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Google Could Be Thinking About Turning New York’s Pay Phones Into WiFi Hotspots

Nowadays with just about everyone owning a mobile phone, whether it be a feature phone or a smartphone, the need for pay phones is...

App provides poor sighted cinema goers descriptive audio

 "Movie Reading" detects where the user is up to in a film then delivers relevant audio description via headphones. This is the first time...

Eye scanner app for detecting drugs

A team of polish students have created a smartphone app for detecting the presence of drugs in humans.The simple and cheap app measures the...

Light-beam ‘twins’ take data farther

An idea similar to that of noise-cancelling headphones has proved useful in increasing the data-carrying properties of light. Researchers reporting in Nature Photonics suggest...

Agency picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts from US soil

US space agency NASA has picked Boeing and SpaceX to transport astronauts to the International Space Station in the next few years. NASA Administrator Charles...

Project to produce cleaner energy from waste

Scientists at a UK energy company claim they are ready to build green gas plants which will be cleaner than incinerators and capable of...

World’s Fastest Supercomputer Now Has Chinese Chip Technology

In a threat to U.S. technology dominance, the world’s fastest supercomputer is powered by Chinese-designed semiconductors for the first time. It’s a breakthrough for...

Movies in a new dimension – 4D cinemas blast into Hollywood

Movie-goers in the US are experiencing a new type of theatre experience, using all five senses. The immersive film technology is called 4DX and...

Nasa’s Curiosity Mars rover reaching turning point

Nasa is finally thinking about getting its Curiosity rover on the road and heading towards the big mountain at its exploration site in Mars'...

Technology enables diamond dealers to recognize a stone’s clarity grade

An Israeli high-tech company has invented a machine that it says can instantly grade the clarity of polished diamonds. It's a development the company...