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Watch: Working Hoverboard Set New World Record

Farthest journey by hoverboard (Guinness World Records/YouTube) Marty McFly eat your heart out! Canadian Catalin Alexandru Durum flies 275.9m (905ft 2in) on self-made hoverboard in his own case of back to the future. And it’s been declared a world record by the Guinness World Records, which has posted footage of the flight on its YouTube channel. The flight was achieved over Lake Ouareau in Quebec, Canada, on 25 August 2014 on a machine built and designed by the flyer, who said he was the…

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Real-life Star Trek Enterprise‬ ‘lands’ in China

Chinese businessman builds headquarters that look like the USS Enterprise starship. Definitely a case of make it so! Businessman and Trekkie Liu Dejian was granted a licence to boldly build where no one has built before, and spend a reported £100 million building the headquarters for NetDragon Websoft in China’s Fujian Province. Construction started in 2008 and ended in 2014, with the building featuring 30 foot metal slides between levels and automatic sliding gates. More Top Stories – Click Below Amazing Photo! Seagull ‘photobombs’ Red Arrows…

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Space station to get ‘Death Star’ laser to blast space junk?

Researchers have come up with a laser system to destroy space junk threatening the International Space Station. It may sound all a bit like the Death Star from Star Wars, but there is a serious risk to the space station from space junk. Even a metal screw could cause damage, which puts the fact that there could be as much as 3,000 tonnes of junk floating around the Earth into perspective. Japanese researchers are installing a new “Extreme Universe Space…

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Goldfish Now Have Longer Attention Span Than Humans…

Average human attention span is 8 seconds compared to 9 seconds for a goldfish, according to research. Apparently, the average human attention span in 2000 was 12 seconds but in 2013 it was 8 seconds – 1 second less than that a goldfish. The statistics have been highlighted in a new report from Microsoft, which draws on research into the digital lifestyles of Canadians and finds the ability to remain focussed on a single task – particularly in the non-digital world –…

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Internet To Be Rationed In The Future?

Warning that the internet may have to be RATIONED because of soaring demand. A capacity crunch is looming, says expert Concerns that the UK faces a capacity crunch amid the boom of internet TV, streaming services and more powerful computers have been raised by expert in optical communications. Professor Andrew Ellis, of Aston University, said existing cables could reach their data capacity within 8 years while power networks come under increasing strain as internet usage eats up more and more energy. According…

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The Self-Powered Camera That Can Take Pictures Forever

A new digital camera can produce an image every second theoretically forever – by using the same light used to take the picture! It’s all to do with the image sensor inside the heart of any digital camera, which is a chip with millions of pixels. The key part in a pixel is something called the photodiode, which produces an electrical current when exposed to light. An engineering professor at Columbia University in New York realised a photodiode is also…

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Secure Your ‘Password’ – By Eating It!

No more annoying passwords to remember! Capsules could be swallowed and beam out unique data from inside your body to access online services. These capsules could detect, for example glucose levels, and send out information in an encrypted format to prevent hacking. The batteries of such devices could be powered by stomach acid! Other options include embedding think silicon chips into the skin, which would measure the heart’s unique electrical activity and transmit the information. The ideas have been publicised by PayPal’s global…

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Was This The World's First Video Game (photo via BNL)

The World’s First Computer Games From The 1940s and 1950s

You’d be wrong to think that computer games were invented in the 1970s. Games were being developed more than 60 YEARS ago by trail-blazing researchers. Fun titles included Tennis For Two Granted, it might not look like much – one horizontal line with a small vertical line and what looks a bit like a smudge on the screen. But they represent the tennis court, net and ball flying between two players who served and volleyed using controllers with buttons and rotating dials. The…

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The Fast And Not Furious – 60 Seconds To Charge Your Phone!!!

Super-fast charging, long-lasting and cheap – aluminium batteries could be the answer to our battery woes. Scientists at Stanford University, in the US, have developed a new type of battery that offers a safe alternative to many lithium-ion and alkaline batteries in use today. One major benefit is ultra fast-charging. As anyone with a smartphone knows, it can takes ages to charge up a lithium-ion battery. But the Stanford team reported “unprecedented charging times” of one minute with the aluminium…

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450 Reasons Not To Buy A Gold Apple Watch

You could buy 450 Hannspree Sport Watches with core smart functions for the same price as an 18-carat gold Apple Watch Edition. The Hannspree Sport Watch looks stylish, is eminently wearable and costs just £29.99 at 7dayshop.com (UK price inclusive of VAT, but excludes delivery, which is as low as £1.99). Compare that to a top-of-the-range Apple Watch edition, which would set you back £13,500 (largely thanks to the 18-carat gold used in the casing), according to a recent report on macworld.co.uk. And…

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