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Stuart McDill

Don't look now: How a robot's gaze can affect the human brain

Sep 01 2021

It has long been known that making eye contact with a robot can be an unsettling experience. Scientists even have a name for the queasy feeling: the "uncanny valley". | Video

Hands-on experience as pianists learn to play with robot thumb

Aug 25 2021

LONDON How would pianists cope with suddenly having two thumbs on one hand? Would their brains become scrambled or would the extra digit add a new dimension to their playing? | Video

Motor racing-Formula E and Formula One can be twin peaks, says Rosberg

Aug 04 2021

LONDON Formula One's push for sustainability means it will remain the pinnacle of motor racing even as the car industry speeds towards an electric future, according to retired world champion Nico Rosberg. | Video

Motor racing-Formula E and Formula One can be twin peaks, says Rosberg

Aug 04 2021

LONDON, Aug 4 Formula One's push for sustainability means it will remain the pinnacle of motor racing even as the car industry speeds towards an electric future, according to retired world champion Nico Rosberg.

Rolls-Royce creates 'most refined picnic facility on Earth'

May 27 2021

GOODWOOD, England A convertible Rolls-Royce with a back deck that opens up to reveal cocktail tables, fridges for champagne and a parasol matching the vehicle's baby blue colour scheme is now a reality - for one ultra-wealthy individual. | Video

Bionic arm answers trainee vicar's prayers

Apr 01 2021

COLCHESTER, England (Reuters) -Sixteen years after losing his right arm in a car crash, a trainee vicar from Colchester has had his prayers answered thanks to a bionic arm. | Video

Bionic arm answers trainee vicar's prayers

Apr 01 2021

COLCHESTER, England, April 1 Sixteen years after losing his right arm in a car crash, a trainee vicar from Colchester has had his prayers answered thanks to a bionic arm.

Meet the woman shaping post-pandemic cybersex

Mar 17 2021

LONDON Interest in cybersex is soaring as the pandemic has left people subject to lockdowns and travel bans and unable to seek intimacy in the usual ways, according to experience designer Angelina Aleksandrovich. | Video

UK startup develops gyroscope glove to ease tremors for those with Parkinson's

Mar 03 2021

TOWCESTER, England A UK startup has developed a glove with a built-in spinning gyroscope that it says can help people with Parkinson's disease and Essential tremor (ET) overcome their often debilitating tremors and regain control of their hands.

Rapid COVID-19 tests provide lifeline for London orchestra

Nov 26 2020

LONDON Maxine Kwok, a violinist in London's oldest symphony orchestra, is delighted that rehearsals have resumed thanks to a rapid, lab-free COVID-19 test that gives the musicians the confidence to work together again. | Video

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