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Clean energy special: Eastern promise

ByVirginiaPhillipsDRIVINGoutthroughthesuburbsofShanghai

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Tech giants lock horns over DVD format

JAPANESEelectronicsgiantshaveannouncedtheywillgoaheadwiththeirownformatsfornext-generationDVDs

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Clean energy special: Gas-guzzling planet

Everyyeartheworldconsumesenergyequivalenttoabout10billiontonnesofcrudeoil.About80percentofitcomesfromfossilfuels

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Invention: A music lover's dream

ByBarryFoxForover30years

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Gizmo

CellphonescapableofdownloadingdataatunprecedentedspeedshavebeendemonstratedbyNTTDoCoMoinJapan.Thecompanysaysthephonescanreceivedataat100megabitspersecondonthemoveanduptoagigabitpersecondwhilestatic–en

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Dental records beat DNA in tsunami IDs

ByRowanHooperWHENthedevastatingtsunamistrucktheIndianOceaninDecember2004

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Illicit snappers caught infrared handed

ByCelesteBieverWITHtheriseofcameraphones

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ID revolution – prepare to meet the new you

ByCelesteBieverInthepast

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Clean energy special: Going underground

ByEmmaYoungTHEdecayingindustriallandscapeofSilesiainsouthernPolanddoesn’tlookthesortofplacetogivebirthtoaplanet-savingtechnology.Yethereamongtheflyblowncoalfieldsandmouldering

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Airborne robotic spycraft inspired by seagulls

Highlyagileairbornedroneswithflexiblewingsinspiredbyseagullscouldbeusedforsurveillancewithinthenarrowconfinesofcities.TheUSairforcehaslongbeeninterestedin“morphingwing”aircraftthatcanchangetheirshapei

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Clean energy special: The big clean-up

ByBenCrystallTheysaidKyotowouldneverwork.Theysaidcappingemissionswasnottheanswer.AndnowtheUSandAustraliaareputtingtheirmoneywheretheirmouthisaspartofasix-nationpactdedicatedtousingtechnologytohaltclim

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Criminals foiled by quartz in soil

THEworld’sfirstdatabaseofquartzgrainsfromsoilwillsoonbeavailabletohelppoliceinEnglandsolvedifficultcrimes.PeterBullandRuthMorganattheUniversityofOxfordexaminedmorethan40

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4G prototypes reach blistering speeds

ByWillKnightCellphonescapableoftransmittingdataatblisteringspeedshavebeendemonstratedbyNTTDoCoMoinJapan.Inexperiments

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Cellphone TV gets good reception

ByBarryFoxWETALKonthem

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Gizmo

Avirtualguarddogthatcandetectbreak-insandtransmitpicturesoftheintruderstotheownerviavideophonewillsoonbeprotectinghomesinJapan.TheRoborior

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永利国际总站:Quantum computing switches wavelengths

FUTUREnetworksofquantumcomputerswillhavetobothstorequantuminformationandmoveitfromplacetoplace.Doingbothatoncemaybeeasiernowthatphysicistshavelearnedhowtotransferinformationbetweenphotonsthathavediffe

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Ant logic makes sense in space

Aspacecraftskinisbeingdevelopedthatassessestheseverityofanydamageitsuffersfromspacedebrisandotherimpacts.Theproject

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Sex, lies and cyberpower

ByCelesteBieverWHENtheinternetcompanyICMRegistryproposedthecreationofavirtualredlightdistrictin2000

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Television shows scramble forensic evidence

ByRowanHooperFORENSICscience’sspellinthelimelighthasgivenithugekudos.GlitzyTVshowslikeCSI:CrimeSceneInvestigationhavesentstudentsflockingtoforensicscourses.Butwhilethisinterestissexinguptheimageof

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Canine coach keeps dieters on a leash

ByCelesteBieverAROBOTdogthatmonitorsyourdailyfoodintakeandexerciselevelsandwarnsyounottoeatthatcheesecakecouldencouragepeopletosticktotheirdiets.Thehealth-consciouspoochconnectswirelesslytothedieter’s

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Clean energy special: A greener goal for coal

ByBennettDavissWHETHERornotthemembernationsoftheAsia-PacificPartnershiparetrulyunitedintheircommitmenttocombatglobalwarming

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Pocket-sized projector offers big-screen action

ByBarryFoxImpromptumoviescreeningsandexecutivePowerPointpresentationswillsoonbepossiblethankstoapocket-sizedportableprojectordevelopedbyToshiba.Thebattery-powereddeviceissmallenoughtobeslippedintoahan

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永利国际总站:Invention: Burning bullets

ByBarryFoxForover30years

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The Fruits of War by Michael White

ByRobertA.HindeINTHEPeaceMuseuminHiroshimathereisaseriesofglasscases.Ineachisasmock

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Cellphones at 35,000 feet

ByDavidCohenandITWASjustanotherflightfortheninepassengersflyingfromPalmerstonNorthtoChristchurch

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Nuclear submarines – the ultimate insurance?

ByEveryminuteofeverydayaBritishsubmarinearmedwithupto48nuclearwarheads

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Nanoscopic 'robot arms' built from DNA

ByCelesteBieverAnarrangementofnanoscopicrobotarmsmadeentirelyfromDNAandcontrolledusingfurtherDNAstrandshasbeenrevealedbyUSscientists.DNAisanattractivenanoscalebuildingmaterialsincestrandscanbemadeto“z

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How scared should we be of polonium?

ByAndyCoghlan

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Steadier lasers could make best atomic clock yet

ByCelesteBieverAclockthatlosesjustonesecondevery60millionyearsmightseemtoughtobeat.Nevertheless

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Designing Interactions, by Bill Moggridge

ByJustinMullinsTHINKofthetechnologiesthatshapethemodernworldandthechancesarethemobilephone

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Invention: Razor light

ByBarryFoxAdevicethatuseslighttosendhairfolliclestosleep

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Borrowers vote with their mice

ByBankscouldbeanunexpectedvictimoftherevolutioninonlinenetworking

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Top tech movies: baseball bots and more

ByTomSimoniteArobotarmwithimpressivebaseballbattingskillhasbeendemonstratedbyJapaneseresearchers.Twovideosshowthearmhittinganyballpitchedbyahumanintoeitherahighnet(2.2MBwmvformat)oralownet(4MB

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Review: Cyberspaces of Everyday Life, by Mark Nunes

ByWilliamJ.MitchellBOOKSaboutcyberspaceareliketelevisionshowsaboutfood.Theirauthorscangiveusasenseofwhattheexcitementisallabout

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Concrete evidence in Giza's pyramids

WerethepyramidsofGizainEgyptpartlybuiltofconcrete?Adebateontheideathathassmoulderedforover20yearshasbeenreignitedbyMichelBarsoumofDrexelUniversityinPhiladelphia

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Robotic hand has a built-in 'slip sense'

ByTomSimonite(Image:SouthamptonUniversity)(Image:SouthamptonUniversity)AnartificialhandbuiltintheUKhasfingertipsensorsthatletitgraspdelicateobjectswithoutcrushingordroppingthem.Apreviousprototypeha

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Network analysis spots online-auction fraudsters

ByTomSimoniteSoftwarethatcouldhelpcatchfraudstershopingtodeceiveotherusersoninternetauctionsiteshasbeendevelopedbyUSresearchers.Itanalysesauser’stransactionhistorytodeterminewhethertheymightbedelibera

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永利国际总站:Avoid airbag injuries, keep kids in the back

Here’sanotherreasonnottoletyourkidssitinthefrontseatofthecar:ifthepassengerairbaggoesofftheycouldgettinnitusandbreathingproblems.Airbagshavebeenhugelysuccessfulinpreventingdeathsandinjuriesincarcrash

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Table-top particle accelerator created

ByZeeyaMeraliAtable-topparticleacceleratorhasbeenbuiltbyFrenchphysicists

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'Phase change' memory boosts gadget efficiency

ByNewScientistTechstaffandAFPAnovelformofcomputermemorythatisfasterandmoreefficientthanexistingcomponentshasbeenrevealedbyUSscientists.The“phase-change”memorystoresbinaryinformationbyswitchingsections

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Living heart cells drive microfluid pump

ByTomSimonite(Image:RoyalSocietyofChemistry)AtinypumpdrivenbylivingheartcellshasbeendevelopedbyresearchersinJapan.Futureversionscouldperhapspowermedicalimplantsordevicesthatanalysebiologicalsamples

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Invented for the military, used to defend wildlife

ByZeeyaMeraliBythetimeSteveGulickarrived

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Wireless running sensor triggers privacy concerns

ByTomSimoniteArunningshoesensorthattransmitsdetailsofauser’sperformancetoaniPodcouldalsobeusedtocovertlytracktheirmovements

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永利国际总站:Nose model gets a cautious sniff

ByZeeyaMeraliItkickedupastinkamongsensoryscientistswhenitwasproposedadecadeago.Nowacontroversialtheorythatsmellreceptorsinthenoserespondtothevibrationofmolecules

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Genetically modified yeast could boost biofuels

ByTomSimoniteAnovelgeneticengineeringtechniquehasbeenusedtomakeyeastmoreresistanttotheill-effectsofalcohol.Itcoulddramaticallyboosttheefficiencyofgeneratingethanol-basedfuelsfromcornandplantwaste.Yeas

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Bio-ink printer makes stem cells differentiate

ByRichardFisherAninkjetdevicethatprintstiny“bio-ink”patternshasbeenusedtosimultaneouslygrowtwodifferenttissuesfromthestemcellsofadultmice.Surgeonscouldonedayusethetechnologytorepairvariousdamagedtissu

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Lone voices special: At play in the multiverse

ByAmandaGefterNote:WeaskedyouforyourquestionsforDavidDeutsch.Hisanswerstothebestquestionsarenowonthispage.In1985

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DNA-like ice 'seen' inside carbon nanotubes

ByTomSimoniteNanoscaleiceformationsresemblingthedoublehelicesofDNAwillformwhenwatermoleculesarefrozeninsidecarbonnanotubes

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UK unveils plans for new nuclear submarine fleet

ByWillKnightUKgovernmentplanstoinvestinanewgenerationofnuclearsubmarineshavedrawncriticismfromanti-nuclearMPsandcampaigners

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NASA overwhelmed by climate data

NASA’sclimatologistshaveanenormousproblem:whenitcomestodataontheatmosphere

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