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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- ...

First Ever 3D-Printed Vertebra Saves Boy with Cancer

Minghao, a 12-year-old boy from China, was playing football with his friends when he went to head the ball and injured his neck. But when Minghao went to the doctors, they found that it wasn’t a simple sprain they were dealing with, but a rare form of bone cancer called Ewing’s sarcoma that has manifested as a tumour in the boy’s second vertebra. Because of the location of his tumour, Minghao was only able ...

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The World’s First Player-Powered Football Pitch

Have you ever watched a game of football and thought about all of the potential energy that was being wasted? Maybe not, but a start-up company from London has! Pavegen has created tiles that convert the kinetic energy of a footstep into electrical power, with some already in use in Heathrow Airport, trains stations across Europe, and even in some schools in England and New York. Working with oil company Sh ...

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Intel Reveals World’s Smallest Commercial Processor

Showcasing their latest wares at the recent IFA Tech Conference in Berlin, computing giants Intel have revealed the first in their Broadwell series of next-generation processors - with the world’s smallest transistors to ever have been used in a commercial product. The company managed to make the physical size of the Core M chip half the size and a third thinner than that of its last-generation equivalent, ...

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Smartphone Could Diagnose and Monitor Parkinson’s Disease

Despite being one of the most common neurodegenerative conditions - affecting almost 130,000 people in the UK alone - Parkinson’s disease symptoms are difficult to measure objectively, outside the doctor’s clinic. But now smartphone technology has been developed at Aston University in Birmingham and shown at the British Science Festival, which could help diagnose and monitor Parkinson’s disease. One of the ...

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We Can Finally Delete Those Accidentally-Sent Texts!

Have you ever sent a text to the wrong person, or pressed ‘send’ and immediately regretted it? We’ve all been there! Before, we would have had to nervously await the reply, banging our heads against the wall and asking ourselves how we could have been so stupid. But now there is an app that could be the answer to our drunk-texting prayers! With Ansa, if you send a message to someone in your contacts, you ca ...

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The Star Trek Tricorder Becomes Real in Tech Competition

If you’ve seen Star Trek, then you may remember an awesome handheld device called a tricorder, the medical version of which could wirelessly collect bodily information of a patient and detect a range of diseases. Obviously, it would be a medical dream come true if such technology became fact, and not just science fiction. And a competition launched last year could lead to that dream coming true! The Qualcom ...

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Fashion Inspired by Technology

Advances in technology have seen rising numbers of collaborations between tech companies and fashion designers, and some just in time for London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015 (SS15), which will be held on September 12. More and more designers are extending their reach with accessories that are not only stylish, but smart too, and clothing aimed at tracking health and performance, with a variety of other t ...

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Human-Like Skin that Feels – For Planes?!

What if we told you that a defence contractor in the UK has developed technology that could give aeroplanes human-like skin that could ‘feel’? Sadly (or not), this doesn’t mean great flesh-coloured aircraft scattering across our skies, but a plane covered with thousands upon thousands of tiny sensors. These microsensors are so tiny - at least as small as a grain of rice - that they could collectively store ...

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Football Legend at Centre of Twitter Craze

If you need a chuckle this Monday afternoon, then we might have just the thing for you - Steve Bruce at Weddings! Mr Bruce has been involved in football for the last 37 years, ranging from his youth career at Gillingham to currently managing Hull City. But what does he like to do in his spare time? If the latest viral craze to hit Twitter is anything to go by, he apparently enjoys attending the occasional w ...

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Wireless Tech for Epilepsy Sufferers

Epilepsy affects one out of every 100 people, with more than 500,000 people in the UK and around 50 million in the world suffering from the condition. But epilepsy is notoriously difficult to diagnose and a sufferer needs to have had more than one seizure for it to be considered because many people have at least one non-epileptic seizure in their lifetime. But that could be about to change with a simple t-s ...

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