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The watch (pictured) was designed by Ukrainian-based Michael Medvid and its projector displays notifications and the time on the back of the wearer's hand.
Alexander Gerst, a German astronaut and flight engineer, tweeted an image of rockets firing between Israel and Gaza that he took while 200 miles (320km) above Earth.
The California firm behind the Elytron says it can take off and land like a helicopter, but fly like a plane once in the air.
The Wheel (pictured) concept was created by South Korean designer Si Hyeong Ryu for the 2014 Electrolux Design Lab competition.
Nasa doesn't have enough money to get its new, $12 billion rocket system off the ground by the end of 2017 as planned, federal auditors say.
A new study says that Voyager has not passed into interstellar space - but proposes a test that could finally solve the debate.
The report, led by the University of California, Berkeley, argues that wildlife decline is a source of social and political conflict rather than a symptom.
An Oxford University study has concluded that just 8.2 per cent of our DNA is likely to have a functional purpose, compared to the previous estimate of 80 per cent.
The Smart Phone Projector, created by British firm Luckies of London, has a 10x magnifying lens at the front to increase the video size on a wall and a grip pad on the back to securely hold a smartphone in place.
Scientists at the University of East Anglia say our cells have an ancient ability. Cells perform reactions from the origin of life 4 billion years ago (illustrated).
Astronomers led from University of Manchester studied a distant pulsar. Called J1023 it seems to be sucking gas from a companion and vanishing (illustration shown).
The survey, from Düsseldorf-based energy firm E.ON polled 2,000 British adults about their tech spending habits.
Researchers in Washington say Kepler-93b is 1.481 times the size of Earth (illustration shown). The accurate measurement was made using two NASA telescopes.
The photos were (pictured) acquired by London-based uSwitch Tech and have fuelled rumours the logo will light up when new messages arrive on the iPhone 6.
text Would YOU eat dog meat?
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:04:26 GMT
Eating dogs is commonplace in Asian countries like Vietnam and Laos (caged dog pictured). But the CNN's John Sutter says we should also consider it in the West.
Scientists came to the conclusion after interviewing 60 adults diagnosed with schizophrenia; 20 each in San Mateo, California; Accra, Ghana; and Chennai, India.
The exhibition at Oxford's Ashmolean Museum displays objects, including a replica funerary mask (pictured), from Egypt's Amarna Period between 1350 and 1330 BC.
Photographer Chad Powell, from Ventnor, Isle of Wight, used a Canon 6D DSLR camera to capture images of the spectacular constellation above the familiar beach scenes.
Indiana researchers have warned parents of children who still have poor skills at 3 and a half to seek help.
Don't Fly Drones Here map (California is pictured) was created by data analysts from San Francisco. The states with the most restrictions include Nevada and California.
Canadian researchers say the ferocious beasts may have stuck together to increase their chances of bringing down prey.
The University of California studied 36 dogs (stock image pictured) in their own homes while owners were told to ignore their pet in favour of a stuffed dog or a bucket.
Researchers from Bielefeld University in Germany found because food is getting scarcer, pups (stock image pictured) are born smaller and those that survive are breeding later.
text Apple's iPhone 6 unveiled in September
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:54:15 GMT
Sources told the 9to5mac blog the handset will be unveiled in the second or third week of September.
text Can YOU identify mysterious remains of WWI?
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:21:36 GMT
The Britain from Above project has been launched by English Heritage and is asking people to 'tag' an online archive of aerial photographs (pictured).
text Facebook now has 1.32 BILLION users
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:56:24 GMT
The company's shares climbed nearly 4 percent in extended trading after the results came out, signaling that they could hit a record high when the stock market opens on Thursday.
Seven indians have now returned to their tribe - but it is feared they could spread flu.
Harvard researchers say advanced civilization might intentionally pollute the atmosphere to high levels and globally warm a planet that is otherwise too cold for life.
22 year old Londoner James Proud says his $99 Sense system can tell you exactly why you aren't' sleeping.
text Samsung 105inch Ultra HD TV on sale in US
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:46:00 GMT
The giant set has a curved screen, and is the largest TV ever made with a 'cinema' widescreen ratio.
An Oxford University researcher has revealed equations for playing guitar. Dr Grimes (shown) studied the physics underlying certain guitar techniques.
Created by Toronto-based developers, Relay (pictured) places GIFs into categories such as bored, hungover, grumpy, happy and excited. Users can send their mini-movie to contacts.
The California firm's Yosemite software will let users make calls via their iPhone from a Mac, and start work on an iPad before picking up in the same place on a Mac.
text Apple's iPad tablet sales slump by 9%
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:54:23 GMT
The Cupertino-based firm reported sales of $37.4 billion (£21.9 billion) in its third quarter ending in June, falling short of expectations for $38 billion (£22.3 billion).
Harvard researchers say that despite its low happiness score, areas such as New York still attract people because of its job prospect.
A gadget that can squash eggs into cubes has been unveiled (shown). The plastic Egg Q-ber is being sold by London-based Firebox.
Scientists from the University of Edinburgh studied the impact of giving contraceptive jabs to adult female helpers in 12 groups of meerkats (stock image shown).
Experts will soon begin analysing the remains of the MH17 victims (crash site shown). Aircraft containing the bodies have begun leaving Ukraine's Kharkiv today.
Speaking at a conference in New York, software expert Jonathan Zdziarski said most users are unaware of the lack of protection for iPhone data. Stock image pictured.
Chat site connects people based on how high they rate themselves to be (screenshot shown). But London's Public Health England warns people of the dangers of smoking cannabis.
The theory, from Italy's Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory, suggests black holes die by transforming into 'white holes,' which theoretically spew material out.
text Seatbelt that tells you when you're sleepy
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:55:08 GMT
The HARKEN device, developed at the Biomechanics Institute in Valencia, Spain measures hart rate and breathing to tell if drivers are sleepy.
Chicago researchers Robert Woodley and Adelheid Mers used software to find 60 facial dimensions, which were plotted on 1,000 photos to create an average (pictured).
Researchers at Tokyo Medical and Dental University in Japan studied genes of 13 mammals. They found African elephants (pictured) have the greatest sense of smell, while humans have the worst.
Japanese artist Azuma Makato has sent a bonsai tree (shown) and a variety of flowers into the upper atmosphere from Nevada.
The $900 mini-hoverbike from a British inventor will be used to fund a full sized version of the craft.
Tennis stars such as Maria Sharapova (pictured) who grunt during matches could be giving themselves an advantage, claims the University of Nebraska.
USC researchers say that the study could shed new light on higher mortality rates in black people.
Antarctic sea ice may not be expanding as rapidly previously thought - with much of the increase potentially down to a data error, San Diego scientists have said.
The work, carried out by researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, could someday eliminate the need to use chemicals to control disease.
Michigan scientists warn that the problem could have serious implication for witnesses in criminal cases.
The project was set-up by data analyst and artist Owen Mundy from Florida who wanted to highlight the risks of putting location data on the photos people take.
Researchers from KU Leuven scanned the top 100,000 websites and found evidence of 'canvas fingerprinting' on 5.5%, including the White House (pictured).
Research led by University of Lisbon says quality of corks is decreasing. They say this is due to thinning bark on the trees that produce wine corks (shown).
A team at Temple University in Philadelphia used a combination of a DNA-snipping enzyme to eradicate the viral genome from the human cell.
Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman told a press conference, 'there is information [the rebels] did certain things' to the recorders (pictured), but didn't elaborate.
The patent was filed by the Californian-firm in 2011 and awarded today. It details a band fitted with a touchscreen the same shape as a 2010 iPod Nano (pictured in the iWatchz band).
Researchers using a collider in New York say they have solved the mystery of how a proton 'spins' (illustrated), which has persisted since an experiment in 1987.
New York-based Modiface has unveiled an app that changes your looks. Called Beauty Mirror (shown) it enables you to alter your appearance on the go.
Dog Park (pictured) was created by New York designer Kevin Cancienne. It lets players simulate being a virtual canine and the goal is to chase and dig holes with other dogs.
Study claims temperature changes in the Pacific (shown) can help explain climate models. Experts were confused as to why warming was over or underestimated.
Scientists at the Max Planck Institute in Germany have created a 'holodeck' (pictured). The Star-Trek inspired technology allows users to walk in a virtual room.
The study, conducted by a pair of PhD students at the University of Lincoln, could provide scientists with an insight into human evolution.
Researchers in Pennsylvania believe the footprints in the Ciur-Izbuc Cave belong to 6 or 7 individuals, including one child. Pictured is one of the footprints, but it is unknown what age or sex the person was who made it.
German researchers are testing the system, which uses recycled urine to manufacture fertilizer and LEd lights to speed up growth.
US Researchers have returned to the area known as the 'Great Pacific Garbage Patch' - and say it is getting worse.
The $100 Canadian sensor analyses a tiny amount of liquid to work out its chemical profile.
Pods of washing liquid are sprayed directly onto the hanging clothes, (pictured) before a drier circulates air through the device. It was created by Michigan-based Whirlpool.
The poll, carried out by New York-based CouponCodesPro found 68% said they had Facebook friends they would avoid in the street. Stock image pictured.
The reconstruction was created by Slovakian and UK experts who based it on fossils found in the coal deposits of the Nýřany Basin in the Czech Republic.
The footage shows that the crater on the Yamal Peninsula in northwest Siberia has an icy lake at its bottom, and water is cascading down its walls.
Researchers from Colorado have studied the effects of nuclear conflict on Earth (stock image shown), looking at the result of detonating 100 warheads.
Researchers at the University of East Anglia have created computer models that reveal the key role oceans play in moderating the climate.
Almost one hundred years ago today, Massachusetts-born Robert Goddard received two U.S. patents. One was for a rocket using liquid fuel. The other was for a two- or three-stage rocket using solid fuel.
text Myth that we use just 10% of our brains
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:13:17 GMT
Barbara Sahakian, professor of clinical neuropsychology at the University of Cambridge, said the idea that we only use a small percentage of our brain ‘doesn’t make any sense’.
The force has joined Snapchat (pictured) under WestMidsPolice. It will be used to inform residents of local campaigns in areas including Walsall and Coventry.
Wheel ruts were found during excavation of road surface (pictured) in Ipplepen in Devon. They are thought to have been caused by carts being driven over the surface.
The State of the Climate in 2013 report was published by the American Meteorological Society.
Canadian researchers hope a new series of experiments could shed new light on the 'multiverse', a theory which says ours is just one universe among many.
Researchers in Maryland have unveiled a device to help soldiers survive injuries. Their 'injectable foam' (shown) can be applied to deep wounds to stem bleeding.
text Earth like soil spotted on Mars
Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:24:10 GMT
Recent images from Curiosity from the impact Gale Crater reveal Earth-like soil profiles with cracked surfaces similar to those in Antarctic Dry Valleys and Chile's Atacama Desert.
text Amazon launch Kindle Unlimited service
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 23:33:50 GMT
The Kindle Unlimited service is one of Amazon's latest effort to expand its services to attract more users. It will allow unlimited access to thousands of electronic books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month.
Warwick researchers say light between the birds allows them to monitor their surroundings.
The gadget, costing $149 for two, allows you to communicate via radio waves from upto 50 miles away, its Brooklyn creators say.
Airbnb co-founder Nathan Blecharczyk told a dinner in San Francisco 'The symbol is not supposed to be a symbol'
Researchers from New York University studied mothering habits. They found babies had better neuron generation when in their mother's presence (stock image shown).
The moon's surface has over 200 holes, an new Nasa study has found.
University of Warwick researchers investigated why Danes are so happy. Danish birth was associated with specific versions of a gene that influences brain levels of the mood chemical serotonin.
An archaeological dig near Oslo, Norway may have found an ancient brain (shown). The suspected organic matter is thought to originate from about 6,000 BC.
The powder (pictured), developed at Newcastle University, contains nano particles that stick to the ridges of a fingerprint more closely than current powder.
This is according to 1980s studies in Australia and 1990s studies in England. In Britain, 7 per cent more graduates of state schools received a 1st, 2nd or 2:1.
University of Chicago researchers say the direction a person looked when faced with a person determined 'love or lust'.
MIT researchers say the gadget could help those with limited dexterity.
BAE Systems Striker II helmet-mounted display, unveiled at the Farnborough Air Show, boasts everything from a wraparound HD display in its visor to a built in night vision system.
The social network has allowed some firms to add buy buttons to their ads, letting users complete purchases without ever leaving the site.
The results were taken from Samsung's Techonomic Index. By comparison, Britons use devices 6 hours 54 minutes a day.
From king penguins in South Georgia to zebras in Nambia, these images reveal the stunning patterns and behaviour of creatures around the world.
Los Angeles-based Snapchat (HQ shown) is apparently planning to introduce payments. That's according to two trademarks spotted being filed by the company.
The firm says 'project zero' will look at everything from accidental flaws in code to major government operations.
Details of California-based Tesla Motors' next electric car have been unveiled by CEO Elon Musk. It is called the Model III (rendering shown) and will launch in 2017.
The UAE said that its unmanned probe will take nine months to travel more than 37 million miles to Mars, making the emirates one of only nine countries with space programs to try and explore the red planet.
A leading Georgia robotics researcher called for the technology to be tested as a potential treatment.
The $499 robot was developed at MIT, and is billed as the first 'family robot'.
Spanish researchers say the 'nanoteeth' etched into the glass are able to make it anti glare and anti reflective.
The latest generation Asimo, created by Tokyo-based Honda, has improved intelligence, enhanced hand dexterity and can run forwards and backwards, climb and descend stairs, hop and even jump.
Texas researchers say the research could lead to new drugs to treat alcoholics.
Oregon researchers found women who post revealing snaps are viewed by their female peers as less attractive, and less competent.
Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty says the watch, expected to cost around $300, will sell between 30 and 60 million units.
The study, commissioned by the London-based Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC), used data on the electricity use of 250 families across the UK over a year.
A start-up based in Waterloo, Ontario, in Canada, is set to release its smart armband in September, which reads electrical activity in a wearer's arm muscles.
Real vegan cheese was created by Counter Culture Labs, California. It creates cheese protein genes based on cow DNA, which are then grown in baker's yeast.
The Korean firm's Exynos Twitter handle tweeted (pictured) a cryptic image of a phone with an eye scanner on the display, next to a list of payments.
Two skeletons from the massacre of at least 26 people in the Sahara desert in 11,000BC (pictured) are due to go on display at the British Museum, London.
The discovery of a split-second burst of radio waves by scientists using the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico has baffled astronomers.

Have your say: Will Apple's new iTime watch live up to the hype?
text Have your say: Will Apple's new iTime watch live up to the hype? An Apple patent for a smartwatch was revealed today, with the device apparently to be called the iTime. (itproportal)
Hammond: West 'Losing Sympathy For Israel'
text Hammond: West 'Losing Sympathy For Israel' Israel's warned of the "grave concern" over rising civilian deaths, as it vows to hunt Hamas cross - border tunnels under any truce. (skynews world)
Farmer's wife threatens to leave husband in solar panel row
text Farmer's wife threatens to leave husband in solar panel row Sue Young is so appalled by her husband's plan to create a 55 - acre solar farm on their land that she has enlisted villagers asking them to join her fight against the proposal (telegraph)