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Twitter's live video streaming app Periscope is being launched on Google's Android platform, exactly two months after its debut in the Apple store in March. Rival streaming app Meerkat has been available for download on Google's Play store since the beginning of May...
It may be possible to estimate the size of a large crowd based on geographical data from mobile phones and Twitter, according to a new study. Warwick University researchers studied geo-tagged tweets and mobile phone use over a two-month period in Milan.
The object, believed to be the door of an aircraft, was discovered just south of the city of St Denis. It is said to have foreign writing on it and possibly some illustration.
New research suggests that chimps have most of the mental capabilities needed to cook food. This suggests that the ability to cook food is deep seated and may have arisen in human ancestors millions of years ago.
The Beatles may have written “dozens” of songs that were never released … because Paul McCartney and John Lennon forgot them.
For many tech companies the race is on to build ever smaller computer processors, but one British man has gone in the opposite direction. James Newman is building a 14m (45ft) computer processor in the lounge of his bungalow in Cambridge.
Engineers say the New Horizons spacecraft is in "great shape" for its historic flyby of Pluto this week. In the early hours of Monday (GMT), the American space agency probe moved to within a million miles of the dwarf planet and was closing in rapidly...
Search giant Google is looking for help to improve the way its products appear on search sites. An advert on its careers website is seeking a manager for its search engine optimisation (SEO) team.
Pluto has mountains made of ice that are as high as those in the Rockies, images from the New Horizons probe reveal. They also show signs of geological activity on Pluto and its moon Charon.
US airline United has rewarded two hackers who spotted security holes in its website with a million free flight miles each. The flight provider operates a "bug bounty" scheme that rewards hackers for privately disclosing security flaws rather than sharing them online...
During a week of revelations about the strange worlds at the edge of the solar system, I repeatedly heard a question that often comes up about space: "why bother?"It's a fair challenge...
The best-selling smartwatches on the market all have security problems, according to US tech giant Hewlett-Packard. The company tested 10 wearables for security features, such as password protection and data encryption.
Kepler-452b orbits at a very similar distance from its star, though its radius is 60% larger. Mission scientists said they believed it was the most Earth-like planet yet.
Rice should be prepared in machines designed for making filter coffee, experts say. Why, asks Jon Kelly. Instead of boiling rice in a pan, people are being told to prepare it in a percolator.
The team, based in Zurich and London, say they have found a way to mask data that does little to slow it down. Many anonymising systems are slow because data is encrypted many times as it travels.
Car manufacturer Daimler is hoping to test self-driving trucks on German motorways this year, according to a company executive. Speaking to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, Wolfgang Bernhard said he was "positive" the firm would get certification within weeks...
The spacecraft which made a spectacular landing on a comet last year has discovered a rich array of carbon compounds. One leading scientist has even described the chemicals as "a frozen primordial soup"...
Scientists have developed a tiny robot - based on the water strider insect - that can jump on water. The robotic version uses the same forces to jump as the water strider - pushing off without breaking the surface.
People who spend time in aquariums could improve their physical and mental wellbeing, a study has suggested. As well as improving people's mood, the experiment showed "significant" reductions in participants' heart rates and blood pressure, the authors added...
Two scientists at a German university have developed a tool which recognises a person's face in complete darkness. The technology identifies a person from their thermal signature and matches infrared images with ordinary photos...

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