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2019-03-03 08:17:03

Forensic clock calls time on crimes

ByJamesRandersonASTRAYhair

2019-03-03 08:15:11

Behind the Great Firewall of China

THEspiritoffreedomcreatedbytheinternetrevolutionofthemid-1990swastrulyinspiring.UsenetnewsgroupsandtheWorldWideWebcreatedwhollynewforumsinwhichpeoplecouldexpresstheirviews.Herewasaplacewhereideascould

2019-03-03 08:13:07

Nano-drug may starve tumours

GOLDnanoparticlesmightonedayhelptreatcancerbycuttingoffthebloodsupplytotumours

2019-03-03 08:12:12

Cyber detective links up crimes

ByDuncanGraham-RoweMANYmorecrimesmightbesolvedifdetectiveswereabletocomparetherecordsforcaseswithallthefilesonpastcrimes.Nowanartificialintelligencesystemhasbeendesignedtodopreciselythat.Working24hour

2019-03-03 08:02:06

Idle PCs could tackle global problems

RATHERthanspendtheirtimelookingforaliens

2019-03-03 07:18:12

Diamond-based chips for hardcore duties

ByCelesteBieverandPaulMarksMICROCHIPSmadeofsynthesiseddiamond

2019-03-03 07:17:09

Bass bonanza

ByBarryFoxAnthonyMagrathofEdinburgh

2019-03-03 07:09:07

Cartoon characters have minds of their own

I’LLBEINMYTRAILERThedirectorofanewcartoonisgrapplingwithaproblemrarelyencounteredbyanimators—acastofunrulyactorsendowedwithartificialintelligenceandmindsoftheirown.Texas-basedMichaelBurnsmakes“machini

2019-03-03 06:18:05

Digital technique reveals fake art

SPOTTINGforgedpaintingscouldbecomeeasierthankstoanewdigitaltechniquethatcanidentifywhethertwoworksofartarebythesameartist.Itcaneventellyouifanartistusedtalentedstudentstohelpoutwiththepainting.Whilemo

2019-03-03 06:17:01

Spotting the next bestseller

THEforcesthatpropelabookontothebestsellerslisthavebeenanalysedmathematicallyforthefirsttime.Thefindingscouldhelppublishersuseinitialsalesdatatodecidewhichbookstobackfurtherwithadvertisingcampaigns

2019-03-03 06:13:02

Cellphones turn into smart personal assistants

ByCelesteBieverIFYOUthoughtpredictivetextingwasimpressive

2019-03-03 06:04:11

Sprawling systems teeter on IT chaos

ByDuncanGraham-RoweTHEUKgovernmentisspearheadinga£10millionprogrammeaimedatfindingwaystoavertcatastrophicfailuresinlargeITnetworks.Somesystemsarenowsolargetheyareuntestable

2019-03-03 05:02:10

Chinese whispers

ByXiaoQiangITTOOKachanceonlineencounterbetweenasoftwareengineerfromShanghaiandateacherinaremoteprovinceofChinatostartshakingupthepowerbalancebetweenthepeopleandthegovernmentoftheworld’smostpopulousnat

2019-03-03 04:15:05

Catching the moment on digital cameras

CATCHTHEMOMENTAnyonebuyingthelatestdigitalcamerafromKodak

2019-03-03 04:06:12

Microsoft plumbs China for IT talent

ByRobertBuderiandGregoryHuangABRASSYfanfareblaredandspotlightscareenedaroundthevenueasthestarsoftheshowtooktothestage.Outside

2019-03-03 03:11:10

Spyware floods PCs from a single web page

ByWillKnightVisitingthewrongwebsitecanleadtoaninfestationofunwantedwebadvertisingandmonitoringprograms

2019-03-03 03:08:11

City congestion charge clears the air

ByKatharineDavisTHE£5-per-daycongestionchargefordrivingintocentralLondon

2019-03-03 03:08:02

Green pesticide is irresistible to ants

ByAndyCoghlanAPERFECTTrojanhorsehasbeendiscoveredforluringentirecoloniesoftroublesomeantsandtermitestotheirdoom

2019-03-03 02:20:05

Is this curtains for concrete?

ByMickHamerATFIRSTglancethe46-metreroadbridgeintoAsturiasairportinnorthernSpainlooksjustlikeanyother.Concretecolumnssupportitsfourspansanditistoppedwithastandardconcretedeck.Buthiddenbeneaththedeck

2019-03-03 02:14:01

White knuckles in the first rubber raft

ByRichardLovettRamessesIIwastheEgyptianpharaohwhooutdidallotherpharaohs.Helivedtotheageof92

2019-03-03 02:07:01

Laser zaps the home of bad breath bugs

ByAndyCoghlanITISoneoflife’sgreatunmentionables

2019-03-03 02:02:08

US space bomber gets hypersonic boost

ByJeffHechtWHENNASA’srecord-breakinghypersonicX-43Aaircraftdivedintotheoceanlastweek

2019-03-03 01:17:12

Slick operator

ByBarryFoxBoomsmadeofporousmaterialscalledsorbentscanbeusedtosoakupspillsfromoiltankers

2019-03-03 01:17:11

Tongue twister

ByBarryFoxSpeechtherapistshelppeoplearticulatewordsmoreclearlybyteachingthemwheretoputtheirtongueontheroofoftheirmouth.Whatisrightfortanddsounds

2019-03-03 01:13:11

Java bug could hit PC operating systems

ByWillKnightThediscoveryofaserioussoftwarebughassimultaneouslyopenedavarietyofdesktopcomputerstopotentialattack.TheflawhasbeenfoundinJava

2019-03-02 08:12:11

Can smoking ever be made safe?

ByLindaGeddesEditorial:

2019-03-02 08:07:01

Video roadshows transform African agriculture

ByAndyCoghlanTRAININGvideosshowncommunallymaybethemosteffectivewaytopassonnewtechnologiesandtechniquestowomenfarmers

2019-03-02 08:04:12

Lung-on-a-chip could replace countless lab rats

ByDuncanGraham-Rowe“MICROLUNGS”grownfromhumantissuemightonedayhelptoreplacethevastnumbersofratsusedtocheckthesafetyofdrugs

2019-03-02 07:11:06

Spider silk could yield super-powerful muscle

ByAnilAnanthaswamyYOUwon’tbeabletoswingbetweenbuildingsonstrandsofspidersilkanytimesoon

2019-03-02 07:11:03

Airbus disaster raises fears for aviation's future

ByPaulMarksTHEcauseofflightAF447’sdestructionovertheAtlanticlastweekremainsunknown

2019-03-02 07:11:02

New hydrogen-powered city car takes to the road

ByTomSimonite(Image:Riversimple)(Image:Riversimple)(Image:Riversimple)Aconceptcarthatattemptstosidestepthethreemainhurdlestothedreamofhydrogen-fuelledhighwayswasunveiledinLondon

2019-03-02 06:13:12

Innovation: Looking forward to the smarter smartphone

ByColinBarrasInnovationisourregularcolumnthathighlightsthelatestemergingtechnologicalideasandwheretheymaylead.Thisweekwasabigoneintheworldofgadgets.Notonlydidthefirmleadingthesmartphonemarket

2019-03-02 05:17:05

Moon rocks and how to spot them

ByRogerHighfieldCompetition:WinapieceofmoonrockYOUdon’thavetovisitthemoontoholdachunkofitinyourhand.Everydayaround160tonnesofrubblefromspacerainsdownonEarth

2019-03-02 05:15:11

Email patterns can predict impending doom

ByJimGilesEMAILlogscanprovideadvancewarningofanorganisationreachingcrisispoint.That’sthetantalisingsuggestiontoemergefromthepatternofmessagesexchangedbyEnronemployees.AfterUSenergygiantEnroncollapsedi

2019-03-02 05:14:07

Physicists create 'black hole for sound'

ByRachelCourtlandAnartificialblackholethattrapssoundinsteadoflighthasbeencreatedinanattempttodetecttheoreticalHawkingradiation.Theradiation

2019-03-02 05:13:09

Video game makes HIV awareness fun

ByEwenCallawayLikemanyvideogamesaimedatteenagers

2019-03-02 05:11:01

Cash machines hacked to spew out card details

ByPaulMarks“SKULDUGGERY

2019-03-02 05:09:06

Cause of Hudson plane crash confirmed

MIGRATINGCanadageesearetoblamefortheHudsonriverplanecrashinJanuary

2019-03-02 04:16:08

'Emergency mode' to keep cellphones running in a crisis

ByPaulMarksYourcellphonebatteryrunninglowisaninconvenienceatthebestoftimes

2019-03-02 04:15:03

Magic carpets hide objects in plain sight

ByJeffHechtTHElatesttwistoninvisibilitycloakswon’thideHarryPotterinthemiddleofaroom

2019-03-02 04:13:01

Small hydrogen car may have a big future

ACONCEPTcarthatattemptstosidestepthethreemainhurdlestothedreamofhydrogen-fuelledhighwayswasunveiledinLondonthisweek.Likeotherhydrogencars

2019-03-02 04:04:04

Self-destructing data foils ID theft

MOBILEgadgetsofthefuturecouldbeprogrammedtodestroyanypersonaldatatheycontainiftheyarestolenorlost

2019-03-02 04:03:04

Tom Hanks and Ron Howard: Space geeks

ByRogerHighfieldTomHanksandRonHowardhavelongpromotedwhatHankscallsthe“foolhardyyetdivinevoyage”toEarth’snearestneighbour.TheirenthusiasmfortheApollomoonprogrammehasledtotheirinvolvementinmanymoon-rela

2019-03-02 04:02:02

Most powerful 'sound laser' to shake up acoustics

ByColinBarras(Image:TonyKentandAmericanPhysicsSociety)Halfacenturysincethefirstworkinglaserkick-startedatechnologicalrevolutioninthefieldofoptics

2019-03-02 03:19:06

The inside story of the Conficker worm

ByJimGilesAHOTELbarinArlington

2019-03-02 02:19:01

The phone that helps out in a crisis

ADYINGcellphonebatteryisahassleatthebestoftimes

2019-03-02 02:08:04

ByJoMarchant(Image:TrusteesoftheBritishMuseum)(Image:TrusteesoftheBritishMuseum)ImagesoftheParthenonasastark

2019-03-02 02:01:09

Synthetic cells get together to make electronics

ByColinBarras(Image:Nature)AnetworkofartificialcellsthatworktogethertoactasanAC/DCconverterhasbeenbuilt.Demonstratingthatsyntheticcellscanteamuptoachievesuchfeatsisasteptowardsbuildingsynthetictissu

2019-03-02 01:08:10

Virtual power plants could tame coming grid chaos

ByColinBarrasFearsoverenergysecurityandclimatechangehaveledtorecordinvestmentinrenewableenergy.Butamajorproblemthreatenstostallprogresstowardsamoresustainablefuture:nationalelectricitygridsarefarfr

2019-03-02 01:06:05

Iran's nuclear plans in the balance

HOPESthattheIranianelectionmightusherinagovernmentthatismoreopentopersuasiononnuclearissueshunginthebalancethisweek.AlesscombativeapproachtoIranbytheUS