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Stephen Hawking’s new black hole theory

Our pick of the week from around the web, including event horizons reassessed, the drug revolution no-one can stop, and Stephen Fry on the Mac at 30.<p>The drug revolution nobody can stop<br>Mike Power | Matter | 29 January 2014<br>Designer drugs “concocted in labs by tweaking a few atoms here and there” are …

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Could Google Help You Live Forever?

If you thought Google Glass and Self-driving cars were cool, how about immortality?<p>When fellow Fool Brian Stoffel made a pitch last month to buy …

Steve Ramirez and Xu Liu: A mouse. A laser beam. A manipulated memory.

The Tricky Business Of Predicting Where Media Will Go Next

What's next for <i>The Washington Post</i>? With a new owner, the paper is stepping into a new era. Its path may lead to the ever-evolving future of journalism.<p>"There is no map, and charting a path ahead will not be easy," said Amazon founder Jeff Bezos with the announcement of his purchase Monday. "We …

Will 'big data' prevent disease?

Think of ways to improve global health and you might suggest increasing the number of vaccinations, finding new drugs or employing more doctors.<p>But biologist and genetics entrepreneur Linda Avey, believes the answer is data. A lot of data.<p>Dr Avey is the co-founder of personal genomics company …

How Gesture Control And Wearable Tech Will Revolutionize Our Digital Lives

Pause your favorite show by snapping your fingers. Adjust the temperature in your home with a flick of the wrist. Scroll through your big presentation by waving your hand. Gesture control is the latest step in the evolution of human/computer interaction, replacing traditional interface methods like …

Elysium — In Theaters this Friday!

A mini robot -- powered by your phone

Your smartphone may feel like a friend -- but a true friend would give you a smile once in a while. At TED2013, Keller Rinaudo demos Romo, the …

Bitcoin. Sweat. Tide. Meet the future of branded currency.

Currency -- the bills and coins you carry in your wallet and in your bank account -- is founded on marketing, on the belief that banks and …

The teenage scientist revolutionising cancer detection

Pancreatic cancer 's high death rate is partly blamed on the difficulty of early detection. Teenage scientist Jack Andraka has come up with a cheap and simple way to test for it.<p><i>Over the next month, we’re celebrating technology and innovation in a new series called Bright Sparks. As part of the</i> …

Cancer

4D printing: buildings that can change over time

What if buildings could adapt their shape and form – without any other input from us? Architect Skylar Tibbits says 4D printing could make materials that build themselves.<p>The way we build our structures has become more and more sophisticated. But the materials we build them from are static, waiting …

Emerging Technology

Reach inside your computer

See-through screens that allow us to reach in, touch and interact with objects? Jinha Lee believes his 3D devices will break down boundaries and make our digital experiences feel more real.<p>For decades, computer designers have been trying to break down the barriers between people and the computer …

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Maker Faire: How the DIY tech force has become strong

From creating custom 3D printing to vegetable synthesisers, the home-made technology movement seems to be catching on all over the world.<p>DIY technology has traditionally taken place in a bedroom, garage or on a kitchen table. But now a growing trend has emerged of "hack days" or DIY fairs offering …