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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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Drone pollinators?

February 13, 2017

Bee pollinated!

As bee populations decline, researchers have developed a robotic alternative.

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One small step for computing

February 2, 2017

Close-up of an electronic control unit

Scientists plan to build a massive quantum computer.

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Cloned cows resist TB

February 1, 2017

Cattle

Scientists have made cloned cows with a higher resistance to tuberculosis.

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Fighting fake news

January 24, 2017

News

A psychological experiment may lead to a 'vaccine' against fake news.

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75 Likes | No comments

Fire-free batteries

January 17, 2017

Charged up

Scientists have created batteries with built-in chemical fire extinguishers.

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Rules for robots

January 12, 2017

Robot

The European parliament is going to vote on rules for human interaction with AI and robots.

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Laser weapon coming soon

January 5, 2017

David Jones Flickr

The UK military will soon develop a new laser weapon.

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Bionic eye cures blindness?

December 22, 2016

Blindness

An implant designed to restore sight is being trialled on several blind patients.

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Phones reveal owner's lifestyle

November 15, 2016

phones

Molecules found on people's mobiles reveal information about the owner's lifestyle.

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New voice-altering software

November 8, 2016

Microphone

A new program can change the words spoken on a voice recording.

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Spinach detects land mines

November 1, 2016

Spinach

Nanotechnology could be used to turn spinach plants into bomb detectors.

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Could Google influence elections?

October 25, 2016

Voting

Search engines decide what information you see, but they might not be neutral.

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DNA sequenced in space

September 1, 2016

ISS

An astronaut has analysed DNA on the International Space Station for the first time.

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Nation's 'digital detox'

August 4, 2016

Digital detox

Millions of people in the UK 'detox' from internet overload.

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Drones for delivery

July 26, 2016

Drone

The UK government and Amazon are going to test flying drones that deliver parcels.

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Testing DNA in space

July 18, 2016

MinION

A DNA sequencer has been sent to the International Space Station.

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Autopilot car crashes

July 14, 2016

Tesla Model X

Another crash has occurred involving a Tesla car using autopilot.

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Pokémon data worries

July 11, 2016

pokemon go

A popular new app's data privacy controls are causing concern.

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Internet access for all?

July 7, 2016

computer keyboard

Facebook plans to bring internet connectivity to under-served parts of the world.

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Tim Peake welcomed home

June 28, 2016

Tim Peake

The first British astronaut to board the International Space Station has returned from his six-month mission.

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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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Baking with carbon dioxide

June 2, 2016

Baking soda

A baking soda recipe could reduce carbon emissions and help limit climate change.

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Phone records reveal identity

May 17, 2016

phone train

Researchers have discovered the identities of smartphone users by looking through call records.

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Electric dreams

April 6, 2016

Tesla Model 3

Tesla reveals its Model 3 electric car.

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New pocket computer for schools

March 29, 2016

Code

The BBC Micro Bit computer has been sent out to schools.

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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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How nuclear is North Korea?

January 7, 2016

Caution Radiation Sign

Researchers are investigating North Korea's claim to have detonated a hydrogen bomb.

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Do you look like a criminal?

December 16, 2015

CCTV Cameras

Shops are trialling facial detection technology to help them tackle crime.

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Launching LISA

December 4, 2015

Launch of LISA

The European Space Agency has launched its LISA mission to look for gravity ripples.

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GM fish on the menu

November 26, 2015

Salmon

GM salmon will be allowed in US supermarkets.

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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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Fussing over fusion

October 29, 2015

Sun/Chema

A new experimental German reactor could open the door to nuclear fusion.

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247 Likes | 1 comments

Back to predicting the future

October 21, 2015

DeLorean

The film Back to the Future II correctly predicted the use of press drones.

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Driving made easy

October 15, 2015

Sports car

Tesla has launched an 'autopilot' mode in a new software update for its cars.

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599 Likes | No comments

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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Can you bear it?

August 19, 2015

Bothered bear

Bears show signs of stress when drones fly by.

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Robots 10.0

August 13, 2015

robots

Engineers have developed robots that can evolve by themselves.

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Cells become tiny lasers

July 28, 2015

Blue Laser

Researchers have injected cells with oil droplets that allow them to act like lasers.

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Pocket-sized computers for kids

July 7, 2015

Kids coding

One million schoolchildren in the UK will be given a new pocket-sized computer.

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No more ketchup hold-ups?

July 2, 2015

Non-Stick Packaging

Now there's a non-stick coating for the inside of sauce bottles.

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Computer says try this

June 24, 2015

Laptop cooking

A supercomputer is being put to work in the kitchen, creating new recipes.

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Mind control

June 18, 2015

brain

The BBC has created an experimental version of iPlayer controlled by your mind.

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Internet everywhere

June 16, 2015

Satellite

Airbus wants to provide the internet from space, to reach everywhere on Earth.

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Bloodhound on track

June 11, 2015

Bloodhound

The team behind the Bloodhound supersonic car have finished building its stabilising tail fin.

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TV on the radar

June 10, 2015

Radar

TV signals could be used as a cheaper alternative to tracking aircraft with radar.

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Robot recovery

May 28, 2015

Robot

Researchers have developed robots that learn to cope with damaged limbs.

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Counting crowds

May 27, 2015

Crowd with phones

Tweets and phone data can be used to count the number of people in a crowd.

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Risky rockets

May 18, 2015

Proton-M

A second Russian rocket failure in a month raises safety worries.

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Caffeinated robot tentacle

May 15, 2015

Octopus

Scientists in Italy have created a robot made with... coffee.

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Facebook filter bubble burst?

May 8, 2015

Facebook Feed

Facebook's news feed filters don't isolate users from different political views.

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Smartphone diagnosis

May 7, 2015

Loa Loa

Smartphones are being used to detect parasites in blood samples.

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Storing sunshine

May 1, 2015

Solar

A new battery could store renewable energy for your home.

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Could your videos help scientists?

April 20, 2015

Cave Graffiti

Scientists in Germany are using tourists' YouTube videos to measure water levels in a cave.

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Tech giants and your health data

April 15, 2015

Health Data

Technology companies IBM and Apple are teaming up to analyse huge health data sets.

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Who wants a robot chef?

April 14, 2015

Robot Cake

A London-based company is testing a robot chef.

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168 Likes | 1 comments

Better, bendy battery?

April 7, 2015

Battery

A new aluminium battery is cheap to make and fast to charge.

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140 Likes | 1 comments

Supersonic wheels

March 16, 2015

Bloodhound SSC

The world's fastest car is about to get some screaming supersonic wheels.

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Brain boost from electricity

March 10, 2015

Neuron

Electric currents have been used to boost brain growth in baby frogs.

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Solar plane soars

March 9, 2015

Aeroplane

A giant solar-powered plane will attempt to circumnavigate the globe.

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Lords debate drones

March 5, 2015

Drone

The House of Lords wants to register all drone owners.

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UK spaceports ready for takeoff

March 4, 2015

Earth from Space

The UK government has released a list of potential spaceport sites.

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Beaten at our own games

February 26, 2015

Lego computer

An AI has learned to play some classic games and win.

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Brain-controlled drones

February 25, 2015

EEG

Drone specialists have developed technology to pilot a drone using a person's brain waves.

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Hello, Barbie

February 18, 2015

Words

Toy-makers are developing an internet-connected Barbie capable of having two-way conversations with children.

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Watch your drone

February 17, 2015

Drone Cow

New draft rules for small drones in the US require pilots to watch their drones fly.

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156 Likes | No comments

Hackable heart?

February 9, 2015

Heart Broken

Medical implants may be susceptible to lethal hack attacks.

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Spot a face in the crowd

February 5, 2015

Faces

Computers are now as good as humans at recognising faces.

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Teen sleep

February 3, 2015

Bed

Researchers have shown that teenagers' sleep suffers when they use electronic devices at bedtime.

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Artificial intelligence threat

January 29, 2015

Robot

Researchers are divided on whether intelligent machines are a threat to us.

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Rocket recycling

January 12, 2015

rocket launch

A recyclable test rocket has crash-landed.

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Smart gadgets threaten privacy

January 7, 2015

Matrix code

Increasing numbers of smart devices could completely erode your privacy.

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151 Likes | 1 comments

Sony speaks out on cyber attack

January 6, 2015

Hacking

The CEO of Sony has spoken out against the cyber attack that hit his firm.

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Mars methane hints at life

December 16, 2014

Curiosity

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has detected bursts of methane that hint at the presence of life.

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Swedish cyborgs hold implant party

December 10, 2014

RFID

A small group of Swedish volunteers have implanted microchips into their bodies.

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Laser your apples

December 9, 2014

apple

Shining lasers on apples can show how ripe they are.

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Mind-controlled prosthetics

November 26, 2014

Brain

Brain implants that control prosthetic limbs could soon have their own safety regulations.

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188 Likes | No comments

Cyber spying uncovered

November 24, 2014

computer spying

Sophisticated cyber spying software has been uncovered.

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Hundreds of webcams hacked

November 20, 2014

CCTV

Hundreds of private camera feeds have been leaked online.

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Spaceship crash

November 3, 2014

SpaceShip Two

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo has exploded on a test flight.

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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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Ebola paper test

October 27, 2014

ebola test

Scientists have developed an Ebola test that could give results in just 30 minutes.

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The Queen sends her first tweet

October 24, 2014

HM The Queen

The Science Museum's new Information Age gallery is opened by a tweet from the Queen.

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Caution: low-flying drones

October 22, 2014

Drone and Moon

Drone use needs to be better regulated, say experts.

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Mystery space plane

October 20, 2014

Endeavour launching

A mysterious space plane has landed after a secret two-year mission.

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574 Likes | 1 comments

Cracks in nuclear reactor

October 6, 2014

nuclear power plant

Cracks have developed in the core of a UK nuclear reactor.

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145 Likes | 1 comments

'Anti-Facebook' site grows

September 30, 2014

Ello logo

A new social media network dubbed 'anti-Facebook' is growing.

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Nice view of Mars

September 25, 2014

Mars

India's low-cost Mars orbiter is returning amazing images of the planet.

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Visit a museum in Minecraft

September 23, 2014

Minecraft

Visitors will soon be able to go to museums and view exhibitions in Minecraft.

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Robo Brain learns from the web

August 26, 2014

Reading Robot

A powerful computer 'brain' is learning skills by trawling millions of internet pages.

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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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Cuttlefish inspire camouflage sheet

August 19, 2014

camouflage camper

Engineers have developed a camouflage sheet that changes its colour to match its background.

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When did Saturn get its rings?

August 19, 2014

Saturn UV

New dust data suggests that Saturn's rings could be much older than we thought.

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Robot swarm

August 15, 2014

The robots

Scientists have created a swarm of 1000 robots.

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Self-folding robots

August 8, 2014

origami

Scientists have created self-folding robots inspired by origami.

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Brits more switched on than switched off

August 7, 2014

Baby computer

People in the UK spend more time using gadgets than sleeping.

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Driverless cars to hit the road

July 30, 2014

Autonomous Cars

Driverless cars will be allowed on public UK roads by 2015.

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1071 Likes | 3 comments

Finger robot can give you a hand

July 18, 2014

Toy robot

A 'finger robot' has been developed.

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934 Likes | 3 comments

First Scottish satellite lifts off

July 8, 2014

Soyuz

The first satellite made in Scotland has been successfully launched into orbit.

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Social networking psychology study

July 2, 2014

Social net

Facebook is in trouble for conducting psychological experiments on users.

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174 Likes | No comments

Google Glass has arrived

June 24, 2014

Girls with Google Glass

Google's hands-free alternative to the smartphone is now available in the UK.

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597 Likes | 1 comments

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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Microwave helmet diagnoses strokes

June 17, 2014

Microwave helmet

Scientists have developed a helmet that uses microwave radiation to diagnose strokes very quickly.

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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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Are you a robot?

June 10, 2014

Boy Robot

A chatbot has convinced humans that it is a person.

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Nature inspires flying robots

May 23, 2014

Eagle Swoop

Engineers and designers are taking inspiration from nature to make advanced flying robots.

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X-raying dinosaurs

May 22, 2014

dinosaur

Combining intense X-ray beams with a pinhole camera allows researchers to get an amazing new look at fossils.

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728 Likes | 1 comments

E-cigarette users triple

April 28, 2014

E-cigarette

Numbers of e-cigarette users in the UK have tripled since 2010.

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Bubble billboards?

April 24, 2014

Bubbles

Researchers have developed scented bubbles that could be used for multi-sensory marketing.

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Hide your feelings behind cyborg eyes

April 17, 2014

Hidden emotions

New glasses can make you look friendly and alert - even if you're not.

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412 Likes | No comments

Robot sub to search for missing plane

April 14, 2014

Bluefin-21

A robotic submarine will be sent to scan for the missing flight MH370.

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521 Likes | No comments

Time to reset our online passwords?

April 10, 2014

Enter your password

Following a security alert, tech experts are urging the public to change all of their online passwords.

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UK robot created for army testing

April 5, 2014

Gas masks

A UK firm has created a robot that will be used to test body armour.

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Spacesuit designed to mimic gravity

March 17, 2014

Julia Attias

Astronauts are testing a new skin-tight spacesuit that supports their bones.

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99 Likes | 1 comments

3D printing repairs man's face

March 12, 2014

3D printed implants

3D printing has been used to reconstruct a man's face.

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405 Likes | No comments

Security alert over public Wi-Fi

March 7, 2014

laptop

Cybercrime police warn that public Wi-Fi hotspots are not secure.

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200 Likes | No comments

Social media lie detector

February 20, 2014

Texting

A lie detector test will be developed to identify false online posts and rumours.

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203 Likes | 1 comments

Could robots build flood barriers?

February 13, 2014

Flood Wall

Groups of simple robots can team up to build large structures.

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239 Likes | 2 comments

Stealth drone takes flight

February 5, 2014

Taranis

The UK's most advanced drone has completed test flights.

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488 Likes | 2 comments

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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1057 Likes | No comments

Comet-chaser due to awaken

January 20, 2014

Rosetta

Today, the comet-chasing Rosetta probe is due to awaken from a lengthy slumber.

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212 Likes | No comments

Google 'glucose lens' prototype out

January 17, 2014

Smart contact lens

Monitoring glucose levels could become simpler thanks to a 'smart contact lens'.

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77 Likes | No comments

World Wide Web for robots?

January 14, 2014

Robot

A World Wide Web for robots would allow them to learn from each other.

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122 Likes | 1 comments

Stun-gun phones?

January 9, 2014

Stun Phone

New technology could turn your smartphone into a stun gun.

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210 Likes | No comments

Web filters filter helpful content

December 18, 2013

Censored

Is the decision to automatically block harmful internet content helpful or a hindrance?

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176 Likes | 1 comments

A spy in your pocket

December 6, 2013

NSA tracking

Leaked documents reveal the NSA is tracking the location of hundreds of millions of mobile phones.

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263 Likes | 2 comments

China's Lunar rover blasts off

December 2, 2013

Moon lander

The 'Jade Rabbit' rover launched on Sunday to study the lunar landscape

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137 Likes | 1 comments

Quantum record set

November 15, 2013

Quantum blob

A new world record for quantum computing has been set.

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778 Likes | No comments

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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963 Likes | 2 comments

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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India joins the race to Mars

November 6, 2013

Mars

India has launched a spacecraft that will orbit Mars.

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243 Likes | 4 comments

Big Apple releases big data

October 14, 2013

New York city

New York is releasing huge amounts of data to the public and using it to help its citizens.

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Houston, we have a printer

September 30, 2013

The ISS

NASA will launch 3D printers into space in 2014, to help astronauts make their own tools and spare parts.

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Blind navigators get new app

September 3, 2013

Man using smartphone

BlindSquare, a smartphone app, helps visually-impaired users get around town.

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Robot teddy takes big plunge

August 27, 2013

Teddy bear parachuting

A teddy bear controlled by a microcomputer has completed a skydive from 39 km up.

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Hyperloop hype

August 13, 2013

Colorful beams

Ambitious plans for a super-high-speed land-based transport system have been unveiled.

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1 Likes | No comments

Smartphone-controlled toilets – really?

August 6, 2013

A smartphone being used

Smartphone-controlled Satis toilets have a serious security flaw.

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0 Likes | No comments

Bringing trolls to justice

July 31, 2013

keyboard

Reporting online abuse should be made easier, say police and campaigners.

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2 Likes | 1 comments

To Mars and beyond?

July 24, 2013

mars

Scientists have come up with a plan to send a team to Mars using existing technology.

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Powerful pee

July 17, 2013

toilet

Scientists have used urine to charge a smartphone battery.

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1 Likes | No comments

Parachute or penetrate?

July 12, 2013

penetrator

UK engineers have successfully tested a high-impact system for landing on other planets or moons.

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The season to conceive?

July 9, 2013

preggers

Babies conceived in May are more likely to be slightly premature – could influenza be the reason?

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0 Likes | No comments

Fying solar

July 8, 2013

plane

A solar-powered aircraft completes its journey across the USA and sets a new record.

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0 Likes | No comments

You're being watched

July 5, 2013

eyes

Claims emerge that the French government collects huge amounts of data about internet and phone use.

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Chatty windows curse for commuters

July 4, 2013

sleeping guy

An ad agency wants to conduct messages directly to commuters' heads using vibrating windows.

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0 Likes | No comments

Twisted light, speedy internet

June 28, 2013

pretty colour thing

A new glass cable can carry 'twisted' light and may speed up the internet.

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0 Likes | No comments

Electric car tops 200 mph

June 26, 2013

F1 car

The land speed record for lightweight electric cars has been broken.

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0 Likes | No comments

Rolling robot: top crop cop

June 25, 2013

Sphere musician

Researchers are developing a ball-shaped robot to monitor farmers' fields.

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0 Likes | No comments

Practise life in a virtual world

June 24, 2013

social anxiety

Researchers are using virtual scenarios to help people with social anxiety.

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0 Likes | No comments

Internet ballooning

June 17, 2013

Balloon

A fleet of massive communications balloons will provide high-speed internet from the stratosphere.

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0 Likes | No comments

Drones for good?

June 12, 2013

drone

A debate finds that maybe unmanned drones aren't all bad.

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0 Likes | No comments

Cockroach mind control

June 11, 2013

cockroach

RoboRoach, a DIY neuroscience kit, lets you control the movements of cockroaches from your phone.

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1 Likes | No comments

Ground control to Major Tim

May 20, 2013

International Space Station

Major Tim Peake is the first 'official' British astronaut.

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0 Likes | No comments

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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0 Likes | No comments

Robotic flies to the rescue?

May 3, 2013

fly wings

Scientists have built the smallest flying robots ever.

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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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