Technology

Features about technology, robotics, artificial intelligence, computing, communications, sensors and gadgets...

08 December 2016

Across Europe, some 10 000 antennas stand to attention: they are in a sense an incredibly powerful time machine.

24 November 2016

Field robots and plane-based remote sensors can patrol the earth and the sky to monitor the gases that cause climate...

14 November 2016

by 2050, over 20% of all electricity could be provided by photovoltaics.

11 November 2016

Scientists have found a way of producing electricity and fuel for cars from bacteria and green algae.

04 November 2016

As the clocks go back, and we descend into winter darkness, Laura Brooks investigates some light based technologies.

03 November 2016

Augmented reality took the public by storm this summer, and now researchers look beyond the entertainment industry and...

07 October 2016

European researchers pushing the boundaries of timekeeping could help driverless cars navigate, and even predict...

08 September 2016

Come October, get ready for the world's first nano race!

01 September 2016

Street lights may seem just part of the mundane backdrop of life, but many firms have been devising exciting ideas for...

18 August 2016

Is the trend for tech obsolescence undermining our goals for a zero-waste economy?

04 August 2016

Eye-tracking systems will be available in cars from next year thanks to an EU initiative to back loans to Europe’s high...

01 July 2016

Contactless-enabled mobile phones could be giving out an identifiable number which hackers could use to track your...

01 July 2016

Researchers are developing electric roads that can charge your car while waiting at a traffic light or even on the move...

23 June 2016

There is a pattern hidden in every photograph — fingerprints used in social media, mobile authentication and criminal...

07 April 2016

Can games increase your empathy or boost your mental health?

01 April 2016

Are electric cars the future of transport? And can they really reduce pollution?

31 March 2016

By combining the power of computers and theoretical physics, researchers believe they can build a human behaviour...

24 March 2016

Your smartphone could become part of a city-wide safety network that can track down stolen goods and warn you if you’re...

17 March 2016

European researchers are helping humans get to Mars by developing faster engines, solar forecasts and better shielding.

04 March 2016

Low-cost machines that can be taught by simply guiding their arms mean that automation is coming...

11 February 2016

New CCTV software can recognise people based on their anatomy or on the way they walk.

05 February 2016

The world’s hardest natural material also has the most enthralling sparkle – these two properties mean that tiny...

28 January 2016

Researchers are getting ready to test a tobacco-powered aeroplane thanks to a new bio jet fuel...

17 September 2015

Can we manipulate DNA to create "living factories" for a greener tomorrow, or is this technology beyond our...