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Light-speed camera snaps light's "sonic boom" for the first time

Liangetal.Sci.Adv.2017;3:e1601814ByLeahCraneAlight-speedeventrequiresanevenfastercamera.AnewcamerasetuphascapturedthefirstfilmofaphotonicMachcone–basically

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AI rivals dermatologists at spotting early signs of skin cancer

BSIP/UIGviaGettyByMattReynoldsDeeplearningistakingondermatology.Analgorithmtrainedinimagerecognitionhasmatcheddermatologistsinitsabilitytoidentifycertaintypesofskincancerbasedonphotographsofskinlesion

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Coal-powered fuel cell aims for efficiency

ByDuncanGraham-RoweAnewcoal-poweredfuelcellmayleadtoamoreefficientwayofextractingenergyfromthefossilfuelthansimplyburningit.“Theideawastolookatawayofconvertingthechemicalenergyincoaldirectlyintoelectr

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Robot skin senses warm bodies like a snake locating nearby prey

BadRobot/REX/ShutterstockByEddGentAheat-sensingfilmcouldletrobotsdetectwhenhumansarearound

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Fog of cyberwar: How nations really attack each other online

ByChrisBaraniuk(Image:AlexWilliamson)WHENtheattackscameinlateApril2007

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Virtual world fits on a smartphone

ByWillKnightItwillsoonbepossibletoinhabitavirtualworld

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Invention: Magic wand for gamers

ByBarryFoxForover30years

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Smart buildings predict when critical systems are about to fail

GettyByChrisBaraniukImagineabuildingthattellsyou–beforeithappens–thattheheatingisabouttofail.Somecompaniesareusingmachinelearningtodojustthat.It’scalledpredictivemaintenance.SoftwarefirmCGnal

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Whale sharks' secrets revealed by live-tracking aquatic drones

LisaLitwakByAlexMatthews-KingWave-powereddronesarebeingusedtoprovidelivetrackingoftheworld’slargestfish

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Stopping the slaughter of innocent pedestrians

ByMickHamerTODAYaseriesofcollisionswillkill50pedestriansontheroadsofthedevelopedworld.Ifthiswereaterroristattackitwouldbeheadlinenews.Butyouwillneverhearaboutmostofthesevictims–itisjustanormaldayonthe

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Scale buildings in a single bound

ByDavidCohenSPIDERMANdoesit

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'Singing' keeps aircraft in the sky

SINGINGwingscouldreducethenumberoffatalcrashesofsmallaircraft.Theideaistopreventtheplanestallingbyapplyingapiezoelectricfilmtothewingstohelpmaintainasmoothairflow.Stallsaccountforaroundone-quarteroffa

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Can IBM's principles for taming AI win over public doubts?

Nikolaevich/GettyWorriesaboutartificialintelligenceseemtobeeverywhere.Willourjobssurvive?Canwetrustthinkingmachinestodotherightthing?CommonconcernssuchastheseputAIhighuptheagendaatlastweek’smee

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Stored summer heat de-ices winter roads

ByTheblazingheatofthesummersuncanbeusedtopreventroadsfromicingupinwinter.Inatrialoftheidea

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Computer characters mugged in virtual crime spree

ByWillKnightAmanhasbeenarrestedinJapanonsuspicionofcarryingoutavirtualmuggingspreebyusingsoftware“bots”tobeatupandrobcharactersintheonlinecomputergameLineageII.Thestolenvirtualpossessionswerethenexcha

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Your very own personal search engine

Isyoursearchenginefailingtoserveupthepagesyouwant?Doyouwishitcouldunderstandyourhobbiesaswellasyoudo?Thesolutionmaybeonthehorizon

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Rock ‘n' roll robot regains its feet

ByWillKnightAhumanoidrobotwithanexceptionallynimbleknackforgettingbackonitsfeetafterafallhasbeendevelopedbyresearchersinJapan.NamedRDaneel

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'Singing' wings help prevent small-plane stalls

ByEmmaYoung“Singing”wingscouldreducethenumberoffatalsmallplanecrashes

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Billboards beam adverts to passing cellphones

ByDuncanGraham-RoweIgnoringadvertsisabouttogetalottougherwiththedevelopmentofbillboardsandadvertisingpostersthatuseBluetoothtobeamvideoadsdirecttopassingcellphones.Aspeoplewalkpasttheposterstheyreceiv

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Satellite imagery locates mass graves

SATELLITEimageryisbeingusedtolocatemassgravesinBosnia-Herzegovina.InvestigatorsfundedbytheInternationalCommissiononMissingPersons(ICMP)startbysplittingsatelliteimagesinto270colourbandsinthevisibleandi

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Japan to test supersonic airliner prototype

ByKellyYoung(Image:JAXA)JapanplanstotestasupersonicaircraftprototypeintheAustraliandesertasearlyasSeptember.Duringthetest

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DVD format war escalates as talks fail

ByJapaneseelectronicsgiantssaidonTuesdaytheywouldgoaheadwithincompatibleformatsfornext-generationDVDsaftertalkstoreachacommonstandardfailed.Thedecisionpresentsconsumerswithachoicemuchthesameaswhenvide

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Samsung blames battery flaws for Galaxy Note 7 smartphone fires

SeongJoonCho/BloombergviaGettyImagesByTimothyRevellSamsunghasidentifiedtwobatteryfaultsthatcauseditsGalaxyNote7mobilephonestocatchfire.Reportsofthedevicesexplodingledtoaglobalrecallof2.5milliondevices

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Google aims to unify all Instant Messaging

ByDuncanGraham-RoweGooglelaunchedanopenstandardinstantmessagingsystemonTuesday

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What if… Electric motors pre-dated steam engines

ByA.BowdoinVanRiperWhatif…theNazishadwon;Newtonhadabandonedscience;electricmotorshadpre-datedsteamengines;DarwinhadnotsailedontheBeagle;CharlesIIhadnointerestinscienceandayoungEinsteinhadbeenignored

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Why Stradivari was lord of the strings

Intherighthands

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Throwing out the garbage, Antarctica-style

ByEmmaYoungBATTERIES

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Start-up uses biometrics to tailor music for good night’s sleep

StefanHoederath/Redferns/GettyByNicoleKobieAbabyfallingbacktosleepat2amtoagentlelullabymayconvinceitsparentsthatmusiccaninducesleep

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Homing in on a US naval legend

Topeoplelivingonthenorth-eastcoastofEngland

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Gizmo

TheIsraelimilitaryisdevelopingahornet-sizedrobotic“insect”thatcanundertakereconnaissancemissions

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Our ability to think in a random way peaks at 25 then declines

AdrianBrown/BloombergviaGettyByTimothyRevellIt’ssurprisinglydifficulttocomeupwithatrulyrandomsequenceofnumbersoritems.Doingsorequirescognitiveskillssuchasmemoryandattention

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Bioweapons: In the name of defence?

ByJohnSteinbrunerInFebruaryof2005

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Airliner flown 'without pilot' in UAV test

ByPaulMarksAjetairlinerwasflownoversouth-westEnglandrecentlywithnopilotinthecockpit

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Gizmo

Paralysedpeoplecouldcommunicateandcontrolmachinesjustbythinkinghard

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Sims put real cities to the test

GamershavebeendesigningandcontrollingtheirownfictionalcitieseversincegameslikePopulousandSimCityappearedinthelate1980s.Nowsoftwarethatworksalongsimilarlinescouldallowtownplannerstotestthelikelyimpacto

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Uncrewed aerial vehicles: no pilot, no problem?

ByPaulMarks(Image:Yamaha)Thepromiseisfantastic:newgenerationsofremote-controlledaircraftcouldsoonbeflyingincivilianairspace

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Biospray fights food poisoning

Sprayingchickencarcasseswithvirusesmaysoundcrazy–butifthevirusesareharmlesstohumansbutlethaltofoodpoisoningbacteria

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Acoustic sensors make surfaces interactive

ByTomSimoniteAseriesofacousticsensorsthatturnanysurfaceintoatouch-sensitivecomputerinterfacehavebeendevelopedbyEuropeanresearchers.Twoormoresensorsareattachedaroundtheedgesofthesurface.Thesepinpointth

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Backseat virtual reality entertains passengers

ByTomSimoniteAnin-cargamingsystemthatcreatesaninteractivegamecorrespondingtoavehicle’sreal-worldroutecouldkeeppassengersentertainedonlongjourneys

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Unlocking the online potential of disadvantaged young people

Frommobilecomputingtoaugmentedrealitytoartificialintelligence

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Silicon joins the ranks of superconductors

THEmaterialthatrevolutionisedelectronicshasbeenendowedwithevengreaterpower:siliconhasjoinedtheranksofthesuperconductors.Intheory

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Ear implant success sparks culture war

ByRachelNowakCOULDtheendofsignlanguagefordeafchildrenbeinsight?

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CERN, the giant fridge magnet, is go

Aslabexperimentsgo

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Invention: Body-wired headphones

ByBarryFoxSony’sTokyoresearchlabhasfoundawaytoconnectheadphonestoportablemusicandvideoplayerswithouttheneedforfiddlywiring.Theysimplyfeedanaudiosignalstraightthroughthelistener’sbody.Existingwirelessh

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Homing in on a US naval legend

ByTopeoplelivingonthenorth-eastcoastofEngland

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Atom spied interfering with electron flow

ByWillKnightAnindividual“dopant”atomhasbeenspiedinterferingwiththeflowofelectronsthroughasilicontransistorforthefirsttime.Researcherssaythefeatcouldhelpscientistssqueezemorepoweroutofconventionalcompu

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Thousands of fake companies added to Google Maps every month

MikeKemp/Corbis/GettyByTimothyRevellLocalbusinessesonGoogleMapsaren’talwaysaslocalastheyseem.TensofthousandsofboguslistingsareaddedtoGoogleMapseverymonth

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Silicone breast-implant ban lifted

SILICONEimplantsmaysoonbebackinfashionforUSwomen

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'iTunes approach' could aid scientific discovery

ByTomSimoniteSoftwarethatcreateslinksbetweenscientificpapers

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Better than a ballot box: Could digital democracy win your vote?

SébastienThibaultByNiallFirthTHEsystem’sbroken.Nothingchanges.Allpoliticiansarethesame.Whyvote?It’sapopularrefrain

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