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2019-03-03 08:10:05

Hackers stole personal data from 1 billion Yahoo user accounts

DadoRuvic/ReutersByNewScientistStaffandPressAssociationYahoosaysitbelieveshackersstolepersonaldatafrommorethanonebillionuseraccountsinacyberattackthathappenedin2013.Thetechnologygiantsaysthedataaffect

2019-03-03 08:05:03

Robotic baby rocker to relieve tired parents

Aseverynewparentquicklylearns

2019-03-03 07:19:02

Old Scientist: How to get drunk rationally

PhilipHarrisByMickO'HareLookingbackthroughthedecades

2019-03-03 07:18:02

Simple snoop-proof email launched

ByWillKnightSoftwarethataimstomakeencryptedemailcommunicationssimpleenoughforevencomputernovicestousewasreleasedonTuesday.Encryptionisthescienceofsecuringcommunicationsagainsteavesdroppingbyconverting

2019-03-03 07:16:05

Future air conditioning could work by beaming heat into space

ZhenChenByMattReynoldsWithtemperaturesascoldas-270°C

2019-03-03 07:11:05

Voicemail software recognises callers' emotions

ByCelesteBieverAvoicemailsystemthatlabelsmessagesaccordingtothecaller’stoneofvoicecouldsoonbehelpingpeopleidentifywhichmessagesarethemosturgent.Thesoftware

2019-03-03 06:12:09

Voicemail software recognises callers' emotions

ByCelesteBieverAVOICEMAILsystemthatlabelsmessagesaccordingtothecaller’stoneofvoicecouldsoonbehelpingpeopleidentifywhichmessagesarethemosturgent.Thesoftware

2019-03-03 06:01:10

European trading in carbon-emission permits begins

ByFredPearceMostpowerstationsaresurroundedbycoaltipsorpipescarryinggas.ButroundtheplantthatpowerstheSwedishtownofEnköping

2019-03-03 04:20:08

Nanocrystal night-vision specs will let you see in infrared

SipaPress/Rex/ShuttertockByAliceKleinFancysomeglassesthatswitchtonightvisionwhenthesungoesdown?Nanocrystalsthatturninfraredradiationintovisiblelightcouldbejustwhatyouneed.Night-visionbinocularsare

2019-03-03 04:18:09

Sperm magnet to help infertile men

ByRachelNowakinMelbourneAsperm-sortingmachinecouldsoonallowfertilityclinicstofilteroutspermthathaveatypeofDNAdamageassociatedwithinfertilityandaheightenedriskofchildhoodcancersinoffspring.Mechanisedso

2019-03-03 04:15:06

Microsoft browser bugs 'extremely critical'

ByWillKnightSeveralflawsinMicrosoft’spopularInternetExplorerwebbrowserhavebeenrated“extremelycritical”bysecurityexpertsaftercodewhichcouldexploittheflawswaspostedonline.ThreeflawsconcerningthewayInter

2019-03-03 04:09:06

Facebook will flag false posts in your feed to tackle fake news

TribuneContentAgencyLLC/AlamyStockPhotoByNewScientistStaffandPressAssociationFacebookistakingactionagainstfakenewsstories.Thesocialmediagianthasunveiledastringofmeasurestohelpflagfakestoriesthatappear

2019-03-03 04:08:08

Prepare for the real political game changer: robots with votes

IFYOUthought2016wasayearofpoliticalturmoil

2019-03-03 04:03:05

Imagination not interaction: inside London’s new maths gallery

NickGuttridgeEnteringanewgalleryinLondon’sScienceMuseum

2019-03-03 04:02:01

DeepMind's AI wants to beat us at video game StarCraft next

InaFassbender/Reuters/AlamyByTimothyRevellArtificialintelligencehasanewtargetinitscrosshairsfor2017:StarCraft

2019-03-03 03:18:06

Simple programs make file sharing inevitable

Inabidtodemonstratethefutilityoftryingtobanpeer-to-peerfile-sharingnetworks

2019-03-03 03:16:10

Improved image-shrinking technology claimed

ByWillKnightAUScompanyhasdevelopedsoftwarethatitclaimsimprovesthecompressionofJPEGimagesbynearlyathirdwithoutharmingimagequality.Thefirmhasalsoproposedanewstandardfordisplayingimages.TheJPEG(JointPhot

2019-03-03 03:12:02

Scientists won't stop discovering stuff, no matter what

Alamy/CERNTHEyearbeganwithnewsthatabeechmarten(not

2019-03-03 03:06:05

'Smart bombs' to deliver fatal blast to tumours

ByRachelNowak

2019-03-03 03:01:03

LIGO should more than double its gravitational wave haul in 2017

LIGOByLisaGrossmanAfterLIGO

2019-03-03 02:17:06

Don’t believe the Skype: We never wanted to video call people

MaryEvans/EverettCollectionByJeffHechtThescreeninthefuturisticBellSystempavilionatthe1964NewYorkWorld’sFairflickeredintolife.Onitappearedthemoving

2019-03-03 02:15:02

Supernatural powers become contagious in PC game

ByWillKnightEerieoccurrencesinahugelypopularcomputergamehavebeentracedtoroguecomputercodeaccidentallyspreadbetweenplayerslikeaninfectiousillness.TheSims2

2019-03-03 02:05:05

Fold your own universe with our cosmic origami decoration

DavidStockOrigami

2019-03-03 01:12:08

Cellphones 'should not be given to children'

ByWillKnightinLondonRecentstudiessuggestingcellphoneradiationmayposeahealthhazardhavepromptedUKexpertstowarnparentsagainstgivingmobilephonestoyoungchildren.AreportissuedonTuesdaybytheUK’sNationalRadio

2019-03-03 01:05:10

Text message broadcasts could provide disaster alerts

ByWillKnightAfeaturealreadybuilt-intomostcellphonescouldbeusedtoalerteverymobilephoneuserinaspecificregiontoimpendingdisasters

2019-03-02 08:16:02

Artificial Intelligence researchers confront sci-fi scenarios

ByMacGregorCampbellANINVASIONledbyartificiallyintelligentmachines.Consciouscomputers.Asmartphonevirussosmartthatitcanstartmimickingyou.Youmightthinkthatsuchscenariosarelaughablyfuturistic

2019-03-02 08:12:02

Mismatched materials produce self-assembling gears

ByColinBarras(Image:SoftMatter)Itgives“automechanic”anewmeaning.Engineershavedevisedgearsandcogsthatmakethemselves

2019-03-02 08:11:09

Review: The Solar Century edited by Jeremy Leggett

ByFredPearceJEREMYLEGGETTisapioneer

2019-03-02 08:05:04

Innovation: Is the future of healthcare online?

ByColinBarrasInnovationisourregularcolumnthathighlightsemergingtechnologicalideasandwheretheymaylead.Whilewedon’tyethaveholographicphysicianstoconsult

2019-03-02 08:03:08

How to glue together a lighter spacecraft

ROCKET-drivenspacecraftnormallyusestrong

2019-03-02 07:20:06

Electronic tags track roaming hospital equipment

HOSPITALSintheUKandUShaveresortedtotaggingtheirmedicalequipmentandusingindoortrackingsystemstomonitoritswhereabouts

2019-03-02 07:19:02

NASA panel may propose 'deep space' crewed missions

ByDavidShigaAcommitteereviewingNASA’sgoalshasoutlinedaschemetosendastronautsonprogressivelylongerspacetrips–includingdockingswithasteroidsandflybysofVenus–toprepareforaneventuallandingonMars.TheWhiteH

2019-03-02 07:13:05

How to make ice melt at -180 °C

HOWcanicepossiblymeltintheextremecoldof-180°C?Theanswerisiftheicecrystalscontainjust48watermolecules.BerndvonIssendorffattheUniversityofFreiburginGermanyandhiscolleaguescreatediceclustersofjustafewte

2019-03-02 07:11:03

Transparent metal could be the stuff of giant planets

ByStephenBattersbyWHATkindofmatterwouldyouexpecttofindinsideagiantplanet?AstrangetransparentmetalcreatedbyfiringanX-raylaserataluminiummightholdsomeclues.Tocreatethisexoticstateofmatter

2019-03-02 06:19:04

Evolution's third replicator: Genes, memes, and now what?

BySusanBlackmore(Image:Burneverything)Yourideas:HelpfindanameforthethirdreplicatorWEHUMANShaveletloosesomethingextraordinaryonourplanet–athirdreplicator–theconsequencesofwhichareunpredictableandp

2019-03-02 06:15:06

Transparent metal hints at nature of planets' cores

ByStephenBattersbyTransparentaluminium

2019-03-02 05:19:01

Sticky tape emits useful terahertz rays

WILLstickytapeeverceasetoamaze?Peelingitcangenerateterahertzradiation

2019-03-02 05:11:10

Cosy social networks 'are stifling innovation'

IT’Sadirtyjob

2019-03-02 05:10:07

Pizza chefs help cook up dexterous robots

ROBOTShavemanyvirtues

2019-03-02 04:20:04

'Doctor' particle decides when to release drug payload

ByJonEvansNanoparticlesabletomakebasicdecisionsaboutwhethertoreleasetheircontentsoffertheprospectofdeliveringdrugsexactlywhenandwheretheyareneeded

2019-03-02 04:16:05

Evolution machine speeds up search for better bugs

ByEwenCallawayIfhumanswanttopersuademicrobestoproducevastquantitiesoffuelsorpharmaceuticals

2019-03-02 03:08:08

Giant pencil traces archaeological finds fast

ByJoMarchantEVERYobjectunearthedbyanarchaeologicaldigmusthaveitsexactpositionrecorded.Thisisnormallyapainstakingprocessinvolvingmeasuringrodsandstring

2019-03-02 02:18:08

Talking paperclip inspires less irksome virtual assistant

ByMacGregorCampbellTwoyearssinceitsdemise

2019-03-02 01:18:03

Glass leaf 'sweats' to generate electricity

ByColinBarrasArtificialphotosynthesishasyettobecracked

2019-03-02 01:16:07

US vehicle efficiency hardly changed since Model T

ByMaxGlaskinTheaveragefuelefficiencyoftheUSvehiclefleethasrisenbyjust3milespergallonsincethedaysoftheFordModelT

2019-03-02 01:11:03

What NASA's return to the moon may look like

ByRachelCourtlandClickheretoseeagalleryofproposeddesignsforNASA’sfuturereturntothemoonTheApolloeramayhaveendedasfundingfizzled

2019-03-02 01:10:03

Bored drivers could get a prod from their car

ACAR’Sjudgementonthedriver’slevelsofalertnesscouldbemorereliablethanthedriver’sownperceptionofit.SosayEikeSchmidtofcarmanufacturerDaimlerinBöblingen

2019-03-02 01:07:04

Ion engine could one day power 39-day trips to Mars

ByLisaGrossmanThere’sagrowingchorusofcallstosendastronautstoMarsratherthanthemoon

2019-03-02 01:05:09

Synchronised blinking stops viewers missing the action

ByColinBarrasWorriedyou’llblinkandmissacrucialpieceoftheaction?Thenyoucanrelax.Whilewatchingafilm

2019-03-02 01:01:10

Smart machines: What's the worst that could happen?

ByMacGregorCampbellAninvasionledbyartificiallyintelligentmachines.Consciouscomputers.Asmartphonevirussosmartthatitcanstartmimickingyou.Youmightthinkthatsuchscenariosarelaughablyfuturistic