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Fuel cell future for India's cars

Driving a car that leaves only water vapour in its wake is the stuff of environmentalists' dreams, but new technology means the pollution-free car is fast becoming a reality.

Synthetic hormones: Friend or foe?

Recent studies have questioned the impact of hormones used in female contraceptives, with more users reporting breast cancer and other debilitating illnesses than ever before.

Net tech slashes phone bills

The recent opening up of the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) in India shows how to save serious money over long-distance calls by dialing out over the web.

Fatality! The PlayStation experience fails

Gamers at Playstation 2's first national solo exhibition at London's Earl's Court were lucky to get a go on anything, writes Michael Filby, but the day was saved by Nintendo, which poached Sony's crowds outside.

Shock or show stop? Lesbianism at the MTV awards

As pop icon Madonna sensationally kissed fellow artists Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera live on stage at the MTV Video Music Awards, controversy has ensued about the nature of lesbianism and whether it should be used as a promotional stunt.

Most computers are sitting targets for hackers

A survey conducted by Belgian IT security company, ScanIT, shows many of the world's computers are "sitting targets" for hackers.

X-ray specs become science fact

Soldiers and rescue workers could soon be using next generation technology to see through walls.

Information addicts fuel new web phenomenon

The ever-changing Internet beast's most recent fad: the blog, is offering surfers a compelling new way to spend their time and cash, as Mahesh Shantaram discovers…

Pakistan prepares cyber terrorism offensive

Pakistan is to launch a fresh offensive against cyber terrorism as concerns grow over national e-security.

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