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Potatoes Could Actually Grow On Mars, Study Suggests

It’s a novel approach; scientists have simulated conditions on Mars to find out if potatoes can grow in extreme environments on Earth. The answer? They can, confirming what anyone who’s read or watched The Martin already knew, as Engadget notes. In fact, this isn’t the first study to look at whether spuds could grow on the Red Planet, but it ...

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The Reality Of High Street Shopping: Virtually Different

Tech gadgets were, again, top of the shopping lists for Valentine’s gifts this year. And virtual reality headsets were being widely touted as top of the gift ideas. Personally, I’m not so sure that giving my wife a headset to put her in another reality could be classed as ‘romantic’, however, each to their own I guess! Virtual Reality (VR) ...

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The Digital Butterfly Effect

Any scroll through a news feed will tell you that the world is changing rapidly. Britain will likely see some of the greatest political and economic changes in living memory in the coming years, and the way we work and interact with the world around us will be changing too. It’s crucial we keep up, or we’ll all be left ...

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I Worked for Steve Jobs, and This Was the Best Lesson He Taught Me

What is your most memorable experience working with Steve Jobs? originally appeared on Quora – the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Guy Kawasaki, former Apple evangelist, on Quora: One day Steve Jobs showed up in my cubicle with a man that I didn’t know. He didn’t bother to introduce him; ...

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Securing A Low Carbon Future

The UK faces increasingly unpredictable energy demands as a result of a number of factors on both the supply and consumption side. At the same time, the country’s commitment to reducing its reliance on fossil fuels means that both Government and industry are looking at new, more sustainable, ways to meet demand. Most recently, the UK signed up to a ...

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It's Time To Embrace AI To Create Smarter Humans

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla was recently quoted saying: “There will be fewer and fewer jobs a robot cannot do better.” In his impassioned speech he asked what meaning humans will have without jobs. This follows others including Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates and Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, who have made comments on the dangers of robotics ...

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Technology In Snow Sports – Could Resorts Take Some Tips?

As the end of another ski season looms, the breadth and development of tech which supports the sport has, yet again, been impressive. The only issue – and one which becomes more apparent with every passing winter – is that the manufacturers are ahead of the game but have resorts, in terms of safety, gone a bit slushy? Everyone returning ...

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Could 'Willy Wonka' Services Help Future-Proof Our City Transport Systems?

It’s 5.30pm and rush hour is in full swing on the London Underground. As we pile onto the escalator, battle to be one of the lucky few to get on the approaching train, and concertina ourselves into any small available space in the carriage, it’s hard to comprehend that this was once a first-class service. When built in the 1800s, ...

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‘Google Earth’ for tumours could change cancer treatment forever

The technology will act as a Google Earth for tumours (Picture: Getty) A mapping system for tumours could revolutionise the way cancer is treated. Researchers at the National Physical Laboratory in London think they have the technology to create maps of tumours in acute detail that had not previously been seen. Virgin launches sale with train tickets from just £10 ...

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Caffeine Could Hold Clues To An Alzheimer's Breakthrough, Study Suggests

Caffeine may boost an enzyme in the brain shown to protect against dementia, according to a new study. But before you start guzzling coffee like there’s no tomorrow, it’s worth bearing a few things in mind.  Firstly, the researchers weren’t investigating the impact of coffee itself on the debilitating disease. Rather, they were – in their own words – looking ...

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