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Interstellar: the truth about wormholes

Christopher Nolan's new film, Interstellar, sees astronauts leaping across galaxies via a 'wormhole'. Could it one day be possible?<p>The universe wasn't designed to make life easy for science-fiction writers. Nowhere is this more obvious than if you are trying to write a grand space opera.<p>You know …

Pioneering new injection to cure heart failure without need for major surgery

The technique, which involves a simple injection, could aid the recovery of hundreds of thousands of heart failure patients - and could even consign heart transplants to history.<p>A pioneering new treatment that allows damaged hearts to recover without the need for major surgery is being trialled by …

Iron Man technology becomes reality with 3D SpaceGlasses

Josie Ensor tries on the first ever 3D augmented reality glasses that allow users to virtually design objects that can then be built in the real world<p>From a sprawling mansion up in the hills overlooking Silicon Valley, a 50-man team has been working day and night to bring some of the world’s most …

Augmented Reality

The eerie Americana of photographer Ed Freeman - in pictures

After a 25-year career in the music industry, during which he produced Don McLean's American Pie, Ed Freeman returned to his original love of photography. While driving around southern Californian deserts to photograph landscapes, he was struck by the beauty of the desolate buildings he passed on …

Secret selfies in the 1950s: Vivian Maier's photography – in pictures

The elusive Vivian Maier is a photographer no one had heard of before 2007, when some of the over 100,000 pictures she took of American life in the 1950s turned up at an auction house in Chicago. Maier, who died in 2009, was a nanny and carer by trade. Her extraordinary pictures contain contrast, …

Google finds partner to produce 'smart' contact lenses for diabetics

Google's contact-lens technology is one step closer to helping diabetics better manage their condition.<p>In a deal announced Tuesday, the Alcon eye care unit of Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis will license the smart lens technology from the Google[x] research division. Under the agreement, …

Diabetes

Bloodhound: the 1,000mph car built in Britain

The supersonic car built to smash the current land speed record is unveiled in London<p>Its top speed is more than 1,000mph an hour, it is faster than a speeding bullet, and it is powered by Rolls-Royce jet engines and a rocket.<p>The Bloodhound - which is on display for the first time in London this …