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Surgical robot to enter brain through patient’s cheek
Researchers demonstrated a robot that will perform brain surgery to prevent epileptic seizures. During the procedure, the machine enters the brain through the cheek, making it a less-invasive option with a shorter recovery time than traditional surgery.

22.10.2014 19:51

Elephant in your room: Google takes Magic Leap into virtual reality
Google, semiconductor giant Qualcomm and other blue chip companies have invested $542 million in venture funding into Magic Leap, a little-known company that promises to mesh virtual objects with our view of the world.

22.10.2014 14:44

UK wind farms outshine nuclear power output
UK wind farms generated more energy than the nation’s nuclear power stations on Tuesday thanks to a huge surge in gale-force winds in the wake of Hurricane Gonzalo, the National Grid has said.

22.10.2014 14:58

Mobile cyber-attacks surge as hackers chase banking info
Android users faced six times as many cyber-attacks this year than last, according to a new study. Hackers targeted 588,000 mobile users worldwide between August 2013 and July 2014.

22.10.2014 12:15

‘Mission of liberty’: Outgoing GCHQ boss defends mass surveillance
The outgoing director of GCHQ has used his farewell speech to praise the UK surveillance agency’s practices. In the wake of Edward Snowden’s revelations, Sir Iain Lobban called the agency’s work a “mission of liberty, not erosion of it.”

21.10.2014 16:18

No ifs, no butts: UK's £100m e-cigarette industry up in smoke?
British people are becoming less attracted to smoking both tobacco and e-cigarettes, with a majority favoring a total ban on the use of the electronic devices indoors, new data shows.

21.10.2014 15:16

Congress investigating deal between NSA official and ex-director’s company
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are now questioning the relationship between the National Security Agency’s chief technical officer and a private company being run by the former head of the American electronic spy department.

21.10.2014 16:23

McFlying out the door? ‘Back to the Future’-style hoverboard comes to life
It’s coming, guys! The future is coming! The hoverboard from an imagined 2015, featured in the ’80s hit flick ‘Back to the Future II,’ is now a reality thanks to an architect hoping to protect buildings from earthquakes with the power of magnetism.

21.10.2014 11:24

Huge rise in cybercrime, Brits fail to report attacks
More than half of Britons have been victims of online ‘cybercrimes’ including hacking, ID theft and fraud, according to a poll. The Cabinet Office says a significant number are unaware of who to contact in the event of an online attack.

21.10.2014 13:33

​Paralyzed man walks again thanks to UK-funded tech
A man whose lower body was completely paralyzed has been given the chance to walk again, thanks to pioneering surgical therapy developed by scientists in the UK and Poland.

21.10.2014 08:52

Orionids meteor shower lights night sky
Stargazers are in for a weeklong celestial display of shooting stars as Earth passes through a stream of dusty debris from Halley's Comet.

21.10.2014 01:16

Ford seeks to monitor drivers for heart attacks behind wheel
Ford is banking on an innovative plan to woo aging motorists to purchase their vehicles by developing a monitor in the driver’s seat that will detect a potential heart attack, bring the car safely to a stop and notify the authorities.

20.10.2014 21:08

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