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When the Bloodhound Super-Sonic Car is unveiled this week, the public will be able to see the many innovative technologies used in its construction.
Researchers at a Swiss university have programmed drones to build a rope bridge that is capable of bearing the weight of a human.
The government’s wholesale cuts to renewable energy subsidies are sending a worrying sign to investors, says business group the CBI.
Scientists say they are a step closer to growing fully functioning replacement kidneys, after promising results in animals.
The first Moonwalker's preparation for becoming an astronaut.
UK small satellite manufacturer SSTL releases details of a new spacecraft it launched in July that takes 1m resolution video of the Earth's surface.
The Thai authorities round up scores of long-tailed macaque monkeys near Bangkok to relocate them after complaints from villagers.
China is to invest in the Hinkley Point nuclear plant as Chancellor George Osborne announces the UK will guarantee the £2bn deal.
Engineering students in Belfast are hoping to make it into the record books for building the largest ever structure made of Meccano.
The Advanced Ligo experiment in North America formally begins the observations that will seek finally to detect the ripples in the fabric of space-time predicted by Einstein.
As Britain struggles to solve its housing crisis, experts have been looking at the best solutions to building the homes of the future.
Four captive-bred chicks are sent from Chester to Jerez in Spain, where they will be released as part of an effort to reintroduce the Northern bald ibis.
Tanzania obtains a court order preventing Malawi from burning 2.6 tonnes of ivory, saying it needs to use the tusks as evidence for the prosecution of suspected poachers.
UK researchers want to use a controversial new genetic technique on human embryos.
A study showing that nearly all mammals take the same amount of time to urinate wins one of the 2015 Ig Nobel prizes.
Award-winning astronomy photography
How I survived two days on ice with three polar bears
Fresh images of Pluto from Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft have captured a low-lying haze near the surface.
A Muslim boy arrested in Texas for bringing a homemade clock to school continues to receive an outpouring of support from scientists and politicians.
An Australian photographer captures a rare moment of animal communion with a shot of a seal surfing a humpback whale off the New South Wales coast.