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Magic Leap’s first big game is, surprisingly, Angry Birds

Magic Leap first captured imaginations with its promotional material (the video with whale in the gym is, admittedly, impressive) before, more recently, capturing our attention with its soul-crushing price: $2,295 (about £1,750, AU$3,160). What Magic Leap hasn’t been quick to do, however, was provide a concrete app or game for ... Read More »

IoT malware grew significantly during the first half of 2018

During the first half of 2018, malware designed specifically for Internet of Things (IoT) devices grew three-fold with over 120,000 modifications of malware according to new research from Kaspersky Lab. The security firm's IoT report revealed that the growth of malware families for smart devices is snowballing and part of ... Read More »

South Rajasthan’s First Successful Urethroplasty in Female

Udaipur: Geetanjali Medical College & Hospital’s Urologist Dr. Vishwas Baheti have performed a successful Urethroplasty, an open  surgical reconstruction or replacement of the urethra that has been narrowed by scar tissue recently. The surgery was done on a 45 years old female, Kamla Devi hailing from Udaipur district and suffering ... Read More »

NASA’s TESS shares first science image in hunt to find new worlds

NASA’s newest planet hunter, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), is now providing valuable data to help scientists discover and study exciting new exoplanets, or planets beyond our solar system. Part of the data from TESS’ initial science orbit includes a detailed picture of the southern sky taken with all ... Read More »

World’s first passive anti-frosting surface fights ice with ice

Nothing foretells the coming of winter like frost on windshields. While the inconvenience of scraping or defrosting car windows may define cold mornings for many drivers, the toll frost takes on the larger economy is more than just a nuisance. From delayed flights to power outages, ice buildup can cost ... Read More »

First evidence that soot from polluted air is reaching placenta

Evidence of tiny particles of carbon, typically created by burning fossil fuels, has been found in placentas for the first time, in new research presented today (Sunday) at the European Respiratory Society International Congress. Previous research has indicated links between pregnant mothers’ exposure to air pollution and premature birth, low ... Read More »

Blood and brain fluid change first in Huntington’s disease

A simple blood test can detect the earliest changes caused by Huntington’s disease, even before scans can pick up any signs in the brain, a new UCL-led study has found. The study, published today in Science Translational Medicine, builds on recent evidence by the same research team, which found that ... Read More »

Vodafone to connect first ‘gigafast’ broadband customers in October

Vodafone’s ultrafast broadband service will be available to parts of Milton Keynes from October and the company hopes some aggressive pricing will encourage adoption. The operator has offered fixed broadband services to consumer and businesses for a number of years using Openreach’s fibre to the cabinet (FTTC) network. However last ... Read More »

You probably made a better first impression than you think

After we have conversations with new people, our conversation partners like us and enjoy our company more than we think, according to findings published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. In our social lives, we’re constantly engaged in what researchers call “meta-perception,” or trying to ... Read More »

For the first time, a neural link between altruism and empathy toward strangers

Giving up a kidney to a stranger requires a certain sense of selflessness, what’s come to be known in social science as extraordinary altruism. University of Pennsylvania psychologist Kristin Brethel-Haurwitz wanted to understand the connection between this trait and empathy, specifically empathy for distress emotions. Using fMRI scans, Brethel-Haurwitz and ... Read More »

EE could launch the UK’s first 5G network in 2019

EE is refarming 3G spectrum for 4G in a bid to lay the foundation for a launch of 5G mobile services in 2019. The BT-owned operator will use 2100MHz bandwidth to boost 4G signals at 500 mobile towers located in the busiest parts of EE’s network, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, ... Read More »

First interactive model of human cell division

Mitosis — how one cell divides and becomes two — is one of the fundamental processes of life. Researchers at EMBL have now produced the first interactive map of proteins that make our cells divide, allowing users to track exactly where and in which groups the proteins drive the division ... Read More »