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22 January 2015

New super-metal surfaces fashioned with a laser are so water repellent they can wash away dirt with only a tiny amount...

19 September 2014

Use your chatterbox co-workers to power the entire office's electronics...

31 July 2014

It has been announced by the government that driverless cars will be trialed on the roads of the UK by January 2015.

27 June 2014

Electricity-producing "photovoltaic" solar panels may be about to become a lot lighter and a lot cheaper,...

20 June 2014

Using bacteria to break down lignin, a woody byproduct of paper production, may be the key to creating a renewable...

20 June 2014

Mountaintop exploded off to make way for world's largest telescope

24 April 2014

This week, a teenage boy survived the 5 hour flight from California to Hawaii, in the wheel well of a plane. How...

11 April 2014

A computer has come up with the best way to recover from jetlag, according to new research.

27 March 2014

A black box recorder might hold the most clues to how Malaysian Airways Flight MH370 crashed - but how do they work?

20 March 2014

With the Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 still missing after nearly two weeks, some people are asking how you can lose...

19 February 2014

The Winter Olympics are finishing in Sochi, Russia this week. But how is science involved in grabbing gold on the...

10 February 2014

The first prosthetic hand has been developed that allows its user to actually feel what they are touching, in real time.

06 February 2014

Scientists have copied the structure of bone to create strong yet light synthetic materials...

05 January 2014

China has the world’s most ambitious space programme, and 2014 will see the nation take some important steps forward...

05 January 2014

Graphene looks set to enter mass market manufacturing in 2014...

27 November 2013

Scientists have engineered a surface that rejects water droplets 40% faster than had been thought feasible.

21 November 2013

A surface has been designed which stays incredibly dry.

20 October 2013

The fundamental role of sleep might be to flush the brain of more than just unwanted thoughts, scientists have...

19 September 2013

This week, salvage experts have been trying to raise the capsized Costa Concordia...

13 September 2013

A species of insect that employs gears on its back legs to coordinate its leaping movements has been described by...

22 August 2013

Could trains be built to travel as fast as jet liners?

25 July 2013

Ultra-lightweight electronics fashioned from thin plastic films formed into microcircuits have been developed in Japan...

18 July 2013

Claudia and Priya give you the facts about human powered flight

27 June 2013

Researchers have developed a fuel cell that runs on tears, which they say could power lens-mounted glucose sensors for...