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Apple’s poor working conditions exposed by BBC Panorama

Apple’s poor working conditions exposed by BBC Panorama

Unfavourable working conditions in Chinese factories supplying Apple products have once again been exposed in BBC Panorama investigation aired yesterday. Using their iPhone 6 the undercover team secretly filmed the abysmal work environment [read more]

NASA to attempt second launch after yesterday’s aborted flight

NASA to attempt second launch after yesterday’s aborted flight

NASA will attempt a second launch of its Orion deep-space capsule later today. This comes after yesterday’s planned flight was aborted due to bad weather conditions, security issues and technical faults with the mission’s Delta IV [read more]

UK scientists discover brain’s weakest link for Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia

UK scientists discover brain’s weakest link for Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia

Researchers at Oxford University have found a specific network of human brain regions that are more vulnerable to unhealthy ageing and are at the root of disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and schizophrenia in elderly and young [read more]

Researchers design gecko-inspired Spider-Man gloves to climb glass

Researchers design gecko-inspired Spider-Man gloves to climb glass

Researchers at Stanford University have developed gloves which allow humans to scale surfaces such as glass, plastic, wood, and painted metal. The scientists studied the adhesive feet of Tokay geckos to develop non-sticky grip for the [read more]

Smartphone gaming: taking the market by storm

Smartphone gaming: taking the market by storm

Mobile and tablet gaming has changed the industry almost unrecognisably over the past few years. Games now account for almost 75 percent of all app purchases, making them the most popular thing on smartphones. From Angry Birds to Roulette, [read more]

Shift work can dull your brain research finds

Shift work can dull your brain research finds

A recent study has illuminated the effects of shift work on the brain; shift work is defined as an employment practice that requires employees to work around the clock. Shift workers will have their work patterns divided amongst work [read more]

Body clock linked to how drugs work, study finds

Body clock linked to how drugs work, study finds

A team of scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have provided important clues about how the role of timing may influence the way drugs work in the body. By monitoring the function of cells in 12 tissues in mice, they found vast [read more]

Could women take Viagra in the future?

Could women take Viagra in the future?

Approved in 1998, the erectile dysfunction treatment Viagra quickly became a household name. Today, it is used by millions of men. Although Viagra had initially been developed to treat a heart problem, researchers soon discovered that it [read more]

Ebola vaccine trials to be conducted on volunteers in Oxford

Ebola vaccine trials to be conducted on volunteers in Oxford

A new Ebola virus vaccine is being trialled for the first time on volunteers in Oxford. The trial will involve 60 healthy volunteers, the first of whom will be injected today with the experimental vaccine. Developed by the British [read more]

Tor attack may have stripped users of anonymity for five months

Tor attack may have stripped users of anonymity for five months

Hidden identity of Tor users may have been revealed after an attack hit the service over last five months. The attack hit the Tor network on 30th January 2014 but did not become fully functional until early February and was not traced [read more]

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