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Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson tells party to 'man up' and offers to do battle with Jeremy Corbyn

Scottish Tory Leader Ruth Davidson has urged her party to “get over its current nervous breakdown and man up”.<p>Ms Davidson said that Jeremy Corbyn’s …

5 more apps that make you say 'Wow!'

There are approximately 1.3 million apps available for our smartphones and tablets. Many are simply a bad idea. Most are average in use or scope. Fortunately, some very innovative developers have changed the way we used to do things for the better. Here are five mind-boggling apps that I know …

5 Techniques (and Tools) for Speaking to Your Customers

<i>David Arnoux is Head of Growth and co-founder of Twoodo, helping teams organize using simple #hashtags. This post originally appeared on the Twoodo blog.</i><p>In my experience of creating a team workflow tool that people will actually enjoy using, building a product without talking to your customers …

How Sapphire, The Nearly Indestructible Material Now Being Used For Smartphones, Is Made

There's been a lot of buzz around sapphire, an extremely hard material that smartphone makers are using to produce scratch-proof screen displays. Huawei, the world's third largest smartphone maker, unveiled the Ascend P7 with a sapphire display on Friday. The announcement follows rumors that …

3D bird sound visualization is electrifying

Sometimes the sound of chirping and singing birds can be enough to inspire a feeling of peace and tranquility. But for Australian multimedia artist Andy Thomas — who specializes in creating “audio life forms” — such dulcet tones inspired something more: curiosity about what they might look like as …

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Bird-inspired drones may be able to perch on power lines to recharge

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are currently being considered for many applications, although one factor that a lot of people tend to gloss over is …

Supercomputer passes the Turing test by mimicking a teenager (update: reasons to be cautious)

After 64 long years, it looks like a machine has finally passed the Turing test for artificial intelligence. A supercomputer in a chat-based challenge fooled 33 percent of judges into thinking that it was Eugene Goostman, a fictional 13 year old boy; that's just above the commonly accepted Turing …

10 of the Maddest Scientists Who Ever Lived

From guzzling bacteria to dueling for mathematics, these scientists pulled some of the craziest stunts in the history of the profession.<p>What would you do for science? These scientists gave everything you had to achieve some of the most important advances we know today. From guzzling bacteria to …