Over the next 50 years, getting to work on time or heading out to the hinterlands for your family holiday will become much, much easier - and perhaps, even pleasurable. We're journeying into the not so distant future, to a world where cars drive themselves, drones deliver your pizzas and people holiday in space. The next generation of transportation is very nearly here, and we’re taking a magnifying glass to some of the most exciting developments. Plus, we shine a new light on diabetes treatment, a cheap and quick test for ebola, and how physics can prevent ingrowing toenails...
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Favipiravir - a trial drug currently being tested against Ebola and influenza - has successfully treated norovirus infection in mice.
Scientists have modeled and predicted a solar storm, which could have implications in protecting us against severe space weather events.
A cheap 'paper strip' that tests for Ebola and other diseases in under 20 minutes has been developed...
Scientists have developed a way to increase the
effectiveness of a common diabetic drug - by shining
light on it...
How should you shape your nails? Physicists have been
calculating the optimal frequency and shape to stop
Engineers turn to the natural world for ideas to create
robots that can fly,
3D print and repair buildings in drone swarms...
Cars that drive themselves are very nearly here! We
went to test out Volvo's prototype that's being released
to the streets in two years...
What does the future hold for travel? Check-in by robot?
Transparent fuselage? Airbus tell us what's to come...
The space age is upon us, with Virgin Galactic offering tickets to space for $250,000 but when will it become the norm?
What will cause the end of life on planet Earth? Will it be the when the sun dies or something else?