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Cyber attack protection important as fighting terrorism

10 months ago adcity Comments Off on Cyber attack protection important as fighting terrorism
Protecting the UK from cyber attacks is just as important as fighting terrorism, the director of intelligence agency GCHQ has said. Writing in the Telegraph, Jeremy Fleming said the speed of technological advances, including the internet, means the UK’s enemies are constantly finding new ways of threatening the nation’s security. The ex-deputy director of MI5 Read More

The high-tech pedestrian crossing of the future

10 months ago adcity Comments Off on The high-tech pedestrian crossing of the future
At first glance it looks like any normal road in the middle of a quiet street. But when this stretch of highway identifies pedestrians preparing to cross from one side to the other, it bursts into action with an interactive light-up display showing the safest route to walk and alerting drivers and cyclists of people Read More

Nasa may alter the DNA of astronauts who journey to Mars

10 months ago adcity Comments Off on Nasa may alter the DNA of astronauts who journey to Mars
Protecting astronauts from cosmic radiation is one of the key challenges facing future missions to Mars, and Nasa believes it may have a solution. The space agency, which is planning to send explorers to the red planet in the 2030s, is considering the use of drugs that alter the DNA code of its crews. This Read More

‘Picky eating’ gene mutation discovered by US scientists

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Not finishing their greens really is down to a child’s genes and has nothing to do with their parents, according to new research. Two ‘picky eating’ mutations have been identified for the first time – one that puts youngsters off trying new food and the other that turns them into tea-time tearways. The breakthrough could Read More

Emmeline Pankhurst’s arrest colourised in picture book

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In a startling new book that brings black-and-white pictures vividly to life by carefully hand-colouring them, suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst is carted away from Buckingham Palace in May 1914. The book — The Paper Time Machine — shows Mrs Pankhurst being lifted up by Metropolitan Police Superintendent Rolfe for daring to try to present a petition Read More

Apple unveils new Emoji’s coming to iPhone and iPad

10 months ago adcity Comments Off on Apple unveils new Emoji’s coming to iPhone and iPad
Hundreds of new emojis are coming with Apple’s iOS 11.1. The full set of new emojis includes more smiley faces, gender-neutral characters, new clothing options like a trenchcoat and a headscarf, and fun mystical creatures such as vampires and genies.  The emoji set also includes new flags for England, Scotland and Wales – which may Read More

A third of men say they would have sex with a robot

10 months ago adcity Comments Off on A third of men say they would have sex with a robot
One in three men would be interested in having sex with a robot, if it was technically possible and would feel real, according to a survey conducted by YouGov in Germany. Women were less interested in the idea, with just a fifth of women who responded to the poll saying they could imagine having sex with Read More

Dr Stuart Farrimond’s The Science of Cooking dispels myths

10 months ago adcity Comments Off on Dr Stuart Farrimond’s The Science of Cooking dispels myths
They are the cooking tips passed down the generations from mothers to their children. But many of the golden rules of the kitchen are just plain wrong, from marinating meat for hours to keeping eggs in the fridge door. A new book has debunked common myths which see amateur cooks add olive oil to pasta Read More