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A competition, now in its 43rd year, dedicated to showcasing the beautiful and bizarre as seen under a light microscope attracted over 2,000 entries from 88 countries. Here’s a selection of the winning and commended images from the 2017 Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition

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3D printing hackers down drone with self-destructing propellers

In the near future, an F-35 fighter plane on a routine flight kicks in its afterburners and it goes supersonic. Suddenly, there's an almighty bang as …

Google launches Gboard, an iOS keyboard that lets you search without a browser

Google this morning launched a new application for iOS devices called Gboard that puts the power of Google search directly into your mobile device’s keyboard. This keyboard had been rumored to be in development earlier this year, and it appears the original reports were accurate. Not only does the …

How thousands of gamers are helping to decode the human body

<i>EVE Online</i> isn't just a game about internet spaceships and sci-fi politics. Since March, developer CCP Games has been running Project Discovery – an …

Factors In Selecting A Mobile Prototyping Tool

Years ago, a kid was trying to fashion a bow by cutting a twig with a knife. Upon seeing this struggle, his grandfather handed him a saw, saying, …

This navigation app keeps you out of high-crime areas in real time

RedZone is a suitably-named navigation app that helps keep you safe by steering you clear of high crime areas. When you roll into an unfamiliar city late at night, the last thing you want to do is go looking for a hotel in an area where you’re more likely to require a stay in hospital than get a …

DIY Pocket Linux Computer: Nintendo LX - Technabob

We’ve seen a Raspberry Pi used as the basis for a normal-sized laptop, but maker Node managed to cram a Pi 2, a keyboard and a 3.5″ touchscreen into …

Facebook brings React Native to Windows and Tizen

Today at F8, Facebook announced some cool things for developers working with React. In partnerships with Samsung and Microsoft, React Native apps can now be written for Windows, Xbox, smart TVs and wearables.<p>Microsoft is now supporting the React Native framework for use on the Universal Windows …