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Fingerprint recognition was one technology added to later versions of iOS

‘Serious security vulnerabilities’ found in Apple’s iOS

A number of security vulnerabilities have been found in iOS, the operating system (OS) used in iPhone and iPad, which could enable a variety of attacks on Apple’s devices.

The robot embraces the gullible lionfish with its metallic paddles and delivers a lethal electric shock

Killer robot electrocutes lionfish in Atlantic to save ecosystem

A remotely operated robot prototype designed to kill invasive lionfish by delivering an electric shock is being tested in the Atlantic Ocean as a means to protect ecosystems. 

Motion capture actress Rachel Harris standing next to the digital recreation of Amy Johnson

Amy Johnson 3D recreation brings dead pilot back to life

Amy Johnson, the first female pilot to fly solo from Britain to Australia, has been recreated with 3D technology by the Glasgow School of Art's (GSA) Digital Design Studio.

The Italian apocalypse. Maybe in future researchers would be able to dissipate seismic waves before they reach inhabited areas

Earthquake-proofing cities with engineered materials

Engineers in future could provide a solution to protect cities from devastating effects of earthquakes by building structures into the earth that dissipate powerful shock waves. 

How to fit more cars into one shipping container?

Shipping container software packs more cars per crate

Warwick University researchers have developed software that figures out how to fit the maximum number of cars into a shipping container. 

Features
Jessica Ennis-Hill

Faster, Higher, Stronger - and Smarter

Great Britain are hoping to win their biggest haul of medals at an overseas Olympics this summer in Rio. We visit the National Performance Centre at Bisham Abbey to speak to the technology experts who helped prepare British athletes for the Games.

Cybathlon athlete

Cybathlon: the bionic Olympics

We report on the build-up to this year’s Cybathlon – is this the world’s most cutting-edge competition?

Rural broadband

The Great British broadband rip-off

Consumers, companies, the media, and now even MPs are complaining about the standard of Britain’s broadband.

bees

Intelligent hive aims to boost honeybee population

An intelligent beehive designed by a Loughborough University student is hoping to make beekeeping simpler and more accessible.

There's plenty of cool tech on show in the latest Ghostbusters’ reboot

Ghostbusters: who ya gonna call (again)?

Thanks to the Hollywood effect, ghost-hunting is now almost a mass-participation sport. With plenty of cool tech on show in the latest Ghostbusters’ reboot, we look at what equipment paranormal investigators are using in the real world and with what success.

The big picture
This 250m/sq 'Office of the Future' in Dubai was built using a 3D printer measuring 20 feet high, 120 feet long and 40 feet wide

This 250m/sq 'Office of the Future' in Dubai was built using a 3D printer measuring 20 feet high, 120 feet long and 40 feet wide

A Land Rover Discovery Sport tows a 100-tonne train, sixty times its own weight

A Land Rover Discovery Sport tows a 100-tonne train, sixty times its own weight

Healthy vegetation in these fields in Alberta, Canada, appears bright red in this near infrared (NIR) data satellite image

Healthy vegetation in these fields in Alberta, Canada, appears bright red in this near infrared (NIR) data satellite image

Radial, wedge-shaped fields in Bolivia, part of the Tierras Bajas agricultural relocation project

Radial, wedge-shaped fields in Bolivia, part of the Tierras Bajas agricultural relocation project

Broadband internet is finally coming to the people of Cuba, at least in certain parts of historic Havana

Broadband internet is finally coming to the people of Cuba, at least in certain parts of historic Havana

A mosaic of London's Oxford Street made of half a million photographs, captured by Hyundai's automated mapping technology car.

A mosaic of London's Oxford Street made of half a million photographs, captured by Hyundai's automated mapping technology car.

Plaster cast moulds of victims of the Mount Vesuvius eruption lie on a display table in a laboratory at Pompeii

Plaster cast moulds of victims of the Mount Vesuvius eruption lie on a display table in a laboratory at Pompeii

Europlanet 2020 RI offers access to the Danakil Depression in Ethiopia, an area of remarkable hydrothermal activity and that may help us understand whether life could have evolved elsewhere in the Solar System

The Danakil Depression in Ethiopia, an area of remarkable hydrothermal activity

Ships are dumped in the street after an 8.3 magnitude earthquake and powerful waves hit areas of central Chile [Reuters/Mauricio Ubilla]

Ships are dumped in the street after an 8.3 magnitude earthquake and powerful waves hit areas of central Chile
[Reuters/Mauricio Ubilla]

Flames from the Valley Fire covering a hillside along Highway 29 in Lower Lake, California, USA [Reuters/Noah Berger]

Flames from the Valley Fire covering a hillside along Highway 29 in Lower Lake, California, USA
[Reuters/Noah Berger]

BMW CEO Harald Krueger collapses during his presentation at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany [Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach]

BMW CEO Harald Krueger collapses during his presentation at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany
[Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach]

 Part of the Les Paul Memorabilia Exhibit on show at The Hard Rock Cafe, New York City, ahead of the Les Paul 100th Anniversary Celebrations beginning on June 9 2015 in Times Square

The Les Paul memorabilia exhibit on display at The Hard Rock Cafe, New York City - part of the Les Paul 100th anniversary celebrations

A boy rides his bicycle past a collapsed house after Saturday's earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal

A boy rides his bicycle past a collapsed house after Saturday's earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal

Blogs

Will Rio success warm the public to technology in sport?

22 August 2016

Following Team GB's tremendous success at the Rio Olympics, the results have largely - and, after the Brexit vote, perhaps inevitably - been read politically. But what about the technology?

Losers or winners from EU membership?

22 August 2016

This is a bit politically incorrect. But, in these post mortem times, I think one of the reasons for British weariness of the EU was due to a relative political disempowerment compared to the new EU entrants from Eastern Europe.

 
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