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Night vision for driverless cars

March 22, 2017

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Engineers have 'taught' cars to see in the dark.

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Spider venom stroke therapy

March 21, 2017

Spider

Lethal venom from spiders could be used as a stroke therapy in the future.

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Another SpaceX success

February 21, 2017

SpaceX Dragon capsule

SpaceX has successfully launched and landed a rocket.

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Will passenger drones take off?

February 17, 2017

Drone View

Drones carrying passengers may operate in Dubai later this year.

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Keeping cool

February 14, 2017

Rusted fan

A new plastic material might help cool our buildings and cities.

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Graphene from soya beans

February 9, 2017

The atomic structure of graphene

Scientists in Australia have learned to make graphene using soya bean oil.

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Gene cure for deaf mice

February 7, 2017

Mouse

A new gene therapy has reversed deafness in mice.

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Scientists alter bacteria DNA

August 22, 2016

bacteria

Scientists have changed multiple 'letters' of a bacterium's DNA code for the first time.

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Solar plane makes landmark journey

June 23, 2016

Solar cells

A zero-fuel aeroplane has completed its Atlantic crossing.

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Artificial youthful skin

May 10, 2016

skincare

An invisible 'second skin' has been designed to make people look younger.

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Electric dreams

April 6, 2016

Tesla Model 3

Tesla reveals its Model 3 electric car.

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Hyperloop hopes

February 4, 2016

San Francisco

Students at MIT have won a Hyperloop pod design competition.

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AI gets good at go

January 28, 2016

Game of Go

An artificial intelligence program has beaten a human champion at the world's most complex game.

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Fancy a cuppa?

November 24, 2015

Tea

New space cups mean astronauts can stop drinking from bags.

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3D-printed bionic arm

August 25, 2015

Hand

A 3D-printed bionic arm is the winner of this year's Dyson Award.

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Double the discovery

August 20, 2015

Atmospheric carbon dioxide

Could making an advanced material from thin air help combat climate change?

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No escape for GM bugs

January 22, 2015

Bugs

Scientists have created a strain of bacteria that can't survive in nature.

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Climb like a gecko

November 18, 2014

Tokay gecko

A gecko-inspired material lets humans climb up walls.

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Robo-penguin to the rescue

November 4, 2014

Penguin

A robot penguin is helping conservation scientists monitor bird colonies.

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Sensing dog moods

November 3, 2014

Dog harness

A new harness senses dogs' body language and emotional state.

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Planes get human-like skin

August 22, 2014

Plane

Scientists are developing a spray-on 'skin' that could allow planes to 'feel' when they are damaged.

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Patch me up, doc

July 22, 2014

Patch

A new wireless patch gives nurses early warning if a patient's health worsens.

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Pepper-spray drone

June 20, 2014

The pepper spray drone

A protest-suppressing drone that fires pepper spray has been developed.

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Getting water from thin air

June 16, 2014

Beetle with water droplet

Inspired by desert beetles, scientists have created an object that collects water from thin air.

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Tesla releases electric car knowledge

June 12, 2014

Tesla Motor

Leading electric car maker Tesla has confirmed that it will open up its technology patents for others to use.

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GM mosquitoes could fight malaria

June 11, 2014

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Genetically modified mosquitoes could save many lives by helping to stop malaria.

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Graphene made in kitchen blender

April 23, 2014

Kitchen Blender

Scientists reveal they've made 'wonder material' graphene in a kitchen blender.

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3D printing mixes it up

January 27, 2014

Rainbow palm

A new type of 3D printer can make colourful objects out of multiple materials.

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Drone lifeguard beats human

November 14, 2013

Robot lifeguard

The Pars flying robot can get a life belt to a struggling swimmer four times faster than a human lifeguard.

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3D-printed prizewinners

November 7, 2013

3D printing the future

All three winners of the 2013 James Dyson Foundation awards used 3D printing to produce their inventions.

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3D printing goes metal

October 15, 2013

Metal capsule

The European Space Agency has started a 3D printing project that uses metals.

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3D printed toothbrush

October 3, 2013

A 3d printed toothbrush

Designers have created an innovative alternative to the traditional toothbrush.

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Lightning-fast charge

October 2, 2013

Lightning strike

Researchers have charged up a mobile phone with a lightning strike.

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Reduce, reuse, recycle rockets

October 1, 2013

Rocket launching

The private space exploration company SpaceX has tested a partly reusable rocket.

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Mice implanted with false memories

July 29, 2013

Witness stand

Scientists at MIT have implanted false memories in mice.

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Powerful pee

July 17, 2013

toilet

Scientists have used urine to charge a smartphone battery.

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Telescopes in my eyes

July 3, 2013

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Telescopic contact lenses could improve eyesight for people with macular degeneration.

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Resistance is futile

July 1, 2013

mrsa

Swiss scientists may have found a faster way to recognise effective and ineffective antibiotics.

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Government: GM food is safe

June 21, 2013

wheat

The Environment Secretary says it is beyond doubt that GM food is safe.

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Eyeing up dozy drivers

May 29, 2013

sleeping man in car mirror

New eye-tracking software can tell if you're asleep at the wheel.

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3D-printed gun fired

May 7, 2013

3D gun

The world's first 3D-printed gun has been fired in the US.

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Ads that watch you

May 1, 2013

big brother eye

Advances in eye-tracking technology could have big implications for our privacy.

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Smart skin for sensitive robots?

April 26, 2013

robot cat

Robots might one day use 'smart skin' to experience the human sense of touch.

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