Is this the oldest Christmas tree in Britain? 102-year-old pensioner has decorated same artifical spruce every December for 80 years

Is this the oldest Christmas tree in Britain 102-year-old pensioner has decorated same artificial spruce every December for 80 yearsGreat-grandmother Eliza Woolhouse bought the two-foot tree in 1932 | UPDATED: 17:17 GMT, 23 December 2012 A 102-year-old pensioner has revealed she has had the same Christmas tree for more than 80 years.

North Korea photographs by David Guttenfelder

Snapshots from a secret state: Panoramic pictures of North Koreans at work and play give an extraordinary glimpse of everyday life | UPDATED: 16:39 GMT, 22 December 2012 Award-winning photographer David Guttenfelder makes frequent trips to notoriously secretive North Korea trying to capture the country as accurately as possible for outsiders. Here he describes capturing this set of photos which offer a rare glimpse into the everyday life of its citizens..

Scientists create "most realistic artificial human brain yet" – and it can even pass simple IQ tests

Scientists create 'most realistic artificial human brain yet' that can count and even pass simple IQ reasoning tests Spaun (Semantic Pointer Architecture Unified Network), consists of 2.5 million simulated neurons and can perform eight different tasksTasks range from copy drawing to counting, to question answering and fluid reasoning.

X-47B "stealth drone" hoped to be first carrier-borne unmanned aircraft

U.S. Navy 'stealth drone' takes to the sea for tests: The autonomous X-47B is hoped to be first carrier-borne unmanned aircraftThe drone will be the first to be piloted entirely by artificial intelligenceTests hope to prove it can take off and land from an aircraft carrierIt has a claimed range of 2,000 miles and flight time of six hours | UPDATED: 18:50 GMT, 29 November 2012 A stealth drone set to be the world's first unmanned, robot aircraft piloted by artificial intelligence rather than a remote human operator has taken to the sea for tests.