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Telefonica Open Wayra Incubator In London, Plans More In Europe

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Telecoms giant Telefonica has unveiled the latest addition to a network of nine startup incubators it’s been busily building in Latin America and Spain. The latest “Wayra Academy” was announced today in London but won’t be opening its doors until May. Here’s how it’s set up: Telefonica takes around a...
Telefonica Open Wayra Incubator In London, Plans More In Europe

MIT Finds 'Grand Unified Theory of AI'

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aftab14 writes "What's brilliant about this (approach) is that it allows you to build a cognitive model in a fantastically much more straightforward and transparent way than you could do before," says Nick Chater, a professor of cognitive and decision sciences at University College London. "You can imagine all the...
MIT Finds 'Grand Unified Theory of AI'

Wikipedia edit-a-thon brings women scientists out of the shadows

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Live event will upload biographical details of the legions of distinguished women scientists missing from WikipediaIn the lofty library of the Royal Society in London, and on laptops across the world, a mass attempt is being made on Friday to correct a gross injustice - the legions of distinguished women...
Wikipedia edit-a-thon brings women scientists out of the shadows

Percy White

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Scientist who helped develop Britain's first atomic bombPercy White, who has died aged 96, was one of a small group of highly talented scientists involved in the British nuclear weapons development programme in the late 1940s and 50s, whose achievements have not been widely recognised because of the secrecy and...
Percy White

Google doodle celebrates British archaeologist

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Today is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Mary Nicol, who discovered the first fossilised skull of an extinct ape.The 100th anniversary of the birth of British archaeologist Mary Leakey is celebrated with a Google doodle depicting her at work on a dig.Leakey was born on February 6, 1913...
Google doodle celebrates British archaeologist

Researchers create working quantum bit in silicon, pave way for PCs of the future

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If you've been paying attention, you know the quantum computing revolution is coming -- and so far the world has a mini quantum network, not to mention the $10,000 D-Wave One, to show for it. Researchers from the University of Melbourne and University College, London, have now developed the...
Researchers create working quantum bit in silicon, pave way for PCs of the future

This Computer Never Crashes

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Good news for folks who regularly find themselves mashing control+alt+delete until their fingernails hurt: Researchers at the University College London have invented a new "systemic" computer that automatically repairs corrupted data whenever it appears. In non-geek speak, all that means is that this gilded, Platonic ideal of desktop PCs never,...
This Computer Never Crashes

Vodafone creates a signal-boosting, solar-charging umbrella to juice your cellphone whatever the weather

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Vodafone has created the Booster Brolly, an umbrella that boosts your signal, charges your handset and can even keep you dry during the traditionally aqueous British summer. Developed by Dr Kenneth Tong at University College London, it's designed around a carbon fiber skeleton which holds a heavy-duty canopy in...
Vodafone creates a signal-boosting, solar-charging umbrella to juice your cellphone whatever the weather

News Corp. flabbergasted anyone could oppose "three strikes"

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Rupert Murdoch's son James runs News Corp.'s sprawling operations in Europe and Asia, and he's had it with the search engines, consumer electronics companies, and users who want access to his company's content without paying a "fair contribution." In a speech this week to University College London (home to...
News Corp. flabbergasted anyone could oppose "three strikes"

Science Weekly podcast: Why you should never trust 'the facts'

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Alok Jha talks to mathematician Sam Arbesman about his new book The Half Life of Facts: Why Everything we Know has an Expiration Date, which challenges our assumptions about "factual knowledge".Alok is also joined by Observer science editor Robin McKie and Prof Kate Jones, chair of ecology and biodiversity at...
Science Weekly podcast: Why you should never trust 'the facts'

Using WiFi to see through walls

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British engineers from University College London have developed a passive radar system that can see through walls using the WiFi signals generated by wireless routers and access points.The system, devised by Karl Woodbridge and Kevin Chetty, requires two antennae and a signal processing unit (i.e. computer), and is no larger...
Using WiFi to see through walls

"Augmented Retail" by Lane DeNicola, Anthropology Department, University College London - http://j.mp/cdMh1O

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"Augmented Retail" by Lane DeNicola, Anthropology Department, University College London - http://j.mp/cdMh1O
Vodafone debuts Booster Brolly prototype umbrella with built-in solar cells and signal booster

The BBC teams up with University College London to research the future of digital media

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BBC Research & Development has announced a strategic partnership with University College London (UCL), aimed at bringing together researchers from both sides to work on the challenges faced by digital media. “By bringing together two world-leading research institutions, this partnership will inspire new ideas, help position the UK as a...
The BBC teams up with University College London to research the future of digital media

Researchers create crash-proof, self-repairing, inspired-by-nature computer

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Computer scientists at University College London have created a self-repairing computer that never crashes. This technology could find its way to into mission-critical systems that must not fail, or it could improve the overall reliability of computers in general -- which is a good thing, considering how almost everything we...
Researchers create crash-proof, self-repairing, inspired-by-nature computer
Get your body mapped for better fashion fits at retailers

Do digital tools help with diabetes? New report casts doubt

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Given the number of people with diabetes – 26 million in the U.S., with another third estimated to have prediabetes – it’s little wonder that more companies and startups are trying use technology to address the problem. But a new report on computer-based support for people with diabetes finds that...
Do digital tools help with diabetes? New report casts doubt

MiniManuscript is launching to take the pain out of academic reading lists

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The academic year in the UK is well under way, and doubtless students are starting to get a sense of the amount of reading they will need to complete in order to write their papers. For those who have a reading list as long as both arms, you might be...
MiniManuscript is launching to take the pain out of academic reading lists

Unfolding soon: Vodafone’s signal-boosting, phone-charging umbrella

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You might not be James Bond, but you could be mistaken for him if you carry Vodafone’s Booster Brolly: The umbrella can charge a phone while also boosting cellular reception with the touch of a button. Vodafone plans to offer the unique umbrella at various festivals this summer around the UK,...
Unfolding soon: Vodafone’s signal-boosting, phone-charging umbrella

UK Student Fined By College For Flirting Site — The Zuckerberg Story This Is Not

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It looks like Mark Zuckerberg would not have got Facebook going if he'd started it at a British University. The founder of a UK site integrated with Facebook and Twitter allowing students to flirt has been fined £300 for bringing his university into disrepute. FitFinder only started last month but...
UK Student Fined By College For Flirting Site — The Zuckerberg Story This Is Not

30 best Android apps this week

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Real Boxing, MessageMe, The Great Brain Experiment, Artkive, Doro Experience, Spacecraft 3D, Romans and moreIt's time for our weekly roundup of brand new and notable apps for Android smartphones and tablets.The selection covers apps released for the first time in the last seven days, as opposed to updates to older...
30 best Android apps this week
Scientists invent a self-repairing computer that will never crash

Green waste schemes – are they important?

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Join us from midday to discuss waste, recycling and why getting it right is important for everyone. Post your questions and comments nowIncinerators, air pollution, weekly waste collections and recycling bags, bins and boxes – there's more to green waste than first meets the eye.Waste disposal is one of the...
Green waste schemes – are they important?

Brain scan can read people’s thoughts: researchers

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WASHINGTON -- A scan of brain activity can effectively read a person's mind, researchers said Thursday.British scientists from University College London found they could differentiate brain activity linked to different memories and thereby identify thought patterns by using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).The evidence suggests researchers can tell which memory...
Brain scan can read people’s thoughts: researchers

Genomics field gets a boost with rare-cancer breakthrough

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Today, scientists made a major step in cancer research; they identified the underlying genetic cause behind a rare form of carcinoma cancer, chordoma. This discovery puts the emerging field of genomics on the map, may speed up the drug approval process, and reduces the risks associated with groundbreaking research...
Genomics field gets a boost with rare-cancer breakthrough

Lord Chilver

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Engineer who was a key figure in the evolution of the Cranfield Institute of TechnologyHenry Chilver, who has died aged 85, drove the transformation of the Cranfield Institute of Technology (CIT) into a postgraduate university specialising in engineering, science and management. The College of Aeronautics established at RAF Cranfield, Bedfordshire,...
Lord Chilver

University guide 2013: download the Guardian tables and see how the rankings have changed

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The Guardian University guide and ranking for 2013 is out today. See what the data says and how it's changed since last year• Get the 2012/2013 data• 2011/2012 tables• 2010/2011 tables• More data journalism and data visualisations from the GuardianThe latest Guardian University Guide tables show that Cambridge University has...
University guide 2013: download the Guardian tables and see how the rankings have changed

David Colquhoun, Twitter-addicted scourge of scientific quackery

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Professor of pharmacology David Colquhoun is the take-no-prisoners debunker of pseudoscience on his unmissable blogDavid Colquhoun, professor of pharmacology at University College London for 30 years, has lately led a double life. In his day job, he has pioneered painstaking research into the binding properties of molecules and contributed extensively...
David Colquhoun, Twitter-addicted scourge of scientific quackery

Researchers use ambient WiFi radio waves to see through walls

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Seeing through walls hasn't been a super hero-exclusive activity for a while now. According to Popular Science, however, University College London researchers Karl Woodbridge and Kevin Chetty have created the first device that can detect movement through walls using existing WiFi signals. While similar tech has required a bevy...
Researchers use ambient WiFi radio waves to see through walls

Launch48 Build-A-Business-In-48-Hours Startup Event Returns To London For Another Caffeine-Fuelled Weekend

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The Launch48 event for potential startups to get together and each build a completely new online or app business in just 48 hours is back in London this weekend, with space for 100 budding entrepreneurs to take part in the intensive caffeine-fuelled event, at University College London — kicking off...
Launch48 Build-A-Business-In-48-Hours Startup Event Returns To London For Another Caffeine-Fuelled Weekend
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