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The lake (pictured) in Democratic Republic of Congo was captured by Mikhail Korostelev, 32, who lives in Moscow, Russia after climbing 11,400ft (3.47km) up Mount Nyiragongo.
Mobile ad firm Chitika claims the launch has been a damp squib, claiming the phone has been outsold by all its rivals.
Airlines are on high alert after geologists warn the Icelandic volcano may be close to eruption. The Eyjafjallajokull volcano erupted in 2010, causing massive disruptions for air travel.
Believed the firm has delayed the watch to ensure the hardware and software is perfect at launch.
Chevrolet's 2015 cars will include the special monitoring system.
Penn State researchers say that all African pygmys do not have the same genetic change, suggesting the adaption is relatively recent.
The car firm is trialling the 'Uber Corner Store' in Washington.
Berkeley researchers used new software to scour the internet and create 'average' snaps of everything from wedding days to cars.
The smaller GXV-T vehicles are set to be 100% faster and 50% lighter than current tanks.
Google said it was 'reviewing' the images which appear to show it's Street View card hitting and knocking over a dog on a road in Chile.
Russian space officials claim that the plankton may have been carried to the ISS via air currents blown from Earth, rather than attaching to the modules during launch in Kazakhstan.
The world has now reached 'Earth Overshoot Day', the point in the year when humans have exhausted supplies, according to the think tank Global Witness.
A bizarre green flurry of lights off the coast of Bangkok (shown) has left astronaut, Reid Wiseman, baffled after he tweeted a picture of it this week from the ISS.
Ian Brookes, from Blackpool, captured the rare phenomenon, called a circumzenithal arc, which occurs when sunlight reflects off ice crystals.
While EE 'continues to shine', rivals Three, Vodafone and 02 are closing the gap, with both 02 and Vodafone improving 'substantially' in the last year.
Children who can accurately depict the human form at the age of four are more likely to be brighter in their teenage years, according to the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London.
Researchers from Lund University in Sweden say the sun influences the climate regardless of weather it is extremely cold or more moderate.
A competition by Nasa and 3D-printing company MakerBot to design a base for future astronauts on Mars has been won by a designer in Michigan (winning entry shown).
Vietnamese app developer Dong Nguyen's latest creation, Swing Copters, will make its debut on Apple's App Store on Thursday.
Researchers from the University of Sheffield say a combination of a large iceberg and unusual weather conditions led to the sinking of the Titanic.
Some experts put bird incinerations at the California solar array in the Mojave Desert at 30,000 per year and the company wants to build an even bigger one.
Bournemouth-based chemistry teacher Andy Brunning says a single tube contains hundreds of chemical compounds - including chillies to plump the lips.
The data was collected Nasa and the University of Washington using ice buoys, aircraft surveys and historic data from ice floes used by Soviet scientists in the late 1950s.
Ethan Zuckerman of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, also believes that advertising is the 'original sin of the web'.
New York designers say the basic structure, which has no bathroom and plumbing, can be used as a shelter.
The Hanx Writer app recreates three classic typewriters on screen - allowing people to hear and see them.
Scientists in Massachusetts are seeking $250,000 (£149,500) in funding for their ExoLance mission which could perform the deepest search for life on Mars yet.
Illinois researchers found after just eight weeks sedentary older adults' performance on tasks including information recall were improved.
Indiana researchers also found lesbians are more likely to orgasm than heterosexual or bisexual women.
The service will offer access to over 20 million tracks, along with concert footage and remixes, along with videos.
The information came from photos shared by Apple tipster Sonny Dickson, based in Melbourne, Australia. The new cable could be available as soon as next month.
Polish researchers found the vessel contains 14% alcohol, and say it could be a type of gin.
Michigan researchers plotted the progress of a range of conditions including Diptheria, Scarlet Fever and Polio.
New Zealand researchers say our personalities develop until well into our fifities.
Dallas scientists have now found out why some teenagers are prone to taking huge risks as well as seeming antisocial.
The space agency has partnered with Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah to create a a solar array with a diameter of 8.9ft (2.7 metres) when folded and 82ft (25 metres) when unfurled.
Scientists from the Universities of Aberdeen and York in the UK, and New South Wales in Australia, found passport officers could only spot a fake photograph in six out of every seven cases.
French researchers studying a previous outbreak warn the disease could have a devastating effect on populations.
The £36 ($60) gadget was created by Matthew Sheets, 26, who is a father of a four-month-year-old. The Alabama-based designer has now started a Kickstarter campaign to market the device.
Researchers at the University of Cambridge have classified an ancient worm (illustration shown). Known as Hallucigenia sparsa the creature had legs, spikes, a head and tail.
Photographer Randy Halverson from South Dakota has captured stunning images of the night sky including the Milky Way (shown).
Users of the San Francisco-based social network have reported seeing tweets favourited by other people in their timeline and many are unhappy about the 'experiment'.
text Could a 'terror camera' prevent an attack?
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:39:14 GMT
The device is currently under development at China's Southwest University in Chongqing. It works by measuring the amount of oxygen in a person's blood, in regions such as their face.
German Alexander Gerst has captured a stunning photo on the ISS. The Esa astronaut spotted the Cygnus spacecraft burning up in the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean (shown).
A photographer from Rome, Italy, was inspired to photograph tulips from the air because he was interested in the geometry and colours of the flower-filled fields near Amsterdam, Holland.
Nearly two weeks into its orbit around 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, Rosetta has begun to send back detailed images of the comet to mission control in Darmstadt, Germany.
The iPhone 6 is rumoured to have an indestructible screen made of sapphire glass, which will be manufactured at GT Advanced Technologies' plant in Arizona.
Professor Daniel Hirst, from the Aix-Marseille University in France, claims there is a strong link between the areas plundered by the Vikings in the 9th Century, and the regions that use uptalk.
text Neanderthals may have been expert butchers
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:53:07 GMT
French archaeologists discovered the collection of bones that are between 33,000 and 55,000 years old at a Middle Palaeolithic site in Quincieux near Lyon, France.
Cambridge University is looking for a sweet-toothed PhD student to take on the dream project which involves examining how chocolate can remain solid in warmer climates.
A Google employee reportedly said that the tech company uses a Kevlar-like material to protect its fibre optic wires from shark bites. Stock image pictured.
Researchers from the University of Tennessee studied near-Earth asteroid 1950 DA, which may hit Earth in 867 years, and discovered its body rotates so quickly it defies gravity.
Tomorrow marks the anniversary of when the Simon (pictured) went on sale in the US, and in October it will get a new lease of life at London's Science Museum.
Researchers, led by the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia, said the new map (pictured) could help scientists explain what makes up the material that creates 'diffuse interstellar bands' or DIBs.
The SMS Audio BioSport In-Ear Headphones (pictured) will debut later this year and were created the rapper's Florida-based SMS Audio firm, in partnership with Intel.
Researchers at Queen Mary University of London teamed up with Nokia to create a prototype device (pictured) that generates five volts of electricity by harvesting sound vibrations.
text Are apps secretly listening to your calls?
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:04:12 GMT
Computer scientists from Stanford University have found that gyroscopes, which are used in games (pictured), can pick up the frequency of soundwaves around them.
Noah Petro, a project scientist for the Houston-based space agency, believes the photo (pictured) was taken by one of the Apollo missions in the 1970s.
A psychologist at the University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences claims alcohol ‘releases the beast within’ among religious people. Stock image pictured.
This is the extraordinary image of North Korea almost completely in the dark, apart from a small amount of light coming from its capital city Pyongyang.
Professor Westwood, an expert in plant pathology, physiology, and weed science at Virginia Tech hopes the findings will help increase food production.
An international team, led by the University of California, Berkeley, said the seven specks of cosmic dust will help explain how dust clouds collapse to form solar systems.
Scientists from the University of Lincoln say that an people who have lucid dreams have an extra level of insight, which helps them to solve problems when they are awake.
A recent patent filed by the Cupertino-based company suggests the firm may be working on a mouse that is more responsive by working like a games controller.
Use of the word binge-watch has shown a notable spike in usage recorded around the release of Orange Is The New Black season two (pictured) in June 2014.
Minnesota-based meat company, Hormel Foods, collaborated with a biodiesel firm to make fuel from bacon grease which is being used to power a motorbike.
An online breakdown caused chaos on Tuesday, costing the economy millions of pounds in lost trade and effectively closing access to a number of huge website.
The 'ButterUp' gadget was created by a Sydney-based group of inventors. They hope to sell for between £6 to £8 ($10 to $13.30), if their Kickstarter campaign is successful.
Scientists from Cambridge University say the Cyphochilus beetle’s scales can scatter light better than any other natural thing and could lead to brighter computer screens and paints.
The tennis-ball speaker was developed in Oakland, California, and hovers 1.2 inches (3cm) above a base to produce 100 decibels of sound when connected by bluetooth to a phone.
Ectogenesis technology has been in development since 2001 and American-Hungarian futurist Zoltan Istvan believes it will be widely available by 2044. Illustration pictured.
The remains were discovered at Cruzeiro do Oeste in Brazil and covered an area of less than 215 sq ft.
The UN, which has headquarters in New York, has said it plans to establish the International Analysis and Warning Network (IAWN) team to deal with asteroids.
text Could we charge our phones using SWEAT?
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:11:48 GMT
The patch (pictured) developed by researchers at the University of California San Diego, strips electrons from lactate, which is naturally produced in sweat.
Traces of embalming agents were found in the linen used to wrap bodies in one of the earliest recorded ancient Egyptian cemeteries at Mostagedda, in the region of Upper Egypt.
The mastodon remains are 22,000 years old, according to radio-carbon dating - up to ten thousand years older than the Clovis culture, thought to be the first settlers in the Western Hemisphere. 
Tools (pictured) are part of a modification on Grand Theft Auto V. Modifications are alterations created by fans. New York-based developers Rockstar Games claim to have no affiliation with.
Researchers at the U.S. National Marine Mammal Foundation in California found the squeals expressed feeling of 'delight' and not the presence of food.
The incredible images of the annual shower were taken in Kent and Cambridgeshire in the UK, Madrid in Spain and Novi Travnik in Bosnia.
The tomb is situated on a mound (pictured) in the Amphipolis region of Serres, Greece, and dates between 325 and 300BC. This means it could have been built during the reign of Alexander the Great.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison claims previous studies used contradictory data. It believes Earth was warming long before human activity affected the climate.
Researchers from University of Colorado Denver examined street network density in cities. They then studied data collected by the California Health Interview Survey.
The dinosaur tracks were among the best examples in the world, but vandals have defaced them at the site at Bendrick Rock, between Barry and Sully, on the South Wales coast.
Sounds of Street View (Monaco pictured) was created for Manchester-based hearing aid specialists Amplifon UK. The project adds audio to locations using sound markers in Google Maps.
Created by designers in Monaco, the X R-Evolution yacht is designed to give its owners privacy so they could stay in floating 'bungalows' by the beach.
The unnamed female Megallanic penguin (pictured) was hatched in May in Sea World, California. She was conceived using semen that was frozen then thawed.
Researchers from the University of Missouri asked 67 people to take part in error recognition tasks. Each group was aware they made the error, but the alcohol group were less concerned.
Genetically modified versions of the Mediterranean fruit fly have been created using controversial technology developed by the UK bioscience company Oxitec.
California-based Twitter now has more than 270 million active users, of which approximately 23 million never visit the site. Instead, they pull information automatically using other apps.
The technology, created by Washington-based Microsoft Research, creates a stunning 'hyper lapse' by removing the shakes in the original footage using its tailored algorithm.
The interactive map, run by scientists in Boston, uses algorithms to scour tens of thousands of social media sites, local news and government websites to detect and track disease outbreaks.
Researchers from University College London believe life’s Last Universal Common Ancestor (LUCA) had a leaky membrane that harnessed energy, causing it to grow.
The After Dark initiative is online from 13 to 17 August. The virtual tours of London's Tate Britain are timed, and once a driver's turn ends, the tour passes to another passengers.
German scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum München believe they have discovered microbes living within droplets of water found in oil at Pitch Lake in Trinidad and Tobago.
The changes are now available on the iOS and Android versions of the San Francisco-based app (pictured).
Scientists at Monash University, Australia, identified peptides from parasitic worms that suppress the body’s immune response.
text Snapchat is now more popular than Twitter
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:13:46 GMT
Almost a third of 18 to 24-year-olds now use the California-based self-destructing messaging app (pictured) compared to 24% of Twitter app users.
The new camera was developed by scientists at the University of Tokyo and Keio University in Japan and uses a technique called motion-based femtophotography to capture movement.
One of the scientists behind the new material at Liverpool University said it is stable, cheap and absorbs carbon dioxide 'extremely well'.
text Wine stored at home ages FOUR times faster
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 05:58:19 GMT
Experts at the Edmund Mach Foundation wine academy in Italy discovered dramatic differences between wines depending on where the bottles were stored.
text How the woodpecker avoids brain damage
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 19:23:22 GMT
Engineers at Dalian University of Technology in north eastern China built a 3D computer model of a woodpecker to examine how energy is absorbed in its body.
Using the Keck Observatory in Hawaii, scientists said they said they were 'surprised' by the bright storms they observed this week on the planet.
The face was spotted by the German Aerospace Centre and is an example of a phenomenon known as Pareidolia - the human psychological response to seeing faces in everyday items.
A bottlenose dolphin (stock image) has been reported to have 'lashed out' at a swimmer in County Cork, Ireland, leading experts to warn people to keep away.
A dramatic 'supermoon' is set to accompany this year's Perseid meteor shower, one of the most anticipated events on the skywatcher's calendar.
The research was carried out by at Charité Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, and presented the case of a woman who had been hospitalised for suicidal thoughts.
A hospital in Holland has developed a breakthrough treatment for burns patients. The patient plays a video game using virtual reality glasses during the treatment of his wounds.
TrueNorth by New York-based IBM is being hailed as the world’s first neurosynaptic computer chip because it can figure things out on its own.
The vulnerability was found in the ad libraries used on popular Android apps (selection pictured) by researchers from California-based Fireye.
A restaurateur in New York has found people take twice as long to finish meals because they use the phones to chat, take photos and post updates. Stock image pictured
Researchers in Germany found that people who shared knowledge (stock image shown) were more likely to be successful than those who kept to themselves.
Research by psychologist Ann Marie Ryan, from Michigan State University, suggests recruiters prefer more masculine traits in industries such as engineering.
Gene Bransfield in Virginia used a siamese cat (stock image shown) to hack into his neighbours' networks. The pet was fitted with a device around its collar to seek out vulnerable Wi-Fi.
The dress (pictured) was created by Dutch designer Anouk Wipprecht in partnership with band ArcAttack, which makes music using Tesla coils.
Bournemouth-based teacher Andy Brunning has explained the reaction on his Compound Interest blog. Stock image of tanning lotion is pictured.
The technique, developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, works using thousands of tiny metal bristles that move in response to a magnet.
text The 20 most hackable CARS revealed
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 14:25:55 GMT
The 2014 Jeep Cherokee (pictured) and 2015 Cadillac Escalade were the most vulnerable cars studied by Chris Valasek, and Missouri-based Charlie Miller.
The bizarre-looking fish was spotted off the coast of California. The Mola mola (shown) was snapped when it came to the surface to get food.
The Harvard study found that around 75 per cent of astronauts resorted to sleeping pills during spaceflight, raising concerns about the effect the drugs may be having on their performance.
The image, taken this morning, shows (from left to right) Typhoon Halong, Hurricane Genevieve, Hurricane Iselle, and Hurricane Julion simultaneously moving across the Pacific Ocean.
Created by Strathclyde University in Scotland, the wristband's sensitivity to UV light means it can alert the wearer to the danger before it is visible on the skin.
The findings were taken from London-based research firm Deloitte's latest survey. It found almost a quarter of smartphone owners use five or more messaging apps.
Emu (pictured), founded in California in 2012, works in a similar way to Google Now, but Emu claims it is different because it relies on ‘machine learning' to scan conversations for context.
The device, an underwater turbine mounted on a free-standing base to capture the power of the tides, will be installed in Ramsey Sound, Pembrokeshire.
Researchers at the University of California have created robots with 'X-ray vision'. The two robots detect changes in signal strength to see through walls (illustration shown).
Scientists at the University of Utah create system to find lost dogs (shown). Their website called Finding Rover matches dogs with an online database.
A Microsoft researcher from Beijing is developing screens that feature a clicking sensations when pressing on-screen buttons, for example. Prototype pictured.
Austrian campaigner Max Schrems launched the campaign (pictured) last week and is claiming damages of €500 (£397) per supporter.
The infographic was created by Washington-based World Resources Institute based on data from the IPCC report earlier this year.
Navdy, built in San Francisco, is a dashboard-mounted heads-up display (HUD) that connects to an Android or iOS smartphone via Bluetooth.
From smartphones and tablet computers, to 3D printers and smart glasses, hi-tech advances over the past decade have left older generations unable to keep up with the youngsters in their family.
Claire Wyckoff uses the tracking app to produce drawings as she runs around San Francisco. She ‘drew’ her first image, of a corgi, in June. Her creations are uploaded to her Running Drawing blog.
The Dead Prize has been created by the London-based cofounder of Architecture for Humanity to recognise mistakes and inspire better future inventions.
A robotic vehicle off Mexico's Guadalup Island has been attacked by a shark (shown). The dramatic footage was captured by six cameras on the Remus SharkCam.
Reports claim the Californian tech giant has scheduled a ‘big media event’ for Tuesday, 9 September, at which it is expected to unveil its next-generation iPhones. Last year's invite is pictured.
A study led by a researcher at the University of Cincinnati suggests taking short online breaks can boost productivity (stock image shown).
The Oculus Rift Developer Kit 2 (DK2) is now being shipped to developers. It was taken apart by California-based repair site iFixit. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 screen is pictured.
The hack (pictured) was demonstrated to Wired by security researcher Silvio Cesare ahead of his talk at this week’s Black Hat conference in Vegas. Stock image pictured.
Experts at Arcturos Bear Sanctuary in Kastoria, in northern Greece, tried in vain to reunite the dehydrated cub with her mother and are now teaching Zoe survival skills.
Berlin-based hacker, Ruben Santamarta. says he's figured out how to hack equipment on passenger jets through their WiFi and calls for tightened security.
The mock-up images were posted to Chinese site Weibo. It is not known whether the images are of a real iPad or whether they are just a designer's musing on what Apple's next offering will be.
The California-based billionaire made the comment while tweeting a recommendation for 'Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies’, a book that looks at how humanity will cope with AI.
The cells, designed by Sheffield University, are made from perovskite, and when used as a spray (illustration pictured), produce very little waste. Prototype cells have an efficiency rating of 11%.
Researchers from the Technical University of Denmark used a new type of optical fibre (stock image pictured) to transfer 43 terabits per second.