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  • Twigg misses penalty as England draw
    By on November 30, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments


    Georgie Twigg’s late penalty is saved as England draw 1-1 with Germany at hockey’s Champions Trophy in Argentina.

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  • The Driverless Future: Buses, Not Taxis
    By on November 30, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    jfruh writes Driverless vehicles are coming. The question is: what form will they take? Uber’s management has suggested that, rather than owning our own private autonomous, cars, we’ll all be glad to pay Uber by the trip for a private ride in one. But an Italian consultant working on experimental driverless vehicles in Europe thinks that the future will lie with automated buses, because driverless cars, “may be able to go and park themselves out of (more…)

  • ‘A tantalising glimpse at future’
    By on November 25, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Playing at Wembley in front of a record crowd may be a defining moment for the women’s game, says England’s Casey Stoney.

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  • Attack of the One-Letter Programming Languages
    By on November 25, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    snydeq writes: The programming world is fast proliferating with one-letter programming languages, many of which tackle specific problems in ways worthy of a cult following, writes InfoWorld’s Peter Wayner in this somewhat tongue-in-cheek roundup of the more interesting entrants among this trend. “They’re all a bit out there, with the possible exception of C. … Each offers compelling ideas that could do the trick in solving a particular problem you (more…)

  • The Nintendo DS Turns 10
    By on November 21, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes The Nintendo DS has reached a remarkable milestone: it’s turned 10 years old. A new retrospective on one of Nintendo’s greatest ever smash hits points out that it’s now old enough to become a Pokemon trainer, and looks back at some of the greatest (and possibly overlooked) titles on the platform which has sold 154 million copies in a decade.

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  • VIDEO: Tuesday’s best FA Cup goals
    By on November 20, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Watch a selection of the best goals from the midweek FA Cup first round replays and rearranged fixtures.

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  • Falkirk 1-2 Heart of Midlothian
    By on November 16, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Scottish Championship leaders Hearts stretch their advantage over Rangers to six points with victory against Falkirk.

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  • Low Cost Ground Robot Chassis That Can Traverse Challenging Obstacles
    By on November 16, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Hallie Siegel writes In order for a robot to be useful in our world, it must be able to traverse unpredictable obstacles, including stairs. But currently available robot chassis tend to be either too small or extremely expensive, and most platform kits cannot leave a controlled environment – a huge problem for makers who want to get outside the lab or workshop. This has been an extremely hard problem for roboticists to solve, but the Ground (more…)

  • NASA Tests Aircraft With Shape Shifting Wings
    By on November 11, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Zothecula writes In January, we first heard about FlexFoil; a variable geometry airfoil system that seamlessly integrates into the trailing edge of the wing. During the year the system has made the leap from the test bench to the sky, with NASA conducting tests of the FlexFoil on a modified Gulfstream III business jet.

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  • Murray set for crunch Raonic clash
    By on November 11, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Andy Murray takes on Milos Raonic on Tuesday evening knowing his ATP World Tour Finals hopes are on the line.

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