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2019-03-03 12:08:01

US fingerprint checks get mixed response

ByWillKnightDigitalfingerprintingcontrolsintroducedatallinternationalUSairportsonTuesday

2019-03-03 12:02:01

Big brother in the passenger seat

ByJamesRandersonTHEtwoteenagerswerekilledinstantlywhenEdwinMatossmashedhis2002PontiacTransAmFirehawkintotheircarinPembrokePines

2019-03-03 11:11:01

Webloggers upload digital doodles using smart pens

ByWillKnightSmartpenshavebecomethelatestwaytopostmessagestoonlinediaries

2019-03-03 10:09:01

Space station springs an air leak

ByMaggieMcKeeTheInternationalSpaceStationhasbeenleakingairforatleastseveraldays

2019-03-03 10:07:01

Bush to announce manned mission to Mars

ByMaggieMcKeeAboldplantoconstructamannedbaseontheMoonasaprecursortoastronautsvisitingMarsisexpectedtobeannouncedbytheUSPresidentGeorgeWBushnextweek.Governmentofficialshaveconfirmedthatanewspaceinitiat

2019-03-03 09:06:01

Global warming threatens millions of species

ByShaoniBhattacharyaGlobalwarmingmaydriveaquarteroflandanimalsandplantstotheedgeofextinctionby2050

2019-03-03 09:02:01

Second SARS case revealed in China

ByShaoniBhattacharyaAnewcaseofsuspectedSARSwasreportedbyChineseauthoritiesonThursday

2019-03-03 07:19:01

Casino chips to carry RFID tags

ByJeffHechtWhenrumourssurfacedin2003thattheEuropeanCentralBankwasquietlyplanningtoputRFID(radiofrequencyidentification)tagsineurobanknotestocombatfraudandmoneylaundering

2019-03-03 07:07:01

Sewage nutrients fuel coral disease

ByRachelNowakinMelbourneNUTRIENT-RICHwaterdamagesCaribbeancoralsbyencouragingthespreadofinfections

2019-03-03 07:07:01

Space molecules point to organic origins

ByStephenBattersby

2019-03-03 07:01:01

Texting hits telly

ByBarryFoxNowyoucansendtextmessagesbyTV.TheschemeisdescribedinUSapplication2003/226143byComverse

2019-03-03 05:18:01

Civilian aircraft missile defence divides opinion

ByMaggieMcKeeAUSinitiativetodevelopsystemsthatprotectcivilianaircraftfromterroristrocketattackshasprovokedsharplycontrastingreactions.Someobserversarguetheprogrammeisimperativeandshouldbespeededup–oth

2019-03-03 05:01:01

American footballers endure 'car crash' blows

ByShaoniBhattacharyaAmericanfootballerssustainablowtotheheadequivalenttoaseverecarcrashineverygame

2019-03-03 04:13:01

Mars rover's first colour image released

ByDavidLChandler

2019-03-03 04:08:01

Mothership is last chance for Beagle 2

ByHazelMuirEurope’sMarsExpressspacecraftisgearingupforalast-ditchattempttomakecontactwiththemissingBeagle2lander.Beagle2hasbeencompletelysilentsinceitenteredtheMartianatmosphereonChristmasDay.Severala

2019-03-03 03:17:01

'Intel inside' comes to flat panel TVs

ByCelesteBieverComputerchipgiantIntelistoentertheconsumerelectronicsmarketforthefirsttimewithachipspecificallydesignedtopowercheaper

2019-03-03 03:12:01

Where no implant has gone before

ByDuncanGraham-RoweTWOdeafwomenintheUShavebecomethefirstpeopletoundergotheriskyprocedureofhavingimplantsintheirbrainstems.Thedevicesaredesignedtorestorehearingbydirectlystimulatingnerves.Somedeafpeopl

2019-03-03 03:09:01

Farmed salmon more contaminated than wild

ByRobEdwardsFarmedsalmonhavesignificantlyhigherlevelsoftoxiccontaminantsthansalmonfromthewild

2019-03-03 03:09:01

Herbal medicine boom threatens plants

ByRobEdwardsThemultimillion-poundboominherbalmedicineisthreateningtowipeoutuptoafifthoftheplantspeciesonwhichitdepends

2019-03-03 02:15:01

ByDeboraMacKenzieTwodetailedreportshavethrownseriousdoubtonwhetherIraqhadanynuclear

2019-03-03 02:15:01

First brainstem implants aim to tackle deafness

ByDuncanGraham-RoweTwodeafwomenintheUShavebecomethefirstpeopletoundergotheriskyprocedureofhavingimplantsintheirbrainstems.Thedevicesaredesignedtorestorehearingbydirectlystimulatingnerves.Somedeafpeopl

2019-03-03 02:10:01

Facial modelling software finds kindest cut

ByCelesteBieverSoftwaredevelopedforthefilmindustryisbeingadaptedtopredicthowsurgeryonaparticularperson’sfacewillaltertheirappearanceaftertheoperation.Thesoftware

2019-03-03 01:03:01

Fly's-eye view shines a light on disease

ByJudySiegel-ItzkovichinJerusalemANULTRA-CHEAPopticalsystembasedonafly’seyeisbeingdevelopedtoallowweaklaserlighttobeusedformedicalimaging.AteamledbyJosephRosenandDavidAbookasisoftheBen-GurionUniversit

2019-03-03 01:03:01

Amoeba warning to contact lens wearers

ByDuncanGraham-RoweWashingyourfacewhilewearingcontactlensescouldincreaseyourchancesofgettingapotentiallyblindingeyeinfection.AndtheriskisgreatestintheUK

2019-03-03 01:01:01

Hope all but gone for Beagle 2

ByHazelMuirTheBeagle2missiontoMarsisalmostcertainlydead.Alast-ditchattempttocontacttheprobebythelander’smothershipturnedupnothingonWednesday.Themothership

2019-03-02 12:17:01

Soundbites

“IneithersaynorbelievethattheviruswasdevelopedbywhitepeopleorwhitepowersinordertodestroytheAfricanpeople.Suchviewsarewickedanddestructive.”WangariMaathai

2019-03-02 12:16:01

Stop or I'll scream

ByBarryFoxAsimplemotionsensorcouldhelpprotectlaptopsfromsneakthieves

2019-03-02 12:05:01

Fat chance for US immigrants

LIVINGintheUSmakesyoufat

2019-03-02 12:03:01

Birds of a feather not related to each other

ByAnnaGoslineIfitwalkslikeaflamingoandlookslikeaflamingo

2019-03-02 11:17:01

Construction of world's tallest tower to begin

ByWillKnight(Image:SOM)Theconstructionofwhatwillbetheworld’stallestbuildingissettobegininDubai

2019-03-02 11:10:01

60 Seconds

Galileogo-aheadEuropelastweekfinalisedplanstolaunchitsGalileosatellitenavigationsystem

2019-03-02 11:03:01

Cellphones spell the end for pocket TVs

ByBarryFoxSnowypicturesandhissysoundhavebeenthehallmarkofpocketTVssincetheywerelaunchedmorethan15yearsago.ButthequalityofTVpictureavailabletopeopleonthemoveisinforaseachange.From2006

2019-03-02 10:17:01

One drip could save our microchips

ByCelesteBieverADROPofwatermaybeallittakestoensuremicroprocessorsgetevermorepowerfulandmemorychipsevermoredense.Sosayengineerswhohavemadethefirstmicroprocessorfabricatedusingatechniquethatletschipmake

2019-03-02 10:17:01

Virtual island sells for $26,500 in cyber assets

ByWillKnightAtreasureislandthatexistsonlyascomputerbyteswithinanonlinerole-playinggamehasbeensoldfortheequivalentof$26

2019-03-02 10:09:01

Liver damage trials break new ground

ByAndyCoghlanAPIONEERINGstemcelltherapydesignedtohealotherwiseirreversibleliverdamagehasstartedtrialsinJapan.AsimilartrialonpeoplewithcirrhosisisabouttostartinLondon.Theneedfornewtreatmentsisurgent.Ci

2019-03-02 09:19:01

Google borrows books from leading libraries

ByWillKnightBooksfromsomeoftheworld’slargestacademiclibrariesaretobescannedandmadeinstantlysearchablebyGoogle.TheinternetsearchenginehasrevealedplanstoscanthewholeofMichiganandStanfordUniversitylibrar

2019-03-02 08:17:01

Second link discovered in human language circuit

ByAlisonMotlukTWOpathways

2019-03-02 08:07:01

Explosive predictions for Mount St Helens

ByPhilipCohenTherecent“extraordinary”behaviourofoneoftheworld’smostnotoriousvolcanoes

2019-03-02 07:20:01

Mystery over Tintin's

THEboy-reporterTintin

2019-03-02 07:17:01

Coral reefs may grow with global warming

ByKateRaviliousRisinglevelsofgreenhousegasesmaynotbequiteasbadforcoralreefsaswaspreviouslythought.AteamofAustralianscientistssaythatthedamagedonebyincreasingamountsofcarbondioxideintheoceanswillbeoffs

2019-03-02 07:07:01

New angle on ants' scents of direction

ByAnnaGoslinePharaohantsuseanappreciationofgeometrytofindtheirwayhome.Workerpharaohantstraveltoandfromtheircolonyalongaseriesofbranchingpathsscentedwithpheromones.Butuntilnowitwasunclearhowtheantsknew

2019-03-02 05:18:01

Stressful deadlines boost heart attack risk

ByKatharineDavisThepressureofmeetingaworkdeadlinecanproduceasixfoldincreaseintheriskofsufferingaheartattackoverthecourseofthefollowingday.Andcompetitionatworkcoulddoubletheongoingrisk

2019-03-02 05:13:01

Comet smasher's launch plan announced

ByMaggieMcKeeThefirstspacecraftdesignedtoblastintoacomet’sicyheartissettoliftoffinJanuary2005

2019-03-02 05:04:01

Space no place for cheap satellites

ByCelesteBieverAregionofspacearoundtheEarththatwaspreviouslythoughttobefreeofradiationactuallyteemswithhigh-energychargedparticlesduringsolarstorms.Thenewsmaydashscientists’hopesofsendingupultra-cheap

2019-03-02 04:02:01

Sounds change the way people see

OURears

2019-03-02 03:03:01

NASA boss takes off to pursue university role

ByMaggieMcKeeNASA’stopofficial

2019-03-02 02:13:01

Settled life speeds social and religious evolution

ByEmmaYoungTheshiftfromnomadiclifetosettledvillagelifecanleadtoarapiddevelopmentofreligiousandsocialcomplexityandhierarchy

2019-03-02 02:08:01

Bugs ravage North American forests

ByPhilipCohenInsectswhosepopulationsareboomingbecauseoflocalwarming–possiblyduetoglobalwarming–appeartobedevouringhugeswathesofforestinwesternCanadaandAlaska.ForestsinEuropeandSiberiamayalsobeunderthr

2019-03-02 02:01:01

Dioxin may cause Yushchenko long-term problems

ByWillKnightThetoxinblamedfortheillnessanddisfigurementsufferedbytheUkrainianoppositionleaderViktorYushchenkoislikelytohaveaseriouslong-termimpactonhishealth

2019-03-02 01:12:01

Smoking is bad for the brain

ByDuncanGraham-RoweGiventhewealthofevidencethatsmokingdamagesyourhealth

2019-03-01 12:02:01

Should people be tested for mad cow disease?

ByWouldyouwanttoknowifyouwerecarryinghumanmadcowdisease?Maybenot