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Argos has launched a series of workshops to help people who are not online develop digital skills...
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SaskPower plant

This coal power plant in Saskatchewan is the first commercial-scale coal power plant to capture and bury most of its carbon dioxide emissions.

To impede climate change, scientific studies suggest, billions of tons of carbon dioxide need to be captured from hundreds of fossil-fuel power

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The Apple computer, one of 200 made by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, goes up for auction in New York later this month and expected to reach $300,000 to $500,000...
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Tesla Model S, dual-motor version, on a road
At an event last night, Elon Musk finally gave us the D: A dual-motor, all-wheel-drive version of the Tesla Model S. On the top-of-the-line P85D, that second motor brings the max speed up to 155 mph and 0-60 mph down to 3.2 seconds -- firmly in supercar territory. Musk also announced a new 'autopilot' system for all new Tesla cars, which can...
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In 2012, physicists in the Netherlands announced a discovery in particle physics that started chatter about a Nobel Prize. Inside a tiny rod of semiconductor crystal chilled cooler than outer space, they had caught the first glimpse of a strange particle called the Majorana fermion, finally

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Thursday, 09 October 2014 |

Global health: A new challenge

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Global health: A new challenge
TEN years ago the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation began divvying up the money for what it hoped would be a novel approach to the task of solving the world’s health problems. The new programme’s organisers, led by Mr and Mrs Gates themselves, had identified 14 “grand challenges” in the field—from “preparing vaccines that do not require refrigerati...
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The 2014 Nobel science prizes: Blue’s brothersNobel’s prize was eternal fame
THE Nobel prizes were originally intended to reward people or organisations who, as the founder’s will put it, “have conferred the greatest benefit on mankind”. Often, in the field of physics, that benefit is a measure of understanding of the very small or the very distant: a light shone into the vast darkness of ignor...
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PS Now Success
Last Friday, Sony rolled out the PlayStation Now beta service onto the PS3. The public beta has been available on the PS4 for a while now, but this additional release spurred me to take another look at the service. This time, I wanted to test the latency on both the PS3 and PS4. The former is practically ancient technology in 2014, and it's WiFi...
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Crown Prosecution Service publishes new guidelines setting out how offenders can be taken to court for posting intimate pictures to get back at a former partner...
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Safety Worries May Slow Integration of Robots into Human Workforce

Baxter, a collaborative robot from Rethink Robotics, works on a mocked-up assembly line.

How much should a robot be allowed to hurt its coworkers? It’s a puzzling question facing companies developing a new breed of industrial robots that work alongside humans on the factory floor.

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