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Man Proposes to Girlfriend in Virtual Reality Demo

Man Proposes to Girlfriend in Virtual Reality Demo

Proposing to your significant other is a wonderfully special event, something that will lead to the best days of your lives. But how does one go about asking one of the most import ...

China and US Agree Truce on Cybercrime

China and US Agree Truce on Cybercrime

Tensions have been growing in recent years when it comes to US-China relations. It is thought to be a sign of wider struggles to do with what constitutes proper and acceptable beha ...

Facebook Partners up to Develop Education System

Facebook Partners up to Develop Education System

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been openly expressing his interest in education since he donated $100 million (£65.5 million) to the Newark school since in New Jersey. Last year, ...

A Whole New Meaning to “Building Your Own PC”

A Whole New Meaning to “Building Your Own PC”

There are going to be some of you out there who regularly tinker with your computer and have it souped up to the max. For the rest of us, tampering with the inside of our machines ...

England to Test Electric Motorways

England to Test Electric Motorways

Imagine being able to recharge your car as you drive down the road. Well, that possibility could become a reality for motorists in England if a scheme proposed by government agency ...

Salt-Powered Lamp to Light Developing World

Salt-Powered Lamp to Light Developing World

As you may know, around 80% of the world has access to electricity. But what of the remaining 20%? There are some places where main lines electricity just isn't feasible. Take the ...

The World’s First Bionic Eye has Been Implanted

The World’s First Bionic Eye has Been Implanted

Bionic eyes might sound like something in your favourite sci-fi show, but surgeons in Manchester in the UK have made them a reality. The recipient was one Mr Ray Flynn, an 80-year- ...

UK’s First National Videogame Arcade

Have you ever thought, "If only there were a place dedicated to the art and history of video games in the UK?"... Well, now there is! The National Videogame Arcade (NVA), the UK's first national centre dedicated to video games, opened its doors to the public. The £2.5 million NVA can be found in Hockley in Nottingham and boasts an array of activities. Across its five floors, you can find interactive exhibit ...

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Graphene Light Bulb to Hit Shelves

The first consumer product made from graphene is set to go on sale within the next couple of months - light bulbs! Graphene is a super-strong carbon material, a micro-thin layer of which is said to be stronger than steel. The material was discovered by Professors Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov at Manchester University, which later led to them both being knighted and receiving the Physics Nobel Prize. T ...

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River-Powered Homes?

We're always happy to learn about potential new renewable energy sources! And that's just what a million homes across England could be benefiting from in the near future, according to the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). Technology known as water source heat pumps relies on something called a heat exchanger to warm water coming from the sea, rivers, and other bodies of water. It uses a system ...

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New Cars Adjust Their Speed According to Road Signs!

If there is one thing that irritates drivers all over the world, it's getting a speeding ticket - especially when they don't realise they went over the speed limit. But Ford has now produced a car that could put an end to this accidental speeding violations, helping drivers to avoid fines in the process, and also potentially reducing the number of accidents on the road. The car manufacturer's second generat ...

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Iron Man Gives Boy Own Bionic Arm

Robert Downey Jr's latest reprise in his role of Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, has hit the web and this one is rather moving! The video is part of The Collective Project, Microsoft's showcase of work from students in the US who are making positive changes for their communities. Here's the full story... Alex Pring is a seven-year-old boy from Florida, in the US. When he was born, only his left arm was fully deve ...

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Look, No Wires! Charge Your Phone on Your Furniture

If you have a mobile phone, then you are probably familiar with the ongoing battle with the charger. We frequently lose them, they often get tangled, and a few of you will know the troubles of having pets chew through cables... Well, what if we told you that it was possible to simply place your phone on your coffee table, desk, maybe even your lamp, and your phone would charge away? Okay, maybe not your *cu ...

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Can’t Find Love Online? Try These Scientifically Proven Tips!

Some people can spend weeks, even months, on dating sites, trying to find their one true love. But somehow, they get passed by. Why? According to research published in the BMJ: Evidence Based Medicine, there are little ways you can enhance your profile and self-image across to potential partners - all while just being yourself. (Which, let's be honest, is what we should be doing anyway... ) The study was le ...

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Online Justice with eBay-Like Courts?

A new report from the Civil Justice Council has recommended that low-value civil court cases in England and Wales could be dealt with online, in an online disputes system like that used by online marketplace eBay. According to the report, which has been welcome by Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service, settling cases up to £25,000 would reduce court-generated costs. The idea is to use a system similar ...

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Grecia to Get a 3D-Printed Prosthetic Beak

Here at Daily Diamond, we love the stories about animals being given a new lease of life with prosthetics. You might remember us telling you about Dudley the duck getting a new leg after losing his in a fight with some chickens. So, we couldn't wait to share this heart-wrenching-turned-heart-warming story with you about Grecia, the toucan. Grecia is named after the area he was found in, in Costa Rica, rescu ...

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The New Easy Way to Transfer Money – by Email!

With online and mobile bank transfers, putting money into someone else's bank account - or having them put money in yours - has never been easier... Or has it? Google has taken the steps to make it ever easier to transfer small amounts of cash to your family or friends, such as for lunch or rent. And it really is as simple as sending an email. But the system, called Google Wallet, isn't as new as you might ...

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