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Watch robots assemble a flat-pack IKEA chair in just 9 minutes

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Almost everything we know about social media and health could be wrong

TaraMoore/GettyByTomChiversMoststudiesintotheeffectsofsocialmediauseandscreentimearebadlyflawed.Thisisbecauseresearchersusesurveystofindoutpeople’stechnologyuse,

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Syria has crossed chemical red line, says Obama

ByDeboraMacKenzie(Image:SANA/AP/PA)TheUSgovernmenthas“highconfidence”thattheSyriangovernmenthasusedchemicalweapons(CW).Inanapparentpolicyshift

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Rise of the ATM hackers - how scammers are getting free money

EugenioMarongiu/GettyByChrisStokel-WalkerCardskimmersaresolastyear.There’sbeenahugeriseinscammersdirectlyhackingintocashmachinestomakethemspitoutmoney

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Heed the evidence: Cops need more than common sense

ByLauraSpinneyTHEfightagainstcrimeislikeabottomlesspit

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No more bad, blocky video calls thanks to smart AI compression

HeroImages/PlainpictureByJacobAronBlockyvideocallscouldonedaybeathingofthepast–thankstoanAIthatcompressesimagesbysimplythrowingoutlargechunksofthem

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Why climate engineers are targeting Earth's last pristine spots

JoeRaedle/GettyByOliveHeffernanDowehaveanylow-riskglobalgeoengineeringoptionsreadytodeploynow?Theanswer

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How to stop the NSA spying on your data

ByHalHodson(Image:LucasJackson/Reuters)Editorial“Bigbrotherneedsadataprivacypolicy“BIGBROTHERreallyiswatchingyou.AseriesofrevelationsoverthepastweekhasrevealedtheextentoftheUSgovernment’ssnooping.But

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Carbon-free shipping is possible, so why aren't we doing it?

GettyByMichaelLePageShips producemorethan2percentofthecarbonemissionswarmingtheplanet.Accordingtosomeestimates

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Time to break academic publishing's stranglehold on research

RobertLazenby/AlamyStockPhotoHEREisatriviaquestionforyou:whatisthemostprofitablebusinessintheworld?Youmightthinkoil

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Mushrooms are the new styrofoam

ByRichardSchiffman(Image:Ecovative)EbenBayer‘scompanymakespackagingfromagriculturalwasteandthemyceliumofmushrooms–hesaysthenextstepistomakebuildingmaterialsthiswayHowdidyoucometomakepackagingmateri

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One Per Cent

UVfridgeskeepfruitmould-freeTiredofyourstrawberriesgoingmouldyalmostinstantly?Bathingtheminultravioletlightcouldmorethandoubletheirstoragelife.StevenBritzoftheUSDepartmentofAgricultureinBeltsville

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Watch a swarm of underwater drones hunt and surround a boat

AquabotixByDavidHamblingThesearen’tsharks

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Rats can make friends with robot rats and will rescue them when stuck

LalehQuinnByAliceKleinWouldyouhelpatrappedrobot?Someratswould.Therodentscan formsocialbondswithrobotsandwilleven helprescuea roboticrat that’strappedinacage.Animals

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Exhibition blurs boundary between you and your objects

ByKatAustenHintsoffutureshockmeettheobjectificationofourbodies(Image:AndyKeate/NottinghamContemporary)TheUniversalAddressabilityofDumbThings

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Big Brother needs a data privacy policy

“NOONEislisteningtoyourcalls

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Ultra elevator takes you higher with carbon-fibre tape

ByPaulMarks(Image:Kone)Goingup?Elevatorscannowcarrypeopletothetopofakilometre-highskyscraperinasinglerun.Thekeyisthedevelopmentofasuper-lightandsuper-stronglift-hoistingcable.Thesheerweightofth

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lol网上现金竞猜:Obama declares war on the patent trolls

ByPaulMarks(Image:JamesLeynse/Corbis)WHENordinaryactivitieslikeusingWi-Fiinacoffeeshoporupdatingsmartphoneappsprovokeslawsuitsyouknowsomethingisseriouslyamisswiththelegalsystem.Thathasbeenthestateo

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lol网上现金竞猜:Millions of censored web pages discovered in massive study

AFP/GettyImagesByChrisBaraniukAhugeswatheofwebpagesblockedbyfour countrieshasbeendiscovered.ThelistofblockedsitesisroughlytentimeslargerthanpreviouslydocumentedandgivesinsightsintothekindofcontentChin

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Don’t blame academics like me for Facebook’s privacy crisis

OliverContreras/SipaUSA/REX/ShutterstockByRossAndersonMarkZuckerberghastriedtodeflectblameforFacebook’sprivacycrisisbypointingthefingeratmyuniversity.“Wedoneedtounderstandwhethertherewassomethingbadgo

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Big tech can digitally erase us – do we need new protections?

NiponTemsakun/AlamyStockPhotoByJamaisCascioTheimmediateaftermathofanextremeact–terrorism

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After the Facebook scandal: The grand plan to hold AI to account

BrunoMangyokuByTimothyRevellITSHOULDnothavetakenCambridgeAnalyticatoremindusthatalgorithmscanhaveaninsidiousinfluence.Argumentsrumbleonaboutwhatprivacyruleswerebroken

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Green car tyres can generate energy while monitoring road conditions

MarinTomas/GettyByLeahCraneAnewtypeofeco-friendlycartyremaybeabletoconvertthestaticelectricitybetweenthetyreandthegroundintousefulenergythatcouldbeusedtorechargethecar’sbattery.Previousresearchhasshow

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Graphene generators could let you recharge a phone with your breath

KenBiggs/AlamyStockPhotoByDouglasHeavenDon’tyouhateitwhenyourphonebatterydies?Inthefuture

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How Facebook let a friend pass my data to Cambridge Analytica

ByTimothyRevellThereisanunwittingmoleamongstmyfriends.Withoutmypermission

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Technology: Slick paint gives graffiti the brushoff

ByJEFFHECHTAnAmericanchemicalscompanyhasdevelopedanonstickcoatingbasedonmoleculesakintosoap.Thematerialisthefirstwhichcanbesprayedorbrushedonlikewater-basedpaintsandcouldbeusedtocombatgraffiti.Coating

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Technology: One sniff of lemon stuns a barking dog into silence

ByCHRISWELLSAwhiffofperfumeisallthatisneededtokeepanoisymuttquiet.AFrenchdeviceisnowonsaleinBritainthatsitsonadog’scollarandemitsasquirtofachemicalsaidtosilencebarkingdogs.Insidethe‘Aboistop’isapressu

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Technology: Hot tips for Braille readers

ByJONATHONBEARDOverheatingcomputerchipsprovidedtheinspirationforacomputerscreenthatwillallowblindpeopletousepopularsoftwarepackagesbasedonwindowsandiconsratherthantext.Thesystemusessmallareasofheattom

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Technology: Eggsat technique

TherewouldprobablybefewerEastereggstotuckintothisweekendifitwerenotfortheskillsofaphotographer.Eggsaremadebymachineswhichflick‘waves’ofmoltenchocolateoverrowsofcooledmetalmoulds.Themachinesworkathighs

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lol网上现金竞猜:Technology: Software solution for crossword clues

ByANDYCOGHLANCrypticcrosswordbuffsstumpedbythisyear’sbumperEasterpuzzlesmaybeinterestedinanewcomputerprogramtohelpsolvecrypticclues.Theprogramme

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Technology: Robotic 'insect' takes first step on rocky road to Mars

BySUNNYBAINSinSEATTLEAsimpleboulderorditchonMarsmaybringarobotsentfromEarthtoastickyendandfinishoffourplanstoexploretheplanets.ResearchersintheUShavetackledthisproblembybuildingagiantsix-leggedrobotwh

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Japan's plutonium ship sails into safety row

ByMichaelCrossTwoagenciesoftheUNarebattlingovertherighttoregulateshipmentsofnuclearmaterialsovertheworld’soceans.ThedisputeisthelatestconsequenceofJapan’splantoreturntoitsshores30tonnesofplutoniumwhic

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Technology: Interference as usual after Brussels bungle

ByBARRYFOXEuropeanmakersofelectricalequipmentarebeinggivenofficialpermissiontoignoreaCommissiondirectiveaimedatpreventingelectromagneticsignalsradiatingfromequipmentdisruptingotherdevices.Thedirective

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Technology: Putting a spring in walkers' steps

ByPRATAPCHATTERJEETwoscientistsintheUShavetakenasteptowardsmakingseven-leaguebootsareality.Thescientistshaveinventedakitthattheyclaimwillenableuserstoboundalongatmorethan30kilometresperhour.JohnDickof

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Technology: Fast-growing reeds could fuel Europe's future

ByNORMANDUNNandDANIELCLERYTrialsarejustbeginninginBritainofagiantreedwhichmayhaveahigheryieldasabiomassfuelthananyothercrop.InGermany

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Technology: Summer sun sends Pisa round the bend

ByELISABETHGEAKEPISA’sfamoustowernotonlyleans

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Technology: BBC scrambles for profits in the dead of night

ByBARRYFOXSubscriptionTVbroadcastsbytheBBC

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Technology: Moon rocks may help colonisers breathe easy

ByANDYCOGHLANFuturecolonistsoftheMoonwillnothavetotakeoxygenwiththemfromEarth.Instead

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Technology: Honeycomb mirror done to a turn

ByIANANDERSONinTUCSONBeneathafootballstadiuminTucson

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Technology: Neural network makes a tidy profit

ByELISABETHGEAKEAnamericanbanktradingintheFarEastmadeaprofitof$300000inthefinaltwomonthsoflastyearbyinvestingmoneyonthebasisofpredictionsmadebyaneuralnetworkcomputer.Thebankused$1millionandtradedDeuts

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lol网上现金竞猜:Technology: How to sow cress and reap plastic

ByANDYCOGHLANFarmersmayinthefuturegrowplasticsasacrop.GeneticengineersintheUShaveachievedavaluable‘firststep’towardsproducingplantsthatcontainplastics.Theyhavegeneticallymodifiedthalecress(Arabidopsis

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Technology: Computer games make learning virtually irresistible

ByELISABETHGEAKE‘Makesurevirtualrealitydoesnotaffectyoursanity

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Technology: Spikey signals warn of engine trouble

ByDANIELCLERYDeviceswhichmonitortheexhaustgasesfromjetenginescouldwarnofenginefailureupto100flyinghoursbeforeitoccurs.EngineersintheUSandBritainareworkingonthedeviceswhichtheyhopewilleliminatetheneedf

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Technology: TV fails to stump up for hidden cameras

ByBARRYFOXBritishcricketfansarebeingdenieddramaticpicturesofthewicketkeeper’sviewofthegame

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Technology: Mathematical piano sounds a logical notes

ByTARAPATELinPARISAFrenchinventorandpianistlookssettoupsetthemusicalestablishment.Hehasredesignednotonlythepianokeyboard

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Technology: Computer giants aim to work in parallel

ByELISABETHGEAKEExpertsinparallelcomputing

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Technology: Suspending experiments in thin air

ByDANIELCLERYAmachinewhichcanlevitateballsofhotliquidmaysaveresearchersthehugecostofsendingtheirexperimentsintospace.AnAmericancompanyhasproducedadevicetohelpmaterialsresearchers

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Technology: Sculpted fibre gathers up laser's lost light

ByJEFFHECHTinBOSTONWhenlightisshonefromalaserintotheendofanopticalfibre

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Technology: Who's afraid of the big, bad boom?

ByJOHNKEEFEinWASHINGTONDCBanksofrockconcertloudspeakersstackedacoupleofmetresfromahousenearAtlanta

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Technology: The video recorder that speaks in many tongues

ByBARRYFOXVideofanaticshavealwaysbeenfrustratedbythefactthattheTVformatusedinEuropeisincompatiblewiththeoneusedintheUSandJapan.Convertingfromoneformattotheotherisexpensive.Butthissummer

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Cellphones by proxy

ByBarryFoxNooneyetknowswhethercellphoneradiationcanharmpeople.Butjustincase

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