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Triple virus wears down computer defences

ByWillKnightAtrioofcomputervirusesworktogethertoknockoutaPC’sdefencesbeforeturningmachinesintodronesthathackerscancontrol.Anti-virusexpertssaythemulti-stagestrategyforinfectingvulnerablecomputerscould

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Invention

ByBarryFoxTopgunsinplanebust-upTheUSmilitarywantsjustonetypeofplane

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Self-wiring supercomputer is cool and compact

ByWillKnightAnexperimentalsupercomputermadefromhardwarethatcanreconfigureitselftotackledifferentsoftwareproblemsisbeingbuiltbyresearchersinScotland.ThesystemunderconstructionattheEdinburghParallelComp

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Nanoscale light tricks promise huge DVD storage

ByWillKnightThetantalisingprospectofDVDscapableofholdingalmostaterabyteofdata–orseveralhundredmovies–hasbeenpresentedinapatentissuedtoUSstoragecompanyIomega.TheUSpatentdescribesadiscthatcouldstore40to

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Invention

ByBarryFoxBarringthemoviepiratesSchemestopreventmoviepiracyarereleasedalmostasoftenasnewmovies.Thelatestideaistomanipulatecinemaprojectorssothatamoviecannotbefilmedfromthestallsusinghigh-definitioncam

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Smell before you buy – over the internet

AldousHuxleywouldbeproud.JapanesephonecompanyNTTisdevelopingtechnologythatwillletyousmellbeforeyoubuyovertheinternet.InBraveNewWorld

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Card trick holds promise for movie effects

ByWillKnightAcardtricktoflummoxeventhemostexpertofconjurerscouldholdthekeytounparalleledtrickphotographyandspecialeffects.ResearchersfromStanfordUniversityinCaliforniaandCornellUniversity

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Mission to build a simulated brain begins

ByDuncanGraham-RoweAnefforttocreatethefirstcomputersimulationoftheentirehumanbrain

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Pay up or the PC gets it

ByDuncanGraham-RoweEXTORTION

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See virtual worlds in the round

ByCelesteBieverAGOLDFISHbowlinwhich3Dvideoimagesappearsuspendedinmid-aircouldhelpsurgeonstargettumoursmoreprecisely

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Fashion industry covets 'iPod factor'

ByPaulMarksCANyouimagineputtingyouraddressbookandphotoalbumoninthemorningalongwithyoursocks?Orhowaboutusinga“3Dprinter”tomakeyourownshoesondemand?HowaboutclothespepperedwithplasticLEDsthatletyou

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Clean solvents are going for green

ByRachelNowakinMelbourneNEXTtimeyoutakeapill

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X-rated internet name system approved

ByWillKnightPornographicinternetsitesaretobegiventheirveryownpieceoftheweb

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Printing press spells out bugs' behaviour

ByCelesteBieverAROUND1452thefirstoperationalprintingpresswascreated

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Tracking a PC worm's back to its source

Thecomputerusedtokick-startthe“Wittyworm”

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New hack cracks 'secure' Bluetooth devices

ByCelesteBieverCryptographershavediscoveredawaytohackBluetooth-enableddevicesevenwhensecurityfeaturesareswitchedon.Thediscoverymaymakeiteveneasierforhackerstoeavesdroponconversationsandchargetheirownc

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We, robots, will look after you

ByJohnBoydinYokohamaTHEYlooklikeacrossbetweenETandavacuumcleaner

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Flash memory chips to replace disc drives

Flashmemorychipsnowstoresomuchdatathattheycanreplacelowcapacitydiscdrives

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Fashion industry covets 'iPod factor'

ByPaulMarksCANyouimagineputtingyouraddressbookandphotoalbumoninthemorningalongwithyoursocks?Orhowaboutusinga“3Dprinter”tomakeyourownshoesondemand?HowaboutclothespepperedwithplasticLEDsthatletyouch

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Nanowires show promise for atomic engines

ByWillKnightAtomicelectromagnetsmadefromcoilsofindividualgoldatomscouldprovevaluablefornanocircuitsandmachines

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Why 911 callers are left hanging

ByDuncanGraham-RoweCOMPANIESofferinginternet-basedphoneservicesintheUShavebeengivenjust120daystoensurethattheirlinesprovideaccesstotheemergencyservices

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See virtual worlds in the round

ByCelesteBieverAGOLDFISHbowlinwhich3Dvideoimagesappearsuspendedinmid-aircouldhelpsurgeonstargettumoursmoreprecisely

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'Patient zero' pinpointed in PC-worm outbreak

ByWillKnightThecomputerusedtokick-startaglobalwormoutbreakinMarch2004hasbeentracedusingcrucialkinksinitscode.Thesametechniquecould

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Pitch battle over artificial grass

ByGrahamLawtonI’MINDunfermline

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Introducing the Robomop

Firstitwaslawnmowers

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Scientific world gathers data on 'nuclear test'

ByAFPScientistsaroundtheworldaretakingacautiouswait-and-seeattitudeafterNorthKoreaclaimedtohavesuccessfullyconductedanundergroundnucleartestonMonday.Onlycarefulanalysisofdatareturnedbyseismicoratmosph

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Spooky steps to a quantum network

ByZeeyaMeraliEvenifquantumcomputerscanbemadetowork

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Biodefence special: Fortress America?

ByDeboraMacKenzieItwasthenightmaremanyhadbeenexpecting.Fiveyearsago

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Solar storms spell trouble for GPS

SOLARflarescandrownoutGPSsignalswithpotentiallyseriousconsequencesforairlines

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Single-pixel camera could simplify imaging

ByJeffHecht(Image:Baraniuk/Kelly)Asingle-pixelcamerathatcapturescompleteimagesbytakingmanysnapswithanarrayofmicro-mirrorscouldconsumelesspowerandproducemorecompactimagefilesthanconventionalimaging

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The undersea quake-zone tunnel builders

ByJulianSmithSittingatthecrossroadsofEuropeandAsia

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Nanotube network could spot wing weakening

ByJeffHechtEmbeddingcarbonnanotubeswithincompositematerials

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'Artificial blood cells' could heal surfaces

ByTomSimonite(Image:AnnaBalazs)Microscopicpolymercapsulescouldsomedayhealsurfacesbyfillingindamageinasimilarwaytobloodcellsinsidethehumanbody

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Editorial: Know your bioterrorist enemy

FIVEyearsagothisweekBobStevens

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Biofuel made from power plant CO2

ByPhilMckenna“Ifyou’reworkingatapowerplant

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Happy snaps from a virus-infested chip

ByMichaelReillyGIVINGyourdigitalcameraavirusmaynotsoundverysmart

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FDA too poor to test nano safety

PotentiallydangerousnanomaterialscouldappearinmedicaldevicesandfoodpackagingbecausetheUSFoodandDrugAdministrationlackstheresourcestoassesstheirsafety.Sosaysastudypublishedon5OctoberbyWashingtonthinkta

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Fewer cheap guns = fewer criminals with guns

ITSEEMSobvious

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'Smart' table could boost brainstorming

ByTomSimoniteA‘smart’tablethatcopiesimagesofobjectsonitssurfacetoavideodisplaybelowcouldimprovebrainstormsessions

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Tactile passwords could stop ATM 'shoulder-surfing'

ByTomSimoniteEnteringpasswordsusingaBraille-likedevicecouldpreventsnoopersfromstealingsensitivecomputercodes

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Robot whiskers sense shapes and textures

ByPaulMarksArtificialwhiskersthatmimicthewayratsandsealssensetheirpreymightonedayletplanetaryroversoruncrewedsubmarinesexploretheshapeandtextureofstrangeobjectstheyencounterontheirtravels.SosaysJoeSol

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Invention: Smart night scope

ByBarryFox(Image:USPatentOffice)TheUSArmyhasfiledapatentapplicationforsomethingthatwouldsurelybewelcomedbytroopsinhotspotslikeAfghanistan–ariflenight-sightthatkeepstheirheadoutofharm’sway.Infrarednig

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Happy snaps from a virus-infested chip

ByMichaelReillyGivingyourdigitalcameraavirusmaynotsoundverysmart

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Wireless modem links underwater adventurers

ByBarryFoxAsmostschoolchildrenknow

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North Korea detonates first nuclear weapons test

ByDamianCarringtonNorthKoreahascarriedoutitsfirstnuclearweaponstest

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Spooky steps to a quantum network

ByZeeyaMeraliEVENifquantumcomputerscanbemadetowork

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Pour on 'maggot juice' to help heal wounds

ByAndyCoghlanBandagescontainingfluidssecretedbymaggotscouldhelpacceleratethebody’shealingprocess

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Google releases 'Code Search' for programmers

ByWillKnightSearchgiantGooglereleasedanewtooldedicatedtofindingsnippetsofsoftwarecodeontheinternetonThursday.GoogleCodeSearchgives“professionalprogrammers

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Steel whiskers mimic prey sensors

Steelwhiskersthatmimicthewaysealsandratssensepreycouldonedaygiveplanetaryroversthesensitivitytheyneedtoexploretheshapeofstrangeobjectstheyencounterontheirtravels.That’sthesuggestionofJoeSolomonandMitr

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Gizmo

PlummetingPCpriceshavenotbeenmatchedbyadropinthecostofsoftware.NowUKsupermarketTescoisplanningtochangethatbylaunchingAbilityOffice

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