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2019-02-28 10:10:06

Technology: Surprise success for genetic jabs

BySUSANWATTSSCIENTISTSintheUSmayhavehituponasimpleformofgenetherapywhichavoidsthesophisticatedproceduresofgeneticengineering

2019-02-28 10:07:08

Technology: Satellites stake out the San Andreas fault

ByCHRISVAUGHANGEOLOGISTSintheUSareusingmilitarysatellitestomeasuremovementsoftheEarth’ssurfaceofaslittleasafewmillimetresalongCalifornia’searthquakefaults.However

2019-02-28 09:13:08

Technology: Disc could deliver drugs to Third World eyes

ByJEFFHECHTinBOSTONEYEINFECTIONSaredifficultandpainfultotreat

2019-02-28 09:08:06

Technology: Electric cars drive away with a tankful of electrolyte

ByHELENGAVAGHANTHEbuild-upofpollutionoverlargecitieswouldbegreatlyreducedbythewidespreaduseofelectriccars.Butonemajordrawbacktotheiruseistheamountoftimeittakestorechargethebatteries;astopofseveralhour

2019-02-28 09:05:06

Technolony: How Britain must tackle its greenhouse problem

THEcommitteerejectstheviewthatBritain’scontributiontogreenhousegasesissosmallthattoreduceitisawasteoftime.Itbelievesthat

2019-02-28 08:15:02

Technology: Sun-dried air cuts cooling costs

ANair-conditioningsystempoweredonlybysolarenergycouldcutcoolingcostsbyupto95percentinhot

2019-02-28 07:19:10

Technology: Blushing plant cell

BySARAMELVILLEITisnoweasyforgeneticengineerstocreatenewvarietiesofplantsbytransferringgenesfromonespeciestoanother.Buttheresearchers’taskcouldnowbecomeeasier.Tokeeptrackofthegenesintransit

2019-02-28 07:16:11

Technology: Holography looks into the human body

BySUNNYBAINSAMERICANresearchersareusingholographytodevelopatechniquewhichcouldobtainimagesoftheinteriorofthebodysimilartothoseproducedbyX-rays–butwithvisiblelight.Theideaofworkingwithvisiblelightinmed

2019-02-28 06:19:11

Technology: Traffic lights learn to go with the flow

ByMICKHAMER‘SMART’trafficlightswillsoonbecuttingqueuesatroadjunctions.Researchersatthegovernment’sTransportandRoadResearchLaboratoryhavedevelopedasystemknownasMOVA–shortformicroprocessor-optimisedvehi

2019-02-28 06:16:03

Technology: Independent radio takes adverts from space

ByBARRYFOXBRITAIN’Sgrowingnetworkofindependentradiostationscannowcollectitsnews–anditsadvertisements–fromsatellites.Theradiostationspickupsound-onlybulletinsfromthesatellitesandinturnbroadcastthem

2019-02-28 06:09:05

ExoMars probe set to sniff out signs of life on the Red Planet

ATGmedialab/ESAByJacobAronUpdate:TheExoMarsTraceGasOrbiterliftedoffsuccessfullyat0931GMTon14March2016.Ithastakenawhile

2019-02-28 06:02:08

Technology: Automatic high-flier heads for the stratosphere

ByJONATHANBEARDPILOTLESSaeroplanedesignedformilitaryreconnaissancemaysoonbetakingtotheskiesoncivilianmissionssuchasweatherresearchandpollutionmonitoring–thekindofworknormallycarriedoutbyballoonsandsat

2019-02-28 05:10:10

Technology: Cars light up on a single bulb

CARSofthefuturemayhavealltheirlightfromheadlamps

2019-02-28 04:18:03

Technology: Cheap optics get the message around the chip

THECONNECTIONSbetweendevicesonasiliconchipoftenbecomeovercrowdedbecausetheyareconfinedtotwodimensions.Opticalinterconnections

2019-02-28 04:17:02

Technology: New system at Fylingdales is safe, says RAF

ByGRAHAMTHOMPSONSENIORRAFofficershaverejectedclaimsthatanothernewmissileearlywarningradar

2019-02-28 04:14:05

Technology: A technical fix for the greenhouse effect

BySUSANWATTSAGROUPofindustrialscientistsspecialisinginenergyhasproposedaformulatocutBritain’scontributiontothegreenhouseeffect.Theblueprint*

2019-02-28 03:20:02

Technology: Chinese crystal makes sense of silicon chemistry

ByHELENGAVAGHANinWASHINGTONDCITHTHEhelpofacrystalfromChinaandalaser

2019-02-28 03:09:05

Technology: Biodegradable plastic hits the production line

BRITAIN’Slargestchemicalscompany

2019-02-28 03:08:01

Technology: Britain sheds light on flat television

SCREENtechnologydevelopedatImperialCollegeinLondonmayhelpBritaintodevelopaflat-panelscreentodisplayhigh-definitiontelevision(HDTV)pictures.TheresearchwasfundedbyBritishcompanyTech-NelDataProducts

2019-02-28 03:06:07

Technology: Peering into the Universe with a bowl of mercury

ByNIGELHENBESTATELESCOPEwhosemainmirrorconsistsofaspinningbowlofmercuryisbeingbuiltinCanada–atafractionofthecostofaconventionaltelescope.Itshouldprovidenewinformationonsomeofthemostdistantgalaxiesinth

2019-02-28 02:06:11

Explosive golf video game has the best physics simulation ever

ThreeFieldsByDouglasHeavenBeforeteeingoff

2019-02-28 02:06:01

Technology: Cancer cells 'cleaned' out of bone marrow cells

ByJEFFHECHTinBOSTONAWAYtoremovecancercellsfrompeople’sbonemarrowsothatthemarrowcanthenbereturnedtotheirbodieshasbeendevelopedintheUS.Thenewtechniquecouldhelppatientswhoneedtohaveimplantsoftheirownmarr

2019-02-28 01:15:05

Technology: French line up Europe's high-speed trains

ByDEBORAMACKENZIEandMICKHAMMERTHEFRENCHgovernmentisconsideringamassiveexpansionofitssuccessfulnetworkofhigh-speedtrains

2019-02-28 01:14:04

Technology: Minister sent to Wales to defend American radar

ByDANIELCLERYBRITAIN’sministerfordefenceprocurementwillthisweekdefendthegovernment’splanstositeanewtypeofAmericanradarsysteminDyfed.Hisaudiencewillbelocalresidentswhoaredemandinganindependentpublicinq

2019-02-28 01:04:09

Tiny sensors carried by pigeons can test air quality on the wing

DigitasLBiBySamWongThey’reratswithwings!Andsensors.Tenpigeonscarryinglightweightpollutionsensorsinspeciallydesignedbackpackswillprovideliveair-qualityupdatesfromtheskiesoverLondonforthenextthreedays.P

2019-02-27 10:16:01

Gloriously bubbly

BySidneyPerkowitzinAtlantaSOITwasjustacallousrumour.Onthenightof31December1999

2019-02-27 10:03:09

One-bit wonder

ByBarryFoxInventorsoftencomplainthatpoliticiansknownothingabouttechnology.ButformerAustralianprimeministerPaulKeatingprovedotherwisewhenheinvestedinLakeTechnology.Nowthecompany’sco-founderDavidMcGrath

2019-02-27 09:14:08

Leaky recycling

ByBarryFoxHumanurinecouldreplaceaquarterofthecommercialfertilisercurrentlyusedforfoodcropproduction

2019-02-27 09:04:03

Fire away

ByBarryFoxBulletproofcladdingforcarshasaweakness

2019-02-27 09:01:05

Boon for the tuneless

ByBarryFoxForthosewhocan’tbebotheredwithtuningtheirguitars

2019-02-27 08:18:03

Mind the hump

ByBarryFoxSpeedfiendsinIsraelareinforaroughride.Defenceresearchershave“improved”atraffic-calmingroadhump.Conventionalhumpsaremadeofconcreteorasphalt

2019-02-27 08:05:01

Fiddling on the roof

ByBarryFoxThomasRobinsonofGlamorganistryingtopatent(GB2334292)asimpleideathatcouldsavelives

2019-02-27 08:04:06

Safer spinner

ByBarryFoxWashingmachinesandtumbledryerscanbedeathtrapsforchildrenwholiketoclimbinside.SoDonnaCharles-FrederickandMarkMcPhersonofNortholt

2019-02-27 07:16:01

Bogus service

ByBarryFoxTheBritishPatentOfficehaswarnedthatagangoffraudstersbasedinChinaispreyingoninventors.BasedinGuangdongprovince

2019-02-27 07:15:08

Look before you eat

ByBarryFoxJapanesepatentsoftenpassunnoticedbecauseofthelanguagebarrier.SoaninventorinSwedenwhospentnearlynineyearssteeringhispatentforasee-throughrefrigeratorpasttheJapanesePatentOffice(JP2032200)isce

2019-02-27 07:11:06

Look to the sky

TheskyprovidesthegreatestfreeshowonEarthaccordingtoveteranAmericanmeteorologistJohnDay

2019-02-27 07:03:06

Don't shoot me down

ByBarryFoxRolls-Roycesaysjetenginesusedinair-launchedmissileshaveaproblem.Themissile’sengineworksinrocketmodeforthelaunchphase

2019-02-27 06:13:05

Get it down

ByBarryFoxAstraZenecaispatenting(WO9932082)awaytohelpchildrenandtheelderlytakebulkytabletssuchastheasthmadrugZafirlukast,

2019-02-27 06:04:02

51st century man

ByBarryFoxAlthoughtheY2Kbugfailedtobite

2019-02-27 05:12:07

Taking stock

ByBarryFoxRailwayfreightwagonsareaprimetargetforthieves

2019-02-27 05:05:10

Airbag 'em

ByBarryFoxSomecarsalreadyhavefrontandsideairbags

2019-02-27 05:03:05

A bridge too low

ByBarryFoxTruckdriverssometimesmisswarningnoticesandsmashintolowrailwaybridges

2019-02-27 04:04:10

Driven to diffraction

ByBarryFoxAholographicscreencanprovide“shocking”improvementsinpicturequalityforrearprojectionTVsets

2019-02-27 03:20:02

Rattling Seattle

Digitaltechnologyisprovingamorepowerfulweaponforprotestthananyonecouldeverhaveimagined

2019-02-27 03:14:06

Fresher fruit

ByBarryFoxGamblersaremorelikelytokeeponspendingmoneyiffruitmachinessmellfresher

2019-02-27 02:10:09

Post apocalypse

AtDoomsday-plus-twoweeks

2019-02-27 02:06:02

Games for a laugh

Asthecommunicationscenturycloses

2019-02-27 01:17:09

Lights out

ByJonathanKnightinSanFranciscoANASAsatellitehasdiscoveredelectronsstreamingoutintospacefromtheEarth’spoles.Theseparticlesmaybethecauseofthemysterious“darkaurora”thatbreaksupthecurtainsoflightinauroral

2019-02-27 01:10:03

Stemming the flow

ByBarryFoxWhenthevalveonaWCcisternwearsout

2019-02-27 01:05:08

Casting the net

InhisDeclineandFalloftheRomanEmpire

2019-02-26 10:19:13

Jupiter sports new 'bruise' from impact

ByLisaGrossman(Image:PaulKalas/MichaelFitzgerald/FranckMarchis/LLNL/UCLA/UCBerkeley/SETIInstitute)(Image:AnthonyWesley)SomethinghassmashedintoJupiter