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Is Luma’s surround Wi-Fi system the router we’ve been waiting for?

If I could buy a router and modem that I never had to touch again, I’d pay…and pay well. Seems like I have to reset or manage a setting with a much greater frequency than I’d prefer. Of course, I’m loading it down like a pickup truck with about 19 devices. No matter, a better solution has to be out …

More Nightmare Stories of Your Worst IT Jobs Ever

After we published reader IT job horror stories, we received more than a 1000 comments, and you kicked it up to a whole other level. From finding …

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15 maps that will change the way you see the world

Telegraph Travel has mapped the world in many ways – here are some of the most eye-opening.<p>1. Life expectancy<p>This map shows the world according to life expectancy. The results are depressingly unsurprising. Africa is the only continent that contains nations where the average life expectancy is …

IBM unlocks the secret to carbon nanotube transistors

Following Moore's law is getting harder and harder, especially as existing components reach their physical size limitations. Parts like silicon transistor contacts -- the "valves" within a transistor that allow electrons to flow -- simply can't be shrunken any further. However, IBM announced a …

Leave no trace: Tips to cover your digital footprint and reclaim your privacy

Privacy is at a premium. Whether it’s the NSA, a hacker cabal, or corporate marketers, someone is looking over your shoulder every time you use your PC.<p>You can minimize your exposure, though. Whether you’d just like to keep your Web browsing under wraps or you want to obliterate all evidence of …

Appliances of science: the synthetic body parts used to reconstruct humans

A robotic arm and a bionic penis both made headlines this week. Here are eight other prosthetic innovations that could revolutionise surgery<p>“There’s a pump in my testicles. When I want to have sex, I pump it up, inflate it … And then, when I’m done, I deflate it again.” So said Edinburgh’s Mohammed …

Here Comes Wall-E For The Warehouse: A Conversation With Fetch Robotics CEO Melonee Wise

<i>The little robot follows Melonee Wise around a makeshift warehouse as she picks up boxes of cereal and packages of soap and drops them into a crate atop the machine. Freight, as Wise’s startup Fetch Robotics calls it, may be a machine, but its careful tracking of her movements recalls nothing so</i> …

With Discovery, 3 Scientists Chip Away At An Unsolvable Math Problem

Jennifer McLoud-Mann had almost come to believe that her last two years of work had been for naught.<p>"It had gotten to the point, where we hadn't found anything," she said. "And I was starting to believe I just don't know if we're going to find anything."<p>Armed with an algorithm, McLoud-Mann, along …

MIT Makes A Robot With Human Reflexes

Thanks to a remote-control human pilot<p>The world as made by humans is designed for bipedal bodies, ones capable of navigating the world while maintaining balance on two precarious legs and manipulating objects using a pair of arms. Sometimes, human-made spaces become hostile, but still need a human …

Archive Gallery: 137 Years of Robotic Fascination

The mailmobile, the cigarette-smoking mechanical man, Al Capone's would-be robot army and more retro robots from PopSci's archives<p>We've all heard of Roombas, robot submarines, and creepy humanoid robots, but have you ever heard of Elektro, the cigarette-smoking robot from the 1939 World's Fair, or …

Special Forces Test Hummingbird-Size Drone

One tiny scout for now, one big question for the future<p>The Black Hornet is exactly the kind of drone that scares people about drones. It’s small, fitting easily into the palm of a hand or a pouch pocket. It’s name evokes Black Hawk, an iconic military helicopter that features prominently in …

'Finally, a question about something important:' Stephen Hawking answers question on One Direction

The physicist has charmed fans with a multiple universe theory showing that former member Zayn Malik could still be in the band<p>On Saturday night, the physicist Professor Stephen Hawking discussed the universe, motor neurone disease and the future of the planet – and former One Direction member <b>Zayn</b> …

Given a multiverse, does astrology work somewhere? | Jon Butterworth | Life & Physics

Whether they exist or not, we can at least think of four different kinds of multiverse. Or maybe five.<p>I find it amazing that the scientific method (or methods, if you prefer) is powerful enough to start classifying different types of multiverse. Max Tegmark has had a go at it, as described here by …

Europe And Tech: Who's Hot?

Silicon Valley showed the world how powerful and inspiring a strong tech sector can be, to an entrepreneurial culture and a nation’s economy. It’s no surprise, now, that everyone wants in the game.<p>The world over, countries are pushing to develop their tech credentials in a big way. Europe – …

Drones in police departments raise red flags for privacy advocates

As drones become cheaper and more capable, more police departments across the country are asking for and getting federal approval to use them for law …

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When you wish upon a star: nuclear fusion and the promise of a brighter future

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6 tech trends for 2015 that will change our future

Technology and innovation can be frustrating to watch in action. That’s because there usually isn’t much action — just incremental change with …

The top 10 scientific breakthroughs of 2014

It's been a good year for science. 2014 has yielded discoveries across almost every field of research, from the origins of life on Earth to the far …

Engineer Reimagines Solar Energy With Stick-On Panels

In Xiaolin Zheng's version of the future, installing solar panels could be as simple as applying a sticker.<p><i>Editor's Note: Xiaolin Zheng is one of National Geographic's 2014 Emerging Explorers, part of a program that honors tomorrow's visionaries—those making discoveries, making a difference, and</i> …

Beware The Robots, Says Hawking

British physicist Stephen Hawking has warned of the apocalyptic threat artificial intelligence (AI) poses to people, echoing concerns raised by American entrepreneur Elon Musk earlier in the year.<p>“The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race,” Professor …