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2019-03-02 10:05:02

Hacking a US electronic voting booth takes less than 90 minutes

REUTERS/SteveMarcusByTimothyRevellAvotingmachinehackedtoplayRickAstley’s“NeverGonnaGiveYouUp”mightseemamusing–butithasasinisterstinginthetale.At securityconferenceDEFCONinLasVegas lastweek

2019-03-02 09:11:03

How to ensure animated clones get lost in the crowd

ByColinBarrasNoepicmovieiscompletewithoutacrowdsceneortwo

2019-03-02 09:08:06

Green fuel for the airline industry

ByDavidStrahanIFYOUhavebecomeaddictedtothefly-cheapphilosophyespousedbybudgetairlinesoverthelastdecade

2019-03-02 09:03:02

Rise of the rat-brained robots

ByPaulMarksVideo:Acollectionof300

2019-03-02 08:01:13

Robotic arm stimulates muscles

EACHyear

2019-03-02 07:12:12

NASA backs troubled rocket design

EmbattledNASAofficialssaytheyarestickingtoplanstodeveloparocketcalledAresIafterrumourssurfacedthatitwasconsideringswitchingtoadesignbasedontheboostersthatsendthespaceshuttleintoorbit.AresIisbeingcreat

2019-03-02 07:06:08

A US firm is microchipping staff – here's what they should fear

32M/CoverImagesIntheeraofconstantconnection

2019-03-02 06:18:12

First successful test of most powerful accelerator

AFTERyearsofdelays

2019-03-02 06:17:09

Elephant seals recruited to monitor sea ice

YOUmightthinkmaleelephantsealsareodd-lookingenoughwithoutpolarresearchersglueingaboxofelectronicsensorstothetopoftheirheads.Whiletheboxesdonothingfortheseals’looks,

2019-03-02 06:13:04

Computer model of bees probes the hive mind

ByDavidRobsonGIVENachoicebetweentwodifferentflowerbeds

2019-03-02 06:10:08

Biofuels fail to meet sustainability criteria

BIOFUELShavereceivedanotherenvironmentalblackmark:asurveycommissionedbytheUKgovernmentfoundthat4outof5litressuppliedatBritishpumpsfailedtomeetbasicindustrystandardsforsustainability.Manufacturerscou

2019-03-02 06:02:09

Spin flip trick points to fastest RAM yet

ByKateMcAlpineDoyouwishyourcomputerwasfaster?EngineersandphysicistsfromGermanyhavedemonstratedthequickestprototypeyetofanadvancedformofRAMtippedbyhardwaremanufacturerstobethefutureofcomputing.Thede

2019-03-02 06:02:08

Go online to find your future spouse

You’renowmorelikelytofindyourtrueloveontheinternetthanatworkorataparty

2019-03-02 05:14:12

Personalised maps show the view from the street

ByColinBarras(Image:FloraineGrabler/SIGGRAPH)Findingyourwayacrossanunfamiliarcityisachallengeformostpeople’ssenseofdirection.Softwarethatgeneratespersonalisedmapsshowingonlyrelevantinformation

2019-03-02 05:09:08

Colour-changing skin keeps tiny spacecraft cool

ByDavidRobsonACOLOUR-changingskincouldhelptokeeppint-sizedspacecraftatcomfortabletemperatureswithoutthebulkandexpenseofnormalcoolingequipment.Ifthetemperatureonboardaspacecraftwerenotcontrolled

2019-03-02 05:08:09

80% of British biofuels are unsustainable

ByFredPearceBiofuelshavereceivedanotherenvironmentalblackmark.AsurveycommissionedbytheUKgovernmentfoundthatover4litresinevery5suppliedatBritishpumpsfailtomeetbasicindustrystandardsforsustainableproduc

2019-03-02 04:12:13

Computers tell their life stories to reduce waste

RECYCLINGpartsofdiscardedcomputersisslowandexpensive

2019-03-02 04:01:03

Invention: Flat-panel ion thrusters

ByJustinMullinsYoumaythinkspacecraftthrustersneedtobebigandpowerful

2019-03-02 03:13:07

Virtual hand gets under the skin

ByColinBarrasinLosAngelesVideo:Modellingeverymuscleandtendonofthehandproducesstunninglyaccurateanimationsthatmayaidsurgeons(FootagecourtesyUniversityofBritishColumbia)Thesenewamazinglyrealisticanim

2019-03-02 02:20:04

US boasts of laser weapon's 'plausible deniability'

ByDavidHamblingAnairbornelaserweapondubbedthe“long-rangeblowtorch”hastheaddedbenefitthattheUScouldconvincinglydenyanyinvolvementwiththedestructionitcauses

2019-03-02 02:14:12

Lab-grown tendons gradually fade to bone

ByKurtKleinerTissueengineeringcanproducetendons

2019-03-02 02:02:01

Throwaway culture: The truth about recycling

plainpicture/Cultura/FrankandHelenaByBobHolmesFromthemostbasicenvironmentalpointofview

2019-03-02 01:11:06

Touchy-feely robots have sensitive skin

ByRachelNowakinMelbourneWOULDyoutrustarobotaroundyourbaby?Robotmaidsthatwon’ttramplethekidsunderfoothavecomeastepcloserwiththedevelopmentofasuper-stretchyconductingmaterialthatcouldbeusedtogivethems

2019-03-02 01:08:09

Gizmo

ScientistsmonitoringvolcanoesinItalyandIcelandnolongerneedtoendurelongdrivesuptheirsulphurousslopestotaketheirmeasurements.AcommunicationslinkdevelopedbyEuropeanresearcherswilltransmitreadingsviaWiMAX

2019-03-02 01:03:05

Iron superconductors: Breaking all the rules

ByCatherineZandonellaFORallitsmarvels

2019-03-01 10:14:08

App's glowing arrows guide you around a new building

ByNiallFirthWHETHERit’sacavernousdepartmentstoreorarabbitwarrenofoffices

2019-03-01 10:13:05

Should police and coastguards use laser dazzlers?

ByJeffHechtTHEUSpoliceandcoastguardmaysoonstartusinglaser“dazzlers”likethosetheAmericanandBritishmilitarieshaveemployedforyearsatcheckpointsinIraqandAfghanistan.AttheSHOTShowlastmonthinLasVegas

2019-03-01 10:11:13

Social media's moment will pass – but when?

Readmore:“Techbeforeitstime:Sixgadgetstoogood

2019-03-01 09:06:15

DNA origami nanorobot takes drug direct to cancer cell

ByJessicaHamzelouHowisthisforacleverrobot?TinyprobesbuiltfromDNAcanseekanddestroycancercells

2019-03-01 08:19:05

Stock trading 'fractures' may warn of next crash

ByJimGilesMIGHTafleetingandlittleunderstoodaspectofstockmarketdynamicsholdthekeytowardingoffsuddenfinancialcrashes?Thatistheprospectraisedbyanapparentlinkbetweenthesecatastrophiceventsandultra-fast

2019-03-01 08:09:01

Civilian drones to fill the skies after law shake-up

ByPaulMarksEditorial:“Hightimetowelcomethefriendlydrones“THEhobbyistwastestingthecameraonboardhissmalluncrewedaerialvehicle(UAV)

2019-03-01 07:20:03

Paper robots could have a strong, gentle touch

ByJacobAronPaperstructuresbuiltusingtheprinciplesoforigamicouldleadtocheap

2019-03-01 07:18:09

Stock trading 'fractures' may warn of next crash

ByJimGilesMightafleetingandlittleunderstoodaspectofstockmarketdynamicsholdthekeytowardingofffinancialcrashes?Thatisthetantalisingsuggestiontoemergefromagroupofphysicistswhohavebeenstudyingstockmovem

2019-03-01 07:04:01

Bionic butterfly wings are ultimate heat sensors

ByMaggieMcKeeMoveoverspidersilk.Butterflywingsarethenew“it”materialoftheanimalkingdom

2019-03-01 07:01:02

What the latest LHC revelations say about the Higgs

ByDavidShigaandCelesteBieverInDecember2011

2019-03-01 06:19:02

Islands on land could make towns tsunami-proof

ByRobertGilhoolyinSendai

2019-03-01 06:12:05

Hurricanes deliver fatal blows to wind turbines

ByChelseaWhyteGonewiththewind?HurricanescoulddestroytheoffshorewindfarmstheUSisplanningtobuildintheAtlanticandtheGulfofMexico.TheUSDepartmentofEnergysetagoalforthecountrytogenerate20percentofitsel

2019-03-01 06:08:06

'Sprinting' chips could push phones to the speed limit

ByJacobAronWORLD-CLASSsprinterspushthemselvestothelimittoachieverecord-breakingspeeds

2019-03-01 04:14:10

Dealing with death in a digital world

ByNiallFirthWHENtragedystrikesandalovedoneislost

2019-03-01 04:08:14

US to resume building nuclear plants

ByMichaelMarshallForthefirsttimesince1978

2019-03-01 04:07:09

Single atom transistor gets precise position on chip

ByMelissaeFelletThebasicunitofmattercouldbecomethebasicunitofcomputing.Aloneatomofphosphorusembeddedinasheetofsiliconhasbeenmadetoactasatransistor.Itisnotthefirstsingle-atomtransistor

2019-03-01 04:06:07

Gloves let you sing a duet with a wave of your hand

ByJacobAronVideo:CreateahumanvoiceusingmusicalglovesLonelyvocalistscannowperformaduetwithanunusualpartner–apairofmusicalglovesthatmanipulatecomputerisedsoundtomimicthehumanvoice.Handgesturesreplic

2019-03-01 04:06:06

LHC boosts energy to snag Higgs – and superpartners

ByDavidShigaIthasalreadybrokentherecordforthemostenergeticparticlecollisions

2019-03-01 04:04:15

Your heartbeat could keep your data safe

ByJacobAronHAVINGtroublerememberingyourpassword?Perhapsyouneedtouseyourheartinsteadofyourhead.Anencryptionsystemthatusestheuniquepatternofyourheartbeatasasecretkeycouldpotentiallybeusedtomakeahard

2019-03-01 03:04:03

Nerve probe controls cyborg moth in flight

ByAnilAnanthaswamyGOVERNMENTspookswantcyborginsectstosnoopontheirenemies.Biologistswanttotapintothenervoussystemsofinsectstounderstandhowtheyfly.Aprobethatcanbeimplantedintomothstocontroltheirflightco

2019-03-01 03:01:08

Charging up an all-electric 320 km/h racing car

ByPaulMarksHOWdoyougetmorepoweroutofanelectriccarthanitsmainbatterypackcandeliver?Simple

2019-03-01 02:14:15

Mind control could be future of warfare

ByAndyCoghlanWarsofthefuturemightbedecidedthroughmanipulationofpeople’sminds

2019-03-01 01:17:02

Paper robots could have a strong, gentle touch

ByJacobAronPAPERstructurescreatedusingtheprinciplesoforigamicouldleadtocheap

2019-03-01 01:15:13

The internet shows the messy truth about knowledge

ByDavidWeinbergerINRECENTyears

2019-03-01 01:04:15

Power plants: Grow your own electricity

ByCarolineWilliamsITDOESN’Tlookmuchlikethefutureofelectricitygeneration.FromwhereI’mstanding