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Ron's Gone Wrong review: Robot friends and reasons to be offline

Sáb, 09/10/2021 - 11:30
Disney's Ron’s Gone Wrong is a familiar story about a child and a robotic friend, but it soon moves into more interesting territory about the dilemmas around online and offline life

AI-generated deepfake voices can fool both humans and smart assistants

Vie, 08/10/2021 - 07:35
Deepfake tools that mimic a particular individual's voice from just a few snippets of audio are good enough to trick humans and bypass voice recognition systems

UK National Grid in talks to build an energy island in the North Sea

Vie, 08/10/2021 - 07:00
The idea of a renewable energy hub on an island in the North Sea has been studied before, but now the National Grid in the UK is in discussions with its equivalents in two other countries to build one

Rocks gathered by Chang'e 5 rover show magma once spewed from the moon

Jue, 07/10/2021 - 14:00
Lunar samples brought back to Earth by the Chang’e 5 spacecraft seem to be less than 2 billion years old, meaning the moon had volcanic activity more recently than researchers expected

Circadian clock made from scratch to probe how biological rhythms work

Jue, 07/10/2021 - 14:00
Circadian clocks help living things keep time, and one has now been assembled from scratch in the lab to find out more about how they work

Ancient Mars lake had fast-moving floods that carried huge boulders

Jue, 07/10/2021 - 14:00
Mars used to have flowing water, which filled Jezero Crater with an enormous lake. Images of cliff faces taken by NASA’s Perseverance rover show the lake used to flood 3.7 billion years ago

Team of underground rescue robots wins $2 million DARPA prize

Jue, 07/10/2021 - 10:09
The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded $2 million to a team of quadruped and flying robots capable of exploring underground caves

Covid-19 news: Past covid-19 infection boosts protection from vaccines

Jue, 07/10/2021 - 07:28
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has found two odd pairs of asteroids

Jue, 07/10/2021 - 06:54
The New Horizons spacecraft has found two pairs of unusually close asteroids in a region of the solar system called the Kuiper belt

Hares with failed snow camouflage still manage to avoid predators

Jue, 07/10/2021 - 06:07
Snowshoe hares turn white in autumn to blend into their snowy environment – but surprisingly, they thrive even when the snow doesn’t fall

World's first malaria vaccine approved for use in children in Africa

Jue, 07/10/2021 - 05:37
The WHO has approved the first vaccine against malaria in the world, for use in children in sub-Saharan Africa

Some ancient giant ground sloths dined on meat

Jue, 07/10/2021 - 05:00
Ground sloths are often depicted as herbivorous giants of the ice age, but a fresh analysis suggests a 3-metre-long species that once lived in South America also ate some meat

Flying robot can also ride a skateboard and balance on a rope

Mié, 06/10/2021 - 14:00
A versatile robot inspired by birds can walk, balance on a slackline, skateboard and even fly – a mix of skills that could be useful for monitoring power lines or space exploration

Massage gun for mice shows how pummelling tissue boosts muscle repair

Mié, 06/10/2021 - 14:00
Massage really does help damaged muscles heal, because pummelling the tissue clears it of immune cells that interfere with tissue regrowth, a study in mice suggests

A new dawn in AI and quantum computing now looks tantalisingly close

Mié, 06/10/2021 - 13:00
Hopes of developing artificial general intelligence and a truly useful quantum computer are looking less fanciful thanks to recent breakthroughs

How to water your garden in a more environmentally friendly way

Mié, 06/10/2021 - 13:00
There are ways of keeping your garden growing that don't involve wasting huge quantities of water. Clare Wilson explains how

Living Proof review: A unique take on Scotland's environmental history

Mié, 06/10/2021 - 13:00
Archive footage from Scotland's industrial history tells a tale of people, landscape and environment as the nation prepares to host the COP26 summit, says Simon Ings

'Ionic wind' could power planes, save energy and fight wild weather

Mié, 06/10/2021 - 13:00
Airflow induced by electric fields, known as ionic wind, has already propelled a small aircraft – now engineers think it could help to ease the clean-energy transition and protect infrastructure from natural winds

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Mié, 06/10/2021 - 13:00
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Sublime slime mould wins New Scientist photography competition

Mié, 06/10/2021 - 13:00
Barry Webb's amazing image of a woodlouse munching on a gelatinous slime mould has taken the top prize at the New Scientist Photography Awards 2021