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Don’t Hang Up Yet: The Latest Study Linking Mobile Phones To Cancer Has Big Problems

You may have seen the headlines over the weekend, reporting on a new study that’s supposedly found a link between mobile phones and cancer. But all is not quite as it seems. And much of...

Would You Trust Your Nuclear Missiles To A Floppy Disk?

What can you do with a floppy disk these days? Apple retired floppy drives with its original 1998 iMac, PC manufacturer Dell followed suit in 2003 and now they are but a distant memory. But,...

The “Dreams” Of Artificial Intelligence Are Getting Even More Lifelike

The past couple of years have seen artificial intelligence (AI) improve by leaps and bounds in its mission to steal all our jobs and take over the world. It’s beaten humans in a game of “Go,” it's won...

Even Computers Find Super Mario Bros. Hard

If you've ever struggled to solve a level of "Super Mario Bros.," new research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will definitely cheer you up. The world of "Super Mario" is definitely mathematically hard. According to...

China's Record-Breaking Glass Bridge Is Amazing And Terrifying

Don’t look down. The world’s longest, highest, and most terrifying glass bridge is in the very final stages of its construction. Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge is found above the Tianmenshan National Forest Park in the mountainous...

Robots May Soon Be Able To Feel Pain

No longer shall our robot creations be confined to a meaningless, mechanical existence as mere glorified can-openers. Researchers from the University of Hannover are currently developing new technology that could enable robots to “experience pain,” breathing...

The Future Of Personal Satellite Technology Is Here – Are We Ready For It?

Satellites used to be the exclusive playthings of rich governments and wealthy corporations. But increasingly, as space becomes more democratized, these sophisticated technologies are coming within reach of ordinary people. Just like drones before them,...

How Nanotechnology Can Help Us Grow More Food Using Less Energy And Water

With the world’s population expected to exceed nine billion by 2050, scientists are working to develop new ways to meet rising global demand for food, energy and water without increasing the strain on natural resources....

Powering Nanotechnology With The World’s Smallest Engine

In the minuscule world of nanotechnology, big steps are rare. But a recent development has the potential to massively improve our lives: an engine measuring 200 billionths of a metre, which could power tiny robots...

How To Stop Your Phone From Being Hacked

If you’ve ever forgotten your phone or left it at home for the day, you will have realised just how much you use it. On average, we check our mobile phones about 110 times a...