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Tesla has reached a deal to build an electric car factory in China, report claims

Tesla has reached a deal with the Shanghai government to build a factory in the city's free trade zone, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. The electric car maker reaffirmed on Sunday it is talking with the Shanghai municipal...

Daily Mail, 15 min. ago
 

Shrews shrink their skulls by 20% to survive food shortages in the winter and then regrow them in the spring

For shrews, making it through a cold winter when food is scarce is no mean feat. And a new study reveals the drastic measure that the tiny mammals must go to to survive. Researchers found that the skulls of shrews shrink by up to 20 per cent in...

Daily Mail, 15 min. ago
 

The perils of moving to London 450 years ago: Crossrail skeletons paint a bleak picture of a polluted and...

Human remains unearthed during Crossrail, Britain's largest construction project, have revealed the fates of migrants to London up to 450 years ago.  More than 3,000 skeletons were brought to light at one site, the former New Churchyard burial ground...

Daily Mail, 31 min. ago
 

The future of war: One person 'battle trucks' have no windows and keep soldiers sealed inside to protect them

It is a futuristic 'battle truck' with just one thing missing - windows. Created by the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA), the Ground X-Vehicle Technology program is working to produce 'nimble, fast and smart' combat trucks that are...

Daily Mail, 31 min. ago
 

Why you should live closer to work: 20 minutes extra commuting per day is equivalent to a 19% pay cut when...

An additional 20 minutes commuting per day is equivalent to a 19 per cent pay cut when it comes to measuring job satisfaction, a study has found. Researches examined the impacts of commuting to work on the well-being of more than 26,000 employees in...

Daily Mail, 31 min. ago
 

The headband that makes you smarter: US military reveals a bizarre device that increases learning by 40% -...

The idea of a headband you can wear to make you smarter may sound like a device from the latest science fiction blockbuster. But experts have revealed such a device in reality – and claim it could increase learning by 40 per cent. And it may not be...

Daily Mail, 31 min. ago
 

Last Bletchley Park ‘listener’ dies: Heroic great-grandmother, 97, taught herself German to intercept Nazi...

The last surviving 'listener' who intercepted and passed Nazi messages on to Allied codebreakers at Bletchley Park has died. Alison Robins, 97, taught herself Morse code and German during the Second World War and stayed up all night eavesdropping...

Daily Mail, 31 min. ago
 
Bioclavis creates 43 jobs in Glasgow’s innovation zone

Bioclavis creates 43 jobs in Glasgow’s innovation zone

A spin-out from a succesful bio-science company will create 43 new jobs in Glasgow following a Scottish Enterprise-backed programme of investment. Bioclavis, a new spin-out from Californian molecular profiling company Biospyder, to be based at the...

Scotsman, today, 16:41
 

Is this the key to treating PTSD? Scientists pinpoint fear in the brain in a breakthrough that could let...

In the 2004 film, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, a couple undergoes a procedure to have each other erased from their memories, after their relationship goes sour. And a new study suggests that erasing bad memories could soon become a reality....

Daily Mail, today, 16:23
 

Rare red sprites in action: Dazzling footage shows mysterious electric tendrils lighting up the sky over...

This month, people in Oklahoma have been treated to a stunning and extremely rare display - a red sprite lightning storm. The extraordinary weather occurrence is caused by electrical bursts of light above highly active thunderstorms, and appears as...

Daily Mail, today, 16:23
 

Inventor of one of the world's first sex robots says he will soon have CHILDREN with his creations

Artificially intelligent automatons could soon be having 'children' with their owners, claims the inventor of one of the world's first sex robots. Sergi Santos predicts a future where humans and machines will marry, using technology to create...

Daily Mail, today, 16:06
 

Scientists discover a blood molecule with a metallic aroma that attracts wolves and warns humans of danger

The faintest metallic whiff of a molecule from mammal blood known as E2D sends some animals into a predatory frenzy but frightens others - including people - into retreat, scientists have discovered. Never before has the same molecule been known to...

Daily Mail, today, 16:06
 

Trials begin of driverless pods that could be used alongside night buses in Cambridge (but they'll only...

Driverless robotic pods are being tested on Cambridge busways in the hope they could solve Britain's traffic problems. The futuristic vehicles, which can carry four people at a time, could pave the way for an evening public transport service in...

Daily Mail, today, 15:27
 
Mini phone maker admits performance shortcomings

Mini phone maker admits performance shortcomings

The Chinese firm behind a palm-sized 4G smartphone has admitted that the handset's performance may fall short of expectations in certain circumstances. Unihertz says the Jelly phone battery has up to three days of working time and lasts seven days on...

BBC, today, 15:20
 

Levitating food could soon be floating straight into your mouth (and it tastes sweeter too!)

Put the cutlery down. Food could soon be levitating into our mouths.  Researchers have found that high-frequency soundwaves can be tuned to make delicious objects float. And scientists at the University of Sussex say the process even makes it taste...

Daily Mail, today, 14:45
 


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