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Camera phones will be high-precision scanners

ByDuncanGraham-RoweNewsoftware

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Your Top 10 ways to take on global warming

ByDaveReayAREyoufedupwithallthehotairandinactioncomingfromourpoliticalleadersonthesubjectofclimatechange?Heardenoughaboutcleanenergy

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Backpack generates power as you walk

Therearefewthingsmoreannoyingthandiscoveringthatthebatteryonyoumobilegadgethasrunoutofjuicewherethere’snowayofrechargingit–inthemiddleofalongtrek

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Privacy and prejudice: whose ID is it anyway

ByDuncanGraham-RoweInthesecondpartofNewScientist‘sspecialreportintotheidentityrevolution

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Polymer breakthrough to boost smart drugs

ByCelesteBieverSMARTplasticfilmsprogrammedtoreleaseaprecisesequenceofdrugsarepoisedtorevolutionisedrugdeliverythankstoabreakthroughinpolymerchemistry.Thefilmscouldbeusedtocoatimplantssuchasartificialh

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Flood warnings for the Yangtze will save lives

ByEmmaYoungWHILENewOrleanscomestotermswithmassiveflooding

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Gyro-juggling extends Hubble's life

THEHubbleSpaceTelescopeisbeingoperatedwithonlytwoofitsgyroscopesinsteadoftheusualthree

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The race to revisit the ocean depths

ByJonathanFildes“WEGOTatelegram.Itsaid:‘Returntoport.Unloadallgoddamngeophysicistsandgeochemists.Biologistscoming’

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Gizmo

Apocket-sizeddigitalTVdecoderthatcanalsobeusedasamobiletelevisionhasbeendevelopedbyFrenchelectronicsfirmThomson.The11-centimetreLCDTVworkswiththeOFDMbroadcastsystemusedforterrestrialdigitalTV,

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Polymer breakthrough to boost smart drugs

ByCelesteBieverSMARTplasticfilmsprogrammedtoreleaseaprecisesequenceofdrugsarepoisedtorevolutionisedrugdeliverythankstoabreakthroughinpolymerchemistry.Thefilmscouldbeusedtocoatimplantssuchasartificialh

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Motorcyclists could be saved by airbags

AFTER15yearsofresearch

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Tuned in for a nanoscale radio

ARADIOtransmitternobiggerthanabacteriumcouldbemadebycouplingtogetheranarrayofnanoscalemagnets.ShehzaadKakaandcolleaguesattheUSNationalInstituteofStandardsandTechnology(NIST)inBoulder

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Keyboard sounds reveal their words

ByCelesteBieverTheuniquesoundsakeyboardmakesasdifferentkeysarehitcannowbetransformedintoareasonabletranscriptionofwhatwastyped

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Backpack generates a powerful punch

ByPaulMarks(Image:Science)AbackpackthatgenerateselectricityasitswearerstrollsalonghasbeendevelopedbyexpertsinhumanlocomotionintheUS.Byharnessingthelopingup-and-downmotionofourhipsaswewalk

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How to save the Dead Sea?

ByEhsanMasood“ASEAofopportunity.”ThegiantblueadvertisinghoardingattheedgeoftheroadthatdescendsfromthebustleofAmmantothecalmoftheDeadSeasaysitall.AmidthedailyturmoiloftheMiddleEast

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Cyber-memorials raise cash for Katrina's victims

ByCelesteBiever(Image:Snapzilla/ReallyRickMetropolitan)(Image:Snapzilla/ReallyRickMetropolitan)Gamershaveraisedatleast$3000forthevictimsofHurricaneKatrinausingvirtualmemorials

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Will web users ‘Flock' to social surfing?

ByCelesteBieverA“social”webbrowserhasbeencreatedtomeettheneedsofanewgenerationofwebuserswhowanttoedit

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London-based social workers go wireless

HUNDREDSofsocialworkersinnorthLondonhavebeenissuedwithinternet-enabledPDAstogivethemfastwirelessaccesstotheirclients’casenotes.Themoveisaresponsetoagovernmentenquiryintothemurderin2000of8-year-oldVict

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Invention: Midnight caller-foiler

ByBarryFoxForover30years

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World Cup to kick off 3D television

ByBarryFoxVIEWERSofnextyear’ssoccerWorldCupinGermanycouldfindthemselveswatchingtheballflyoutofthescreen

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How to spot early signs of arthritis

ByPaulMarksEVERwonderedwhetherthetwingeinyourkneeisaresultofoverdoingitatthegymorsymptomsofsomethingmoresinistersuchasosteoarthritis?Alaser-basedtestcouldonedaygiveyourGPaquick

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New cellphone has iTunes built in

ByCelesteBieverThefirstcellphonetodouble-upasaniPodmusicplayerwentonsaleintheUSonWednesday.ItwasunveiledbyAppleatalast-minute

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New robot hand is even more human

WHENitcomestoemulatingthehumanhand

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Algorithm exploits ‘six degrees of separation'

ByCelesteBieverAnalgorithmthatfindstheshortestpathbetweentwopointsinacomputernetworkissheddinglightonthepuzzling“sixdegreesofseparation”socialphenomenon.Accordingtothissocialtheory

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Flood warnings for the Yangtze will save lives

ByEmmaYoungWHILENewOrleanscomestotermswithmassiveflooding

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Cellphone tells the world what mode you're in

SneakingoffworkearlyforFridayafternoondrinkswillsoonbemadeeasierbyamobilephonesystemthatwilltellyourbossyou’restillatworkwhilelettingyourfriendsknowyou’reonyourway.TheSwarmsystem

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Paperless office? Still over the horizon

DespiteearlypredictionsthataPConeverydeskwouldcreatepaperlessoffices

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Trails that redraw the map of America

IT’seasytoforgetthatatanymomentthousandsofplanesarecriss-crossingtheglobe

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Solar power could turn nanobots on

ByMasonInmanSUNLIGHTcouldonedaybeharnessedtopowernanobots

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Poisonous paint cleaned in a flash

ByJeffHechtAsaresearcheronRonaldReagan’sabortive“StarWars”anti-ballisticmissileprogrammeinthe1980s

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Nanoscale robots built from DNA

ByCelesteBieverNANO-FACTORIESofthefuturecouldbeequippedwithDNAstrandsactingasnanoscalerobotarmsthatwillpickupandassemblemolecular-scaleobjects.Suchlong-soughtnanorobotsarenowastepcloserthankstoateamle

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Face-hunting software will scour web for targets

ByTomSimonite(Image:PolarRose)Asearchenginethatusessophisticatedfacialrecognitiontoallowuserstoidentifyandfindpeopleinonlineimageswilllaunchnextmonth.Butcivillibertiesgroupssaythebiometric-styletoolc

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Nano-cables convert light into electricity

ByMasonInmanNanocablesthatconvertlightintoelectricitycouldonedaybeusedtopowernano-robots.Thecablesare16nanometresindiameterandseveralmicrometreslong.Theyresemblethelight-harvestingantennaeusedbysomeba

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Terrorists win in web-savvy stakes

TheUSgovernmentmayhavedevelopedtheinternet

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Scanning on thin polar ice

Thespeedatwhichpolaricesheetsaremeltingisoneofthehottesttopicsaround

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Handheld device sees more colours than humans

ByTomSimonite(Image:AndrewHarvey)Ahandhelddevicesensitivetochangesincolournotdetectablebythehumaneyecouldbeusedtospotobjectshiddenbycamouflageorfoliage.TheImageReplicationImagingSpectrometer(IRIS)

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Just can't get e-nough

ByRichardFisherHello

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But is it (robot) art?

ByCelesteBiever(Image:Napolitos3)(Image:ChrisHardy/SanFranciscoChronicle)MaxChandlerartstudioismorechaoticthanmost.It’snotthatheisdisorganised:themessisdowntotheteamofbrush-wieldingrobotsthathelp

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Deep secrets of the SS Persia

ByStephaniePainReginaPalaceHotel

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Leaky pipe? call in the clots

Artificial“platelets”couldfixleakingpipesjustasnaturaloneshelpbloodclotinacut.Squishyblobsintroducedupstreamofaleakarecarriedalongtotheleakandclogitupasatemporaryfix.The“scab”alsoshowswheretheleakis.M

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Web 2.0 is all about the feel-good factor

ByCelesteBieverUserparticipationiscrucialtothesurvivalofpopularwebsiteslikeYouTubeandFlickr.Buthowdothesesitesensurethatnewvideos

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Gizmo

Googlehaslaunchedapatent-searchservice(www.google.com/patents).Thetestversioncanriflethrough7millionUSpatentsissuedbeforemid-2006

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The waste at the heart of the web

ByPhilMckennaOnRoute101

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Crystal printing promises flexible electronics

ByTomSimonite(Image:AlejandroBriseno)Amethodforgrowingorganicsemiconductingcrystalsontoasurfacecouldleadtobetterflexibleelectronicdevicesandvideodisplays

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European airlines to trade emissions allowances

ByCatherineBrahicTheEuropeanCommissionisexpectedtoannounceonWednesdaythatairtravelto

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Mannequin sunbathes for safety's sake

ByTomSimonite(Image:NathanDowns)Anartificialheadcoveredwithlightsensorscouldhelpimprovethedesignofsunglassesandhatssothattheygivebetterprotectionfromsunlight.ResearchersinAustraliaareusingthemodel

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Red light debut for exotic 'metamaterial'

ByJeffHechtTheracetobuildanexoticmaterialwithanegativerefractiveindexforvisiblelighthasbeenwonbyateamofresearchersinGermany.Thedemonstrationcouldopenthedoortoanewgenerationofopticaldevicessuchassuperl

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Invention: Taser gets tougher

ByBarryFoxStungunscouldsoonbeabletodeliveradisablingshockeventorecipientswearinginsulatingclothing.Thickclothingcansometimespreventstungunsfromdeliveringtheirdisablingcharge.ButtheUSgovernmenthasbeenf

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Review 2006: Watch yourself on the WWW

ByHelenKnightTHEwebreallycameofagethisyear.Andlikeeveryonereachingthatphaseoflife

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Gizmo

Etchingnanoscalegroovesintoboathullscouldmakethemgofasteranduselessfuel.ResearchersatUT-Battelle

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