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Getting to Mars could rely on astronauts making tools and food from their own urine

Getting to Mars could rely on us turning poo into tools Researchers are studying how to repurpose molecules and convert them into products astronauts need, such as polyesters and nutrients 22 Aug 2017 Space

Smart headphones lead Google's new hardware charge

Smart headphones lead Google's new hardware charge Reports indicate that Google is lining up three new products to emerge alongside new Pixel phones 22 Aug 2017 Technology

Ford's new CEO set to go 'all-in' on electric cars with a $4.5 billion investment

Ford's new CEO set to go 'all-in' on electric cars Analysts are claiming Ford will skip most of its hybrid program and move straight into developing electric cars 22 Aug 2017 Cars

Religious people are more positive, while atheists are 'angry' - according to Facebook statuses at least

Your Facebook status may reveal your religious beliefs A study from the University of Pennsylvania shows the difference in house styles between the religious and the atheists 22 Aug 2017 Social Media

The Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet EV concept is a luxury electric yacht for the road

Mercedes' Maybach 6 Cabriolet is an ultra-luxurious EV Mercedes' latest concept is an open-topped, ultra-luxurious EV 22 Aug 2017 Cars

'Diamond rain' found on Uranus has been recreated on Earth – and it could help solve our growing energy crisis

Diamond rain' found on Uranus has been recreated on Earth Using high-powered lasers, scientists were able to recreate the diamond-forming conditions of giant, icy planets 21 Aug 2017 Space

The asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs could have thrust Earth into darkness for two years

Dino-killing asteroid 'thrust Earth into years of darkness' Computer models show that this darkness would have blocked photosynthesis and wiped out marine life 21 Aug 2017 Environment

Star Trek-style holodeck for mice reveals how brains produce mental maps

Star Trek-style holodeck for mice unlocks brain secrets Tested on fish, flies, and mice, the holodeck decodes how we update our mental maps 21 Aug 2017 Bioscience

Diamond rain' found on Uranus has been recreated on Earth – and it could help solve our growing energy crisis

Diamond rain' found on Uranus has been recreated on Earth Using high-powered lasers, scientists were able to recreate the diamond-forming conditions of giant, icy planets 21 Aug 2017 Space

There's one major problem with our push towards electric cars

There's a major problem with our push towards electric cars While Nissan thinks it will soon be easier to charge your EV than top up your petrol car, the National Grid has voiced serious concerns 21 Aug 2017 Cars

Microsoft's AI can now recognise speech as well as a human

Microsoft's AI can now recognise speech as well as a human The tech giant has been working on its speech transcription systems, used in products like Cortana, with a goal of achieving 'human parity' 21 Aug 2017 Artificial Intelligence

F1 just launched a 2017 eSports World Championship

F1 just launched a 2017 eSports World Championship The eSports championship will use the new F1 2017 game 21 Aug 2017 Cars

Hate speech online may soon carry the same penalties as real-world hate crimes

CPS adopts harsher stance on internet hate crime Hate crimes perpetrated online lead to real-world distress, says Alison Saunders 21 Aug 2017 Politics

The job ad Apple doesn't want you to find

The job ad Apple doesn't want you to find Finding the opening is part of the application 21 Aug 2017 Life & Culture

Replacement screens could be used to hijack your phone, study claims

Replacement screens could be used to hijack your phone Researchers warn that chips hidden in cheap third-party parts could be used to break a smartphone's security 21 Aug 2017 Security

Manchester chases London to be the UK's next great hub for tech startups

Manchester chases London to be the next tech startup hub More than 40% of commercial estate agent enquiries are coming from tech companies looking to set up in the north 21 Aug 2017 Startups

VW Campervan is making a comeback in 2022 as an all-electric hippy bus

VW Campervan is back as an all-electric hippy bus Volkswagen is remaking its iconic hippy bus for the modern age 21 Aug 2017 Cars

Elon Musk and 115 robotics experts pen letter to the UN raising the alarm' on killer robots

Elon Musk pens open letter to UN on killer robots Autonomous weapons threaten to be the third revolution in warfare' 21 Aug 2017 Robotics

Solar spoilers! Supercomputers reveal what will happen during today's total solar eclipse

Solar spoilers! Supercomputers model today's total eclipse Researchers from Predictive Science Inc in San Diego began simulating the solar eclipse on 28 July 21 Aug 2017 Space

Nanowire gloves could stop soldiers' hands from freezing

Nanowire gloves could stop soldiers' hands from freezing Experimental gloves developed by the US Army generate heat and absorb sweat 18 Aug 2017 Life & Culture

Climate change and habitat conversion are flattening biodiversity

Climate change and habitat conversion quash biodiversity The two phenomena are nature's playground bullies, using brute force to homogenise species 18 Aug 2017 Environment

Quick poll: Are you too loyal to your broadband supplier?

Quick poll: Are you too loyal to your broadband supplier? How long have you stuck with your current supplier - and is it time to switch? 18 Aug 2017 Technology

A gift for Gab? Google kicks social networking app for hate speech

A gift for Gab? Google kicks social app for hate speech Accusations of inconsistent censorship abounds as free speech platform is pulled 18 Aug 2017 Social Media

A long-term cure for peanut allergies may have been found

A long-term cure for peanut allergies may have been found If you suffer from a peanut allergy, you could be able to eat nuts again in the future 18 Aug 2017 Health

A cure for fear itself? Scientists hack the brains of mice to delete memories

Scientists hack the brains of mice to delete memories New research shows how specific memories can be weakened or strengthened 18 Aug 2017 Bioscience

Teslas with Tasers: Luxembourg cops are going electric

Teslas with Tasers: Luxembourg cops are going electric The Luxembourg police have just ordered two Teslas 18 Aug 2017 Cars

Another Samsung Galaxy Note is having battery trouble

Another Samsung Galaxy Note is having battery trouble No, not the one you're thinking of 18 Aug 2017 Mobile phones

Could you be faced with a Netflix tax?

Could you be faced with a Netflix tax? States in the US are levying tax on Netflix users to offset other revenue shortfalls 18 Aug 2017 Business

NASA is saving us all from Yellowstone supervolcano

NASA is saving us all from Yellowstone supervolcano A gargantuan magna chamber lies beneath Yellowstone National Park, but NASA's on the case 18 Aug 2017 Environment

Audiolux One wants to make light from your music

Audiolux One wants to make light from your music This week's Kickstarter campaign wants to make sound visual 17 Aug 2017 Audio

A-level figures don't bode well for digital skills

A-level figures don't bode well for digital skills Tech firms are lamenting the substantial fall in university applications 17 Aug 2017 Business

NASA asks Twitter to celebrate Voyager-1, hilarity ensues

NASA asks Twitter to celebrate Voyager-1, hilarity ensues NASA asked Twitter to send a message to Voyager 17 Aug 2017 Space

Tiny bubble-fuelled robots could deliver drugs inside human bodies

Tiny robots could deliver drugs inside human bodies The futuristic treatment has proven successful in mice, and could be making its way to a hospital near you 17 Aug 2017 Bioscience

Google saves hay-fever sufferers with its new pollen forecast

Google saves hay-fever sufferers with new pollen forecast Get pollen count alerts right to your phone, just in time for autumn to hit 17 Aug 2017 Environment

UK government offers £4.6 million bounty for facial-recognition system

Government offers £4.6 million for facial-recognition system Putting your taxpayer money where your mouth is 17 Aug 2017 Security

Google saves hayfever sufferers with its new pollen forecast

Google saves hayfever sufferers with its new pollen forecast Get pollen count alerts right to your phone, just in time for autumn to hit 17 Aug 2017 Environment

UK government offers £4.6 million bounty for facial recognition system

Government offers £4.6 million for facial recognition system Putting your taxpayer money where your mouth is 17 Aug 2017 Security

Facebook, Reddit, and now Spotify join tech world condemnation of Charlottesville rally

Facebook and Reddit quash hate groups after Charlottesville The tech world reacts to white supremacist rallies in Virginia, and it's fiery... 17 Aug 2017 Politics

Motorola patents a self-healing phone screen

Motorola patents a self-healing phone screen Expensive repairs could be a thing of the past, thanks to Motorola's shape memory polymer' 17 Aug 2017 Mobile phones

Tim Cook disagrees with Donald Trump's response to Charlottesville: Hate is a cancer'

Tim Cook disagrees with Trump's response to Charlottesville Apple's Tim Cook said there is no moral equivalence between white supremacists and those that oppose them 17 Aug 2017 Politics

What's the difference between AI and machine learning?

What's the difference between AI and machine learning? You can't have one without the other… 16 Aug 2017 Artificial Intelligence

What's Donald Trump's beef with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos?

What's Donald Trump's beef with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos? For some reason, Jeff Bezos seems to make Donald Trump very angry 16 Aug 2017 Politics

Meet Chilesauraus: A Mr Potato Head dinosaur that moved from meat to veg

Meet Chilesauraus: The dino that moved from meat to veg Scientists think the Chilesaurus could be a missing link in the dinosaur world 16 Aug 2017 Bioscience

MIT's new artificial intelligence could kill buffering

MIT's new artificial intelligence could kill buffering The Pensive' system could spell the end for the dreaded buffer symbol 16 Aug 2017 Software

DreamHost refuses to hand over Trump protester details to US government

DreamHost blocks government access to Trump protester info DreamHost – which has 1.3 million users – has been summoned to court for failing to comply 16 Aug 2017 Politics

In the 1970s, NASA built an interstellar map to guide aliens to Earth

NASA once built an interstellar map to guide aliens to Earth Smart idea or not, developing an interstellar map is more incredible than you might think 16 Aug 2017 Space

In a nuclear apocalypse, hair conditioner could be your downfall

Avoid hair conditioner in a nuclear apocalypse Armageddon out of hair 16 Aug 2017 Science

The royal jelly of bees can help heal wounds, study finds

The royal jelly of bees can help heal wounds, study finds Researchers have isolated a protein in royal jelly that speeds up cell recovery 16 Aug 2017 Bioscience

How BMW and Intel are boosting Fiat Chrysler's driverless ambitions

How Intel is boosting Fiat Chrysler's driverless ambitions BMW, Intel and Fiat Chrysler are teaming up to make driverless cars 16 Aug 2017 Cars

Good environmental news! The 1987 ozone treaty had a surprising positive side effect

The 1987 ozone treaty had a surprising positive side effect The 30-year-old Montreal Protocol is the unsung hero in our current battle against climate change 16 Aug 2017 Environment