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Suspended animation could soon be reality, trials to begin on 10 human volunteers

Suspended animation could soon be reality, trials to begin on 10 human volunteers

By 26 May 2014

Suspended animation, the technique most often used in science fiction movies such as Alien and Lost in Space, could soon be possible for humans. Doctor's at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh are to start trials on a process of suspending life... >>

Star Trek replicator could arrive in 12 months if theorised collider turns light into matter

Star Trek replicator could arrive in 12 months if theorised collider turns light into matter

By 19 May 2014

The dream of turning useless into valuable has been alive since Midas touched items to turn them to gold. Now scientists have apparently cracked how to turn light into matter, just like Star Trek's replicator. The theory was proposed way back in 1934... >>

Scientists link two rats' brains over web to create remote control rodents

Scientists link two rats' brains over web to create remote control rodents

By 1 March 2013

In a sort of bizarre high-tech version of the Shining, scientists have successfully linked a pair of rats' brains over the internet, allowing one to control the other remotely. The experiment, carried out by Duke University in North Carolina, sees electrodes... >>

Brit boffins to send Google Nexus phone into space to drive Satellite

Brit boffins to send Google Nexus phone into space to drive Satellite

By 8 February 2013

Scientists have built a Google Nexus One smartphone into a satellite due to launch into space on 25 February. Barring software changes, the Android phone is completely unmodified and will be used in the heart of the orbiting spacecraft during its six-month... >>

New software shows just how much celebs are photoshopped

New software shows just how much celebs are photoshopped

By 2 December 2011

Researchers from the Department of Science at Dartmouth College have developed a software tool for rating the extent to which a photo has been Photoshopped, aiming to bring a bit of honesty back into images of celebrities and models. This kind of unrealistic... >>

Government aims for video games dominance with ICT reform

Government aims for video games dominance with ICT reform

By 29 November 2011

UK schools may be getting widespread reform in computer science lessons, in the hope it'll provide a foundation to take advantage of the multi-billion video games and visual effects industry. The decision to target computer science comes in response to... >>

Augmented reality contact lenses almost here: focus on emails and gaming

Augmented reality contact lenses almost here: focus on emails and gaming

By 22 November 2011

A leap in augmented reality could be just around the corner as developments in nano-projection have enabled scientists at the University of Washington to say that such tech would be not only feasible, but also safe. After testing on rabbits, the researchers... >>

Honda Asimo slims down, grows up and goes it alone

Honda Asimo slims down, grows up and goes it alone

By 8 November 2011

The "all-new" Asimo has been shown off,  equipped with what Honda describes as "autonomous behaviour control technology". The new system allows Asimo to continue moving without input from a controller, whilst its new, slimmer body gives the automaton... >>

Artificial skin could pave the way for true AI

Artificial skin could pave the way for true AI

By 25 October 2011

Boffins at Stanford University have posted a rather interesting video that shows off a flexible artificial skin, which makes use of nanotubes in order to deliver very accurate capacitive feedback whilst maintaining flexibility. The skin consists of an... >>

Jelly batteries all set for cheaper and thinner gadgets

Jelly batteries all set for cheaper and thinner gadgets

By 12 September 2011

With the Ultrabook fad in full-swing, and smartphone makers always keen to stress just how skinny their new devices are, there becomes a point where the power being supplied is compromised because smaller batteries simply aren't up to the job. But that's... >>