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iPhone - a moment in history

<b>Ten years ago I was running from San Francisco’s Moscone Centre to a nearby hotel to edit a piece for the Ten O’Clock News when my phone rang.</b><p>Those were the days, by the way, when phones were for making calls but all that was about to change.<p>“Have you got your hands on this new Apple phone for a …

San Francisco

Samsung confirms battery faults as cause of Note 7 fires

<b>Samsung's probe into its Galaxy Note 7 fiasco has found that the overheating and burning of the phones was caused by faults with their batteries.</b><p>The firm had axed its iPhone rival in October last year after an earlier botched recall and re-release.<p>The recall is thought to have cost $5.3bn (£4.3bn) …

Gear & Gadgets

10 Bad Habits You Must Eliminate from Your Daily Routine

You are the sum of your habits. When you allow bad habits to take over, they dramatically impede your path to success. The challenge is bad habits are insidious, creeping up on you slowly until you don't even notice the damage they're causing.<p><i>"Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are</i> …

Self Control

Flavour changing neutrinos give insight into Big Bang

<b>The question of why are we here perhaps means different things to different people, but in the field of particle physics it is a question that we may be close to finding an answer to.</b><p>Experimental results presented to the 27th International Conference on Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics (Neutrino …

Physics

New alloy 'four times harder than titanium'

<b>A super-hard metal has been made in the laboratory by melting together titanium and gold.</b><p>The alloy is the hardest known metallic substance compatible with living tissues, say US physicists.<p>The material is four times harder than pure titanium and has applications in making longer-lasting medical …

Breakthroughs

Simulated black hole experiment backs Hawking prediction

<b>A lab experiment has lent support to one of Stephen Hawking's most important predictions about black holes.</b><p>Prof Jeff Steinhauer simulated a black hole in a super-cooled state of matter called a Bose-Einstein condensate.<p>In the journal Nature Physics, he describes having observed the equivalent of a …

Black Holes

Claim made for hydrogen 'wonder material'

<b>Scientists in the US say they have at last managed to turn hydrogen into a state where it behaves like a metal.</b><p>If that is true - and it is a controversial claim - it fulfils a more than 80-year quest to produce what many have said would be a wonder material.<p>Theory suggests metallic hydrogen could …

Hydrogen

How Rudolf Diesel's engine changed the world

<b>Rudolf Diesel died in mysterious circumstances before he was able to capitalise on his ingenious invention.</b><p>It was 22:00. Rudolf Diesel had retired to his cabin aboard the SS Dresden, travelling from Belgium across the English Channel. His nightclothes were laid out on his bed, but Diesel did not …

Internal Combustion Engine

£1m Queen Elizabeth Prize: Digital camera tech lauded

<b>The inventors of digital cameras have won the highest international engineering prize.</b><p>This year's £1m Queen Elizabeth Prize recognises the development of the technologies that turn light into digital signals.<p>The Royal Academy of Engineering judging panel said the inventors' work had …

Queen Elizabeth II

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By<p>The sun is hoist with its own petard. Its outermost layer frustrates photons of light trying to escape. Now it seems that when light does …

Astronomy

Auroville: the city where people are living without money, politics or religion

There is a place where you would, for sure, want to live, if not for its landscapes, then for the utopia it created. In this city, there is no money, …

On The Fast Track: 25 Ways to Learn a New Skill Quickly

Whether you plan to become fluent in a new language or finally tackle that home improvement project, picking up a new skill can seem …

Home Improvement

Hamilton’s forgotten Caribbean

With a phenomenally successful hip-hop musical named after him, Alexander Hamilton’s life story has become a topic of global interest.<p>Nevis is less well-known than other Caribbean islands – and Nevisians prefer it that way. It’s only a few miles across the water from lively St Kitts. But here, the …

Alexander Hamilton

Earth - The places on Earth where nature is most likely to kill you

Most of us have been caught out by the weather, whether we got soaked to the skin in a storm or burned red by the sun. But there are places in the world where Mother Nature really goes in for the kill. From deadly storms to volcanic eruptions, there are threats everywhere.<p>Of all Earth's danger …

Tribe offers clues to hidden wonders of medicinal plant

A medicinal plant endemic to the southern parts of Western Ghats and Sri Lanka could offer scientists the key to new herbal formulations and modern …

How Indus Valley Civilisation coped with climate change

The Indus Valley Civilisation underwent a period of climate change about 4,000 years ago, say scientists who suggest that the ancient population in …

Is there a lost city in Antarctica? Mysterious dome 'building' may have been created by an ancient civilisation, bizarre theory claims

An image of a 'dome' in Antarctica has sparked claims there was once a civilisation living in the frozen continent.<p>The picture, which is said to be …

Long-lost continent found submerged deep under Indian Ocean

An ancient continent that was once sandwiched between India and Madagascar now lies scattered on the bottom of the Indian Ocean.<p>The first clues to …

Look into the gaping maw of our oldest ancestors

Researchers have unearthed dozens of tiny 540 million-year-old fossilized critters, dubbed Saccorhytus coronaries, that they believe to be our oldest …