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The poetry of code and the code of poetry

ByJustinMullins(Image:TorLindqvist/Getty)IN1975

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Monkey brain waves control hand of paralysed pal

ByClareWilsonAmonkeycontrollingthehandofitsunconsciouscage-matewithitsthoughtsmaysoundlikeanimalvoodoo

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ButtonMasher: 80,000 spar to control same Pokémon game

ByJacobAron(Image:Twitch)ButtonMasherisourcolumnaboutvideogamesandgamingculture–fromtheoffbeatfringestothecutting-edgeinnovationsbehindthelatestblockbustersLeft

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Cure for love: Should people be able to marry robots?

ONEofthemoreoutlandishobjectionstosame-sexmarriageisthatitwillopenthedoortopeoplemarryinganimalsorinanimateobjects.Thisis

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Necklace projectors will throw emails onto the floor

ByPaulMarksVideo:ProjectornecklacemakesahandytouchscreenNotreadytodonaGoogleGlassheadset?Analternativewaytoaccesssmartphonecontentcouldhangaroundyourneck.Adigitaldevicedisguisedasanecklaceorbro

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Robots with human-like brains to take on Mars unaided

ByHalHodson(Image:Airteamimages)IT’Ssecondnatureforustofollowanairplaneacrossthesky

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Creationists turn to robot for ethical guidance

ByHalHodson(Image:XinhuaPress/Corbis)ASPECIALguestwillbeattendingthisyear’screationistconferenceinNorthCarolina.ItisnotaChristian.Itisnotevenahuman.Butitishelpingevangelistsfindanswers.TheSouthernEv

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Ancient structures rebuilt using 3D-printed bricks

BySamWotipka(Image:LOOKDieBildagenturderFotografenGmbH/Alamy)EIGHTcenturieson

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Cockpit for apps: Minority Report meets Google Glass

ByPaulMarksREADYfortake-off.Oncehead-worndisplayslikeGoogleGlassbecomeasdiscreetasregularspectacleshowwillweusethemtointeractwithourapps?BarrettEnshasaboldanswer:hesuggestsweusethemtoimmerseoursel

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Cure for love: Fall for a robot to fend off heartache

(Image:ToruHanai)ByCatherinedeLangeHerecomesthebrideAtleastthebridewasdefinitelygoingtoshowup.InNovember2009

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Sculpted skate suits debut at Sochi

ByAvivaRutkinIT’Snotjusttheathletesondisplayatthe2014WinterOlympics.SomecooltechisbeingusedinSochiandmoreisontheway.Almosteverysportinvolvesspecialistgear

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Liquid-crystal bath puts live bacteria on display

ByJacobAronVideo:ActivebacteriacreatepatternsinliquidcrystalsPoppingbacteriaintoapoolofliquidcrystalscouldbejustwhatthedoctorordered.Thematerialmakesiteasiertoseebacteriainmotion

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Elephants and rhinos benefit from drone surveillance

ByPaulMarksVideo:Testflightofawildlifesurveillancedrone(Image:HelgeDenker

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China's Jade Rabbit moon rover showing signs of life

ByJacobAronandLisaGrossman(Image:Imaginechina/Corbis)Reportsofthemoonbunny’sdeathmaybesomewhatexaggerated.DespiteearliersuggestionsthatChina’slunarrover

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葡京官方:Spinning wind turbines spark clockwork lightning

BySandrineCeurstemontVideo:SpinningwindturbinessparkclockworklightningThespinningbladesofwindturbinesdon’tjustgenerateusefulelectricity.Theyalsotriggerboltsoflightning.Littleisknownaboutthesespontane

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Termite robots build castles with no human help

ByHalHodsonASWARMofrobotsscuttlesacrossthebench.Workingtogether

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葡京官方:Laser-sparked fusion power passes key milestone

ByJacobAron(Image:EddieDewald/LLNL)CLEANenergyinspiredbythestarsisthedreamofscientistspursuingnuclearfusion

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NHS plans leave 'anonymous' medical data vulnerable

ByJacobAronPlanstotransferthemedicalrecordsofeveryoneinEnglandfromtheirfamilydoctortoacentraldatabase

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Termite robots build castles with no human help

ByHalHodson(Image:MIT)Video:TermiterobotsbuildcastleswithnohumanhelpAshoe-sizedrobot

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NHS plans leave 'anonymous' medical data vulnerable

ByJacobAronSTARTINGinMarch

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Interplanetary comms get easier with a nanotech boost

ByPaulMarks(Image:Getty)E.T.MANAGEDtophonehome.ButwhataboutourownfutureMarscoloniesorspaceprobesmillionsofkilometresaway?Spacecraftcurrentlyuseradiowavestobeaminformationbackhome.Lasersignalscar

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Solar DNA tests detect cancer without electricity

ByHalHodson(Image:CornellUniversity)Thepowerofthesuncouldsparkamedicalrevolution.Adevicecandiagnosediseasesusingnothingmorethanasmartphone

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Fitbit for the mind: Eye-tracker watches your reading

ByPaulMarks(Image:AshokSinha/Getty)ADDICTEDtotheMailOnline’sinfamouscelebritytittle-tattleandnotspendingenoughtimeinHemingway’scompany?Anewbreedofdevicecouldsoonbeloggingeverythingyouread

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Technology: Buses to get green light through city traffic

ByMICKHAMERBusservicesshouldbecomequickerandmorereliableasaresultofchangestothecomputersystemthatcontrolstrafficlightsinmanycities.OneofthemostpopularsystemsisScoot

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Technology: Inventor turns tide on power generation

ByANTHONYLUKEinMADRIDTheSpanishinventorwhoisworkingtoturndesertsgreenbyplantingplastictreeshasnowdevisedatidalpowerplantthatheclaimscouldrevolutioniseenergyproduction.ThesystemdreamtupbyAntonioIbanezd

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Technology: Neutrons see where X-rays can't . . .

ByANDYCOGHLANSpottingfaultycomponentshiddendeepinsideworkingenginesshouldbecomecheaperandeasierthankstoanimagingprobethatusesafocusedbeamofhigh-en-ergyneutrons.Thetechniquecanrevealtheworkingsanddefec

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Technology: Try before you buy with software on CD

ByBARRYFOXACD-ROMbeinggivenawaywithaBritishpersonalcomputingmagazinecouldspelltroubleforsoftwaredealersandmailorderfirmsbyprovidingaquickandattractivechannelforsellingsoftware.EntitledWinners

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Technology: Video code to catch recordings that got away

ByBARRYFOXWhat’sthemostannoyingthingavideorecordercando?Recordthewrongprogramme

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Technology: Probe cuts danger of suffocation at birth

ByMARTYNHALLEAfibre-opticprobethatcanbeinsertedintothewombjustbeforebirthcouldsavethelivesofmorethanathousandbabiesayear.Atpresenttheydieofmeconiumasphyxiationsyndrome

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Technology: Polymer gel keeps arteries open after surgery

ByJOYFRASCINELLAAbiodegradeablehydrogelthatturnssolidwhenexposedtolightorheatcouldsavetheUShealthcaresystemmorethan$1billionandkeeppatientsfromreturningforuncomfortabletreatment.Oneofthecostliestandmo

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Technology: Taking the grind out of superconductors

ByTIMTHWAITESinMELBOURNEAssuperconductorsmoveeverclosertothemarketplace

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Technology: Why hot sheep need soft drinks

ByANDYCOGHLANFizzydrinkscouldholdthekeytodecontaminatingradioactivesheep–aprobleminBritainsince1986

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葡京官方:Technology: A smart gun knows its owner

ByVINCENTKIERNANinWASHINGTONDCAgunthatwillonlyfirewhenheldbyitsdesignateduserisbeingdevelopedinajointprojectbetweentheUSDepartmentofJusticeandthePentagon.Sucha‘smart’guncouldproveaboon

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Technology: Chipping away at Balearics' energy needs

ByELISABETHGEAKEWhileclubbersdancethenightawayinMajorca

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Technology: Neural nets unearth secrets in stone

ByLEIGHDAYTONinSYDNEYAneuralnetworkhasprovedbetterthanhumanexpertsatpinpointingthesourcesofstoneusedbyancientMelanesianpeoplestomaketools.Thenetworkissogoodatthistask

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葡京官方:Technology: Historical remains to go online for surveyors

ByELISABETHGEAKEPropertydevelopersandarchaeologistswillsoonbeabletoexaminehistoricalremainsthatliebeneaththegroundwithoutleavingthecomfortoftheiroffices.TheAncientMonumentsLaboratoryatEnglishHeritagei

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Technology: Floating wind farm awaits fans

ByMICKHAMERAtinywindturbineinatesttankatTeddington

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Technology: Do not adjust your dish . . . yet

ByBARRYFOXPeoplewhoownorbuyTVsatellitedishescouldfaceanastysurprisethisautumn.TheymayfindthatthesystemstheyboughttoreceiveprogrammesfromtheAstrasatellitesneedtobemodifiedorreplacedtoreceivesignalsfrom

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Technology: More trouble at the US patent office

ByBARRYFOXThestandingoftheUSPatentandTrademarkOfficehasbeenrockedforthesecondtimeinamonth.IthasrevokedabasicpatentonvideotaperecordingtechnologyithadgrantedtoEastmanKodak.Thiswillfreezeapatentinfringe

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Technology: Cellular 'control box' to switch on genes

ByANDYCOGHLANGenetherapy

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Technology: Hunt is on for money-spinning spider gene

ByCHARLESARTHURThemysteryofwhyspidersilkisoneofthestrongestyetelasticmaterialsknowncouldsoonbesolvedbyateamofmolecularbiologistsfromtheUniversityofWyoming.TheyhavetransferredintobacteriaaDNAsequenceth

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Technology: Human disguise for tumour-busting toxins

ByANDYCOGHLANMouseantibodieswithahumanlookmayemergeasthenextgenerationofwarriorsinthefightagainstlungcancerandatypeofleukaemia.Clinicaltrialsoftheanti-bodiesarenowunderwayintheUS.Scientistsgenetically

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Technology: Cable TV offers route into superhighway

ByJEFFHECHTinBOSTONComputerenthusiastsinCambridge

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Technology: Multimedia patent is overturned after industry protest

ByJEFFHECHTinBOSTONAcontroversialAmericanpatentonmultimediadataretrieval

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Technology: Polymer putty makes for safer tumour treatment

ByJONATHANBEARDinNEWYORKAputtymadebymixingapolymerwithfinelypowderedmetalshouldreducethedangersoftreatingoraltumours.Mostsuchtumoursaretreatedbybombardmentwithradiation–ariskymethod

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Technology: . . . while lasers sniff out stomach ulcers

ByJONATHANBEARDinNEWYORKPeoplewithsuspectedstomachulcerscouldgettheresultsoftestswithinafewminuteswithoutleavingtheirdoctor’ssurgery

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Patents: Shell-suited sheep

ByBARRYFOXIfyouhappentoseesheepdressedinshellsuits

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Technology: Current cleanser keeps lenses clean

Awaytocleansoftcontactlenseswithoutthedetergentsthatcanirritateeyesisbeingdevelopedfromamethodusedtotransferproteinsinlaboratorystudies.ScientistsatNorthCarolinaStateUniversitysaythatthetechnique

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Mars should have loads more water – so where has it all gone?

NASA/JPL/UniversityofArizonaByLisaGrossmanMARShasarealwatershortage.Itseemswehaveeithermisunderstoodwhatitsearlyyearswerelike–orvastamountsofwaterarehidingbeneathitssurface.Alotofevidencepointstowards

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