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Problems With WinDoze?

By Alexander Baron

WinDoze 10, sorry, Windows 10, is now upon us; if you haven’t been upgraded yet, you soon will, don’t forget, it’s free. Free may mean good, but does it mean better? Let’s not bother with all the fancy new stuff like Cortana; computers follow the Pareto principle or so-called 80/20 rule, ie 80% of users […]

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Does Technology Affect Young People’s Brains?

By Tim Sandle

OK, so you’re reading this on a computer, e-reader, smartphone or some other electronic device. This might be the tenth thing you’ve read today. Feel OK? The effect that using technology often has on a person may well depend upon how old you are, according to a new claim made by a neurobiologist. Academic Susan […]

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Want A Foot Tanner? The Weirdest Gadgets Ever Invented

By TLN

We live in a world in which every single day we are bombarded with new innovative gadgets and other tech devices. Some of them are pretty awesome, while others, well we don’t even know how they got patented and put on the shelves. We have collected here some pretty weird and some even useless gadgets […]

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This New Material Could Capture Greenhouse Gas And Turn It Into Fuel

By Warren Simons

Carbon dioxide is the biggest problem in the energy industry; scientists are constantly loing for new ways to reduce its harmful effects. Recently, researchers at the US Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory were working on this problem when they found a new material that could bind CO2 and convert it into methanol, which can be […]

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Cooling Down Electronics With Graphene Film

By Tim Sandle

Overheating is one of the stumbling blocks for the next generation of electronic devices. For devices to hold greater power, the build-up of heat needs to be dealt with, which is where graphene comes in. Scientists working at Chalmers University of Technology have found that a graphene-based film has a thermal conductivity capacity four times better than […]

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Ultrathin Solar Cells Made With The Help Of Scotch Tape

By Tim Sandle

Researchers have been using ultra-thin layers of phosphorus to make very tiny solar cells, with the idea that these solar cells can be used in various light emitting devices. This is based on using only atom-thick layers of “phosphorene,” a material that has excellent light emission properties. Phosphorene is an allotrope of phosphorus (allotropy describes […]

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Warning, Scammers At Work!

By Alexander Baron

The two screengrabs below arrived in my inbox the other day; one is ostensibly from (notice that there are also some grammatical errors in the e- itself – for instance accont should read account); the other is from my ISP. Although they both lo authentic, most people would not be taken in by them. […]

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Detecting Cancer In Minutes With New Biosensor

By Tim Sandle

Researchers are developing a new biosensor that can potentially detect many forms of cancer within a few minutes. The prototype device is called a Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) sensor and the process is based on advanced optical technology. While the technology has been used for a few years, and has demonstrative success in detecting the […]

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