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Nano-robots and VR for refugees: EPSRC 2019 winners – in pictures



An image of a Syrian refugee using virtual reality to help researchers design a shelter has been chosen as the winner of the 2019 national science photography competition organised by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. The competit…

Grumpy Cat: internet’s most famous cat dies aged seven – video obituary



Grumpy Cat
has died aged seven. She became an internet sensation in 2012 when images of her downturned mouth and unimpressed expression emerged on Reddit. She soon became the universal digital shorthand for displeasure, with thousands of memes and gifs…

Mike Pompeo invokes Thatcher in warning to UK over Huawei and China – video



The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has invoked Margaret Thatcher as he appealed to the Conservative right to take a firmer line with China, again urging the UK to resist efforts by Huawei to gain access to Britain’s new 5G network.Mike Pompeo invo…

The National Enquirer v Bezos: scandal hits the scandal sheet



Interest is growing in the activities of a tabloid increasingly entwined with Trump

It has all the ingredients to make a classic National Enquirer tale: the world’s richest man, salacious leaked text messages, a feud between a press baron and the US president, pictures of a penis, private investigators, the Mueller inquiry, large sums of money, claims of foreign government involvement, accusations of dirty tricks, and an attempt to exert control over a prominent figure using compromising material.

But this time the Enquirer itself is the focus of the story. The boss of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, published an extraordinary public statement on Thursday, accusing the celebrity-driven tabloid of “extortion and blackmail”. The billionaire said the paper, which had already exposed his affair with a TV presenter, had threatened to publish more compromising material unless he publicly declared that its coverage was not “politically motivated or influenced by political forces”.

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Watch Elon Musk’s underground ‘loop’ test track launch – video



The Tesla founder unveils his latest visionary project – a tunnel beneath LA that his Boring Company says will revolutionise urban transport.

Musk described the development as ‘incredibly profound’ as he showcased his tunnel-boring technology and driverless vehicle to assembled media

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