James Vincent

James Vincent is Science and Technology Reporter for The Independent online, and his work appears in print too. In the past he has written freelance for Wired, the New Statesman and the Financial Times.

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Delicate Arch in National Park in Utah

Geologists reveal the ‘master sculptor’ behind the world’s dramatic sandstone formations

Arches 'carved' from sandstone are found all over the world

MH17 crash: Fake Facebook pages for young victims created by scammers to exploit relatives' grief and global interest

Fake 'tribute' pages using victims' names promised footage of the crash but instead bombarded users with pop-ups and malware

Huawei's profits jump 19% as the Chinese telecoms giant continues expansion

Firm faces continued suspicion in US and UK over links to Chinese intelligence

Amazon Kindle Unlimited: retailer launches e-book subscription service for $9.99 a month

The service billed as 'the Netflix of books' is currently only available in the US

'Seven fingered' robotic glove gives your hand a helping hand

A pair of 'extra fingers' are mounted on the wrist to let wearers perform two handed tasks - like stirring a drink or opening a container - with one hand

UK police begin first facial recognition trial

The software has already been used to identify more than 200 suspects by scanning the police database of previous arrests

Nude photos of strangers are a 'fringe benefit' for NSA employees, says Snowden

The former NSA contractor said that images of people in "sexually compromising situations" were regularly passed around by young employees

Citymapper app integrates Hailo for hiring black cabs on the fly

The Hailo + Citymapper combination is now available in London

Liquid nitrogen cooled 3D ice cream printer invented by MIT students

The team hacked together an ice cream maker and 3D printer, placing their invention in a freezer and keeping it cool using liquid nitrogen

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Noel Fielding's 'Luxury Comedy'

A land of the outright bizarre
What are the worst 'Word Crimes'?

What are the worst 'Word Crimes'?

‘Weird Al’ Yankovic's latest video is an ode to good grammar. But what do The Independent’s experts think he’s missed out?
Can Secret Cinema sell 80,000 'Back to the Future' tickets?

The worst kept secret in cinema

A cult movie event aims to immerse audiences of 80,000 in ‘Back to the Future’. But has it lost its magic?
Some are reformed drug addicts. Some are single mums. All are on benefits. But now these so-called 'scroungers’ are fighting back

The 'scroungers’ fight back

The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
Amazing video shows Nasa 'flame extinguishment experiment' in action

Fireballs in space

Amazing video shows Nasa's 'flame extinguishment experiment' in action
A Bible for billionaires

A Bible for billionaires

Find out why America's richest men are reading John Brookes
Paranoid parenting is on the rise - and our children are suffering because of it

Paranoid parenting is on the rise

And our children are suffering because of it
For sale: Island where the Magna Carta was sealed

Magna Carta Island goes on sale

Yours for a cool £4m
Phone hacking scandal special report: The slide into crime at the 'News of the World'

The hacker's tale: the slide into crime at the 'News of the World'

Glenn Mulcaire was jailed for six months for intercepting phone messages. James Hanning tells his story in a new book. This is an extract
We flinch, but there are degrees of paedophilia

We flinch, but there are degrees of paedophilia

Child abusers are not all the same, yet the idea of treating them differently in relation to the severity of their crimes has somehow become controversial
The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering

The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering

For instance, did Isis kill the Israeli teenagers to trigger a war, asks Patrick Cockburn
Alistair Carmichael: 'The UK as a whole is greater than the sum of its parts'

Alistair Carmichael: 'The UK as a whole is greater than the sum of its parts'

Meet the man who doesn't want to go down in history as the country's last Scottish Secretary