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Innovation: CERN collides with a patent reality

ByPaulMarksYoumightimaginethatvastpatentroyaltiesflowintotheorganisationthatinventedthetouchscreenandtheWorldWideWeb.Buttheatom-smashingoutfitCERN

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Future on display: Desk lamp turns table top into 3D

ByCatherinedeLangeSwitchingonalampisallittakestoturnatable-topintoaninteractivemapwiththiscleverdisplay

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Hendrix's soundman: How I invented Jimi's guitar sound

ByPaulMarksMeetRogerMayer

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Making light work of LED droop

ByAndyExtanceTHEdrivetobringeco-friendlyLEDlightingintoourhomeshashitanembarrassingproblemknownas“droop”

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Robofish floats about tracking antibiotics in the Great Lakes

XiaoboTan/MSUCollegeofEngineeringAROBOTICfishmaybeanunlikelyallyinthefightagainstantibioticresistance.Swimmingthroughstreamsandlakes

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Future on display: Long-lasting images save on power

ByColinBarrasSometimeslifeisintheslowlanehasitsadvantages.Eschewingthefashionforscreensthatcanrefreshhundredsoftimesasecond

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Laser-powered helicopter hovers for hours

ByJeffHechtLASERweaponscandownaplane–butlaserscanalsokeepaircraftupintheair.LaserMotive

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Exotic matter could show up in the LHC this year

ByKateMcAlpineTHEworld’smostpowerfulparticlesmashercouldstartmakingmajordiscoveriessoonerthanwethought.Evidenceofsupersymmetry(SUSY)

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Zeros to heroes: The invention that's best hidden

ByRogerHighfieldAcarwithjusttwowheelslookedtooterrifyingtocatchon

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Bitcoin in the balance: The troublesome quest to reinvent money

MichelleThompsonByDouglasHeavenUpdate: asthisfeaturewasinpreparation

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Pee is for power: Your electrifying excretions

ByHazelMuirWhyletyourwastegotowastewhenitcouldbepoweringyourmobilephone–orevenyourcar?ITISabrightspringmorninghereatHeriot-WattUniversityinEdinburgh

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Robot's terrible jokes are a new test of machine intelligence

ByDouglasHeavenPretendforaminuteyou’rethecaptainofashipthat’sbeingattackedbyenemycannons.Yourcrewispanicking.Now–saysomethingfunny.Makingupjokesonthespotisarealtestofwits.Yettwocomedianshavedevelopeda

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CrackBerries and games addicts: Beware an internet hit

ByPaulMarksFromvirtualgamingtosocialmediaandsmartphones

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Audio zoom picks out lone voice in the crowd

ByCatherinedeLangeProfessionalfootballersbeware:theargumentyouarehavingwithyourcoachcouldsoonbeoverheardevenwithinthecacophonyofapackedstadium.Anewmicrophonesystemallowsbroadcasterstozoominonsoundsas

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Robots on TV: AI goes back to baby basics

ByColinBarrasArobottoddlercouldhavemuchtoteachartificialintelligence(AI)researchersandpsychologistsalike

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Nokia developing 3D rival to Google Street View

ByPaulMarksCellphonemakerNokiaanditsmappingdivisionNavteqaredevelopingarivaltoGoogle’sStreetView

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Science Fiction: slavery stereotypes, and a new M. John Harrison

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Computer games may be spawning reckless drivers

ByPaulMarksDRIVING-basedcomputergameslikeGrandTheftAutoandCarmageddonmaybeencouragingadolescentstodriverecklesslywhentheytaketotheroadsforreal

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YouTube tries live video streaming

ByColinBarrasIT’SonesmallstepforYouTube

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Innovation: Sunrise boulevards could bring clean power

ByDuncanGraham-RoweWithmanygovernmentsnowintroducingfeed-intariffs–financialincentivesforhomeownerstoinstallsourcesofrenewableenergy–somecompaniesareevenofferingtoinstallphotovoltaic(PV)cellsonhousero

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Charge your phone with a beach towel

ByHelenKnightYOU’RElyingonthebeachlisteningtomusic

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Robots on TV: 'AquaPad' controls robot dive buddy

ByCatherinedeLangeYouwouldbaulkatgettinganiPadwet

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Robots on TV: Rescue bot knows, um, what you mean

ByCatherinedeLangeArobotthatcanunderstandplainEnglishandmanageacomplicatedto-dolistcouldsoonbetheheroofsearchandrescuemissions.Mostrobotsthatcanrecognisespeechonlyrespondtopre-determinedinstructions.F

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Laser sets quail embryos' hearts racing

WHATmakesyourpulsequicken?Forthemillimetre-sizeheartsofquailembryos

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Stuxnet: the online front line

ByPaulMarksForecastsofcyberwarhavebeendismissedashype

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