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6 scientific tips to improve your writing - Futurity

A new book uses insights into the reading brain to give writers clear-cut, science-based guidelines—and to debunk some classic writing advice.

Writing

How We'll Fly From Los Angeles To Tokyo In 30 Minutes

Aviation pioneer Dick Rutan explains his vision for hypersonic travel<p>The Wright brothers aren’t the only siblings to push the limits of flight: In 1986, pilot Dick Rutan flew nonstop around the world, spending nine days in the air on a single tank of gas. He made the trip in a plane called <i>Voyager</i>, …

IT

Apple is aiming for 6 cores in A10 processor

The iPhone 6s is the fastest smartphone on the planet, but according to a new rumor, Apple is planning to make a huge leap with its A10 processor in the iPhone 7 that will turn the device into an unbelievable speed machine.<p>It seems a bit early to start talking about the iPhone 7’s processor when …

BT promises 300Mbps broadband for 10 million homes by 2020

BT's chief executive Gavin Patterson has emerged today with a laundry list of promises designed to improve broadband speeds, coverage and public confidence in the UK. First up is a commitment to a new, minimum broadband speed of 5-10Mbps, which the company claims will be enough for people to "enjoy …

Watch an exoplanet orbit its star

A series of images has been made into a video, showing Beta Pictoris b moving through 18 months of its 22-year orbit around its star. Very …

Meteorite from birth of solar system to go on display

The Natural History Museum, London, will be displaying a piece of the Ivuna meteorite, which dates back some 4.6bn years to before the Earth was formed<p>An extremely rare meteorite that has the same make-up as the primordial solar system goes on public display for the first time on Friday at the …

Paleontology

'Swiss Army knife' helps turn algae into biofuel - Futurity

Scientists have built in a year what took millions of years to evolve naturally: a protein that streamlines the machinery that turns algae into …