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  • Apr 18, 2014
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Air China has upgraded its in-flight wi-fi system to allow travellers to surf the net at 32,000 feet.

17 Apr 2014 - 9:26pm

Google is developing a smartphone that is essentially just a frame, screen, Wi-Fi connection and processor - ready for users to customise with different plug-in modules, colours and accessories....

17 Apr 2014 - 10:53am

Researchers who fought for years to get full data on Roche's flu medicine Tamiflu said last week that governments who stockpiled it were wasting billions of dollars on a drug whose effectiveness...

13 Apr 2014 - 3:22am

Clearly there is something very wrong with typical modern diets, since an obesity epidemic is sweeping the world. According to the World Health Organisation, worldwide obesity has nearly doubled...

13 Apr 2014 - 3:22am

A butterfly species whose population collapsed because of climate change and habitat loss has defied predictions of extinction to rapidly move to cooler climes and change its food plant.

13 Apr 2014 - 3:22am

Casinos in Macau and major companies in Hong Kong are looking to upgrade their face-recognition surveillance systems, making it easier for staff to know a customer's age, gender and spending...

13 Apr 2014 - 5:08am

A fox-sized marsupial predator that roamed Australia 23 to 12 million years ago had plenty of bite to go along with its bark. But while it was certainly fierce, it was no Tasmanian devil,...

13 Apr 2014 - 3:22am


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Most people may only be dimly aware of it, but fundamental changes are being wrought by massively networked computers and robotics, and they are transforming society.

6 Apr 2014 - 3:39am

Silicon Valley has become the most ageist place in the United States. The tech sector, according to an investigation by The New Republic, does not look kindly on less than perfectly smooth skin -...

6 Apr 2014 - 3:39am

Almost a quarter of Europe's bumblebees are at risk of extinction due to loss of habitat and climate change, threatening pollination of crops worth billions of dollars, a study shows.

6 Apr 2014 - 3:39am

Jerry Roberts, one of the leading Bletchley Park codebreakers working on the Fish teleprinter messages sent between Hitler and his generals, has died aged 93.

6 Apr 2014 - 3:39am

Data is everywhere. We live our lives online, and voluntarily give websites and retailers our details in exchange for something. It's how we live our lives, and it's fast creating the age of "big...

4 Apr 2014 - 10:25am

Shortly before 5pm local time on June 12 at Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo, a young paraplegic Brazilian will stand up from a wheelchair, walk over to midfield and take the first kick of the 2014...

3 Apr 2014 - 4:48am

The device, created after years of medical and technological research, is a diadem fitted with electrodes designed to take the edge off migraines before they develop into acute blinding pain.

3 Apr 2014 - 3:28am

US researchers have uncovered a way for computers to recognise 21 distinct and often complex facial expressions, in what is being hailed as a breakthrough in the field of cognitive analysis.

2 Apr 2014 - 4:02am

A microbe that spewed humongous amounts of methane into earth's atmosphere triggered a global catastrophe 252 million years ago that wiped out upwards of 90 per cent of marine species and 70 per...

2 Apr 2014 - 4:01am

Data in a widely heralded stem-cell research paper was falsified, a Japanese government-funded laboratory said yesterday, as the lead researcher accused of the malpractice denied wrongdoing.

2 Apr 2014 - 5:13am

Almost 40 years after Ebola emerged from the jungles of Africa as one of the world's most lethal diseases, scientists are beginning to close in on treatments that may be able to stop the virus.

30 Mar 2014 - 4:56am

It's not that hard to think of something totally original. If you don't worry about it being any good, it's easy. "Colourless green ideas sleep furiously," was Noam Chomsky's spirited attempt in...

30 Mar 2014 - 4:56am

Researchers have identified the brain neurons that cause every behaviour that fruit fly larvae execute, raising the tantalising possibility neuroscientists will be able to construct a similar "...

30 Mar 2014 - 4:56am

The world's rarest gorilla, of which there are believed to be fewer than 300 remaining, can be saved with a US$10.5 million action plan, conservationists say. The Cross River gorilla lives in a...

30 Mar 2014 - 4:56am

Shane Chen is a “tinkerer” – a fellow who makes a living from molding mechanisms into a multitude of quirky creations, including a watercraft powered by jumps and a kitchen device specifically...

27 Mar 2014 - 9:01pm

Google is hoping to make its internet-connected eyewear more stylish as part of a partnership with the makers of Ray-Ban and Oakley frames. The alliance with Italian eyewear company Luxottica,...

26 Mar 2014 - 1:25pm

Nikon has agreed to pull a digital camera model from mainland shelves and will offer free repairs to comply with an order from Shanghai industry authorities, a spokesman for the Japanese company...

24 Mar 2014 - 5:25pm

Scientists studying the breadth of people's sense of smell find that the human nose can discern far more than the 10,000 different odours long cited as the outer limit of a person's olfactory...

23 Mar 2014 - 6:17am

Andrei Linde, along with Alan Guth of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is most famous for having developed the so-called inflation theory of the big bang. Last week, observational...

23 Mar 2014 - 3:39am

An international team of scientists said they have discovered the fossil of an insect in China that lived about 126 million years ago whose appearance mimicked that of a nearby plant. It is the...

23 Mar 2014 - 3:39am


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