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Fingerprint theft points to digital danger

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:47:32 GMT

Japanese scientists fool biometric security system with off-the-shelf camera



US concerns grow over Chinese chip expansion

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 01:01:02 GMT

Trump has threatened new tariffs as semiconductor sector receives large subsidies



Driverless cars heading for a jam, says transit group

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:04:34 GMT

Promotion of private vehicles over buses and trains expected to make congestion worse



Tidal power swamped by dubious mathematics

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 17:17:22 GMT

Cost numbers around Swansea lagoon project are wildly misleading



Week in Review, January 14

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 22:14:24 GMT

UK retailers, currency traders, investment bankers, UniCredit and the President-elect



From diesel emissions to omitting the driver

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:38:21 GMT

Autonomous vehicles will become a challenge for cities and governments



Automation’s rise poses quandary over jobs

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 22:05:20 GMT

Variables that will affect the rate of adoption of robots and smart machines are huge



Scientists turn mild-mannered mice into killers

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:06:52 GMT

Rodents made to hunt and bite — or become placid — by switching neurons on or off



How smartphones are transforming healthcare

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 11:58:52 GMT

Powerful new apps are turning our phones into mobile medical clinics. Could this help solve the issue of rising healthcare costs?



UK review backs £1.3bn tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 11:51:30 GMT

Supporter says technology could provide 12% of UK electricity needs



The next Volkswagen scandal can be avoided

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 19:30:37 GMT

Smarter regulation, better governance and jail sentences will all help



Jobs’ legacy is the omniscient tech company

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 11:11:51 GMT

Driverless cars would be unimaginable without the iPhone revolution



Plouffe quits Uber to join Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:52:20 GMT

Obama’s ex-campaign manager to lead political advocacy at Facebook founder’s entity



Agriculture takes step towards boosting crop yields

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 16:59:40 GMT

Indigo Cotton stimulates growth by adding plant microbes through seed treatment



Economists hit back at claims of crisis after post-Brexit misses

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 21:01:05 GMT

Criticism from the BoE highlights failures in big-event forecasts



Artificial intelligence: the dash to connect the consumer

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 19:00:23 GMT

Exhibitors at CES insist the ‘internet of things’ is moving closer to reality. But will these smart gadgets prove useful?



TV makers straighten out range after consumer curveball

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 18:32:07 GMT

Samsung and LG arc away from bendy screens and abandon 3D



Amazon Echo’s role in deep space exploration

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 12:25:28 GMT

Nasa staff ask voice recognition gadget Alexa for help with jargon



Ride-sharing cabs give chance to cut taxi numbers

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 20:01:20 GMT

New York study shows 13,000 vehicles could be slashed to just 3,000



Tencent invests in mapping company

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 13:21:09 GMT

Chinese technology group gears up competition for in-car navigation systems



US workplace safety crackdown in doubt

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 09:01:47 GMT

Executives face big jail terms under environment law, but Trump may curb tough action



Genes may save British ash trees from destruction

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 17:24:19 GMT

Dieback disease has killed millions of plants in eastern and northern Europe



Insect migrations among animal kingdom’s most significant

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 20:16:20 GMT

Weight flying over Britain each year is 7 times greater than 30m songbirds



NHS to fund pioneering bionic eye surgery

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 00:01:02 GMT

Electronic implants will restore some vision to patients with retinitis pigmentosa, an inherited eye disease



My Christmas tree lights and globalisation

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 23:01:57 GMT

The evolution of LEDs shows how innovation occurs steadily as companies compete



India: Cooking up a recipe for clean air

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 14:54:15 GMT

Millions still burn solid fuel indoors preparing food but also producing deadly fumes



Stargazing with Neil deGrasse Tyson

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 10:53:23 GMT

America’s superstar astrophysicist on the cosmos, star signs and why he wouldn’t say no to a Trump space commission



The question marks hovering over drones

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 15:52:13 GMT

Public concern about snooping and criminal uses has to be addressed quickly



5G mobile networks speed towards an uncertain future

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 13:17:54 GMT

Hype over next-generation technology begins despite doubts over demand for far faster downloads



EPA chief says hard for Trump to scrap climate rules

Sun, 18 Dec 2016 16:49:33 GMT

McCarthy says any attempt must be scientifically justified under Clean Air Act



California warns Uber over self-driving car tests

Sat, 17 Dec 2016 02:10:43 GMT

Legal battle looms as company snubs regulator over ‘autonomous’ technology



Paradise lost: the crisis on the Great Barrier Reef

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 05:12:22 GMT

Marine scientist John ‘Charlie’ Veron has spent a lifetime studying coral. Now he is watching it die



UK gives final approval to ‘three-parent’ babies

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 13:20:04 GMT

Clinical trial of up to 125 patients to begin in Newcastle next year with £8m funding



California puts brakes on Uber’s self-driving cars

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 02:27:39 GMT

Department of Motor Vehicles threatens legal action after group begins public trial



Chemical technology to boost wheat yields by 20%

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 20:01:22 GMT

Technique may provide an alternative to genetic modification



Aviation: How jets are lightening the load

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 15:52:13 GMT

Advances in materials mean few areas are off limits in the bid to reduce weight



Airlines bid to beat their weight problem

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 15:51:55 GMT

Fuelled by leaps in technology and materials, the industry is on a mission to lighten the load of aircraft



Chinese scientists implant 3D printed tissue into monkeys

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 14:50:43 GMT

‘Groundbreaking’ move marks step towards mass printing of organs for human transplant



Report urges groups to disclose climate change effects

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 12:59:49 GMT

BoE governor and media billionaire behind proposals to better inform investors and lenders



Uber self-driving plan defies California regulators

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 11:10:33 GMT

Efforts to bypass state requirements means company will not have to disclose safety statistics