlightaroundobjectstorenderthemnear-invisible

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Online army turns the tide on automation

ByGarethMorganCOMPUTERautomationcantakejobsawayfrompeople

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Green machine: Wave power line jacks into the grid

ByPaulMarksSurfers

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Nokia touchscreen creates texture illusion

IMAGINEshoppingonlineandfeelingthetextureofwool

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Infrared chlorophyll could boost solar cells

ByKateMcAlpineNATUREstillhasplentytoteachusaboutharnessingthesun’senergy.ThelatestlessoncomesfromancientstromatoliteslivinginAustralia’sSharkbay.Stromatolitesarelayeredstructuresbuiltupbysediment-trap

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Fighting the efficiency fallacies

WHICHisbetterfortheenvironment:turningoffincandescentlightbulbsmoreoftenornotchangingyourbehaviourbutswitchingtomoreenergyefficientbulbs?Thelatterhasagreaterimpactonyourhome’scarbonfootprint

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Start-up enterprise: Launching the new space race

ByGregKlerkxThenextgenerationofaerospaceentrepreneurshavebeguntheirmission:toboldlygowhereNASAcan’taffordtogoanymoreON4JUNEthisyear

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Hand-held detector aims to diagnose disease

FAMILYdoctorscouldinstantlydetectarangeofdiseases–frombreastcancertoMRSA–usingahand-helddevicebeingdevelopedbytheUK-basedR&DcompanyCambridgeConsultants.TheCliniHub

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First gold-iron alloy shows power of magnetic attraction

ByKateMcAlpineGOLDreadilyformsalloyswiththepreciousmetalssilverandpalladium

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Innovation: CERN collides with a patent reality

ByPaulMarksYoumightimaginethatvastpatentroyaltiesflowintotheorganisationthatinventedthetouchscreenandtheWorldWideWeb.Buttheatom-smashingoutfitCERN

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