Technology

20 July 2017

Modern-day chemical engineers have built better batteries equipped with molecular pulleys...

29 June 2017

A new technique to see inside tissues in three dimensions, so doctors can make better and much faster diagnoses during...

26 April 2017

Cells controlled remotely by a smartphone app can release insulin into the bloodstream to regulate glucose levels in...

26 January 2017

A computer programme, designed to teach itself, can spot skin cancers as successfully as a panel of trained skin...

03 December 2016

Prostate cancer is diagnosed in more than a million men every year, and the rates have more than doubled in recent...

03 November 2016

Plants that use nanoparticles to pick up the presence of pollution, or even explosives, have been engineered by...

27 September 2016

Sonic holograms that shape sound waves into complex patterns to manipulate tiny objects, have been developed by...

16 September 2016

Using brain implants, a pair of monkeys have reproduced some of Shakespeare's work to break a speed record for...

16 September 2016

A new concept in energy storage based on water and capable of soaking up power from solar cells has been developed by...

20 July 2016

A technique for storing data using individual atoms has been announced by scientists in the Netherlands...

10 June 2016

A new coating, illuminated by a low-cost infrared laser, can produce powerful beams of warm white light.

27 May 2016

A new generation of "optical" clock promises to make time-keeping even more accurate.

06 May 2016

Nanobots (really small robots) sound like science fiction, but Cambridge researchers have brought them one step closer...

10 March 2016

Bacteria that can degrade PET, one of the most commonly used forms of plastic, have been identified by Japanese...

04 March 2016

A wireless electrode device that beams brainwaves out of the head has enabled monkeys to manoeuvre wheelchairs using...

04 March 2016

A soft robotic skin sensitive to touch and deformation, and with the ability to change colour like an octopus, has been...

03 March 2016

The first step towards a space-based gravitational wave telescope has been tested successfully by the European Space...

19 February 2016

A 3d printer capable of building organs and tissues by printing complex arrangements of cells has been unveiled by US...

26 November 2015

A new technique that uses ultrasound waves has enabled French scientists to see some of the smallest structures in the...

30 October 2015

A system that uses sound waves to manipulate objects in mid air, and even inside the body, has been developed by...

16 October 2015

A brain scanning technique that can find the source of an epilepsy patient's fits has been unveiled by scientists...

08 October 2015

A new material has been created that can delay the development of ice, even at temperatures down to 6°C below freezing.

01 October 2015

A new magnetic material, called Galfenol, could alert car passengers to an impact up to a thousand times faster.

17 September 2015

A record efficiency has been achieved for the production of hydrogen from sunlight using an artificial leaf.