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Meet The Inspiring 18-Year-Old Who Built A Simple Water Purifier That Could Save Lives

A busy university professor didn’t have time to work closely with his high school student intern. So he sent her off to figure out her own project. What happened next will make you feel good about the future.<p>If you’re worried about the state of the planet, fear not. The next generation has it …

Could we harness power from black holes?

It might seem like an absurd idea, but physicists have long pondered whether black holes could one day be tapped for energy, says Phil Ball. But how possible is it?<p>Imagine the scene: highly advanced civilisations get enormous amounts of energy from black holes, be it extracting it from collapsed …

Why Do We Age? A 46-Species Comparison

Why we age is a tricky evolutionary question. A full set of DNA resides in each of our cells, after all, allowing most of them to replicate again and again and again. Why don’t all tissues regenerate forever? Wouldn’t that be evolutionarily advantageous?<p>Since the early 1950s, evolutionary …

Newly discovered greenhouse gas '7,000 times more powerful than CO2'

A new greenhouse gas that is 7,000 times more powerful than carbon dioxide at warming the Earth has been discovered by researchers in Toronto.<p>The newly discovered gas, perfluorotributylamine (PFTBA), has been in use by the electrical industry since the mid-20th century.<p>The chemical, that does not …

New York Tests Laser Detection System For Subway Tracks

Lasers that scan for people on tracks might just save a few commuters' lives.<p>In December of 2012, Ki Suk Han was fatally pushed onto the train tracks at Manhattan's 49th Street subway station. The <i>New York Post</i> rain a picture of Han on its front page, showing him moments before death, clinging to …

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Hubble Spots Water Plumes on Europa

The geysers could make it easier to search for life under the ice.<p><b>Geysers spew water from the tiger-striped south pole of Jupiter's ice-covered moon Europa, suggest observations from NASA's Hubble space telescope.</b><p><b>If the existence of the plumes can be confirmed, they will perhaps allow future space</b> …

Kidney grown from stem cells by Australian scientists

Australian scientists grow world's first kidney from stem cells in a breakthrough that could alleviate the demand for organ transplants<p>Scientists in <b>Australia</b> have grown the world's first kidney from stem cells – a tiny organ which could eventually help to reduce the wait for transplants.<p>The …

Yemen president urges Iran to stop interference - newspaper

DUBAI (Reuters) - Yemen’s president called on Iran to stop supporting separatists in the south and religious groups in the north of the Arabian peninsula country, which is trying to stabilise after more than two years of political upheaval.<p>Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi enters the hall …

Christina Broom, the UK’s first female press photographer

A remarkable collection of around 2,500 photographs taken by Christina Broom, the UK’s first female press photographer, has been acquired by the Museum of London. Broom came to photography when she was in her 40s, in 1903, so that she could create and sell photographic postcards – a new trade that …

Ten ways the Ukraine crisis may change the world

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - As Moscow and the West dig in for a prolonged stand-off over Russia’s annexation of Crimea, risking spillover to other former Soviet republics and beyond, here are 10 ways in which the Ukraine crisis could change attitudes and policy around the world.<p>Pro-Russian demonstrators …

Climate change a threat to security, food and humankind - IPCC report

A United Nations report raised the threat of climate change to a whole new level on Monday, warning of sweeping consequences to life and livelihood.<p>The report from the UN's intergovernmental panel on climate change concluded that climate change was already having effects in real time – melting sea …

Morpheuz Pebble app helps track your sleep

An obvious benefit to the Pebble app store are the ideas developers come up with for the smartwatch. As it stands now, the Pebble doesn't include any native activity tracking features. Naturally, developers have taken advantage of this and are attempting to fill in the holes.<p>One such app is called …

Is Android the real target of latest Apple vs Samsung patent battle that starts today?

Pieces in <i>The New York Times</i> and <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> suggest that the real target of Apple’s second courtroom patent battle with Samsung may be Android.<p>Some features in Samsung devices that Apple objects to are part of Google’s Android operating system, by far the most popular mobile operating …

Turkey hijacks servers in social media crackdown

<b>Turkey has started hijacking net addresses as it steps up attempts to block access to social media.</b><p>Addresses belonging to Google, Level 3 and OpenDNS have all been hijacked by order of the Turkish government.<p>The hijack means that people using those addresses to reach Twitter or YouTube can no …

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Intel's SD card-sized computer may not be so tiny after all

Back at CES, Intel made a big deal of the fact that it could squeeze a Linux-based PC with Bluetooth and WiFi into the size and shape of an SD card. However, with just a few months to go before the launch of these miniscule Edison development boards, it looks like the chip-maker has changed tack. …

LG's curved OLED tech is better in lamps than phones

Having already released one of the world's first smartphones with a curved display, LG has clearly been hard at work determining where else the phone's curved OLED tech could be of use. At the Light+Building show in Frankfurt, Germany, LG is showcasing one potential use for curved OLEDS: a lamp. …

BlackBerry Wins Court Order Against Ryan Seacrest's Typo Case

BlackBerry scored a major victory in its ongoing legal battle with Typo, the Ryan Seacrest-backed company behind the iPhone keyboard case.<p>On Friday, …

Accenture's new marketing tactic is a Diner Dash-style mobile game

Running an airport isn't that hard, really. At least, not when you have holographic video-call kiosks, decent perfume in the gift shop, and the help of a global consulting, technology and outsourcing company.<p>HoloSkype chats have yet to find their way into Gatwick or Heathrow, though. This is a new …

What is stopping girls going into science and technology?

The government wants to encourage growth in science and technology, but a study in 2013 suggested that 40,000 more graduates are needed every year.<p>Research from the campaign group ScienceGrrl says breaking down cultural hurdles in the classroom to get more girls interested in the subjects at school …

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Sensory hacking: perfume-infused dreams and virtual intimacy

Augmented reality is yesterday's news. Wired.co.uk takes an in-depth look at some of the developing technology designed to virtually stimulate all …

Apparently This Matters: NASA's new spacesuit

<i>UPDATE: On April 30, NASA revealed "Technology" as the winning design</i> for their new Z-2 spacesuit. With almost 150,000 votes -- just over 63% of the 233,431 total -- "Technology" will be incorporated into the final version of the Z-2 spacesuit, and is expected to be ready for testing by November.<p><i>I</i> …

A Stunning Picture of the Very Large Telescope (Oh, and the Milky Way)

This stunning fisheye photograph shows the towering wonder of the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope—plus, you know, some galaxy …