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New display technology is thinner, lighter than ever
Thursday, 10 July 2014
This technology is so thin, it can be built directly into a pair of contact lenses. And with nanometre-sized pixels, it offers better resolution than any screen on the market.
New species of mushroom found in commercial packet
Thursday, 10 July 2014
DNA sequencing revealed that a store-bought packet of what seemed to be dried porcini mushrooms contained three species with no scientific names.
Scientists unearth the fossil of a teeny-tiny hedgehog
Thursday, 10 July 2014
Around 52 million years ago, a hedgehog the size of a human thumb roamed the Earth.
Empty Japanese factories converted into high-tech farms
Thursday, 10 July 2014
Struggling to keep up with the competition coming out of South Korea and China, Japanese electronics companies are shutting down their factories and converting them into agricultural spaces.
Death of the computer mouse? Meet the 3DTouch.
Thursday, 10 July 2014
Researchers in the US have developed the 3DTouch, a thimble-like device that sits on the end of your finger and allows you to interact with a virtual world in three dimensions.
Tropical fish are invading and destroying kelp forests
Wednesday, 09 July 2014
They might be beautiful, but migrating tropical fish are consuming more than their fair share of kelp and seagrass.
New blood test can detect Alzheimer’s with almost 90 percent accuracy
Wednesday, 09 July 2014
Researchers in the UK are working on a blood test that can predict Alzheimer’s disease with 90 percent accuracy in people with mild memory problems. 
A new species of fish has been discovered in North Queensland
Wednesday, 09 July 2014
Researchers have confirmed that a common North Queensland catfish is a new species in its own right.
This can make you stop putting too much money into slot machines
Wednesday, 09 July 2014
A new program may help gamblers quit before it’s too late.
Error-free football matches could soon be a reality
Wednesday, 09 July 2014
No more mistakes! This ball can tell if a team has scored or not -- and the technology could also be used in rugby.