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Secret broadband plans 'should be revealed'

Secret, detailed maps showing which areas of the UK will have their broadband networks upgraded should be made public, the Culture Secretary has said.<p>In a letter to local councils seen by The Daily Telegraph, Maria Miller, the Culture Secretary, says that all authorities should reveal which areas …

Net Neutrality

DNA storage: The code that could save civilisation

Two scientists think we can safeguard the world's knowledge against an apocalypse if we store it in DNA. How far-fetched is the idea? Ed Yong meets them to find out.<p>Neither Ewan Birney nor Nick Goldman can remember exactly how they came up with the idea of storing all the world’s knowledge in DNA. …

What is graphene? Here’s what you need to know about a material that could be the next silicon

Advertisement<p>21 Comments<p>Graphene, an emerging material that could change the way electronic components are made and help computing performance …

Space plane engine of the future to get flight test in 2020

Flight tests of an engine for the giant space plane Skylon are expected by 2020.<p>The British government and European Space Agency (ESA) are providing $100 million in funding, which will be matched by private financing to complete the propulsion system's development and test.<p>Two Synergetic …

Aviation

Inhabitat's Week in Green: human-powered helicopter, a 3D-printed SLR and smog-eating pavement

<i>Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.</i><p>This week aviation fans witnessed a world's first as AeroVelo's human-powered helicopter won the elusive $250,000 Sikorsky Prize by hovering 10 feet off the …

Chinese Woman Reportedly Electrocuted to Death by Apple's iPhone 5

A 23-year-old Chinese woman has allegedly died from an electric shock when using Apple’s iPhone 5 while it was being charged, her family members claim, according to media reports.<p>The older sister of alleged victim Ma Ailun took to Sina Weibo, China’s popular Twitter-like social network, over the …

Apple reportedly signs Samsung for next-gen iPhone chips

Apple and Samsung's relationship is apparently not so strained as to prevent the South Korean electronics giant from providing the chips that will power future iPhones, a recent report claimed.<p>Samsung will supply Apple with A9 chips based on a 14-nanometer process node starting in 2015, the Korea …

IPhone 7

Audi A8 TDI, for the eco-minded mogul

When Rudolf Diesel fell from the mail steamship Dresden into the North Sea in 1913, his engine design had not yet achieved its eventual success, and his company was out of cash.<p>The purposeful grumble speaks of muscle.<p>In the century since Diesel’s death, however, advancing technology has polished …

Voyager: A long, long trip into the unknown

Whether or not Nasa’s Voyager has become the first object to leave our solar system, Quentin Cooper wants to know what will happen if it meets extraterrestrial life?<p>Are we there yet? Don’t know. Are we there yet? Don’t know. Are we there yet? Don’t know.<p>Thankfully there are no small children aboard …

Astronomy

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

Google’s grand design challenge

As the tech giant is overhauling the look of its products, BBC Click’s Sumi Das asks whether it is too big a company to have a unified design strategy.<p>In recent months the company has introduced products that are the result of a major makeover that began a couple of years ago. Historically, …

For First Time, Astronomers Read Exoplanet's Color

Astronomers have determined that an alien planet is blue like Earth.<p><b>A giant gaseous planet that's orbiting a star 63 light-years away is a deep cobalt blue that's reminiscent of Earth's color as seen from space, scientists say, marking the first time an exoplanet's true color has been …

Chrome OS 28 hits stable release, brings visual feedback to Chromebook Pixel

A welcome bit of news for Chromebook owners came this evening, as Chrome OS 28 hit the stable channel and will be rolling out to laptops over the coming days. First and foremost, you'll find a speedier version of the Files app, which now supports recent and shared files on Google Drive. In …

The coating that makes iPhones touch sensitive is running out

Advertisement<p>16 Comments<p>No, iPhone screens are not magic. They are coated in a transparent material called indium tin oxide that senses when a finger …

True Color Of An Exoplanet Discovered For The First Time

Looks a bit like home!<p>Looks a bit like Earth, doesn't it? You wouldn't find this planet very comfortable, however. Called HD 189773b, it's 1,000 degrees Celsius on its surface and it rains glass. Sideways.<p>HD 189773b looks like Earth because it's blue. Astronomers have determined its true color, a …

You're sure of a big surprise

Precaution, like any policy idea, means little until we give it substance. Of course we should take precautions. Of course we should be cautious. The …

The Most Important Tip for Street Photography

If you clicked this link expecting a simple technical tip to improve your street photography then you’ve come to the wrong place. This is not an …

Street Photography

Asiana Passengers Called 911, Begged for Help

LG unveils world's thinnest Full HD LCD smartphone panel

As companies search for ways to make mobile devices ever-sleeker and lighter, LG Display announced Wednesday that it is coming out with what it claims to be the "world's slimmest full HD LCD panel for smartphones."<p>The panel is 5.2 inches long and only 2.2 mm thick. LG says that it is the narrowest …

Gear & Gadgets

Samsung official reportedly confirms Note III in the works, muses on potential camera upgrades

Given the success of the original Galaxy Note and its sequel, there's little doubt a third installment of the super-sized handset line is on Samsung's to-launch list. Korean site <i>ETNews</i> claims to have heard the first legitimate confirmation of the Note III's existence, however, citing a Samsung …