Caption: The image shows the digital data recorded into 5-D optical data storage.
Credit: University of Southampton

The Superman of hard drives: New 5-dimensional computer 'memory crystal' will survive the human race, say scientists

Information is encoded with lasers, has a thermal stability of up to 1000°C and a practically unlimited shelf life

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Taylor won his 16th world title on Tuesday night, beating Michael van Gerwen

Phil Taylor has won his sixteenth darts world title

Darts: Phil Taylor displays lethal power of old to claim 16th world title

Veteran rediscovers his best game to fight back and overcome young pretender Michael van Gerwen

Tom Daley in action at the European Diving Championships

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An elderly woman died after waiting nearly an hour-and-a-half for an ambulance when she fell over.

Darts: Anderson makes fast work of Lloyd

Gary Anderson marked himself out as the man to beat with a slick 4-1 win over Colin Lloyd to reach the quarter-finals of the PDC World Championship at Alexandra Palace last night. From 2-2 in the first set, Anderson won eight legs in a row, needing only 10 minutes combined to win the second and third sets.

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No weed pass, no cannabis, Dutch tell foreigners

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Jos van Veldhoven's disc with the Netherlands Bach Society brings together one of the most famous celebrations of the Treaty of Utrecht, Handel's Te Deum and Jubilate, and William Croft's rarely performed Ode with Noise of Cannon.

The Dutch Great Escape – with a spoon

Tunnelling under the prison walls has long been a favourite method of breaking out of jail, but now one female convict in the Netherlands has managed to gain her freedom by digging herself out with a spoon.

Dutch plan to weed out criminals

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Geoff Thompson will step down as Football Association chairman next week. Thompson had been due to leave the post in the summer but announced at an FA board meeting in London yesterday that he will make way for Lord Triesman at the end of the month.

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