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Computer generates verifiable mathematics proof

ByWillKnightAcomputer-assistedproofofa150-year-oldmathematicalconjecturecanatlastbecheckedbyhumanmathematicians.TheFourColourTheorem

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World's fastest transistor revealed

Theworld’sfastesttransistorhasbeenmadeattheUniversityofIllinois.Capableofrunningat604gigahertz(performing604billionswitchingoperationspersecond)

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ID row bad news for transatlantic travellers

ByDuncanGraham-RoweTHEUSandtheEuropeanUnionareembroiledinarowoverbiometricpassportsthatmaysoonmakeitmuchharderforpeopletotravelacrosstheAtlantic.TheUShasstipulatedthatanypassportissuedafterOctober2005

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At last, a scanner that sees it all

ByClintWitchallsIT’Stheholygrailofmedicalimaging–asafe

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Built-in lasers give printers new powers

Yourofficeprintercouldsooncutlabelstosizeaswellasprintingthem.ResearchersinFrancehaveshownthatopticallasersemittinglessthan1wattcancutpaperalonglinesprintedwithaninkthatabsorbsthelaserlight.Blackinkma

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'Two brained' chips to boost PC performance

ByWillKnightComputerchipsthatperformcalculationsusingidenticaltwinprocessing“cores”havegoneonsaleintheUS.MicrochipmakerIntelhadbeenexpectedtoofficiallylaunchitsExtremeEditionPentium4processorrange

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葡京官方:'Robotic' dental drill to be tested on humans

ByWillKnight(Image:TactileTechnologies)A“robotic”dentist’sdrillistobetestedonhumansinEuropeandtheUS

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The black hole hunter

ByValerieJamiesonEMOTIONSarerunninghigh.Eventhoughwearewearinghairnets

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Future spacecraft to carry 'black boxes'

ByMaggieMcKee(Image:EricHamburg/TheAerospaceCorporation)Small

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New alloy vastly improves radiation shielding

Transportingspentnuclearfuelcouldbemadesaferbyanewmetalalloythatabsorbsradiation60timesaseffectivelyastheboron-steelalloythatnowlinesnuclearwastecontainers.Thenewalloyismadebyaddingtherare-earthmetalg

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Software killed the radio star

ByCelesteBieverTWICEaweek

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'Minority Report' interface created for US military

ByWillKnight(Image:Raytheon)(Image:Raytheon)AcomputerinterfaceinspiredbythefuturisticsystemportrayedinthemovieMinorityReport

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Ivory encore for dead piano greats

ByMickHamerNEXTmonthmusicloversinRaleigh

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Super-sensitive explosive detector developed

ByWillKnightAdevicecapableofdetectingconcealedexplosivesandlandmineswithmoresensitivitythanatraineddoghasbeendeveloped.Thenewdetector

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Kicking up a storm with the cloud seeders

ByKateRaviliousCANONSblazedandaircraftdeployedtheirpayloads

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School blazers with built-in GPS

Chicorgeek?KidsinJapanwillsoonbewearingschooluniformblazersfittedwithglobalpositioningsystemtransceivers

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Underwater drones break depth record

Twounderwaterdroneshavetravelledfurtherthananyunmannedunderwatermachinesbefore.The“seagliders”spent191dayscrossingalmost3000kilometresofthePacific

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Poisoned web poses risk to security

ByCelesteBieverCOMPUTERcriminalsarecomingupwitheverstealthierwaystomakemoney.RatherthanattackPCsoremailinboxes

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Remote-controlled fly is steered by laser

FIRSTwehadcockroacheswithelectrodeimplantsthatallowedthemtoberemotelycontrolled.Nowflieshavebeengeneticallyengineeredtorespondtolight.GeroMiesenböckoftheYaleUniversitySchoolofMedicinehascreatedstrains

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The bulletproof priest

ByPaulCollinsOntheeveningof280ctober1893CarterHarrisonwastakingawell-earnednap.AsmayorofChicago

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The clock that wakes you when you are ready

ByEmilySingerAREyouarealgrumpinthemornings?Doyouwakeupeverydayfeelingtired

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Manned spacecraft to get black boxes

ByPaulMarksIFANYaspectofColumbia’sfatalbreak-upcanbeconsideredfortunate

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Whatever happened to machines that think?

ByJustinMullinsTHESINGULARITY:Infuturology

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Invention

ByBarryFoxIFWALLSHADLUNGSBuildingsofthefuturewillbreathethroughtheirwalls.Thatcouldmakethem30percentmoreefficientthanconventionalstructures

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葡京官方:Invention

ByBarryFoxCHAMELEONICCONCRETEAgroupofLondon-basedartistshopestoturngreyofficeblocksandwarehousesintolivingcanvasesbymakingconcreteandstoneinstantlychangecolour.Artistshavelongdecoratedorilluminatedbui

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Trackers could unmask dark web users who think they’re anonymous

xijian/GettyByEddGentDarkwebusersmaynotbeasanonymousastheythink.Thereareahighnumberofpotentiallyprivacy-bustingconnectionsbetweenthedarkweb–hiddenonlinenetworksthatrequirespecialsoftwaretoaccess–andth

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Listening for breaking bones

Atechniqueusedtopinpointtheoriginofanearthquakecouldbeadaptedtowarnofanimpendinginjurytodancers

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Microwave weapon intensified by sweaty skin

ByDavidHamblingThePentagon’s“less-lethal”microwave-basedcrowd-controlweapon–theActiveDenialSystem(ADS)–producespotentiallyharmfulhotspotswhenusedinbuilt-upareas

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Fuels gold: Big risks of the biofuel revolution

ByFredPearceThegoldrushhasbegun.Ditchoilandbuycorn–asmuchasyoucan.It’sasure-fireinvestment.Atleastthat’sthemessageyoumighthavepickedupfromtheheadlinesinrecentmonths.Soon

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Innovation: A better way than patents

ByJosephStiglitzInnovationisattheheartofthesuccessofamoderneconomy.Thequestionishowbesttopromoteit.Thedevelopedworldhascarefullycraftedlawswhichgiveinnovatorsanexclusiverighttotheirinnovationsandthepr

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Gizmo

Fancyashirtthatdisplaysavideomessagetomatchyourmood

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Maglev train crash highlights high-speed risk

ByWillKnightAtleastonepassengerwaskilledafterahigh-speedmaglevtraincrashedintoastationaryvehicleinnorthernGermanyonFriday.Officialshavenotyetrevealedexactlywhythevehiclecrashed.Twenty-ninepeoplewereab

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Traffic phone-in spots jams

ByYourmobilephonecouldsoonhelpeasetrafficcongestion.Cellphonesconstantlyemitsignalsthatallowthenetworkstokeeptrackofthem

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Atlas V rockets may one day ferry tourists into space

ByJeffHechtAerospacegiantLockheedMartinistestingthewatersofspacetourism.ItisteamingupwithBigelowAerospacetostudyhowahuman-qualifiedversionofitsAtlasVrocketcouldbedevelopedtodeliverpayingpassengerstoaB

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Molecular 'nano-handle' could offer a soft touch

ByTomSimoniteAmolecular“handle”couldsoonbeusedtomovecarbonnanotubeswithoutdamagingtheirelectricalproperties.Itcouldultimatelyprovideanovelwayofconstructingnanoscalecomputercircuitry

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Why you should worry that your browsing history is now for sale

Astrakan/plainpictureOnlineintheUS?Everythingyoudoisforsale.On28March

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Debate rages over controversial copyright standard for the web

AndrewHarrer/BloombergviaGettyImagesByMattReynoldsIt’safightforthefutureoftheweb.TheWorldWideWebConsortium(W3C)

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葡京官方:Inside knowledge: What wisdom will live on once we're gone

JamieMillsByJoshuaHowgegoBYTHEyear3700

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Selective focus may give drone aircraft eagle eyes

ByDavidHamblingAtrickthatallowsanimalstofocusondistantobjectswithoutlosingawiderperspectivecouldonedaygivedroneaircraftsharpervision.Insideananimal’seye

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葡京官方:Quantum effect offers molecular transistors

ByJustinMullinsAmolecularswitchthatoperatesinafundamentallynewwaycouldusherinagenerationofmicroprocessorsthatworkonthemolecularscale.Theswitchexploitsthestrangelawsofquantummechanicstotackleoneofthebi

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Risk to troops in Afghanistan exposed

TheferocityoftheTaliban’sassaultoncoalitionforcesinAfghanistanhasbeenhighlightedbyapenetratingstatisticalanalysisoffatalityratesamongcoalitiontroops.SinceMay

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How to avoid laptop battery bonfires

WhatwithlaptopscatchingfireandMP3playersdyingonyou

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GM bacteria churn out 'microdiesel' fuel

ByTomSimoniteGeneticallymodifiedbacteriacanproduceabiodieselfromplantmaterials

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How to avoid laptop battery bonfires

WHATwithlaptopscatchingfireandMP3playersdyingonyou

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Invention: Ultimate body armour

ByBarryFox(Image:ArmySoldiersSystemCommand)Alightweightbulletproofvestthatprotectsagainstarmour-piercingroundsisbeingdevelopedbytheUSgovernment’sArmySoldiersSystemCommand.Conventionalvestsusewovenpla

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Environmental damage highlighted by Google Earth

ByNewScientistTechstaffandAFP(Image:Google)Rampantforestdestruction

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Hard drive wobbles track earthquake spread

ByTomSimoniteSoftwarethatturnsordinarycomputerharddrivesintomakeshiftquakesensors

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Antisocial robots go to finishing school

ByPaulMarksImaginehavingyourownhumanoidrobot.Itisgreatatitsjobsoyourfloorsandwindowsaregleamingandspotless

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Laser-driven MRI scanner promises portability

ByRobertAdlerMagneticresonanceimagingnolongerrequiresaroomfulofequipment–includingsuperconductingmagnetsthatmustbecooledtoextremetemperatures.AmultidisciplinaryteamfromLawrenceBerkeleyNationalLaborato

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Yucca Mountain will not blow

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