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Digital Film Locker UltraViolet Is Shutting Down

The UltraViolet 'digital locker' for film and TV content will close down on the 31st of July, the service has announced. Read More >>

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Hubble’s Latest Batch of Space Porn Is Some of the Best We’ve Ever Seen

Space is mind-bogglingly vast, and it’s practically impossible for our puny brains to comprehend just how huge it really is. Using the Hubble Space Telescope, an international team of astronomers has completed an exhaustive survey of star-forming galaxies in the local Universe. The resulting catalogue won’t help you fathom the immensity of the cosmos, but at least you can enjoy the pretty pictures. Read More >>

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Buy a DVD or Blu-ray, Get an UltraViolet Digital Copy for Your Tesco Blinkbox Account

What with Tesco's shaky financials recently, its Blinkbox movies and music streaming service looked to be first to have its neck on the chopping block. But, proving there's life in the iTunes / Netflix competitor yet, it's just announced a neat new feature that will have your digital movie library swelling. Read More >>

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Ultraviolet Camera Shows Why We Should Always Wear Suncream

Thomas Leveritt asked random people on the street to pose in front of his ultraviolet camera to show them how sun really affects their skin. It's amazing how much we change. Read More >>

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How Extreme Ultraviolet Light Is Set to Make Your Processor Faster

You may already know that silicon chips are etched using deep ultraviolet lithography, but you might not realise that we've reached the limit of what can be done using normal UV rays. Fortunately a new kind of light, called Extreme Ultraviolet, is about to land in the hands of chip manufacturers—and it should help your processor keep up with Moore's Law. Read More >>

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How Ultraviolet Light Will Sterilise Super Bugs

Hospital infection rates are on the rise, according to CDC estimates, and in some instances people wind up more sick in hospital than when they arrived. These infections kill around 100,000 vulnerable patients and cost the healthcare industry £20 billion annually. To combat hyper-infectious agents like Clostridium difficile (C-diff) or Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), doctors are turning to a different method of disinfection to destroy bacteria by tearing their DNA apart with UV light. Read More >>

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Prove You’re the Ultimate Harry Potter Fan With This Back-Breaking £200 31-Disc Box Set

There are Potter fans, and then there are Potter fanatics. If you happen to be the latter then you might be interested to know that there’s a colossal 31-disc box set up for pre-order that looks like something out of a Victorian-era period drama. Read More >>

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Hollywood’s UltraViolet Unified Movie System Launching December 26th

The UltraViolet "Digital Library" film service is launching in the UK after Christmas, giving us yet another way to buy, stream and eventually download films. Only this time, you own the rights to watch them again and again, for life. Read More >>