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Artificial food: Incredible or inedible?

After the first lab-grown burger, what else might we be making a meal of decades from now? Science fiction offers some clues – some bland, others grisly.<p>Pass the salt. And the pepper. And while you’re at it, the ketchup too.<p>They said it politely, but these were among the reactions of the two expert …

Lost in Space

Cyber Pearl Harbor: Why hasn’t a mega attack happened?

Despite many warnings, no major attack has taken place on the United States. So it is logical to ask why this hasn’t happened yet, and if it ever will.<p>For the past few years, US officials have warned of a coming mega cyber attack against critical infrastructure, something akin to the Japanese …

Why other queues always seem to move faster than yours

Whether it is supermarkets or traffic, there are two possible psychological explanations for why you feel the world is against you, explains Tom Stafford.<p>Sometimes I feel like the whole world is against me. The other lanes of traffic always move faster than mine. The same goes for the supermarket …

Psychology

Anti-theft Sim cards for motorbikes

Entrepreneurs in Vietnam are finding ways to update the popular mode of transport, including an implantable device that calls owners if their vehicle is stolen.<p>Vietnam is one of the fastest growing economies on the planet, and it has a technology sector that is growing at a quick pace. But the …

Nanotubes: Can we make speakers as thin as paper?

The idea of light, thin speakers is almost 100 years old, but now thanks to nanotechnology scientists think it might finally be possible.<p>It’s time for one of those imagined futures which always miss the mark by a mile – you know... “Imagine setting off for work with your jet-pack…” But here we go …

Is bigger always better?

If fleas were the size of dogs could they jump over the moon? No, says Hannah Fry, the strength of animals varies with size, and explains everything from fleas to Usain Bolt.<p>Have you ever heard the claim that if a flea was the size of a dog it could jump over the moon? Well it isn’t possible; the …

Robots: Is the uncanny valley real?

For decades the golden rule in robotics has been that the more lifelike a creation, the more likely it crosses the line from cute to creepy. But questions are being raised as to whether this is really true.<p>Mick Walters opens a door in his lab and points his computer’s camera towards the small, …

Robotics

Electric cars: A universal plug for all models?

How can we meet the demands more electric vehicles will put on our power supplies and grids? Jon Stewart visits the centre seeking answers through creating common standards for vehicles and charging stations.<p>Electric vehicles promise us a future of guilt-free travel. Replacing today’s gas-guzzling …

Does milk settle an upset stomach?

When you’re feeling too ill to eat, is the best cure a soothing glass of milk? Claudia Hammond explains why this might do the opposite, and make you feel worse.<p>When you’re feeling too ill to eat, or have indigestion, what could be better than a gentle, thick glass of milk to settle your stomach? …

Nutrition

Solar-power vehicles pushing boundaries of possibility

A new wave of aircraft and vehicles at the cutting edge of technology are making epic journeys around the world relying only on the power of the Sun.<p>The promise of fleets of clean, green transport powered by solar energy has for decades just been that: a promise. But a new wave of vehicles is …

How and why do we snore?

It’s one of the loudest noises a human can make, and the bane of sleepless partners’ lives. James May explains what causes snoring and how we can stop it.<p>Unfortunately for those subjected to it, snoring is one of the loudest noises a human can make. Noise levels of up to 92 decibels have been …

Why time travellers cannot kill Hitler

Our pick of the week’s science and tech stories, including the recruitment drive for hackers and the problem with going back in time to assassinate leaders.<p>Why you can’t travel back in time and kill Hitler<br>Lauren Davis | i09 | 7 September 2013<br>All kinds of reasons, according to writers who have gamed …

Black Sea

Firefox for Windows 8 enters Aurora channel with touch and gesture support

The path to bring Firefox to Windows 8 may be longer than Mozilla had originally anticipated, but the first important milestone to its January arrival is now at hand. Firefox for Windows 8 has graduated into the Aurora (pre-beta) channel, which provides experienced users and tire kickers a more …

BlackBerry makes $1bn loss: what it means

As BlackBerry announces plans to cut 4,500 jobs, Katherine Rushton looks at what the company's financial losses mean for its future and for the millions who use their devices.<p>Blackberry has been in a slow spiral of decline for years, but it is now clear that the mobile business once regarded as …

Here’s what you need to know about the Apple TouchID “hack”

<b>Touch-what?</b><p>You know, the fingerprint sensor built into the Home button on the new iPhone(s aapl) 5s. It’s for unlocking the handset and buying stuff …

Nokia Sirius tablet to be called 'Lumia 2520' when it hits the market - Pocket-lint

Even with an impending acquisition by Microsoft, Nokia is rumoured to be launching its first Windows RT tablet in the near future. In leaks over the …

360 degree camera unveiled

Spencer Kelly looks at one of the first consumer 360-degree cameras which enable you to take a picture of everything around you - plus other gadgets on show at this year's Berlin IFA electronics fair.<p><b>Watch more clips</b> on the Click homepage<b>. If you are in the UK you can watch the whole programme on</b> …

Why the future of software is all about analytics, analytics, analytics

Any company that wants to sell software to enterprise in the next few years might be wise to start thinking about data. That doesn’t mean becoming a …

The great shift in search

The ongoing list of failed search engine companies is deep and wide. Remember the likes of Excite, Lycos, or AskJeeves? Search companies that have …

Chaos Computer Club says it's beaten Apple's Touch ID fingerprint reader (video)

Already feeling secure about using just your fingerprint to unlock the new iPhone 5S? European hacker association Chaos Computer Club claims it can be circumvented with "easy everyday means." According to CCC hacker "Starbug", tactics laid out in a how-to from 2004 are all that are required, with …

iPhone's TouchID fingerprint reader hacked by German group in days

With the weekend winding up across the globe, the iPhone 5S with Apple's new Touch ID fingerprint reader has only been available for only a couple of …

Touch ID

How would you change Sony's Vaio T13?

When a company first enters the Ultrabook space, you don't expect perfection, but you'd hope a company like Sony could deliver. The Vaio T13, the company's first Intel-approved thin-and-light, was priced at under $800, blending a low price with a sturdy chassis and reasonable performance. However, …

Focal camera app removed from CyanogenMod, launched as standalone beta

Not everyone is happy with Cyanogen as a company. Guillaume Lesniak, the creator of CyanogenMod's Focal camera app, doesn't like that licensing changes accompanying the new venture would limit his control. Accordingly, he has just removed Focal from CyanogenMod and launched it as a standalone beta. …

Why won't my camera recognise my memory card?

Rick Maybury explains that some cameras only supports standard SD format cards.<p><i>I have a problem with a SanDisk 8Gb SDHC card. Although my PC can read the card without difficulty, when I put it into my Canon Ixus camera it comes up with a memory card fault and says the card is locked. The manual</i> …

BlackBerry 10 C-series smartphone, a mix between Z and Q, leaks in photo - Pocket-lint

Despite BlackBerry announcing 40 per cent staff cuts, it's still ploughing on with new devices, apparently. This 10 C-series smartphone was leaked …

Microsoft Surface 2

Microsoft has launched its next-gen tablets, the Surface Pro 2 and this - the Windows RT-toting Surface 2, a direct replacement for the original …

Gear & Gadgets

Withings Pulse activity tracker review - Pocket-lint

Wearable tech and fitness products go hand in hand. When it comes to pedometers to track your walking - the idea being to focus on fitness to some …

With 45,000 Units Shipped, Valkee’s Light-Emitting ‘Medical iPod’ Gets A Sleeker Look

After closing a $9.7 million round this summer, Finnish startup Valkee — which makes a light-emitting pair of earbuds designed to counteract seasonal affective disorder (SAD) — has put some of that cash towards a product refresh. The second generation of its product, Valkee 2, has been given a …

Apple Touch ID fingerprint tech 'broken', hackers say

<b>Hackers claim to have broken Apple's iPhone 5S Touch ID fingerprint recognition system just a day after the phone was launched.</b><p>Germany's Chaos Computer Club claims it "successfully bypassed the biometric security of Apple's Touch ID using easy everyday means".<p>By photographing a fingerprint left on …

Bose QuietComfort 20i Review | Trusted Reviews

What are the Bose QuietComfort 20i earphones?<p>Bose has produced several in-ear headphones to date, but none have used the active noise cancellation …