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Daily bulletins reporting the latest news from the world of science and technology, from the Evening Standard.
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    Humanoid robot Ai-Da makes history painting the Queen

    Humanoid robot Ai-Da makes history painting the Queen

    We hear from the maker of the humanoid which created the first-ever painting of the Queen done by a robot. 'Algorithm Queen' is expected to go on display in London soon. 
    Twitter investors sue Elon Musk and the platform over his takeover bid and Dippy the dinosaur is back in London after a five-year national tour. 
    Scientists say monkeypox may have been circulating in the UK for years, the iPhone 14 could be delayed due to China’s Covid-19 lockdowns and a Pompeii victim’s genome has been successfully sequenced for the first time. Plus, how AI is being used to help protect coral reefs.


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    'World first' double hand transplant

    'World first' double hand transplant

    A British man has had a double hand transplant in a ‘world first’ for a scleroderma patient. Steven Gallagher was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease that causes scarring of the skin and internal organs, after he developed an unusual rash about 13 years ago. It’s now been more than five months since the operation and Steven’s condition is improving.
    Research suggests most dinosaurs were warm-blooded, Sony goes heavy on PC and mobile gaming and Dyson are working on home robots - other than those capable of doing vacuum cleaning. 
    There’s hope for certain types of hair loss as an alopecia drug regrows a full head of hair in 40% of patients and the co-founder of a next-generation financial platform tells us why more needs to be done to get women into fintech careers.
    Plus, Amazon’s first clothing store opens its doors and you can now choose your Sim’s pronouns.


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    North Korea test-fires three ballistic missiles

    North Korea test-fires three ballistic missiles

    North Korea fires three ballistic missiles just hours after US President Joe Biden left Asia. Japan confirmed at least two launches happened early on Wednesday but acknowledged there may have been more. 
    Experts are telling parents not to worry because monkeypox cases are rare in children, we speak to the designer of Meta’s garden which won gold at the Chelsea Flower show and researchers claim Google Chrome is only blocking a quarter of phishing websites. 
    Also, Apple confirms its next major event - will we get a first glimpse of their augmented reality headset? Nasa’s InSight lander posts its final selfie in its farewell from Mars and we hear about the underwater drone to carry out the first ever autonomous robotic inspection of wind farm foundations. Plus, there’s a new dinosaur in town and this one is vegan.


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    Clubhouse on Russia-Ukraine war information

    Clubhouse on Russia-Ukraine war information

    A room on the Clubhouse App, called ‘Ukraine Sitrep’, is helping hundreds of thousands of people - including many Russians - access objective information about the war. We spoke to Nina Gregory from Clubhouse to find out more.
    Whatsapp may soon stop working for millions of iPhone users. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is being personally sued over the Cambridge Analytica data breach scandal. How the technology behind the gene-edited tomatoes could one day help food shortages. The AI-driven system to improve the value of recycling.
    Plus, how jackdaws use noise to make ‘democratic’ decisions and if you’ve ever fancied time travelling, why it might now be possible via your smartphone.


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    Monkeypox cases on the rise

    Monkeypox cases on the rise

    Monkeypox: 20 confirmed cases in England, with cases predicted to rise. High risk or close contacts are being told to isolate for three weeks. We take a look at the symptoms.
    Europe’s first autonomous petrol station launches, we find out how the technology works and why it'll help customers. Clearview AI will delete all facial recognition data belonging to UK residents. The Hubble Space Telescope’s data suggests ‘something weird’ is going on with our universe. Google’s DeepMind says it is on verge of achieving human-level AI. The most detailed review of bumblebees reveals how we should protect our buzzy friends. Ancient Greek artefacts ‘were not hacked’ from temple, says the British Museum. And, Professor Brian Cox weighs in on UFOs.

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    Nasa on their Moon mission: VIPER

    Nasa on their Moon mission: VIPER

    Nasa discusses its VIPER moon mission, how hackers threaten our global food supply, Tik Tok’s plans to get into gaming and more! 
     
    Nasa has been explaining the details behind its latest moon mission: Viper. It plans to send its lunar rover to the Moon’s south pole, to look for ice and water. There’s a warning the global food supply chain is at risk from malicious hackers targeting ‘smart’ farm machinery. It’s thought the could hack into things like automatic crop sprayers, drones and robotic harvesters.
     
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    Natural History Museum professor on the discovery of ‘ghost’ fossils TikTok reportedly plans a ‘major push’ into gaming$3.5 billion plan for carbon removal hubs in the USPrehistoric faeces gives a hint about Stonehenge builders' cooking skillsThe Artificial Intelligence sleep app that could mean an end to sleeping pillsDolphins filmed lining up to self-medicate skin conditions with coral
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