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The imagination of the science fiction author Sir Arthur C Clarke bubbled over with ideas about the future of science, technology and human society. Here, BBC science and technology staff look at some that came true, and some that did not. 1. Space elevator 3. Space guard 5. Atomic travel 2. Millennium Bug 4. Communications satellites 6. Earthquake prevention 7. Brain backup 8. People freezing.

2008-03-19

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A Frenchman who fought a long-running legal battle to keep his parents' bodies in a deep-freeze has cremated them after the freezer broke down...

2006-03-16

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What he found was a protein that seemed to prevent ice crystals from growing. As studies of these intriguing "anti-freeze" proteins progressed, they were discovered in many more organisms - fish, insects, bacteria, fungi and plants that have to survive freezing temperatures. Many of our more hardy frost-surviving vegetables and even our humble lawns produce these ice structuring proteins when there is a harsh frost...

2009-08-15

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In a bold new measure intended to address unemployment among young professionals, lawmakers from across the political spectrum agreed on legislation Tuesday to subsidize the cryogenic freezing of recent college graduates until the job market recovers.

2010-03-15

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The rocket took off as planned but the phase powered by the new engine failed to perform and deviated from its path. The engine burns hydrogen in the presense of oxygen, both stored at very low temperatures to be liquid. They would otherwise be gas.

2010-04-15

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