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Chris Edwards is a freelance technology writer.

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Medical robotics: the end of the lab technician?

Medical robotics: the end of the lab technician?

In biology labs around the world, the graduate student or 'lab rat' has long been a synonym for drudge. But the machines have started taking over. Biologists are now using technology for its mechanical doggedness.

Car safety and the digital dashboard

Car safety and the digital dashboard

As car designers compete to pack more electronics into their vehicles, they are also having to focus on the issues of safety and security.

Test expands reach as quality concerns take hold

Test expands reach as quality concerns take hold

While concern over the cost of test is changing attitudes to when and how it’s done, the cost of failure means that we’re now testing everything, everywhere.

Analysis: ‘Training’ nanoparticles to target tumours

Analysis: ‘Training’ nanoparticles to target tumours

Researchers have used two common characteristics of cancer cells to help nanoparticles home in on them and, if developed successfully for medical use, show up tumours much more clearly on MRI scans than has been possible so far

RFID tags along with the Internet of Things

RFID tags along with the Internet of Things

RFID was the prototype for the entity-connected domains now being brought into the Internet of Things – but are the two technologies necessarily destined to contend with each other? Renewed interest in RFID suggests that it still has an important part to play.

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