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Laser beams to the brain reveal seizures in real time

ByBelleDumé(Image:HuabeiJiang)Vibratingpeople’sbrainswithlaserbeamscouldpinpointthefocusofepilepticseizuresfasterandmoreeasilythanthelengthyscansorsurgeryusedtoday

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Shape-shifting skin to reduce drag on planes and subs

ByColinBarras(Image:IOP)Aircraftorsubmarinescoveredwithanundulatingskinabletochangeataflickofabuttonwouldexperience50%lessdragthanconventionalvehicles.Thistrick

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Bamboo 'silk' protects against UV and bugs

MAKEroominyourwardrobeforbamboo.Fibresformedfrompulpedbamboocanbewovenintostrong

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Nanoscale freighter hauls its first load

ByDavidRobson(Image:Science)Ananoscale“monorail”thatcancreepalongananotubetrackhasshifteditsfirstload

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How Californian design helped us to transform the world

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Hunting the elusive Higgs

ByAnilAnanthaswamy“THEgoddamparticle.”That’swhatNobelprizewinnerLeonLedermanwantedtocalltheHiggsboson.Intheend

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Hurricane simulator to bring the house down

ByPhilMcKenna(Image:CambridgeConsultants)(Image:CambridgeConsultants)Itwillhuff

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Ten weirdest computers

ByDuncanGraham-RoweToday’scomputersusepulsesofelectricityandflippingmagnetstomanipulateandstoredata.Butinformationcanbeprocessedinmanyother

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Machine detects our decisions before we know them

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Shooting clouds with lasers triggers electrical discharge

ByFloraGraham(Image:CNRSPhotothèque/ClaudeDelhaye)InasteptowardsgainingtheGod-likeabilitytocalldownlightningboltsonawhim

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Sensitive military items for sale on eBay

IFTHEUSwantstostopIraninitstracks

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DNA test needs an international 'yes'

ByAndyCoghlanACONTROVERSIALDNAtestwasgiventheallclearlastweekbyapanelcommissionedbytheUKgovernment.However

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Websites evolve like living organisms to suit users

ByMichaelReillySITESthatevolveasiftheywerelivingorganismsaremakingtheirwayontotheinternet.Thisabilitytoadaptwithouthumaninterventionallowssitestostayuptodatewithchangesintheirusers’tastesandcanresulti

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The ethics issue: Should we geoengineer the planet?

DigitalLightSource/GettyByCatherineBrahicThepressureison.Ifwewanttosavetheplanetfromtheworsteffectsofclimatechange

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'Crash-tested' skulls throw light on extinctions

ByEmmaYounginSydneyVideo:‘Crash-tested’skullsthrowlightonextinctionsWatchanexclusivevideoabout3DmodellingofskullsSTEPHENWROE’Slabisnoplacetobealoneinthedark.Proppedagainstawallisamassivesetofjawsf

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Controversial forensic DNA test gets the green light

ByAndyCoghlan(Image:stock.xchng)Asuper-sensitivemethodofDNAfingerprintinghasbeendeclaredfitforpurposebyapanelofUKexperts.“Wearehappythatthescienceissoundandsecure

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Coat of armour creates hardy 'super-cells'

ByJonEvansGivingcellsatoughmineralcoatcanmakethemmuchmorerobust

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Worm-on-a-chip boosts understanding of nerves

AGLASSprisonthatkeepswormsstillduringsurgeryischangingourviewofhownervesregrow.OnewaytostudynervesistoseverthoseofCaenorhabditiselegansandwatchwhathappens.Anaesthetisingthewormsstopsthemmoving

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IBM creates working racetrack memory device

ByPaulMarksAnewtypeofcomputermemorythathasforyearsbeentoutedasthefutureofdatastoragehasfinallybeendemonstrated.ResearchersatIBMhavefinallyconstructedthefirst“racetrack”memorydevice.Racetrackmemorywasd

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'Racetrack' memory could replace hard drives and RAM

ByPaulMarks(Image:JimWilson/NYT/Eyevine)GUIDOMEIER’SmovieisunlikelytowinanyOscars.Besidesbeinglessthan1secondlong

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Invention: Fan-assisted trucks

ByJustinMullinsTravelat70mphonamotorway

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The ethics issue: Should we give robots the right to kill?

KirkMarsh/GettyByDouglasHeavenHot-headed

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Futuristic artwork captures sounds to celebrate famous airfield

IWMBySimonIngsDX17atIWMDuxford

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Victorian pistons to cool space-age electronics

ByPhilMcKennaPistonsthatpumpgasinsidechillersthesizeofsugarcubesaresettoprovideasmaller

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The ethics issue: Should we let synthetic life forms loose?

BenEdwards/GettyByMichaelLePageBiologistGeorgeChurchismakingformsoflifethatcouldneverarisenaturally.HeandhisteamarechangingthegeneticcodeofE.colibacteriausedindrugmanufacturesoastomakethemimmunetoallv

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Tiny probe gives wide-angle view of your insides

ByTomSimonite(Image:IEEE/JingkuangChen)AnultrasoundprobeaboutthesizeofagrainofricethatcouldofferpanoramicviewsfrominsidethehumanbodyisbeingtestedbyUSresearchers.Theysayitcouldbethreadedthroughbloodv

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Taser-proof clothing creates new hazard

CLOTHINGdesignedtoprotectpeoplefromstungunsmayinfactputtheminmoredanger.StunweaponssuchastheTasershootbarbeddartsintoavictim

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Anti-social bot invades Second Lifers' personal space

ByTomSimoniteAsoftwarebotthatmasqueradesasanill-manneredhumanuserwithinthepopularvirtualworldSecondLifeisbeingusedbyUKresearcherstoinvestigatethepsychologyofitsinhabitants.Thebotstartsaconversationwit

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Watchful eye keeps quantum computing on the boil

ByZeeyaMeraliTHEYsayawatchedpotneverboils.Thankstoaquirkofquantummechanics

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Gizmo

Fedupwithstiff-lookingclothesinSecondLife?ResearchersattheToshibaCambridgeResearchLaboratoryintheUKcanmakeacomputermodelofrealclothes.Firsttheyvideothewearerwhileshiningthreedifferentcolouredlight

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Shuttle departs space station after risky repair

ByNewScientistSpace(Image:NASATV)SpaceshuttleDiscoveryundockedfromtheInternationalSpaceStationonMondaytoendaneventful11-daystaythatincludeddeliveryofanewroomforthespaceoutpostandariskyrepairtoapower

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Let airport staff 'kill' baddies for better security

ByMichaelReillyHere’sanovelwaytoimproveairportsecurity:getbaggagescreenerstoblastvideogamebaddiesintheirsparetime.That’sthemessagefromMathiasFleckandStephenMitroffofDukeUniversityatDurham

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Tiny supercomputers could be made from the skeleton inside your cells

ROBERTMARKUS/SCIENCEPHOTOLIBRARYByDouglasHeavenBuildingcomputersoutoftheskeletonthatholdsourcellstogetherinsteadofsiliconcouldmakethemsmallerandmoreenergyefficientthanthepower-hungrymachineswerelyonto

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Modified crops 'silence' insect pests for good

ByAndyCoghlanGENETICALLYmodifiedplantsthatcankilljustaboutanyinsectpestwithoutharmingbeneficialinsectsortheenvironmentmaysoonpopupinfarmers’fields.TheplantsexploitamechanismcalledRNAinterference(RNAi)

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NASA vows to release aviation safety survey

ByAnnaDavisonNASAchiefMichaelGriffinhaspromisedtomakepublictheresultsofasurveyonUSairlinesafetythatsuggeststhatnear-collisions

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Beth Singler: What machines can tell us about being human

Areintelligenceswecreatethebestmirrorofourselves

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'Quantum ATM' rules out fraudulent web purchases

ByDuncanGraham-RoweAWOMANwalksuptoanATM

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NASA blows millions on flawed airline safety survey

HASNASAwasted$11.3milliononaflawedsurveyofairlinesafety?Itlookslikely.Theagencycommissionedatelephonepollstertoask29

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AI alchemists spit out the recipe for any molecule you want to make

BrunoMangyokuByJamesMitchellCrowCHEMISTShaveauniquepowertomanipulatematter.Imagineanyarrangementofatomsyoulikeandachemistwillhaveagoodshotatstitchingthemtogether.Overthedecades

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'Suicide nodes' defend networks from within

ByPaulMarksAselflessactofdestruction–exemplifiedbythewayhoneybeesdietodefendtheirhive–hasinspiredanovelwayofsecuringcomputernetworksagainstmalicioushackers.Theapproachworksbygivingallthedevicesonanetw

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World’s longest sea bridge opens between Hong Kong and mainland China

XinhuaNewsAgency/eyevineByAliceKleinChina’snewmega-bridgewasofficiallyopenedtodaybyPresidentXiJinpingafter9yearsofconstruction.The55-kilometre-longstructure

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Bush administration's nuclear plan criticised

Youprobablywouldn’toffertotakeyourneighbour’strashunlessyouhadaprettycleverwayofgettingridofit.Butthat’swhattheBushadministrationwasaccusedofthisweekoveritsplantoreprocessothernations’nuclearfuel.Arep

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Presenting robots as people stops us thinking clearly about AI

parliamentlive.tvByJoannaBrysonLastweek

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Sensitive robot knows when it has punched you

ByTomSimoniteISAACASIMOVmustbeturninginhisgrave.Inblatantcontraventionofthesci-fiwriter’sfirstlawofrobotics

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'Spitting' black holes may be key to cosmic mysteries

ByZeeyaMeraliIMAGINElookingupattheskyandseeingprotonsthesizeofplanets.You’dbemightyimpressedatsuchasight

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'Aggressive but safe' SUV wins robotic street race

ByNewScientiststaffandReutersAsportsutilityvehiclewithamindofitsownwasdeclaredthewinnerofDARPA’surbanrobotcarraceonSunday.Ittravelledautonomouslythroughtrafficforsixhoursand60miles(100kilometres)aroun

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Tiny sensor detects a mouse heart's magnetic pulse

ByMasonInmanAtinysensorthatisnotmuchbiggerthanagrainofricecandetectmagneticfieldsasweakasthoseproducedbyamouse’sheart.Thesensor

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Giggling robot becomes one of the kids

ByMasonInmanVideo:Childrenwhospentseveralweekswithaninteractiverobot

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Magnetic 'signatures' could foil art forgers

ByBelleDumé(Image:JournalofAppliedPhysics)Forgerstakeheed

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Patent round-up: Sea cucumber corneas

ByJustinMullinsWhenaperson’scornea–thetransparentsurfacelayeratthefrontoftheeye–becomesdamaged

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