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European Inventor Award 2016

On June 9 the prestigious innovation prize, the European Inventor Award, recognised inventors whose creativity and scientific skills are driving

On June 9 the prestigious innovation prize, the European Inventor Award, recognised inventors whose creativity and scientific skills are driving

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Ray Tomlinson 'father of email' dies

The man credited with introducing the world to email and rescuing the @ sign from oblivion has died. Ray Tomlinson passed away at the age of 74

The man credited with introducing the world to email and rescuing the @ sign from oblivion has died. Ray Tomlinson passed away at the age of 74

Culture

Just touch: playing with the music of everyday objects

A new smartphone app called Mogees turns the vibrations made by people touching everyday objects into sound. The idea is that people can then turn

A new smartphone app called Mogees turns the vibrations made by people touching everyday objects into sound. The idea is that people can then turn

Culture

Rubik's Cube hits mid-life crisis

You either love it or leave it. One of the most popular puzzle toys in the world, the Rubik's Cube is turning 40. To celebrate the anniversary, its

You either love it or leave it. One of the most popular puzzle toys in the world, the Rubik's Cube is turning 40. To celebrate the anniversary, its

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Serbia: Protest against transfer of inventor Nikola Tesla's ashes

Hundreds of people have demonstrated in Belgrade against plans to transfer the ashes of electricity pioneer Nikola Tesla to a Serbian Orthodox

Hundreds of people have demonstrated in Belgrade against plans to transfer the ashes of electricity pioneer Nikola Tesla to a Serbian Orthodox

Business

Toyota plans to get them hooked young

Cars for kids is the latest idea from Toyota. Thinking of how to create future drivers in the face of falling sales in Japan, the world’s biggest

Cars for kids is the latest idea from Toyota. Thinking of how to create future drivers in the face of falling sales in Japan, the world’s biggest

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European Inventor Award 2013

Some of the world’s sharpest and most creative thinkers in their chosen fields have been recognised at the European Inventor Award. They were all

Some of the world’s sharpest and most creative thinkers in their chosen fields have been recognised at the European Inventor Award. They were all

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And this year’s European Inventor Award goes to…

The European Patent Office announced on Tuesday in Amsterdam the winners of the European Inventor Awards for 2013. With this prize, the EPO wants

The European Patent Office announced on Tuesday in Amsterdam the winners of the European Inventor Awards for 2013. With this prize, the EPO wants

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Focusing on the future

These days cameras tend to be omnipresent, especially at important moments in our lives. They capture images our holidays, parties, or just everyday

These days cameras tend to be omnipresent, especially at important moments in our lives. They capture images our holidays, parties, or just everyday

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Crystal clear: behind the LCD screen

We are surrounded by screens for much of our daily life; televisions, computers, mobile phones, tablets, the GPS in the car and so on. And around 90

We are surrounded by screens for much of our daily life; televisions, computers, mobile phones, tablets, the GPS in the car and so on. And around 90

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Siberian boffins positive about 'youth pill'

Scientists in Siberia have reported positive results from tests they have made on themselves using so-called anti-ageing drugs. They decided to

Scientists in Siberia have reported positive results from tests they have made on themselves using so-called anti-ageing drugs. They decided to

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Indian students invent anti-rape electric shock underwear

Following a series of high profile gang rapes and an increase in national attention on sex attacks on women, three Indian engineering students have

Following a series of high profile gang rapes and an increase in national attention on sex attacks on women, three Indian engineering students have

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Bright minds win big prizes at the Inventor Awards

The great and the good from the world of technological innovation board a boat in Copenhagen for the European Inventor Award, presented by the

The great and the good from the world of technological innovation board a boat in Copenhagen for the European Inventor Award, presented by the

Culture

Back in the Day: the beginning of the big screen!

December 28, 1895 The Lumière brothers organise the world’s first cinema showing to a paying audience. A total of 33 people came to the Grand Café in

December 28, 1895 The Lumière brothers organise the world’s first cinema showing to a paying audience. A total of 33 people came to the Grand Café in

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Back in the day: Thatcher resigns as British PM

On 28 November, 1990, Margaret Thatcher, dubbed the Iron Lady, resigned as British prime minister after over 11 years in office. Thatcher was

On 28 November, 1990, Margaret Thatcher, dubbed the Iron Lady, resigned as British prime minister after over 11 years in office. Thatcher was

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Back in the Day: Edison's bright breakthrough

October 21, 1879. Prolific inventor and entrepreneur Thomas Edison announces the first successful test of an electric light bulb capable of staying

October 21, 1879. Prolific inventor and entrepreneur Thomas Edison announces the first successful test of an electric light bulb capable of staying

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Meet the man behind high-speed internet

In 1987, French inventor Emmanuel Desurvire along with colleagues Randy Giles and David Payne came up with the optical amplifier. This

In 1987, French inventor Emmanuel Desurvire along with colleagues Randy Giles and David Payne came up with the optical amplifier. This

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Young inventors show off work in London

Design students are stealing the thunder at this year’s Royal College of Arts summer show in London. Works on display range from textiles to

Design students are stealing the thunder at this year’s Royal College of Arts summer show in London. Works on display range from textiles to

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Hot new heating invention

Joseph Le Mer has invented a new kind of greener, money-saving heating system which recently won the “Small and Medium Enterprises and Research”

Joseph Le Mer has invented a new kind of greener, money-saving heating system which recently won the “Small and Medium Enterprises and Research”