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President Obama has signed an executive order calling for the US to build the world's fastest computer by 2025. The supercomputer would be 20 times quicker than the current leading machine, which is in China...
A man involved in a £51m VAT scam has lost a legal bid to have news stories about him removed from Google under the so-called "right to be forgotten".Malcolm Edwards originally applied for an injunction forcing five media organisations including the BBC to remove their articles about him...
An aurora has been spotted outside our Solar System for the first time, scientists report. An international team detected the light display around a brown dwarf about 18 light years away in the Lyra constellation.
An aurora has been spotted outside our Solar System for the first time, scientists report. An international team detected the light display around a brown dwarf about 18 light years away in the Lyra constellation.
Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has hailed "another strong quarter" after reporting the number of people who check into the social network at least monthly grew 13% to 1.49 billion. The rise in monthly active users helped drive second quarter revenue up 39% year-on-year to $4.04bn (£2.6bn)...
US online retailer Amazon has called for a separate air space zone for commercial drone flights that could deliver goods to customers. The zone would have the unmanned vehicles flying below normal planes at a height of 200 to 400 feet.
Once thought to be terrifying, scaly lizards, it now seems dinosaurs were actually more like birds. But not everyone's ready to accept their new image, writes Mary Colwell...
Europe's Sentinel-2a satellite is on course to go into full operation in early or mid-October. The spacecraft, which takes visible and infrared pictures of the Earth, was launched in June and is now undergoing a period of commissioning...
There's been so much hype about driverless cars anyone would think they were on the verge of taking over the world...
Emissions of nitrous oxide (N2O) from agriculture in some locations are underestimated by 40% according to new research. The gas is a significant threat as it contributes both to global warming and the destruction of the ozone layer.
A medical student sustained burns to her hands after she woke up to find her bedroom floor had caught fire from an exploding phone charger. EE say they are investigating as a matter of urgency after Katy Emslie woke up at 1am on Friday to "smoky soot in the air" and a "firework noise...
An intense conservation campaign has brought the Iberian lynx back to the south of Spain from the verge of extinction barely 10 years ago, Guy Hedgecoe reports from Spain.
The navy said the test flight from HMS Mersey demonstrated the potential use of small, unmanned aircraft at sea. Cdr Bow Wheaton said the navy was "very interested" in possible uses of unmanned and highly automated systems...
For a few weeks in July, groups of people can be found wandering English woods carrying strange produce - including rotting fish, Stinking Bishop cheese and dirty nappies.
Scientists have come up with an improved method for building tiny 3D structures out of strands of DNA. Using an approach from computer science, they were able to calculate the best way to fold almost any given shape out of a long, continuous strand.
An artificial intelligence system has beaten humans at a sketch-recognition task. The software - called Sketch-a-Net - correctly identified a sample of hand drawings 74.9% of the time compared with the volunteers' score of 73.1%...
Two separate genetic analyses have found evidence for a surprising genetic link between the native populations of the Americas and Oceania. The DNA of some native Amazonians shows significant similarity to indigenous inhabitants of Australia and Melanesia.
Two separate genetic analyses have found evidence for a surprising genetic link between the native populations of the Americas and Oceania. The DNA of some native Amazonians shows significant similarity to indigenous inhabitants of Australia and Melanesia.
The Brains Kids, from the Chiba Institute of Technology, beat rivals ZJUDancer, from China's Zhejian University, 1-0. The division contained England's only team of custom-built robots to qualify for the humanoid football play-offs...

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