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Is there a doctor in my pocket?

Advances in medical technology can be painfully slow. But, Natasha Loder argues, we are on the verge of a transformation in health care that will render visiting the doctor a thing of the past

Flights of fancy

New gadgets often seem frivolous. But, as Tom Standage explains, expensive playthings can sometimes give birth to important technologies

A groom, some views

Shaving, exfoliating, depilating – the modern man can spend all day honing his appearance. Jonathan Beckman faces up to the task

Sailing at the limit

The America’s Cup is one of the oldest contests in sport. But, as Matthew Symonds reports, the competing boats use technology at the cutting edge

The incredible shrinking motor

Improvements in turbocharging have led to smaller engines. As Gavin Green explains, this is good news for the environment and your car’s figure