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Nanosupplements could increase our iron levels

Diane Shipley Tech

Forget broccoli, scientists have developed a new nanosupplement that should allow us to take in extra iron with zero side effects. We need good levels of the mineral in our blood so that we can make haemoglobin, which transports oxygen around the body. But anaemia is a common problem, particularly for women, especially when we’re…

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A new dissolving fabric could prevent HIV

Diane Shipley Tech

Well, this is a bit clever. Bioengineers have developed a new form of HIV protection for women that comes in the form of a dissolving fabric. A team from the University of Washington created the material by dissolving a polymer and mixing it with maraviroc, an antiretroviral drug currently prescribed for patients with HIV. They…

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Is Samsung about to launch its first metal phone?

Hayley Minn Tech

We’ve already reported today that Samsung has announced the UK release dates for their two new devices, the Galaxy S5 Mini and the Galaxy Young 2. Now, it’s also been revealed that the mobile company is launching its first non-plastic phone. Samsung Mobile’s senior vice president, Kim Hyun-joon told investors and analysts that a large-screened…

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Colour-changing ice cream is now a reality

Diane Shipley Fun

After hearing about glow-in-the-dark ice cream, breast milk ice cream, crocodile egg ice cream and of course, Viagra ice cream, I didn't think there were any more ways for frozen milk to surprise us. Of course, I was wrong. A Spanish scientist has now invented colour-changing ice cream. As PSFK reports, Manuel Linares, a physicist…

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Vocca makes lightbulbs voice-activated

Diane Shipley Fun

Some inventions brighten your day. The team behind Vocca hopes they can make that literal. They've developed an adapter that gives you the ability to turn a lightbulb on or off simply by shouting at it. (I guess you could speak softly, but I like my inanimate objects obedient, thank you very much.) Their basic…

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Could tiny robot propellers replace medication?

Diane Shipley Tech

Who needs medication, or surgeries, or much of anything really when we could soon have tiny robot propellors running through our veins? It might sound like science fiction (or that old Dennis Quaid movie I was always too squeamish to watch), but it’s real. Scientists from the Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute, the Max Planck Institute…

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Meet the tech bikes of the future: Copenhagen Wheel, Denny, Merge and Solid

Sadie Hale Feeling good, Tech

With special apps which promise to map you the best cycling routes, lights that make night cycling safer, bike-friendly lorries and the popularisation of peer-to-peer bike rental, this year has already seen cycling thrust into the limelight, partly fuelled by the horrifying increase in cycle deaths in the capital. Against this backdrop, there have of course been some brilliant…

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Self-driving cars coming to UK roads in 2015

Diane Shipley Fun

The FBI might think they’re a menace, but the UK government doesn’t want to hear from naysayers and spoilsports: they’ve given the go-ahead for driverless cars on public roads by 2015. (Am I the only one whose mind immediately went to David Hasselhoff? Oh, I am? OK.) Keen to encourage investment cash innovation, business secretary…

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Science can predict which selfies we’ll like best

Diane Shipley Fun

We’d always thought that, despite this photo app-heavy era, it’s possible to make real connections online that aren’t defined by how people look. Turns out, we’re idealistic fools and human beings are depressingly superficial. Psychologists from the University of York conducted a new study to find out whether they could predict how their subjects would…

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Mobile rumours: New Windows phones and Samsung smartwatches

Tom Pritchard Tech

The world of mobile news is scary and complicated, with rumours flying about all over the place about what the many different companies are planning on doing. If you don't know what you're looking for then chances are you won't get very far, so to ease your burden here are some of today's biggest mobile…

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