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by Chris Wickham Scientists in Switzerland have come up with a material mimicking the way tendons connect to bones, which could speed the development of stretchy, wearable electronic devices. The stretchable electronics industry is in its infancy but devices that are able to flex without breaking could revolutionise devices from smartphones and solar cells to medical implants. Futur
LONDON: The London film festival ended late on Sunday with the European premiere of Mike Newell’s “Great Expectations” and the release of figures showing public attendance at screenings across the capital this year had risen 12 percent to a record 149,000. Organisers of the annual 12-day cinema showcase, which has yet to match the importance of other European festival
A red lionfish (Pterois volitans) swims in the aquarium of the Schonbrunn zoo in the gardens of the Schoenbrunn Palace in Vienna. The red lionfish is a venomous coral reef fish.
Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner celebrated his unprecedented feat yesterday after becoming the first man to break the sound barrier in a record-shattering, death-defying freefall jump from the edge of space. The 43-year-old leapt from a capsule more than 24 miles (39km) above the Earth Sunday, reaching a top speed of 833.9 miles (1,342km) per hour, or 1.24 times the speed of sound, ac
Why language will prove victorious, whoever wins The Man Booker prize has been compared to every kind of sport, from horse racing to bingo. From a literary perspective, it’s more like an oriental mystery, an exotic puzzle the judges must solve to the satisfaction of a demanding public. In 2011, chair of judges and former head of MI5, the United Kingdom’s inter