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27 June 2014

The trillions of bacteria on our phones reveals what bugs live on and in you, plus where you've been, research...

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

13 June 2014

Exposure to mobile phone signals can cause reduced sperm quality in men, according to a new study...

12 June 2014

How diving beetles hang on to their mates underwater has been revealed by scientists in Taiwan.

12 June 2014

This week a computer reportedly passed the ‘Turing test’. But what does this actually mean for artificial intelligence?

01 May 2014

An all-in-one DNA editing kit capable of repairing genetic mistakes in cells has been developed by scientists in...

24 April 2014

Australian scientists have used cochlear implants to deliver hearing-restoring gene therapy treatments to the inner ear.

15 April 2014

A bug called heartbleed in the software behind most of the internet may have been leaking data out to the world.

11 April 2014

Tests comparing Stradivari with modern-made violins failed to find any sonic advantage of the celebrated Strad...

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?

24 March 2014

Three cellulosic ethanol plants are set to come online in the US in the next few months, but will they work in the...

20 March 2014

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

18 February 2014

Powerful lasers have managed to create a fusion reaction that releases more energy than was put in...

18 February 2014

For the first time, scientists have placed tiny synthetic motors inside live human cells...

18 February 2014

Researchers have begun to model the brain using a computer but they'd need a power station to model the whole...

11 February 2014

This week the Gaia telescope, a 1 billion pixel camera was tested 1.5 million km from Earth and it works!

10 February 2014

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

16 January 2014

Crowd funding programmes have raised money for Hollywood films, but now it could even be used to monitor carbon dioxide...

12 January 2014

Super thin, flexible electronic circuits which can be applied to any surface have been developed by Swiss scientists...

07 January 2014

Are commercial companies using robots to sell you products? And how realistic are they?

07 January 2014

Will use of renewable energy take off in 2014?