Archive September 2015

Google buys Quantum computing company

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Google has upped its bet that quantum computing will bring major advances in artificial intelligence, announcing a seven-year contract on Monday with the only company that claims to have already...

Rosetta’s ‘rubber duck’ comet was once two objects

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The rubber duck-shaped comet being followed by Europe's Rosetta probe used to be two separate objects. Scientists say pictures of 67P show its two lobes to have "onion skin" layers...

Algorithm helps prosthetic leg automatically adapt to user

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Researchers in the US have developed software that enables powered prosthetic legs to automatically adapt to individual users. Typically, such devices have to be regularly “tuned” by prosthetics experts so...

New report says British girls aren’t pursuing their passion for science

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A third of girls in the UK aged 11 – 16 don’t think they are smart enough to become a scientist, despite it being one of their favourite subjects, according...

First UK patient receives stem cell treatment to cure blindness

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A patient has become the first in the UK to receive an experimental stem cell treatment that has the potential to save the sight of hundreds of thousands of Britons....

Water found on Mars

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Scientists think they can now link dark streaks seen on the surface of Mars to periodic flows of liquid water. Data from a Nasa satellite shows that the features, which...