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Metal made like plastic may have big impact

Open a door and watch what happens—the hinge allows it to open and close, but doesn't permanently bend. This simple concept of mechanical motion is vital for making all kinds of movable structures, including ...

Oct 09, 2014
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New frontier in error-correcting codes

Error-correcting codes are one of the glories of the information age: They're what guarantee the flawless transmission of digital information over the airwaves or through copper wire, even in the presence ...

Oct 01, 2014
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Creating low-cost solar energy

Work by PhD student Alex Barker, under the supervision of Dr Justin Hodgkiss, a senior lecturer in the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences, is helping to improve the efficiency of next generation solar ...

Oct 08, 2014
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When the ATM runs Windows, how safe is your money?

How safe is Microsoft Windows? After all, the list of malware that has caused major headaches worldwide over the last 15 years is long – viruses, worms and Trojans have forced computers to shut down, knocked South Korea offl ...

Oct 13, 2014
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Toshiba develops lifelike communication android

Toshiba Corporation today announced that it has developed a lifelike communication android that can move its arms and hands smoothly and use Japanese sign language. The android is a prototype that the company ...

Oct 07, 2014
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A look at how your voice is being used to ID you

Businesses and governments around the world are increasingly turning to voice biometrics, which sometimes are described as voiceprints, to replace passwords and fight fraud. A look at this fast-growing technology:

Oct 13, 2014
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