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Webcrawling program completes crossword puzzles

SOMEmightconsideritcheating–acomputerprogramthatcancompletecrosswordpuzzlesbetterthanmanypeople–andinanylanguage.Andlikemanyaquizcheat

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Smartwatches know you're getting a cold days before you feel ill

WestEnd61/REX/ShutterstockByAliceKleinOncewehadpalm-reading

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Flawed hunt for flight MH370 shows need for new tracking system

Reuters/JasonReedItbeganwithconfusionandendedwithashrug.Afternearlythreeyears

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Obama has finally done the right thing by freeing Manning early

It’sbeenalongtimecoming

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Brainwaves could act as your password – but not if you’re drunk

PantherMediaGmbH/AlamyStockPhotoByNicoleKobieGettingdrunkcouldmakeithardertoenteryourpassword–evenifyourbrainwavesareyourlogin.Brainwaveauthenticationisoneofmanybiometricmeasurestoutedasanalternativet

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Supercomputing enigma

Pregnantmotherscouldsoonproducetheirownbaby-blogs

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How art helps us work out our techno dreams and nightmares

ByJonathonKeatsINPREPARATIONforhis1960debutatNewYork’sMuseumofModernArt

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Patents gagged in the name of national security

ByPaulMarksAFTERyearsofhardwork

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Why computers are like the weather

IFYOUthinkthecomplexmicrochipsthatdrivemoderncomputersaremodelsofdeterministicprecision

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Histories: Napoleon's crazy navy

ByStephaniePainTherumoursbeganin1798.FranceandBritainhadbeenatwarforfiveyearsandnowtheFrencharmywasmassingontheNormandycoast.Surroundedbysea

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Communication speed nears terminal velocity

ByDanaMackenzieNOISEistheblightoftheinformationage.Itcanbefarmorethananannoyance:ifyousendinstructionstoaninterplanetaryspacecraft

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How you can help micro:bit inspire more young inventors

Micro:bitFoundationByZachShelbyEVERYchildhasaninnerinventor.IrememberwhenIwasakid

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How Trump’s erratic nuclear posture could spark a new arms race

USNavyPhoto/AlamyStockPhotoByDeboraMacKenziePresidentTrumpwillbeinauguratedon20January.Wedon’tyetknowwhataTrumppresidencywilllooklike

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Why High-Definition TV will be transmitted in bits

HOWcanyoubroadcastpristinehigh-definitionTVprogrammestousersofgiantflat-panelTVswhentherearenochannelsallocatedtoHDTVbroadcasts?BBCengineershaveananswer:harnessunusedfrequenciestotransmitanHDTVpro

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No escape for the oil slick cheats

ByEmmaYoungFINDINGthetankerresponsibleforanoilspillcanbesurprisinglydifficult.Malaysianofficialsarewrestlingwiththeproblemafterahugespillinabusyshippingrouteon25Junelefta5-kilometreslickoffthecountry’

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Recycled eggshells can be used for next-gen data storage

UrsulaAlter/GettyByAbigailBeallIfyouwanttomakeacomputer

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Electronic gene control could let us plug bacteria into devices

KaterynaKonBySamWongWedon’tusuallywelcomebugsindigitaltechnology

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Invention: Dead pixel camouflage

ByBarryFoxForover30years

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European parliament rejects software patent law

ByWillKnightAcontroversialproposaltoallowsoftwaretobepatentedwasoverwhelminglyvoteddownbytheEuropeanUniononWednesday

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'Operational complacency' led to missed nuclear leak

COMPLACENTplantoperatorstookanastoundingeightmonthstospotamassiveleakofhighlyradioactiveliquidattheUK’sThermalOxideReprocessingPlant(THORP)atSellafieldinCumbria

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String, mud and bamboo make a quake-proof house

ByRachelNowakWHENanearthquakestrikes

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In an era of nationalism the net needs its freethinking champion

CooperativeAssociationforInternetDataAnalysis/SciencePhotoLibraryIt’s11am

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Technology cannot stop suicide bombers

Technologyisnobetterthangoodold-fashioneddetectiveworkatpreventingsuicide-bombattacks

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Stretchy robotic suit reduces energy used to walk by 23 per cent

HarvardBiodesignLabByChelseaWhyteWalkamileinarobot’sshoesanditwon’tfeelsofar.Anewrobotic“exosuit”cutstheenergyawearerusestowalkby23percent–thehighestreductioninenergyexpenditureforasuitpoweredbyanatta

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US army wants to fire swarm of weaponised drones from a missile

IAIByDavidHamblingTheUSarmywantsamissilethatcouldshootaswarmofweaponiseddronesoveratargetarea.Theideawouldbetoequipexistingmissileswiththeabilitytodispensemultiple“smartquadcopters”afterlaunch.Onrelea

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Script worries over internet domain names

Governmentsriskwreckingtheinternet’sdomainnamesystemiftheyrushplanstomakewebandemailaddressesavailableinahostofnon-Latinscripts

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IBM factories linked to boosted cancer risk

AcontroversialpaperclaimingthatIBMfactoryworkershaveahigherriskofdevelopingcancerhasfinallyseenthelightofday.In2002

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Surveillance system spots violent behaviour

ByDuncanGraham-RoweSmartsurveillancesystemscapableofautomaticallydetectingviolentcrimescouldsoonbeavailable.AcomputervisionsystemdevelopedintheUniversityofTexasinAustin

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Invisibility cloak is here at last

Itcanmakeobjectsdisappearbeforeyourveryeyes–butonlyifyouhavemicrowavevision.AninvisibilitycloakthatworksinthemicrowaveregionoftheelectromagneticspectrumhasbeenunveiledbyresearchersintheUS.Thecloakwork

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Software learns cartography by watching mapmakers

ByRobertAdler(Image:Bischof

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Gizmo

Whenyouwantaheavyobjectmoved

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Experts gather to debate control of the internet

ByNewScientistTechandAFPOveronethousandinternetexpertswillgatherinGreecethisweekforthefirstUN-sponsoredInternetGovernanceForum(IGF)meeting

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I spy a Cuban dissident

IfyousurftheinternetinCuba

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Artificial memory aid mimics the brain's audio cues

ByTomSimoniteAnartificialmemoryaidthatmimicsthewaythehumanbrainreplaysverbalinformationcouldhelppeoplewithbraindamage

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Web clips fuel US election debate

ByNewScientistTechandAFPVideowebsitesandblogshavegrownintoamajorforceintheUSelectioncampaign

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The quantum world is about to get bigger

Thequantumworldisabouttogetbiggerthankstoatechniquethatwillallowobjectsbigenoughtoseewiththenakedeyetoexistintwoplacesatonce.Quantumpropertiesaremostprominentinsingleparticles.Inbiggerobjectsthermalvi

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Sniffing out an aircraft fire

THEsmelloffumesinanaircraftcockpitmaynotalwaysspelldanger

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Driven to distraction by your own vehicle

ByPaulMarksSittingbehindthewheelthesedayscanfeelmorelikebeinginanaircraftcockpit

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MySpace moves to quash music pirates

ByWillKnightMySpacehasannouncedaninitiativeaimedatquashingmusicpiracyamongitsusers.Thehugelypopularsocialnetworkingsitewillemployaudiofingerprintingsoftwareinanefforttopreventusersfromuploadingcopyrig

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Wiki's little sister hits the 'shelves'

HaveyoueverwonderedwhethercontributorstoWikipediareallyknowwhattheyaretalkingabout?Peoplewhoprefertoknowwriters’credentialswillwelcomethepilotlaunchofCitizendiumlastweek.This“fork”ofWikipediaistheb

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Armchair warlords and robot hordes

ByPaulMarksITSOUNDSlikeeverygeneral’sdream:technologythatallowsanationtofightawarwithlittleornolossoflifeonitsside.Itisalsoapeace-seekingcitizen’snightmare.Withoutthepoliticallyembarrassingthreatofso

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Flash of UV light solidifies nano-surfaces

ByTomSimonite(Image:NIST)Awayoffreezingdelicatestructuresformedofnanoparticleshasbeendeveloped.Thetechnique

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'Big Brother' call-router may stop interruptions

ByTomSimoniteAnintelligentswitchboardthatmonitorsworkers’activityandonlyletscallsthroughwhentheyarefreetotalkisbeingdevelopedinGermany.Theresearchersbehindthesystemsayitcouldpreventthefrustrationsofin

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US internet firms accused of 'collusion' with China

ByNewScientistTechandAFPUStechnologyfirmsincludingMicrosoft

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Elastic bands' twang in super-slow motion

ByGaiaVinceNewhigh-speedfootageofthehumblerubberbandhastreatedphysiciststoarareinsightintothepropertiesofelasticity

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Review: From Counterculture to Cyberculture, by Fred Turner

ByMikeHoldernessNETWORKSandwebsaremuchmorethanthecommunicationsmediumofourday:theyarebecomingthedominantmetaphortodescribesubjectsasdiverseasneurologyandphilosophy.Howinevitablethenthatsomeoneshou

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Invention: Throwable game-controllers

ByBarryFoxJustwhatthedoctorordered?Anewbreedofthrowablegamescontrollerscouldturncomputergamingintoahealthypastime

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Phone creates interactive maps from snapshots

ByTomSimonite(Image:LaylaGordon/OrdnanceSurvey)Cellphonesthataddinteractiveinformationtoprintedmapscouldsoonprovideasimplewaytofindlocalpointsofinterest.Researchershavecreatedasystemthatprocessesa

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Nuclear security special: Disaster waiting to happen

ByRobEdwardsSpontaneouscombustionisnothighonmostpeople’slistofworries

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Vision-body link tested in robot experiments

ByTomSimonite(Image:OlafSporns/MaxLungarella)Experimentsinvolvingrealandsimulatedrobotssuggestthattherelationshipbetweenphysicalmovementandsensoryinputcouldbecrucialtodevelopingmoreintelligentmachi

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