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2014 – and still no sign of affordable personal jetpacks

maybe next yearMiddle-aged geeks are anticipating another year of broken promises, as the mediocre reality that is 2014 falls short of our vision of cloud cities, time travel and cheese in a can. Despite a decade elapsing since Arthur C. Clarke’s guarantee of alien contact, we are still to see automatic doors that go wooosh, Betamax in HD or a decent tune by One Direction.

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Chinese lunar rover finds no evidence of American moon landings

masters of the universeA report from the Chinese state news agency Xinhua has confirmed that China’s mission to the moon hasn’t found a single scrap of evidence that Americans were ever there.

Photographs of the lunar surface taken while the ‘Jade Rabbit’ probe was in orbit and further investigations on the ground have now been analysed and show that areas where US landings were thought to have taken place reveal a surface untouched by man, and no sign of any golf activity whatsoever.

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3D printer creates world’s first artificial serial killer

also available from Argos, soonThe world’s first gun-toting maniac created using 3D printer technology has been unveiled and will be released into the community next week. It will undergo a test-run next Tuesday afternoon when it will be armed to teeth with an arsenal of 3D printer generated weaponry and let loose in a shopping mall.

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Scientists finally create a dog that is just for Christmas

doesn't even need batteries‘Puppies are so cute, but those last 14 years or so can really drag.’

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Ancient cave graffiti confirms man’s obsession with drawing moustaches on things

cavemen apparently loved knob gagsA medieval hunting forest in rural Essex has given up its secrets to a team of archaeologists this week after six caves, previously hidden for millennia by tree growth and fallen rock, unveiled an impressive collection of ancient drawings and ‘hilarious graffiti’.

The prehistoric doodles prove that man has enjoyed scribbling moustaches and novelty eye-patches on other people’s work for ‘thousands of years’.

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