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Twisted Lasers Beam Data Across Vienna

In an interesting example of wireless data transmission, researchers in Vienna delivered digital data over 2 miles via twisted laser beams. Using a technique known as “orbital angular momentum” (OAM) the scientists twisted a green laser beam…

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NASA Testing Oculus Rift to Keep Astronauts Sane in Space

The Holodeck technology that features in the StarTrek franchise is still a little out of our technological reach, but the idea of using VR technology to keep astronauts sane whilst on long space missions is not. With…

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Google Building World’s Fastest Computer Using Quantum Technology

Google have joined forces with researchers at the University of California Santa Barbara to develop “quantum computing” technology. The technology is still highly technical and a lot of it is also theoretical, but the potential for…

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NASA Building Largest Rocket of All Time, Will Launch in 2018

NASA are cooking up something big, very big! The simple-named Space Launch System, a 384 feet tall rocket, the biggest ever created. To put this into perspective the Saturn V was just 363 feet and that one…

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NASA Tests 3D Printed Rocket Parts [Video]

Creating knockoff Lego blocks, a funky key ring or a new phone case are some of the basic features available from your run of the mill consumer 3D printer, but NASA are really pushing the limits…

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Two Headed Dolphin Washes up on Turkish Beach

Firstly, sorry for the rather grim image you’re looking at, it’s the only one of the creature and secondly, before you all say “this isn’t technology news!”, I know, but something as strange as this has…

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Latest Trailer for Stephen Hawking Movie Released

The trailer for The Theory of Everything has been released, depicting the life and struggle of Stephen Hawkings. There are few people in the modern world that haven’t heard of Stephen Hawking, one of the greatest…

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This Sound System is Loud Enough To Kill

I’m betting most of you have had a moment in your life with a noisy neighbour, their music is too loud and all you want to do it tell them to STFU. It’s likely they only…

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Electrical Brain Stimulation Can Restore Consciousness

  Patients that are in a coma, a vegetative state or in a minimally conscious state sometimes recover spontaneously to varying degrees, most cases however, there is nothing that a doctor can do. Now a study by…

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10 Years & 4 Billion Miles Later, Rosseta Spacecraft Arrives at Comet Today

The European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft has spent the last decade on an epic journey from Earth to the deep reaches of space, in a bid to hunt down and study a comet in unprecedented detail.…

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Ship Builders Testing Exoskeletons, Can Help You Lift 100KG With Ease

Last year in South Korea, ship building workers were wearing robotic exoskeletons, allowing them to walk around with huge sections of metal, pipe work and other objects weighing around 100KG as if they were light as…

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HIV Virus Successfully Removed From Human Cells For The First Time

Scientists at the Temple University School of Medicine in the USA claim that they have successfully managed to remove the HIV virus from cultured human cells for the first time. The experiment that has achieved the…

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Music Proven to be More Effective than Drugs When Fighting Alzheimer and Dementia

Modern medicine nowadays tries to ‘fix’ us with pills and drugs, even when the latter type of medication proves to be ineffective. A natural phenomenon that we tend to medicalize is aging, a process we all…

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Check Your Areas Earthquake Potential With National Seismic Hazard Map

Predicting when an earthquake will happen is still something that proves near impossible for researchers, if we could, then we would be able to save a lot of lives from the dangers of some of the…

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New Telescope Technology Could Allow Us to See Alien Life within 20 Years

There is a lot of the solar system that remains to be seen and NASA are working hard to take a real close look at what is out there. A panel convened recently to discuss future…

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Australian University 3D Printing Body Parts for Medical Schools

There is a growing need for dead bodies in medical science, but since the profession is focused on saving lives and helping people live longer, there are less cadavers stacking up for medical research than required……

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New ‘Super Black’ Material Developed By British Researchers

Hearing of a new material that can perform in ways that push the boundaries of what is actively known is typically heard from the heavily invested teams over at NASA, however a team from Surrey (not too…

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Google Glass Could Soon Make Its Way Into The Doctors Exam Room

Nashvill based startup Octovis, Inc. are looking to bring Google’s $1500 Glass into the examination room and operating theatre. Their intention is to make it easier for doctors to take notes, access patient information, check MRI…

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Certain Farts Can Prevent Cancer, Strokes and Dementia Say Scientists?!

No that isn’t a typo in the title, a team of scientists are proving once again that they have a little too much time on their hands, but on the plus side, perhaps something good came…

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No More Tangled Headphones as Physicist Unravels His ‘String Theory’

There are a number of things in life that are simply frustrating – traffic jams, paperwork and queues are just some, but high up on the frustration list for many is that simple act of tangled…

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Remote Control Contraceptive Being Developed by The Gates Foundation

A new project is being funded by the Gates Foundation that could end the need to take a daily contraceptive pill. Instead of taking one pill a day, their project could result in you taking one…

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Boeing Start Work on 200-foot NASA SLS Rocket

Moving further out in to space is still one of NASAs main goals, but to do so would require new and more up to date rocket technology. Fortunately, Boeing have just been given the green-light and…

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3D Printing Aids Surgeons to Save Five Year Old Boys Life

3D printing is once again showing how it can be a life changing piece of technology after a team of surgeons in Spain used their 3D printers to help save the life of a 5-year old…

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Nestle Working on Nespresso Style Replicator for Nutrients

It’s never long before another piece of technology from Star Trek becomes more and more like reality, we’ve seen it before with tablets and mobile phones, there are even people tinkering with teleportation technologies and warp…

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Science Fiction Reality With Mind Controlled Bionic Hand

Ian Burkhart became paralysed after a swimming accident, but may now benefit from modern medical science as he has become the first person to benefit from a mind controlled bionic hand. The bionic device is controller…

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New Water Purifier Promises Truly “Vegetarian Water”

You aren’t a vegetarian until you drink vegetarian water….wait, what? That’s the claim of one Indian home appliance company who’s claim to fame is producing “vegetarian water”. Apparently water isn’t vegetarian until a water purifier removes “chemically…

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Large Hadron Collider Startup Has Begun, More Experiments Coming in 2015

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN is the world’s biggest and most powerful particle accelerator, and in just a few months time it’s going to be more powerful than ever before. Having discovered the Higgs…