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NASA Video Captures The Aurora Passing Over Saturn

NASA has captured a pretty extraordinary video of Saturn’s southern aurora using its Cassini spacecraft. While the footage might be grainy, and in black and white it gives us a rare glimpse of a phenomenon that has traditionally only been caught as a still photograph. The video is a collection of 70mins worth of stills, stitched together and then condensed ...

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Will The Dawn Of The Driverless Car Be Hindered By Hacking?

As we move closer and closer to a future where driverless cars are normal, we take a look at whether we should fear the hackers taking over our cars. Talk of the Tech Driverless cars are the most talked about technology development for decades. Tempted by the idea of transforming the logistics, transport and personal travel industries, big tech companies ...

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Can Your Doctor's Smartphone Stop The Next Epidemic?

In today’s high-tech world, big data is expanding the horizons of many different industries. Some of the most exciting advances can be seen in healthcare, where big data makes it easier to detect outbreaks of dangerous infectious diseases, like influenza and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). We call this ‘biosurveillance.’ It’s a growing field in medicine and public health, which ...

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Staying Safe And Secure In The Cloud

The cloud has brought about many benefits for organisations and adoption is understandably increasing. Gartner earlier this year forecast that the worldwide public cloud services market would grow 18 per cent in 2017 whilst Forrester has found that global cloud services revenues totaled $114 billion in 2016, up from $68 billion just two years ago — that’s annual growth of ...

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Why Is British Heat Often Short-lived?

On 21 June 2017, the thermometer at Heathrow recorded a sweltering 34.5 °C. This was the peak of the longest continuous June hot spell since the glorious summer of 1976. Every day for five days, somewhere in the UK exceeded 30 °C. Thunderstorms brought the heat to a spectacular conclusion on 21 and 22 June with flooding in North East ...

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Facebook Spaces: Inside The Social Media Giant's Latest VR Offering

Facebook’s latest vision of how you’ll connect with your friends will make Snapchat, InstaStories and WhatsApp calls look and feel like ancient history. Facebook Spaces is a virtual reality app that helps you connect with people from the most bizarre places around the globe including space, the Taj Mahal and pretty much anywhere virtual (oh and don’t panic, there are virtual ...

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Yes The Robots Are Coming, But Not To Steal Our Jobs

With so much talk around the rise of automation and artificial intelligence, it’s easy to picture an army of Terminator-style bots in a workplace war. Throw in the number of different research reports claiming the ‘rise of the robots’ will drive unemployment, and it’s no surprise we’re worried about safeguarding jobs against our mechanic counterparts. The not so glamourous reality ...

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Live Or Work On A Busy Road? The Truth About Noise Pollution

While we’re all aware of the term noise pollution, most of us regard it as just an irritant we have to put up with. The construction site near the office, the busy road near the children’s school, the flight path roaring overhead – such noise, we tell ourselves, is the price we pay for living in densely populated environments like ...

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NASA Are One Step Closer To Proving Life Can Exist On Titan

NASA’s scientists have made a major discovery that brings us one step closer to proving life can exist on Saturn’s moon Titan. They’ve found evidence of a chemical called acrylonitrile that could be used to create cell membranes capable of surviving in Titan’s hostile atmosphere. The significance of this is huge. Titan’s atmosphere is vastly different to our own, which ...

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Sugar Might Be Sweet, But It Could Also Be Making Us Sad

Satisfying our sweet tooth might make us feel better in the short term, but new research has furthered growing evidence that eating sugar is linked to mood disorders, such as depression. The study from University College London, has established a link between a diet that is high in sugar and an increased risk of developing mental health problems later in ...

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