December 1, 2016

Machines are learning to find concealed weapons in X-ray scans

Prettier than an x-ray EVERY day more than 8,000 containers flow through the Port of Rotterdam. But only a fraction are selected to pass through a […]
December 1, 2016

Why disrupted body clocks trigger liver cancer

DRINKING too much and eating too much are both good ways of getting liver cancer. But there is a third. The disrupted circadian rhythms caused by […]
December 1, 2016

Bombs that can recognise their targets are back in fashion

IT IS easy to forget, given the ubiquity of satellite-navigation devices in cars and mobile phones, that the Global Positioning System (GPS) of orbiting satellites on […]
December 1, 2016

How to empty the ketchup bottle every time

FOR anyone (and that is almost everyone) who has shaken and thumped a bottle of ketchup to squeeze the last dollop out of it, or flattened […]