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Ignorance or deliberate disinformation? Obama’s 'facts' about Russia all wrong
Barack Obama has made light of Russia in his latest interview, coming up with four facts to illustrate the poor state of things in the country, which – strangely enough – had little to do with reality.

04.08.2014 18:43

Elon Musk: Artificial intelligence will be ‘more dangerous than nukes’
Billionaire entrepreneur and inventor Elon Musk took to Twitter over the weekend to sound the alarm about the dangers of artificial intelligence, which he says could be more of a threat to humans than the nuclear era.

04.08.2014 17:30

​NASA, SpaceX adapting 3D-printing for space exploration
The inability to print solid 3D objects from several different alloys, a challenging obstacle to using such parts in spacecraft, has been overcome by NASA. Meanwhile, SpaceX announced it actually used a 3D-printed part in a rocket launched in January.

03.08.2014 12:13

Mutant gene that allows people to need less sleep identified, scientists say
US scientists have found a mutation of the little-understood BHLHE41 gene that, they believe, allows a small proportion of the population to get enough rest, without needing to spend a whole night in bed.

03.08.2014 17:53

Obama signs law allowing cell phones to be unlocked
​President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill making it legal for consumers to “unlock” their cell phones in order to use a different wireless network.

01.08.2014 19:21

£300m DNA project could revolutionize British medicine
Medicine could be revolutionized by a UK project committed to mapping the DNA genetic code of people with cancer and rare diseases.

01.08.2014 15:04

​UK hacker warned of US-extradition risk if he visits sick father in Scotland
Gary McKinnon, the computer hacker who won a 10-year battle to avoid extradition to the US, has been warned not to visit his ill father in Scotland, for fear America will mount fresh bids for his arrest.

01.08.2014 08:58

NASA looks to produce oxygen on Mars with next rover
The next Mars rover is going to be home to numerous ambitious experiments, including one that will see NASA try to produce oxygen on the Red Planet.

01.08.2014 02:06

‘Chill out!’ Neil deGrasse Tyson defends GMO foods (VIDEO)
Acclaimed American astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has a message for opponents of genetically-modified foods: “Chill out!”

31.07.2014 14:29

Twitter account resumes posting UK politicians’ Wikipedia edits
A Twitter bot designed to alert the public to edits made to Wikipedia content by parliamentary network IP addresses has been re-launched following attempts to block it.

31.07.2014 12:49

Weapons of mass production: US Army making warheads with 3D printing
The US Army is building deadlier, more efficient, and less costly warheads using 3D-printing technology, according to new reports.

31.07.2014 14:20

Data on the brain: ‘Wet computing’ liquid implants could boost intelligence
American scientists believe they have found a way that could one day make people more intelligent. This could be done by implanting data stored in liquid, enabling things like photos and documents to be stored in one’s brain.

31.07.2014 10:52

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