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If you think there's a ghost haunting your house, it's almost certainly a figment of your imagination. For the first time, scientists in Switzerland have worked out what causes us to feel a “ghost-like” presence, and it's all to do with the regions of the brain responsible for self-awareness and perception of location. [...]
Apple doesn’t believe in styluses. Avoiding reliance on a digital pen was part of Steve Jobs’ masterplan when engineering the first iPad and the Cupertino company has stuck to its guns ever since. There are a handful of third party devices on Apple’s online store but you won’t catch it manufacturing its own. [...]
Steer clear of all evil clowns on Friday – if pitted against six other scary characters in a Halloween battle, these villainous individuals would win, hands down. Or at least, that's according to mathematician Thomas E Woolley from the University of Oxford, who has devised an empirical formula to calculate which of the seven [...]
Mind reading has become possible for the first time ever, thanks to a brain decoder developed by a team of scientists at the University of California, Berkeley. In an interview with the New Scientist, the team explained that the decoder works by translating the signals fired off in your brain while you think into [...]
Why bother dressing up as a sexy nurse when you can lock yourself in your room and scare the living daylights out of yourself with these next-gen horror games… DEAD RISING 3 Xbox One, PC The latest incarnation of the zombie beat ‘em up sees you face off against hordes of the lumbering undead [...]
When work gets too intense, it becomes hard to unwind. Even during the quiet moments, you can end up feeling constantly preoccupied with that ever-growing to-do list waiting for you at the office, even though you know getting stressed about it won't solve any problems. But science has provided ways to help calm your [...]
Shares in Orbital Sciences Corp have fallen faster than its Antares rocket in US pre-market trading overnight, dropping as much as 16 per cent after its mission to the International Space Station exploded spectacularly seconds after launch. The unmanned rocket was taking 5,000 pounds of supplies to the space station, but exploded shortly after it [...]
Despite falling costs and improving technology, wind farms continue to be wildly inefficient and overly expensive, according to a new report released today. In the report for the Adam Smith Institute and the Scientific Alliance, author Dr Capell Aris analysed data on the wind speed and direction collected from a total of 22 sites across [...]
Samsung’s UK president says a recent slowdown in smartphone sales is a sign that the market is saturated, and believes now is the time for the South Korean giant to double down on quality to continue its growth in a mature market. The comments come ahead of a forecasted 60 per cent fall in quarterly [...]
Singapore venture capital fund Infocomm is setting up shop in the capital, bringing its $200m (£124m) fund to startups in London and the rest of Europe for the first time. The move was spurred by the momentum in the capital's tech sector and the new outpost makes permanent an 18 month “commuter relationship” with the city, [...]
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