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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: 6 technology pledges that should be in every political manifesto

    From a digital Geneva Convention to taking down big data firms, these proposals should be required by any political party that wants your vote on 8...

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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Three major UK parties respond to our technology manifesto

    Proposals suggest liberals will again be drowned out by the drafters of the most extreme digital policy yet made by any democratic government ...

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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Why doesn’t the UK government understand technology?

    The UK needs more than a chief technology officer - we need to change the whole anti-technological culture* More...

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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Google’s AlphaGo beats world’s best player in latest Go match

    The Go-playing artificial intelligence from DeepMind defeated Ke Jie in the first of three matches taking place this week in Wuzhen, China More...

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  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Robotic turtles can be used to detect landmines in the desert

    The artificially intelligent turtles can be printed out of cardboard and folded into shape, making them a cheaper alternative to existing...

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  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: App lets stadium crowds display giant messages with their phones

    The new app from IBM will let crowds automatically coordinates mass displays at big sporting events or protests using their smartphone cameras ...

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  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: Artificial Venus flytrap grabs things over 100 times its weight

    Less than a centimetre in size, the soft robotic device can detect items based on how they reflect light and grasp them with impressive force ...

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  1. DeepMind’s AI beats world’s best Go player in latest face-off

    The Go-playing artificial intelligence from DeepMind defeated Ke Jie in the first of three matches taking place this week in Wuzhen, China More...

    Started by NewsBot, 05-23-2017 04:07 PM
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  2. Solar time lapse burns through film to create a unique look

    Photographer Chris McCaw has whisky to thank for discovering this way of capturing his extreme overexposed shots of the sun More...

    Started by NewsBot, 05-23-2017 04:07 PM
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  3. Bacteria engineered to produce living, full-colour photographs

    Gut bugs have been modified to turn red, green or blue when bathed in light of the corresponding colour so they create bacterial photocopies ...

    Started by NewsBot, 05-23-2017 04:07 PM
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  4. Citizens give up data in blockchain project to improve cities

    The DECODE project will give residents of Barcelona and Amsterdam more control over how their personal data is harnessed by local government and...

    Started by NewsBot, 05-22-2017 05:29 PM
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  5. Weak defences leave us wide open to ransom attacks

    Last week’s cyberattacks were small beer. The UK government must invest in NHS upgrades before a bigger threat brings it to its knees More...

    Started by NewsBot, 05-22-2017 05:29 PM
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  6. Will technology help or hinder access to famous art?

    From van Gogh's Sunflowers to murals by Mark Rothko, everyone wants to see the originals of famous artworks. What role does technology have to play?...

    Started by NewsBot, 05-20-2017 09:58 PM
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  7. AI can doctor videos to put words in the mouths of speakers

    Realistically faked video will soon be a single click away thanks to new technology that might render video evidence meaningless in court More...

    Started by NewsBot, 05-19-2017 05:14 PM
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  8. UK government watchdog examining political use of data analytics

    The Information Commissioner has started a formal investigation into the use of data by political parties, including the use of Facebook and Twitter...

    Started by NewsBot, 05-19-2017 08:05 AM
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  9. Plasma jet engines that could take you from the ground to space

    Jet engines that compress gas into a plasma have been successfully tested at ground level for the first time More...

    Started by NewsBot, 05-19-2017 08:05 AM
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  10. Brain stent to let five paralysed people control exoskeleton

    The implant travels to the brain via the blood and could provide a permanent way of recording signals used to direct an exoskeleton that helps...

    Started by NewsBot, 05-19-2017 08:05 AM
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  11. Google DeepMind NHS data deal was ‘legally inappropriate’

    DeepMind’s 2015 data-sharing agreement with the Royal Free NHS trust has an “inappropriate legal basis”, according to a letter from the UK’s National...

    Started by NewsBot, 05-17-2017 04:23 PM
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  12. The Truth Value

    Fiction by Sian Summers, winner of our 48-hour flash fiction competition, in association with Sci-Fi-London More...

    Started by NewsBot, 05-17-2017 04:23 PM
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  13. Ladybird’s transparent shell reveals how it folds its wings

    The unusual way ladybird wings fold and unfold could help us design solar array paddles that unfold in space and even pave the way to better...

    Started by NewsBot, 05-16-2017 07:39 AM
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  14. Automation will have a bigger impact on jobs in smaller cities

    More migration to megacities is expected in the next few decades, because they have more jobs that are resilient to automation than smaller urban...

    Started by NewsBot, 05-16-2017 07:39 AM
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  15. Ransomware attack hits 200,000 computers across the globe

    The ransomware software, which hit hospitals in the UK particularly severely, is thought to be based upon a spying tool stolen from the US National...

    Started by NewsBot, 05-16-2017 07:39 AM
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  16. Thieves in online games can be caught by watching how they play

    Online video games are easy targets for hackers who steal virtual goods with real value – but monitoring their behaviour could catch them in the act...

    Started by NewsBot, 05-16-2017 07:39 AM
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  17. What is it like to be a robot for a day? Weird and wonderful

    After steering a telepresence robot around a conference thousands of kilometres from his desk, Paul Marks delivers his verdict on life as a machine ...

    Started by NewsBot, 05-16-2017 07:39 AM
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  18. Final demands: We explore sci-fi’s unworldly money troubles

    Humanity may struggle to meet the costs of the futures featured in our round-up of recent science fiction books by*Abigail Nussbaum More...

    Started by NewsBot, 05-15-2017 12:15 PM
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  19. Ultrasonic speaker lets you whisper to people 30 metres away

    Wearable device beams words using targeted sound waves to prevent anyone overhearing and could eventually be used by soldiers and divers More...

    Started by NewsBot, 05-13-2017 05:35 PM
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  20. Odds on: 10 science breakthroughs you can bet on

    Human clones, a colony on Mars, alien contact... what world-changing breakthroughs will come in the next decade? We asked the experts – with some...

    Started by NewsBot, 05-13-2017 05:35 PM
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