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Phoenix by S.F. Said - review

This book will blow your mind, stretch your imagination to its very limits, and haunt your dreams. I don't usually read science fiction but Phoenix has such a tempting cover and, from the first page, I was sucked into the story by the wonderful language and images that the author has created so I …

Google Science Fair Winner Makes Flashlight Powered by Body Heat

Great Energy Challenge<p>Many of us stash a flashlight for emergencies, only to find that when the time comes to use it, the batteries have run out. The problem of how to achieve efficient, lightweight energy storage plagues everything from flashlights to electric cars. But what if you could bypass it …

OK, it's A-level results tomorrow and debt's scary. But university's worth it

Every year the excitement of exam results season is dampened by the mutterings that claim the papers pupils have just sat were, essentially, what is commonly known as "a piece of piss". (Obviously, those people haven't just had to sit down and write out all Mussolini's social, economic and …

Labour leader Ed Miliband has been pelted with eggs during a campaign visit to a street market. Full story, video and photos here: http://fw.to/Au7TcFi Photo: Andrew Parsons/i-Images

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Best iPhone Apps: our pick of the top free and paid apps for iPhone

By Tom Pritchard

Last Person To Get Smallpox Dedicated His Life To Ending Polio

So far, the human race has eliminated just one disease in history: smallpox. But it's on the cusp of adding a second virus — polio — to that list.<p>One special man in Somalia was at the battlefront of both eradication efforts. He died last week of a sudden illness at age 59.<p>Ali Maow Maalin was the …

Defense Mobile to offer Sprint-based cellular service to soldiers and veterans (updated)

While the US military can devote many resources to putting smartphones on the battlefield, it can't do the same for soldiers' private lives. A new carrier, Defense Mobile, wants to fill that void: it just announced a deal to use Sprint's CDMA and LTE networks for cellular service devoted to …

Inside the Hyperloop: the pneumatic travel system faster than the speed of sound

It is called “The Hyperloop” and, according to the designer, it will be a revolutionary “fifth mode” of transport, eclipsing trains, planes, boats and automobiles.<p>The “cross between Concorde, a rail gun and an air hockey table” will deliver passengers between US cities faster than the speed of …