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10th July 2024

Book competition winners!

The following people, selected at random, have each won a copy of The Singularity is Nearer, by Ray Kurzweil.

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9th July 2024

A new super-Earth with potential for life

The exoplanet LHS 1140 b, first discovered in 2017, is now considered a top candidate for habitability, thanks to new and improved data from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).

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2nd July 2024

Robots with living skin

Researchers in Japan have found a way to bind engineered skin tissue to the complex forms of humanoid robots.

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29th June 2024

Book competition – The Singularity is Nearer

Almost 20 years after his famous book, The Singularity is Near – in which he predicted a technological singularity by 2045 – world-renowned futurist and inventor Ray Kurzweil is back with a sequel: The Singularity is Nearer. We are giving away three copies to our readers.

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26th June 2024

Trio of Super-Earths found, with one in habitable zone

Astronomers report the discovery of three Super-Earth candidates, located 55 light-years away. One planet lies within the habitable zone.

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24th June 2024

One of world's rarest cats is no longer endangered

The conservation status of the Iberian lynx, until recently the world's rarest cat, has been upgraded from endangered to vulnerable, after a surge in their numbers.

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23rd June 2024

Cause of life expectancy gender gap revealed

The gap in life expectancy between male and female organisms has been scientifically explained for the first time.

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20th June 2024

AI shows how to design safer streets

A new study using AI, traffic data, and Google Street View reveals that greenery, sidewalks, and streetlights can significantly reduce traffic fatalities.

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10th June 2024

Futuristic battery concepts revealed

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), in partnership with Energy Vault, has unveiled a series of energy storage concepts, including structures that could reach up to a kilometre in height.

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5th June 2024

Largest ever solar farm opens in China

A gigantic new solar farm, the first to reach 5 gigawatts (GW), has been connected to the grid in Xinjiang, China. The desert megaproject covers a land area of 200,000 acres.

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1st June 2024

Most distant galaxy ever observed

NASA reports that the Webb Telescope has discovered JADES-GS-z14-0, the most distant known galaxy, which existed only 290 million years after the Big Bang. Its redshift of 14.3 shatters the previous record of 13.2.

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