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A little house on the Martian prairie

Image: NASA Sunrise in the biosphere. Soft LEDs shine from the roof of the habitat, replicating the perfect dawn. Illuminating the ‘alien’ crops nestled within their hydroponic beds and breathing…

It’s Pebble Time

A little under a year ago, I reviewed the Moto 360–Motorola’s first foray into the smartwatch market and the flagship Android Wear device of 2014. Ten months and three repairs…

Study uncovers the picky eating habits of earth’s largest mammal

Image: Craig Hayslip A recent study has gone against the idea of blue whales as indiscriminate filter-feeders, showing that they only dive for food of a certain quality. Blue whales,…

Inside the science behind new HIV/Aids treatments

Revision of the international guidelines on treatment for HIV/Aids could avoid an estimated 21 million Aids deaths by 2030, says the UN Aidss agency and World Health Organisation (WHO). The…

The real casualty behind the Volkswagen saga

Image: Kyle Szegedi If something seems too good to be true, then it probably is. Volkswagen Group’s line of Clean Diesel cars seemed to achieve the impossible: the unbeatable fuel…

The most revolutionary part of iOS 9 is Apple’s vision for the future of media

Image: Benjamin Child On the face of it iOS 9 doesn’t sound like much, but it will cause a huge shift in the media landscape. Apple’s newly-released iOS 9 allows…

IFA-Berlin showcases the innovative technology of the future

Image: Eirik Solheim I have never been to the future, but I’m sure it will look like this. Encompassed entirely by a wraparound video wall, Sony’s vast exhibition space is…

Flight dynamics: study suggests value of wing sensors

A new study from the University of Washington indicates that insects’ wings double up as sensitive gyroscopes. Gyroscopes are used to measure orientation, and are present in many devices, from…