Worldwide, we use over a trillion plastic bags every year. Can a caterpillar help reduce our waste?
One of America's most hated spiders isn't all bad: its web could teach us to make much tougher materials.
Alan Calverd tells us about some interesting gold rings back in science history...
The annual International Conference of Navigation was held in Glasgow this year, and we spoke to the president.
Three Brits take the prize for their discoveries on abrupt changes in the properties, or phases, of ultra-thin...
We've all heard of holograms that use light, but what about a sound hologram that allows you to move particles...
Could a light bulb be the latest in internet connectivity? Quite possibly...
What is the Gaia mission and how did it come about in the first place?
Part 1 of George Seabroke's poem Gaia.
What are the instruments on board Gaia and how do they work?
Part 2 of George Seabroke's poem Gaia.
What will Gaia do for the future of space research?
Could a common technique to prevent premature birth actually cause it?
The story behind a mysterious super material and the man that refused to give it away.
The inside of a jet engine can get up to 1600 degrees Celsius, so how do the materials survive this intense heat?
The Solar Orbiter is going closer to the sun than we've ever sent anything before, but how do you design it to...
Researchers may have found a tiny solution for storing big data.
Are Teflon and Velcro really products of NASA's missions to space?
What's happening inside the engine to keep your car moving?
Natural gas vehicles are a cleaner alternative to petrol and diesel but the high pressures required to store the gas...
Are diamonds little more than just a lump of coal?
What’s being done NOW to build environmentally sympathetic homes?
Making concrete accounts for 5% of GLOBAL carbon emissions, so is there a better alternative?
New technology is all well and good but in order to live truly
sustainably do we need to change the way we live?