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New study shows invasive rhododendrons damage woodland environment but are not poisoning the soil
Chanting sutras in a computerized voice while tapping a drum, the robot was on display on Wednesday at a funeral industry fair - the Life Ending Industry Expo - in Tokyo.
French firm criticised after saying its spyware could help parents establish a son's sexuality.
Chanting sutras in a computerized voice while tapping a drum, the robot was on display on Wednesday at a funeral industry fair - the Life Ending Industry Expo - in Tokyo.
Scientists from the Universidad Católica del Norte in Chile used the Very Large Telescope to map Antares's surface and to measure the motions of the surface material.
Samsung is trying to move past last year's disastrous Galaxy Note 7 launch with a successor sporting a dual-lens camera, animated messages, expanded note-taking - and lower battery capacity.
The UK contributes to a sophisticated new radar to map the Sun's impacts on Earth's high atmosphere.
A single tweet sent by astronomer J Craig Wheeler of the University of Texas at Austin has sparked rumours of a potentially enormous scientific discovery.
Researchers at Stanford University made the discovery after carrying out a survey of 32 high technology firms – 97 per cent of which were on the Fortune 1000 list (stock image).
The suit will be worn by NASA astronauts for the commercial crew program when SpaceX starts launching people to and from the International Space Station.
Experts estimate North Korea could develop missiles capable of hitting the US from Pyong Yang as early as next year, and some suggest the North already has them.
London trials begin for nine of the fully electric vans.
Researchers from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in Virginia evaluated different crash avoidance featues by looking at data from police-reported crashes.
Facebook appears to have crashed in the UK, leaving thousands of users unable to access their social media accounts. The reason for the crash remains unknown.
The phone also comes with 4GB of RAM with 64GB of storage as well as a 20-megapixel rear-facing camera. It is available in the UK and Dubai.
Pens containing over three million pounds of salmon at Cooke Aquaculture fish farm near Cypress Island, Washington state, were damaged by high tides and strong currents.
Despite years of opposition and distrust in voting machines, a small Dutch initiative is aiming for a new form of e-voting
Google Express allows customers to shop at Walmart on the app, the Express website, or by voice. The voice service will be available across the US in September.
Royal Mail has joined forces with Arrival, an automotive technology firm based in Oxfordshire, to create the electric vehicles.
Thousands of videos taken down for showing violence will be "reinstated".
The move follows an outcry over the request to DreamHost, which some argued damaged people's privacy.
Step aside Amazon Alexa - soon you will be able to order Walmart products using Google Assistant.
A shuttle service between Apple's Cupertino and Palo Alto, California, headquarters will be used to test self-driving technology, after it ditched plans for a fleet of self-built autonomous cars.
Harvard scientists modelled the reasons behind hooves using 3D models of fossils from 12 kinds of extinct horse, measuring the pressure on their legs at various speeds. .
The National Grid is warning us that if you are charging your electric car at home with a high-speed charger you won’t be able to boil an electric kettle at the same time.
Younger Britons are drinking far less than previous generations but alcohol is still a key part in the lives of their parents, they say.
Thousands of parents are having problems using the Childcare Services website.
GCSE grades need to rise in England to catch up with high-achieving education systems, researchers say.
Barnardo's says linking visits to male prisoners' good behaviour is cruel to the children.
The Anthouse Pet Companion Robot can play fetch, feed and play your voice to your dog.The bot can be set to automatic mode or be controlled via a companion app to interact with a pet in real-time.
Comment sections are known as the worst places on the internet, and now data is pointing out where the most toxic comments come from. A new study shows which states have the most toxic trolls.
Cases total nearly 500 a day with people in their 30s the most targeted group, a watchdog warns.
The facility is predicted to cost £63 million ($80 million), and will be distributed across three sites in Scandinavia – in Skibotn, Norway, Kiruna in Sweden, and Kaaresuvanto in Finland.
Researchers from the University of Edinburgh looked at the aerodynamics of swifts' wings that help them to adapt to sudden changes in wind speed and direction.
Researchers at NYU's Tandon School developed a hybrid-image keyboard that appears one way to the close-up user, but differently to an observer at a distance of three feet or more.
Researchers at the University of Toronto found that kids aged 4-6 learn don't learn social lessons from stories with animals as effectively because they don't see these characters as similar to them
Pairs of drones will work together to act as 'eyes in the sky' using infrared sensors to detect the heat from missile launches, and working together to pinpoint their location.
Seattle-based cybersecurity firm IOActive Inc. discovered several consumer and industrial robots can easily be turned into bugging devices or even weapons with just a little hacking.
Shiveluch, one of the world's most active volcanoes, and a new NASA image show it poking through above a solid cloud deck, with an ash plume streaming to the west.
It follows criticism of the £451k salary of University of Bath vice-chancellor Prof Dame Glynis Breakwell.
Many eclipse viewers flocked to Google moments after the event to figure out if they'd caused permanent damage by ignoring advice to wear safety glasses.
Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers, from Queensland, were summoned to deal with the reptile this week, and posted the photo on Facebook so users could guess where it was.
Experts warned that staring at the eclipse without protective eyewear could damage the retinas. Solar retinopathy occurs when staring at the sun for too long. Symptoms include vision spots and blurr
A research team at Clemson University in South Carolina has developed strains of yeast that use urine and carbon dioxide from astronauts' exhaled breath to produce polyester polymers.
Google will unveil a new Pixel Chromebook and a mini version of Google Home at its upcoming hardware event, sources say. It's also reportedly getting ready to launch AI headphones.
Kelp losses on Australia's Great Southern Reef alone threaten tourism and fishing industries worth $10 billion, and researchers say everywhere from the Gulf of Maine to Japan is hit.
The researchers in Washington, D.C., said parents should forget garbling at their newborns in baby speak. Instead, walk them around the supermarket describing the colors of the food.
The Orion spacecraft destined for EM-1, an unmanned mission planned for next year, was successfully powered up for the first time this week at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Amazon's blimps will have company in the sky, according to a new patent. Walmart was granted a patent for 'gas-filled carrier aircrafts' that would serve as airborne bases for fleets of delivery dro
TD Ameritrade has launched a 'chatbot,' an automated program that can communicate with its customers via Facebook Messenger. Customers could ask the chatbot for the price of specific shares.
Engineers in China gathered 1,069 droids on August 17 and programmed them to dance at the same time. Their performance broke the Guinness World Records title.
Some 900 stray dogs are living in and around the Chernobyl nuclear plant, in Ukraine, pushed out of the nearby forest by wolves, and drawn to scraps of food thrown by the workers at the plant.
Psychologists say 1995, not 1999, is the most appropriate cutoff year for millennials. They found the rise of iPhone marks a clear generational change in attitude and behavior.
The new plasma has been developed by researchers from MIT. Unlike most plasmas, which are made up of two ion species, the new plasma is made up of three ion species.
While checking empty nests left by recently hatched turtles, scientists from the University of Central Florida in Orlando spotted the reptile struggling to keep up with its brothers and sisters.
Andrew Ng has led teams at Google and Baidu, and now claims he wants to 'free humanity' using AI technology - and hopes to create a system that learns like a child.
Researchers led by the Genome Institute of Singapore have identified a non-coding acid that regulates genes and controls the ability of heart cells to undergo repair or regeneration.
A sensor device currently on trial in seven locations in Atlanta, Georgia, has already led to the conviction of one would be bike thief and could deter crime in residential neighbourhoods.
Some 900 stray dogs are living in and around the Chernobyl nuclear plant, in Ukraine, pushed out of the nearby forest by wolves, and drawn to scraps of food thrown by the workers at the plant.
Researchers at Stockholm University, Sweden, found that while pre-teen boys and girls are equally willing to take risks in high-stakes situations, girls lose this confidence by adulthood (stock).
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