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Burgers or nuggets? Check out the car, Bob

ByCelesteBieverYOUmaythinkyourcarsaysalotaboutyou

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Robots boost the surgeon's art

ByDuncanGraham-RoweIMAGINEyouneedheartsurgery.Ifyouareofferedminimallyinvasivekeyholesurgeryorastandardoperationthatinvolvescrackingopenyourribcage

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No more chips off the old block

ByCelesteBieverIMPERFECTIONSuniquetoeverymicrochipcanbeusedtomakethemimpossibletoclone.Thetechnique’sinventorclaimsthatthiswillmakebankingorIDsmartcardsimpossibletocopy

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Making movies unwatchable

ByBarryFoxThewaytostopvideopiratesusingcamcorderstocopyfilmsincinemas

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Rough ride won't stop next X Prize shot

ByMaggieMcKee

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Clever cars can read road signs

ByDuncanGraham-RoweTheplaintivepleatothetrafficcopisthesametheworldover:“Sorryofficer

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Windows upgrade blocks PC add-ons

ByBarryFoxTHElatestupgradetoMicrosoft’sWindowsXPoperatingsystemdeliberatelypreventsanumberofPCadd-onsfromworking

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Call 911, the phone will do the rest

ByCelesteBieverinBostonWHENherBMWskiddedofftheroadandplungedintoa10-metre-deepcanalnearMiami

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Thousands of zombie PCs created daily

ByWillKnightTherateatwhichpersonalcomputersarebeinghijackedbyhackersrocketedinthefirsthalfof2004

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This call centre knows it all

ByDuncanGraham-RowePHONEacallcentreandyouarelikelytospendagesonholdlisteningtocannedmusic–andthenfindtheoperatorcan’tfindtheinformationyouneed.Butanartificialintelligencesystemthathuntsdowntherequired

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The pen that takes notes for you

ByBarryFoxYoudon’tneedtotakecopiousnotesofwhiteboardpresentations.Microsofthasdevelopedaclip-ondeviceforthepresenter’spenthatbeamsthewrittenwordstoaPC

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Beyond the X prize

ByGregKlerkxTHEsightofBurtRutanfoldinghislanky

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Home movies get the Hollywood treatment

ByBarryFoxTHEpicturequalityofhomemoviestransferredfromacamcordertapetoDVDisoftendreadful.ButanewtypeofrecordermeansarmchairdirectorswillsoonbeabletomakeDVDhomemoviesthathavethesamepristinepicturequali

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We have a problem

ByDavidL.ChandlerWHENBurtRutan’sSpaceShipOnemakesthefirstattempttowintheXprizenextweek

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Adjust your speed now

ByDuncanGraham-RoweTHEplaintivepleatothetrafficcopisthesametheworldover:“Sorryofficer

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Cruise control keeps an eye on traffic

ByWillKnight

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Cutting edge

WHATWOULDYOUDOWITHAGIGABYTEOFFREEONLINESTORAGE?AnumberofingenioususesforGoogle’sfreeemailservice

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Plastics get tough with nanotubes

ByKatharineDavisCARBONnanotubeshavebeenbondedtothemolecularbackboneofapolymerforthefirsttime.Thefeatcouldonedayleadtoanewgenerationoftough

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Pictures worth 1000 lies

ByBarryFox“Here’soneofmewiththeman-eatinglion.”Well

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Send in the rescue rats

ByEmilySingerinBostonRATSequippedwithradiosthattransmittheirbrainwavescouldsoonbehelpingtolocateearthquakesurvivorsburiedinthewreckageofcollapsedbuildings.Ratshaveanexquisitelysensitivesenseofsmelland

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Move over spam, make way for "spit"

ByCelesteBieverAnewplagueofunwantedmessagesthreatensinternetusers

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PC users follow their nose

ByCelesteBieverTIREDofusingamousetocontrolyourPC?Perhapsthereisanotheroptionforwhenyourarmstartstoache:yournose.AnovelPCcontrolsystemletsusersnudgeacursoraroundthescreenwithgentlemovementsoftheir

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First X-Prize spaceflight returns safely

ByMaggieMcKee

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Automatic address book

ByBarryFoxYou’rebackatthehotelafteradayofmeetings

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Smooth rowing

ByBarryFoxTwoinventorsfromNewYorkwanttochangethefaceofcompetitionrowing.Intoday’sboats

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Parasite may increase your odds of an auto accident

ByDeboraMacKenzieIFYOUlackacertainproteinonyourbloodcellsandareinfectedwithacommonparasite

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SpaceShipTwo success puts fatal explosion in the past

BLASTINGofftotheedgeofspaceinSpaceShipTwo

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Radio-controlled bullets leave no place to hide

ByKurtKleinerARIFLEcapableoffiringexplosivebulletsthatcandetonatewithinametreofatargetcouldletsoldiersfireonsnipershidingintrenches

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Sweet spray opens termites up for attack

INSTEADofusingtoxicpesticidestocontrolthetermitesthatdestroyvaluablecropsandinfestbuildings

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Stuck Mars rover peeks beneath its belly

ByRachelCourtland(Image:NASA/JPL/USGS)ThestuckMarsroverSpirithastakentheveryfirstsnapshotsofthegroundbeneathitsbelly

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Human ear inspires universal radio chip

ACOMPUTERchipmodelledonthehumanearcouldbeusedinuniversalreceiversforradio-frequencysignalsrangingfromcellphoneandwirelessinternettransmissionstoradioandtelevisionbroadcasts.DevicessuchascellphonesorFM

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10 scientific objects that changed the world

ByTomSimoniteTomarkitscentenary

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Map-reading helps hot hybrids save fuel

ByDuncanGraham-RoweASIstruggledtodriveahiredSUVupaparticularlysteepdirttrack

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First Twitter experiment probes belief in the paranormal

ByRichardWisemanLastweekIconductedthefirstscientificstudytobecarriedoutusingtheinstant-messagingserviceTwitter

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Berners-Lee: We no longer fully understand the web

ByPaulMarksWorldWideWebinventorTimBerners-Leewantstoputthewebunderthemicroscopetoinvestigatehowitchangesourbehaviour.PaulMarksaskedhimwhathehopestoachieveWhydidyoudecidetosubjectthewebitselftoscientif

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Poor countries could be paid to go nuclear

ByRobEdwardsForthefirsttimeineightyears

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Virtual war spills into real world

INONLINEgameslikeWorldofWarcraft

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Barcodes could reveal your food's credentials

ByMasonInmanWHEREdoesyourfoodcomefrom?Afewyearsago

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Net gives pirate radio the last laugh

ByPaulMarksYOUarechillingouttoyourfavouritesongsonyourcarradio

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Computer-generated sound effects make a splash

ByColinBarrasComputer-generatedimagery(CGI)issoadvancedtodaythatitcanbedifficulttodistinguishfromreality.Butthecreationofthesoundsthataccompanytheimagesarestilllargelytheworkofskilled“Foleyartists”wor

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Cellphones could unite to broadcast disaster alerts

CELLPHONEScouldsoundthealarmintheeventofadisasterandpassonthealertfromphonetophone–evenifmostofacellphonenetworkisdown.SosaysMotorolainanewpatentapplication.Inanemergency

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Virtual body parts take the guesswork out of medicine

BySandrineCeurstemontDoctorscouldsoonbetestingmedicationsorsurgeryonyourvirtualtwinbeforeyougettoundergotherealtreatment.Researchersaroundtheworldarecreatingdifferentpersonalisedsimulationsoflivingbod

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Cyber security drive must 'start at home'

HOMEcomputersecurityshouldbetopofthelistofonlinedefencestobeshoredupbythe“cyber-securitytsar”theObamaadministrationisplanningtoappoint.SosaysGrahamCluleyoftheUKsecurityfirmSophos.PresidentObama’sstudy

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Inflatable tower could climb to the edge of space

ByJeffHechtinBoston(Image:ThothTechnologyInc)AGIANTinflatabletowercouldcarrypeopletotheedgeofspacewithouttheneedforarocket

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Train can be worse for climate than plane

ByCatherineBrahicTrueorfalse:takingthecommutertrainacrossBostonresultsinlowergreenhousegasemissionsthantravellingthesamedistanceinajumbojet.Perhapssurprisingly

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Hybrid hearts could solve transplant shortage

ByAndyCoghlan(Image:courtesyoftheUniversityofMinnesota)(Image:courtesyoftheUniversityofMinnesota)(Image:courtesyoftheUniversityofMinnesota)(Image:courtesyoftheUniversityofMinnesota)“IT’Sa

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'Indoor GPS' means your phone can always find you

FINDINGyourwayaroundbigshoppingcentresorairportsmaysoongetaloteasier.Anindoorpositioningsystem

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Secret of snake slithering found in weights and scales

ByJimGilesThesecretsofhowsnakesslitheracrosssmoothsurfaceshavefinallybeenpinneddownbyanimallocomotionexperts.Thefindingsolvesanage-oldconundrumandcouldhelpengineersbuildbettersearch-and-rescuerobots.I

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Innovation: Behind Microsoft's full-body gaming interface

ByColinBarrasInnovationisourregularcolumnthathighlightsthelatestemergingtechnologicalideasandwheretheymaylead.AttheE32009gamingconferenceinLosAngeles

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Opinion: What the aerospace industry hope didn't cause the AF447 crash

ByPaulMarksThecauseofflightAF447‘sdestructionovertheAtlanticlastweekremainsamystery.Butofallthepossibilities

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