养肝四部曲!大动肝火,说的就是这时候!

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Ultrasonic 'pings' now strongest clue in MH370 hunt

ByPaulMarks(Image:APPhoto/USNavy

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Flies steer like mini-helicopters to avoid attackers

BySamuelOsborne(Image:F.Muijres

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Start-ups fuel boom in small-scale nuclear power

ByMartinLaMonica(Image:C.J.Burton/Corbis)SPLITTINGtheatomhasjoinedthestart-upscene.Greenenergyfirmshavelongbeenpopularventuresforentrepreneurs

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Ghostly glasses let you learn through a teacher's eyes

ByAvivaRutkinVideo:LearntousechopsticksbymimickingghostlyhandsCOPYINGanexpertisagreatwaytolearn.ButwithanaugmentedrealitysystemnamedGhostman

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Record-breaking cable car for La Paz's crazy commutes

ByRichardWebb(Image:Reuters/DavidMercado)There’snowayacitylikeLaPazshouldbewhereLaPazis.At3650metresabovesealevel

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Pioneering implant revives legs of paralysed men

ByAndyCoghlan(Image:JianweiYang/GettyImages)Theycan’tquitewalk.Yet.Butfourwheelchair-boundmenwhountilrecentlywerecompletelyparalysedbelowthewaistcannowmovetheirlegsandtoesandevenliftupto100kilogra

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A smart way to get personal with the future

ByClaireDeanCouldthisSmartCitizenprocessorboardhelpyoutakecontrolofyourlife?(Image:SmartCitizen)Manchester

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Borg assimilation on the ISS? That's just eyewash

ByValerieJamieson(Image:NASA)TheBorgcollectivehastargetedtheInternationalSpaceStationandisassimilatingthecrew.Resistanceisfutile.Onlykidding.ThisisEuropeanSpaceAgencyastronautAlexanderGersttryingou

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We turn brainwaves into sound for music and medicine

ByKatAustenWillwesoonbedancingtotherhythmsofourbrains?(Image:JamesLange/pymca.co)AneuroscientistandamusicianexplainhowtheybuilttheBrainStethoscope

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DNA nanobots deliver drugs in living cockroaches

BySarahSpickernell(Image:DalyandNewton/GettyImages)It’sacomputer–insideacockroach.Nano-sizedentitiesmadeofDNAthatareabletoperformthesamekindoflogicoperationsasasilicon-basedcomputerhavebeenintroduc

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Submarine drone dives into hunt for missing MH370 jet

ByPaulMarks(Image:GettyImages)Timetodropthedrone.TheteamlookingforthemissingMalaysiaAirlinesjetintheIndianOceanistodeployanautonomoussubmarineforthefirsttime.TheBluefin-21underwatervehiclewillusesona

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Why a hacker got paid for finding the Heartbleed bug

ByHalHodsonThankthehackers.Thisweek’sHeartbleedvulnerabilityhaseveryonerunningscared(seeboxbelowtoreadwhatyoumightdotoprotectyourself).Theseriouscrackinthefoundationsofthesupposedlysecureinternetwasre

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Helmet to offer tongue-in-cheek gadget control

ByPaulMarks(Image:ThomasSchneider/Superstock)THEtapsandswipesweusetocontrolourgadgetsdon’thavetobeappliedbyourfingers:ourtonguescandoittoo.AteamatOsakaPrefectureUniversityinJapanhasdevelopedadevi

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Superhuman cyborg drummer plays his first live gig

ByAvivaRutkinVideo:CyborgdrummerperformsfirstlivegigThecyborgmusicianhastakenthestage.DrummerJasonBarnes

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LHC spots particle that may be new form of matter

ByMaggieMcKeeAlong-soughtfugitivehasbeencaughtattheworld’slargestparticleaccelerator.ExperimentsattheLargeHadronColliderconfirmthataprovocativeparticlecalledZ(4430)actuallyexists–anditmaybethestronges

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Almost half of new electricity is now clean and green

ByFredPearce(Image:Imaginechina/Rex)That’salotofcleanpower.Almosthalfofnewelectricitygenerationisnowrenewable

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Online army helps map Guinea's Ebola outbreak

ByHalHodson(Image:YoussoufBah/AP/PressAssociationImages)WHENdoctorsworkingforMédecinsSansFrontières(MSF)arrivedintheWestAfricannationofGuinealastmonthtocombatanoutbreakofthedeadlyEbolahaemorrhagicfev

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Banish jet lag with a handy mathematical scheduler

ByJacobAron(Image:ColorBlindImages/GettyImages)Feelinggroggyafterthatlong-distanceflight?Holdthecoffeeandreachforyourmobilephone.Amathematicaltoolpromisesafullrecoveryinjustafewdays

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Command a glowing robot horde to do your bidding

ByPaulMarksVideo:Glowingswarmmimicsdrawingsandgestures(Image:DisneyResearch)Now’syourchancetomakeotherEarthlingsquail.Platoonsofpalm-sizedglowingrobotsstandreadytoobeyyoureverygesture.BuiltbyJav

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Engineered vaginas grown in women for the first time

ByCatherinedeLange(Image:WakeForestInstituteforRegenerativeMedicine)Vaginasgrowninalabfromtherecipients’owncellshavebeensuccessfullytransferredtothebodyforthefirsttime.Thesurgerywascarriedoutonfourw

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Digitising cave art will prevent it being lost forever

ByAvivaRutkin(Image:TheScapeTrust)ARESCUEmissionisunderwayontheScottishcoastnorthofEdinburgh.Jonathan’sCave

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Syria chemical weapons deadline needs fair seas

ByDeboraMackenzie(Image:AlfonsoPerez/AP/PressAssociation)Syriaiscuttingitalittlefine.WindsintheMediterraneanincomingweeksmightdeterminewhetherthecountrymeetsthe30Junedeadlinefordestroyingitschemic

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Wire up hives to keep bees happy and healthy

ByAvivaRutkin(Image:TristanCopleySmith)FANCYanewhobby?Whynottryhigh-techbeekeeping?WiththehelpofOpenSourceBeehives

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Pro violinists fail to spot Stradivarius in blind test

BySamuelOsborne(Image:MauroBottaro/Anzenberger/Eyevine)Couldyoutellanewviolinfroma300-year-oldItalianStradivarius?Ifnot

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The quick route to an emergency stop

ByDANTHISDELLANELECTRONICsystemthatdetectswhenadriveristryingtomakeanemergencystopandautomaticallyappliesthebrakestotheirfullestcouldhalvethedistanceacartakestostopandsoreducetheseverityofaccidents.Th

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Polluters' signature is written in soot

ByCARLFRANKLINATECHNIQUEfor“fingerprinting”sootcouldhelptrackdownpollutersandcleanupemissions

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Digital fingerprints protect artwork

ByCHARLESARTHURATHREE-MANsoftwarecompanyhasdevelopedaprogramtopreventpeoplepublishingadigitallyalteredimagewithoutpayingthepersonwhocreatedtheoriginal.Theprogramembedsaninvisiblecodeinadigitisedversio

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Data storage enters new phase

ByPETERHADFIELDTHEJapaneseelectronicsgiantMatsushitahasdevelopedtwohigh-capacitydata-storagesystemsthatcombineanewkindofrecordingmethodandmedium.Thefirstisarewritableopticaldisc

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If music be the input of computers, type on

ByBARRYFOXSTUDENTSattheRoyalAcademyofMusicinLondoncannowcometoorchestralcompositionclasseswithfloppydiscsinsteadofmanuscriptpaper

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Gel delivers staying power in fight against liver cancer

ByANNEDAVIESACOMBINATIONofadrenalineandthenaturalproteincollagenformulatedasagelcanhelpdeliverhighdosesofadrugtotreatcanceroftheliver

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Emergency rescue saves Poland's pine forests

ByANDYCOGHLANANINSECTICIDEextractedfromacommonsoilbacteriumhassavedthousandsofhectaresofpineforestinPolandfromdestructionbyaplagueofcaterpillars.Some150000hectaresoftheforestweresprayedinMay

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Buyers may pay more for recycling

ByCHARLESARTHURBRITISHconsumerscouldfaceasubstantialriseinthecostofelectricalgoodsifaproposaldesignedtoencouragerecyclinggoesahead.Theschemewouldputalevyonnewitemstopayforafundtosupportrecycling.Thele

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Cartilage culture mends damaged joints

ByJEFFHECHTSWEDISHdoctorshaverepairedinjuredkneejointsinoveradozenpatients–twoofthemprofessionalathletes–byimplantingcellsculturedfromthepatients’owncartilage.Theworkissignificantbecausecartilagedoesn

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Arthritis drug passes test with flying colours

THEearlypromiseofageneticallyengineeredantibodydesignedtocombatthesymptomsofrheumatoidarthritishasbeenborneoutbytwonewstudies.Inasmalltriallastyear

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One-step DNA test in a tube

ByANDYCOGHLANHARMFULorganismsinsamplesofbloodandfoodcouldbedetectedinstantly

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Smelly success for sorghum's saviour

BySUBHADRAMENONTAKE500gramsofgarlic;peel

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Smart microwave is a touch easier

AMICROWAVEoventhatusesaneuralnetworktodecidewhenreheatedfoodordrinkisreadywillgoonsaleinBritainnextyear.Itworksbydetectingthehumidityoftheairinsidetheoven

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Sulphur bulbs light the way to cheaper fuel bills

ByVINCENTKIERNANTWOrevolutionary“lightbulbs”nobiggerthanagolfballcouldilluminateacavernousspacethatonceneededhundredsofordinarybulbs

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Silk spins out its secrets

ByMANUELLAPHILLIPSTHEPUZZLEofwhyspidersilkisoneofthestrongestyetmostelasticmaterialsknownisclosertobeingsolved

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Eruption on cue as Endeavour flies by

ThespaceshuttleEndeavourhasprovidedgeologistswithabird’s-eyeviewsoflastmonth’seruptionofMountKliuchevskoi

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US to build power line of least resistance

ByJEFFHECHTAPOWERcablemanufacturedfromhigh-temperaturesuperconductorsistobebuiltandtestedintheUSinafour-yearresearchproject.The$5.8millionprogrammetobuildaprototypecablebringstogethertheUSDepartmentof

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Buckyballs get under semiconductors' skin

ByMANUELLAPHILLIPSAPPLICATIONSforbuckyballshavebeenthinonthegroundsincethefootball-shaped

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Cool progress for aluminium joins

ByMANUELLAPHILLIPSANUPDATEDversionofajoiningtechniqueusedbyjewellersandclockmakersacenturyagocouldcutthecostofcarrepairsbyhundredsofpounds.CalledTechno-Weld

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And now, here is the traffic forecast ...

ByCHARLESARTHURCOMPUTERSmaysoonbeabletopredictroadtrafficpatternsacrossBritain

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How to turn spam into cash on the Internet

ByCHARLESARTHURUSERSoftheInternet’selectronicforumsarebracingthemselvesforthepublicationofabookwhichcouldspelltheendoftheirinformallyruncommunity.Itcouldalsoleadtoanelectronicbattleroyaloverthecommerc

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Mining the heart of a continent

ByBILLO'NEILLIFtherewereanyman-madestructurethatcouldbegintocapturetheatmosphereoftheGrandCanyon

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Polymer stops the rot under space shuttle

ByMANUELLAPHILLIPSAthinlayerofasemiconductingpolymerwhichactsasarustretardantonsteelcouldsaveNASAmorethan$250000eachyear.TestsbyscientistsatNASAandatachemicalscompanyinGermanyhavefoundthatpolyaniline

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Smarter microscopes move in for a closer look

ByJONATHANBEARDIMAGEStakenbyscanningelectronmicroscopescouldbecomesharperandcheaperthankstosoftwaredevelopedattheUSNationalInstituteofStandardsandTechnology(NIST).Theprogram

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Technology: Superconductors move into mobiles

ByCHARLESARTHURHigh-temperaturesuperconductorsaremovingoutofthelaboratoryandintooneofthefastest-growingcommercialsectors–mobilecommunications.Overthenexttwomonths

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Did the big bang really happen?

ByMarcusChownWHATifthebigbangneverhappened?Askcosmologiststhisandthey’llusuallytellyouitisastupidquestion.Theevidence

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