BSkyB invests in virtual reality start-up

Pay-TV provider doubles its backing of California’s Jaunt

Apple attempts a return to innovation

A lot of technologies were only brought in thanks to government funding, says Izabella Kaminska

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How to . . . invest in university knowhow

Investors need patience as well as tolerance of risks

Researchers studied the fossils of plant-eating dinosaurs

Dinosaurs had feathers, say scientists

Plumage not for flight but may have been for warmth

Story of a virus hunter

Peter Piot, director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, co-discovered the Ebola virus

EU to weigh extensive sanctions on Russia

Proposal includes ban on buying new debt or stock of Russian banks

Delta gains on domestic demand underpin

Airline reported 16 per cent surge in US passenger revenues

Delegates feel the buzz

Microchip name badges help them tap into the future

Oxford Nanopore’s MinIon: the smallest DNA sequencer

Cheap DNA sequencing will transform medical research

A process that once cost $1bn is likely to fall to tens of dollars within a few years

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Big business and the art of medicine

Two big opportunities are big data and mobile, writes Skip Snow of Forrester Research

Yahoo buys Flurry for app analytics

Among the biggest acquisitions since Tumblr purchase

Investors turn sour on US biotech

Flight from sector amid worries over high valuations

Technology: Wear your medicine

Wearable devices could signal a radical shift in medical practice

Academic publishing fraud on the rise

Typewriters stand against cyberspying

How many the German government are using is not known, so the policy is working

Interview: Chemistry’s winning formula

‘In 10 years no chemist will start an experiment without doing [computer] modelling or simulation,’ says Dominic Tildesley

Cryptozoology: A bad hair day for yetis

A study of hair samples linked to unidentified large primates shows they actually came from known mammals

Seismology: Oklahoma quakes linked to drilling

A team of geophysicists has shown that the tremors are due to wastewater from oil and gas extraction being pumped into disposal wells

Miners tap rich ‘internet of things’ seam

Connected technology and automation reshape global industry

Eli Lilly in cancer drug tie-up

Deal with Immunocore to develop new era of treatments

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