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2019-03-02 09:13:07

The slime mould instruments that make sweet music

EyeOfScience/SPLBySumitPaul-ChoudhuryItisprobablysafetoassumetheslimemouldPhysarumpolycephalumdoesn’tlongforthelimelight.Itnormallyspendsitslifequietlyeatingmicrobessurroundedbydecayingwoodandleaflitt

2019-03-02 08:20:05

One day without notifications changes behaviour for two years

StephenFrost/AlamyStockPhotoByTimothyRevellLookatme!Lookatme!There’snodenyingappsareneedy.Everytimeyouglanceatyourphonethere’sanotherdemandforyourattention.Appsdon’tevencareifyou’realreadyusingoneofth

2019-03-02 07:06:04

Old Scientist: How to make a car chase really boring

JackSullivan/AlamyStockPhotoByMickO'HareDOESitmatterwhichsideoftheroadacountrydriveson?Well

2019-03-02 07:01:04

Paper lab-on-a-chip makes disease tests affordable

ByColinBarras(Image:LabonaChip)Simplyputtingpentopaperonasunnydayoffersawaytomakelabdevicestohelptestfordisease.Devicesfortestingwaterqualityandidentifyingpathogenscannowbemadeusingtherightpaper

2019-03-02 06:16:04

Planned cluster bomb hunts targets down

ByPaulMarksTHEUSairforceisseekingtodevelopaclusterweaponthatreleasesaswarmofbombletsthatcouldeachpursueanddestroytargetsmanykilometresaway

2019-03-02 06:15:02

Shuttle double guards against Hubble trouble

Youdon’tseethistoooften:twospaceshuttlesonneighbouringlaunchpadsattheKennedySpaceCenterinFlorida.AtlantisisbeingprimedforthefourthHubbleSpaceTelescoperepairmissionon10October

2019-03-02 06:12:02

Paper transistors make for disposable electronics

BySaswatoDasPAPERtransistorscouldendthehuntforalternativestosiliconchipsandheraldtheintroductionofelectronicdevicescheapandbendyenoughtouseondisposablefoodcans.“Papertransistorsweretestedfortwomonthsw

2019-03-02 06:10:06

The blunders that led to the banking crisis

ByRobJamesonWHAT’Sthequickestwaytokillabank?Asrecenteventsinthefinancialworldhaveshown

2019-03-02 05:11:02

Invention: Infrared lie detector

ByJustinMullins(Image:Wipo)Althoughsecurityservicestheworldoverhaveusedliedetectorstolockmanypeopleupovertheyears

2019-03-02 05:10:10

The renewables reality: clean energy hasn't risen for 25 years

MarkPinder/reportdigital.co.ukTHISyearhasseenrenewablerecordssmashedintheUK.On21April

2019-03-02 05:09:09

Augmented reality graffiti will lead to advertising ambush wars

xavierarnau/GettyByMattReynoldsImaginelookingupattheskyandseeingeverycloudcrammedfullofadverts.Highaboveafastfoodrestaurant

2019-03-02 05:08:04

Invention: Muscle-fatigue blocker

ByJustinMullinsFatigueoccurswhenmusclesbecomeweakerwithrepeatedorintenseexercise

2019-03-02 05:07:04

Getting on the map: How to fix the problem with addresses

NeilStevensByJoshuaHowgegoKWANDENGEZIisabeguilingneighbourhoodontheoutskirtsofDurban.Itsramshackledwellingsarespreadoverrollinggreenhills

2019-03-02 05:01:10

Space 'taxis' could cut the cost of spaceflight

ByDavidShigaIN1982

2019-03-02 04:19:07

LHC physicists frustrated by mechanical failure

Talkaboutaroller-coasterride.JustdaysafterbaskinginthelimelightofthesuccessfullaunchoftheLargeHadronCollider

2019-03-02 04:06:05

'All-seeing' telescope could take us back in time

ByMarcusChownWHENIfinallycatchupwithMaxTegmarkheispinnedtoadentist’schair.“Areyousurethisisagoodtimetotalk?”Iaskoverahissycellphoneconnection.“It’sOK

2019-03-02 04:05:03

Siri rival can understand the messy nature of our conversations

TeerayutChaisarn/GettyImagesByNiallFirthWetakedigitalpersonalassistantsforgrantedthesedays.Whetherit’slookingforthenearestMexicanrestaurant

2019-03-02 03:18:06

Gas leak shuts LHC for two months

ByNewScientiststaffandReutersAtechnicalglitchhasforcedscientiststoshutdowntheLHC.Theproblemmeansweareunlikelytogetparticlecollisionsatfullspeedthisyear.TheEuropeanOrganizationforNuclearResearch(CERN)s

2019-03-02 03:13:03

Brain box: Multitasking chips that can match the human mind

RaymondBiesingerByLiesbethVenemaSOMETHINGisgoingonoutsideyourwindow.Roughoblongszoompast

2019-03-02 03:12:01

Powerful X-ray captures molecular shape-shifting

ByColinBarras(Image:Nature)Moleculesofhaemoglobininyourredbloodcellsgiveupoxygentokeepyourbodyalive.AnewX-rayimagingtechniquecancapturethat3-microsecondprocessinaction

2019-03-02 03:11:10

Invention: Bat-style footstep detector

ByJustinMullins(Image:Wipo)Securityservicesinterestedinautomaticallyspottingpeoplewhomaybesecurityrisksarealsointerestedinsystemsthatlistenoutforfootsteps.Itshouldbepossibletoestimatesomeone’sspee

2019-03-02 03:11:08

Metal-fungus hybrids make for more powerful catalysts

ByColinBarras(Image:AngewandteChemie)Itbringsanewmeaningtothephraseorganicchemistry.Chemistshavediscoveredthatfungicannaturallyabsorbmicroscopicmetalparticlesintotheirfleshinawaythatcouldseemetallic

2019-03-02 02:19:01

Gizmo

Newnavigationsoftwareforwheelchairswillallowpeopletotravelaroundabuildingusingonlyspokencommands.Thechair

2019-03-02 02:10:01

Large Hadron Collider out of action until spring

ByNewScientiststaffandReutersThehugeLargeHadronCollider

2019-03-02 01:14:02

How to strip 99 per cent of harmful BPA from water in 30 minutes

GettyByAylinWoodwardWhat’sinyourwater?Ifit’spollutantBPA

2019-03-01 10:12:03

New leaf: The promise of artificial photosynthesis

ByNicolaJonesLOOKataplantsoakingupthesun

2019-03-01 10:09:04

Automated dance teacher tells you when your moves are wrong

jonchallicom/AlamyStockPhotoByPaulMarksStrictlyComeDancingandDancingwiththeStarsjudgeswatchout.Artificialintelligenceistakingonitsnextchallenge:dancetalentappraisal.Itsoundsunlikely

2019-03-01 10:05:02

DeepMind AI is learning to understand the ‘thoughts’ of others

CurtisJohnson/Aurora/gettyByTimothyRevellMACHINESaregettingtoknoweachotherbetter.Anartificialintelligence

2019-03-01 10:04:03

Mind-reading AI uses brain scans to guess what you're looking at

plainpicture/BlendImages/JGI/TomGrillByTimothyRevellCanyouguesswhatI’mlookingat?Artificialintelligencecan.AnewsystemdevelopedinJapancandescribeapicturesomeoneisviewing

2019-03-01 09:04:03

Software reveals what makes a catchy movie line

ByJimGiles“OFALLtheginjointsinallthetownsinalltheworld

2019-03-01 08:20:13

Elon Musk wants to turn our homes into one big power plant

TeslaByAliceKleinFIRSTtherewasride-sharingandroom-sharing.NowTeslaisbringingusenergy-sharing

2019-03-01 08:08:07

Crunch commuter data to track changing communities

ByJacobAronEditorial:“Traintracksofourtearsputtogooduse“LONDONcommutersaregenerallyasurlybunch

2019-03-01 07:07:12

Old Scientist: The rise of the machines from railway timetables

JewelSamad/AFP/GettyByMickO'HareTHEcomputeragedawnedbeforethismagazinelaunched

2019-03-01 07:06:05

Virtual reality lets doctors guide you through your own guts

BostonChildren’s/KlickHealthByBeccaCaddyAtripofalifetime.BostonChildren’sHospitalaretestingvirtualrealitythatcangivepeoplea3Dtouroftheirowndigestivetract.Ifyouhavebowelorcolondisease

2019-03-01 06:20:05

Train tracks of our tears put to good use

ABLACKlinerunsverticallythroughtheiconicmapofthetube

2019-03-01 05:13:08

Secrets of App Store revealed by artificial life forms

ByPaulMarksITISeasytogetrichasadeveloperonApple’sAppStore–justbuildanappthatmimicsabestseller.Sowhydoesn’teveryonegetinontheact?Becausetheployendsupkillinginterestinthestoreentirely

2019-03-01 05:01:14

Unmasking hidden persuaders is a hard sell

“THISbookisanattempttoexploreastrangeandratherexoticnewareaofAmericanlife.Itisaboutthelarge-scaleeffortsbeingmade

2019-03-01 04:11:06

Make your own drugs with a 3D printer

ByKatharineSandersonEditorial:“Chemical3Dprintingtakesappsbeyondthedigital“Computersusedtobejustforprogrammers

2019-03-01 04:10:03

AI graders get top marks for scoring essay questions

ByJimGilesCOMPUTERScangradestudentessaysjustaswellashumans

2019-03-01 04:07:07

Real-time GPS sensor could give earlier quake warning

ByJeffHechtWHENamagnitude-8.6quakestruckintheIndianOceanlastweek

2019-03-01 04:05:03

Will we ever be able to buy a fair-trade smartphone?

BySaraReardonETHICALLYsourcedcoffeeiseasytofindnowadays

2019-03-01 03:10:10

Social media web snares 'criminals'

ByNiallFirthTRACKINGcriminalsacrosstheglobecouldonedaybeaseasyasharnessingthepowerofthecrowds.IntheTagChallenge

2019-03-01 03:04:01

AI reconstructs whatever you see just by reading a brain scan

GuohuaShenetalByLeahCraneAIcanpluckimagesdirectlyfromaperson’sbrain.GivenanfMRIscanofsomeonelookingatapicture

2019-03-01 03:02:07

Going viral on Twitter is a random act

ByPhilMcKennaWHATcausessomephotos

2019-03-01 03:01:08

Gold nanoparticles boost accuracy of brain surgery

BySaraReardonWhensurgeonstackleatumourinthebody

2019-03-01 02:14:01

Google's 72-qubit chip is the largest yet

GoogleResearchByLeahCraneandChelseaWhyteGoogle’snew 72-qubitquantumprocessoristhelargestyet.CalledBristlecone

2019-03-01 01:20:11

Pocket decider: How your phone shapes your choices

ByHelenKnightEditorial:“Unmaskinghiddenpersuadersisahardsell“IfirstrealisedIhadaprobleminsidethedepartmentstore.Iwasmeanttobechoosingagiftformyniece.Mybored2-year-oldhadbegunpullingtheitemsoffthesh

2019-03-01 01:16:15

Fukushima birds may cope with radiation

JAPAN’Sbirdscanbreathealittleeasier:theFukushimaDaiichinuclearaccidentmightnothavealastingimpactonbreedingpatterns.A2011studyofbirdsnearChernobylinUkrainefoundthattheirspermisbeingdamagedbyharmfulre

2019-03-01 01:16:11

Puppy smart toy reveals who'll be a good guide dog

Westend61/GettyByBeccaCaddySomedogshavejobsandothersarepamperedpets

2019-03-01 01:05:14

Stretchy ‘electric skin’ generates power from your movements

MartinDimitrov/GettyByLeahCraneSomeday