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Is the future robotic? Find out on Wednesday at midday

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From industry to health, advances in robotics have huge implications. Put your questions to professor of robotics Paul Newman, who will be live online from midday tomorrow In the Guardian Oxford London lecture last month, professor of robotics Paul Newman sought to dispel some of the myths about his field....
Is the future robotic? Find out on Wednesday at midday

Nanopore tech brings rackmounted genome machines, USB-based DNA sensors

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The DNA sequencing systems on the market produce their output by synthesizing new DNA in a way that allows them to read the identity of the base that's added. There have been a few ideas floated around that involved reading the bases directly from existing molecules, but the technical...
Nanopore tech brings rackmounted genome machines, USB-based DNA sensors

Patient has 75 percent of his skull replaced with 3D-printed prosthetic

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Earlier this week, an un-named man in the United States had 75 percent of his skull replaced with a 3D-printed plastic prosthetic, the first-known operation of its kind. The transplant was carried out by Oxford Performance Materials, which received approval to carry out such procedures from the US Food...
Patient has 75 percent of his skull replaced with 3D-printed prosthetic

US Court: Code isn't property, therefore it can't be stolen

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New York's Second Circuit Court of Appeals has decided that computer code cannot be stolen after acquitting former Goldman Sachs programmer Sergey Aleynikov. He'd been charged with property theft and economic espionage which carried an eight year prison sentence, but left court a free man after serving just a...
US Court: Code isn't property, therefore it can't be stolen

Fast Talk: How This Bartender Is Rebooting The Condom

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Meet Richard Pessall, a 20-year-old British entrepreneur who wants to take the condom where no man has gone before (no, not space).Richard Pessall, 20, lives and works as bartender in Shropshire, England. He spent nine years living in the United States, but when he ran out of money to pay...
Fast Talk: How This Bartender Is Rebooting The Condom

Think Google’s Project Glass is sci-fi? This developer hacked it together with existing parts

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Google’s Project Glass video went viral last week. The clip shows life for someone wearing spectacles with an AR display that shows messages, location and alerts. As most of use noted, it is a mock-up of what could happen and that’s all sci-fi right? Nope. As reported on Slashgear, an AR...
Think Google’s Project Glass is sci-fi? This developer hacked it together with existing parts
Off-the-shelf brainwave scanners can extract your private information

Hammacher Schlemmer rolls out charging business case

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Accessory maker Hammacher Schlemmer is currently shipping an oxford woven cloth business case. An included 6000 mAh lithium-ion battery can charge an iPhone up to three times before requiring a 3.5-hour charge itself.......
Hammacher Schlemmer rolls out charging business case

iJento Raises $8M From MMC Ventures, Nauta Capital, Oxford Capital Partners For Its Customer Intelligence Platform

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iJento, a provider of digital and multichannel customer intelligence for businesses who want to improve their customer targeting, has raised a new $8 million round of funding, led by MMC Ventures. Previous investors, Nauta Capital, and Oxford Partners, also participated in what is for them effectively a follow-on round. The...
iJento Raises $8M From MMC Ventures, Nauta Capital, Oxford Capital Partners For Its Customer Intelligence Platform

Oxford making scientific search for Yeti, Nessie

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Wolfson College in Oxford is asking for samples of unidentified animals from all over the world, so that it can use the latest DNA technology to see what they might really be. [Read more]...
Oxford making scientific search for Yeti, Nessie

On the road: Mazda6 2.2D Saloon Sport Nav Auto

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'It's hard to find fault with (though equally hard to fall in love with)'We're off to see my mum. "Navigate to Dorchester-on-Thames," I command, to test out the state-of-the-art, voice-activated satnav. "Navigate to the nearest mountain pass - is that correct?" the car says. What? No! Dorchester-on-Thames. I try again. "Navigate to the...
On the road: Mazda6 2.2D Saloon Sport Nav Auto
Christopher Tolkien speaks out for the first time, says Peter Jackson 'eviscerated' his father's work

Sprint to expand 4G LTE to 28 more cities in coming months

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The wireless carrier said 4G LTE will show up in smaller cities like Branson, Mo.; Oxford, Miss.; and Paris, Texas. [Read more]...
Sprint to expand 4G LTE to 28 more cities in coming months

Dockers Stiles Men's Casual Oxford Shoe $29.99 at Sears

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Dockers Stiles Men's Casual Oxford Shoe $29.99 at Sears
Y Combinator’s Harj Taggar On Bad Pitches, Learning To Code, And The Power Of Hacker News [TCTV]

Just One Month In, Crowdfunding Platform Seedrs See Three Startups Funded; More Juicy Numbers Shared

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If you weren’t convinced that there was pent up demand for a crowdfunding platform in the UK where anybody can play the role of Dave McClure (I jest, a little), then think again. Seedrs, which makes it easy to invest in startups and has much coveted regulatory approval, has announced...
Just One Month In, Crowdfunding Platform Seedrs See Three Startups Funded; More Juicy Numbers Shared

Using 3D microdroplet printing scientists build synthetic cells and tissues

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Chemists at Oxford developed a technique to print synthetic cell microdroplets into complex 3D geometries. These structure can bend, fold, and conduct electric signals through predefined pathways. While authors stop short of calling their new creations 3D printed brains, undoubtedly the thought has crossed their minds....
Using 3D microdroplet printing scientists build synthetic cells and tissues
J.Hilburn Publicly Launches Style Kit, A Novel iPad Sales App For Its Customers And Sales Force

Virtual product placement tech's MirriAd raising more money

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Surrey, UK-based MirriAd, whose software technology overlays brands and their products in to movies and TV shows, is taking on £2.5 million ($3.8 million) in funding, mostly to spend on sales and marketing. This latest raise follows an October 2008 funding of £2 million, a January 2009 £1.5 million take and...
Virtual product placement tech's MirriAd raising more money

Today is Rachel Maddow's Birthday - at 37, she's a Stanford graduate, Rhodes Scholar, has a D.Phil from Oxford, and was the first openly gay achor hired to host a prime-time news program

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Today is Rachel Maddow's Birthday - at 37, she's a Stanford graduate, Rhodes Scholar, has a D.Phil from Oxford, and was the first openly gay achor hired to host a prime-time news program

Weinstein, The New Einstein?

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Weinstein, The New Einstein?: Alok Jha on Eric Weinstein, a New York hedge fund manager who may -- may -- have solved the biggest riddle in science: the bridge between general relativity and quantum mechanics: In Weinstein's theory, called Geometric Unity, he proposes a 14-dimensional "observerse" that has our familiar...
Weinstein, The New Einstein?

The arrival of the first plants cooled the planet so much that it triggered series of ice ages

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The arrival of Earth's first plants 470 million years ago caused a drop in temperature and triggered a series of ice ages, say Oxford researchers. Plants have a 'central role' in regulating climate....
The arrival of the first plants cooled the planet so much that it triggered series of ice ages

Human extinction warning from Oxford

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The institute studying how humans could become extinct...
Human extinction warning from Oxford
Richard Dawkins on science: 'it works, bitches'

Google rebooting content micropayments initiative under Wallet

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After retiring its experimental OnePass news payments system this spring, Google is now going ahead with a fuller version of its content micropayments platform under the Google Wallet moniker. In an overnight blog post, which was briefly published and removed, Google Wallet product manager Pali Bhat and engineer Rob Ennals said Google...
Google rebooting content micropayments initiative under Wallet
Oxford and Vatican libraries to digitize 1.5 million pages of ancient texts

US: Mississippi family startled by UFO along rural road near Oxford -- Signs of the Times News

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US: Mississippi family startled by UFO along rural road near Oxford -- Signs of the Times News

Apple says iTunes U tops a billion downloads

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Apple has reached an iTunes milestone, announcing that the company's iTunes U courses have topped a billion downloads. The company announced the news Thursday, saying that more than 250,000 students are enrolled in the free educational courses. Over 1,200 universities and colleges -- and the same number of K-12 schools...
Apple says iTunes U tops a billion downloads

VIDEO: Racism peaks behind social media

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The re-election of America's first black president on November 6 sparked an ugly outburst by some students at the University of Mississippi in Oxford...
VIDEO: Racism peaks behind social media

Auction-Meets-Group-Buying Site BagThat Bags $3.2M From Oxford Capital

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BagThat, a new UK entrant to the daily-deals/e-commerce space, has picked up an investment of £2 million ($3.2 million) to develop its service, a mash-up of two well-known models for selling products online: auctions and group buying. The funding is being led by Oxford Capital and is the first close...
Auction-Meets-Group-Buying Site BagThat Bags $3.2M From Oxford Capital
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