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9 tripped-out sci-fi technologies in 'The Martian' that NASA really uses

The movie is based on the best-selling recent novel by Andy Wier and explores the story of Mark Watney, a man marooned on Mars, and his struggle to survive.<p>While the premise is science fiction, much of the NASA equipment and technology featured in the film is scientifically accurate.<p>Here's a …

Space Science

Ideas take off, Campus Life

Posted on Monday, February 23, 2015<p>In another instance of Indian students out-performing their global counterparts, 17 Indian student teams have been …

Imperial College London

Scientist turned entrepreneur shares his three secrets to success

Back in the mid-nineties, when biologist Edward Quilty realized how technology was disrupting the water monitoring market, he headed back to school for a PhD in hydro-informatics at the University of British Columbia.<p>Instead of collecting samples in bottles for analysis in a laboratory, aquatic …

5 WhatsApp settings to change right now

If you're one of WhatsApp's 700 million monthly users, we have some suggestions for which settings you should consider tweaking right now.<p>From making …

E-Volo Volocopter 18 Rotor Electric Helicopter In Action (Video)

The e-volo Volocopter is an 18 rotor electric helicopter, and one of the first electric helicopters to make a successful flight, so far it has …

Aerospace

Bubl's 360-degree camera records Street View-like spherical footage (video)

Many of the 360-degree cameras on the market will only shoot footage on a horizontal plane, which isn't very helpful if a subject sails overhead. Bubl's upcoming, baseball-sized Bublcam should provide a more complete view of the world. The gadget's four cameras are arranged in a tetrahedral layout …

In pictures: Concorde the supersonic airliner - Telegraph

Heathrow

Phonebloks: a phone that can be built like Lego

Phonebloks is a smartphone made up of separate parts that can be swapped and replaced like Lego so it lasts for ever and can be customised<p>A smartphone with detachable parts that could last forever has been designed.<p>Phonebloks is a sustainable device that can be built like Lego and would allow users …

Gear & Gadgets

India's biggest smartphone maker has designs on Europe with its 5-inch, full HD smartphone

You'd be forgiven for not knowing Micromax, but it's a name that might get a little more familiar in the future. The Indian smartphone manufacturer has hired Hugh Jackman to be its pitch person, and the first product you'll find him carrying is the surprisingly tasty-looking Canvas Turbo. The Turbo …

Gadgets and gift ideas - Telegraph

MacBook Pro

Self-healing metal could lead to longer-lasting airplanes

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: MIT<p>MIT researchers recently pulled on a piece of cracked metal so hard that they expected it to break apart. Instead, …

Engineering

iPhone 5S fingerprint scanner Touch ID already hacked

The iPhone 5S may have only gone on sale on Friday, but hackers have already claimed to have circumvented its much-vaunted fingerprint scanner.<p>Touch …

Small, stackable and cheap, Microduino puts ‘Arduino in your pocket’ - http://tcrn.ch/148reYc

7 things you'll hate about the iPhone 5S

Some people believe that the iPhone 5S is the best iPhone that Apple - or for that matter, anybody - has ever made.<p>They may well be right, but that …

Sky-rocketing

AEROSPACE was one of the first industries to take up three-dimensional (3D) printing. This is because 3D printers are good at making things which are …

Sony Smart Shot to be compatible with all Android and iOS devices, white version leaked | Drippler - Apps, Games, News, Updates & Accessories

Sony’s Lens Camera, that was recently leaked, should bring additional imaging capabilities to smartphones. Though the details are scarce at the …

Samsung S Cloud May Launch Along with Tizen 3.0

A number of leaks suggested that Samsung will unveil its Tizen OS by the end of October along with the Tizen handset, at Samsung’s Developer …

Pegatron employee spies a pile of iPhone 5Cs, all warming up for September

When we spotted this photo on French blog <i>NoWhereElse</i>, we were close to dismissing this as just a bunch of iPhone 5C knock-offs (the shanzhai industry works <i>very</i> fast), just as the site also speculates. But after digging around the original poster's Sina Weibo profile, we deduced that this spy shot …

iPad Pro: Exclusive 3D concept render

Scientists set new stability record with ytterbium atomic clock

The story of scientific advancement is rarely one of leaps and bounds. More often than not it's evolution over revolution, and the story of the so-called ytterbium atomic clock fits that bill perfectly. You may remember that in July researchers improved upon the standard, cesium-powered atomic …

Clean hydrogen fuel created with sunlight and water in new method

A new technique for producing hydrogen gas using sunlight and water has been developed by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder. The …

iblazr LED Smartphone And Tablet Camera Flash (video)

If you enjoy taking photographs with your smartphone or tablet but feel the need for a little extra lighting in certain situations, then the new …

Gear & Gadgets

Supposed Sony smartphone lens mount might make your pics less terrible

Face it, smartphone camera photos are never going to be good enough when compared to those taken by a DSLR, and high-end standalone cameras are …

Can 360-degree video have all angles covered?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/996000/996299_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518127446_34573c3f218ef639cebdd9baba06e8d7<p><b>Filming from all angles was first the preserve of Keanu Reeves and Hollywood in the Matrix but it has since moved quickly to be available to</b> …

Keanu Reeves

Rubbee Electric Drive For Bicycles Can Be Fitted In Seconds (video)

A new electric engine has been created called Rubbee which has been designed to transform any road bike into an electric powered bike in a matter of …

Samsung Galaxy S3 and Note 2 may skip straight to Android 4.3

Android 4.3 is inevitably headed our way, but while the HTC One might have just been injected with Android 4.2.2, the<p>Samsung Galaxy S3<p>and<p>Note 2<p>might …

Three Major Russian Carriers Drop Apple iPhone

Three of the major mobile carriers in Russia have decided to drop the Apple iPhone from their range of mobile devices. The three carriers include …

Mobile

NASA Spacecraft Record Solar Magnetic Reconnection on the Sun

A pair of NASA spacecraft have recorded an interesting space weather phenomenon that recently occurred on the surface of the sun. The spacecraft …

iSuppli predicting 2013 iPhone sales growth to be below industry average

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>While overall smartphone shipments are expected to grow roughly 26 percent from last year, Apple’s iPhone(s AAPL) shipment …