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'Printed tech' to steer Bloodhound

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 16:09
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.

VIDEO: Humans cross bridge built by drones

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 06:14
Researchers at a Swiss university have programmed drones to build a rope bridge that is capable of bearing the weight of a human.

CBI warning over renewables subsidies

Mon, 09/21/2015 - 17:30
The government’s wholesale cuts to renewable energy subsidies are sending a worrying sign to investors, says business group the CBI.

Lab-grown kidneys work in animals

Mon, 09/21/2015 - 17:20
Scientists say they are a step closer to growing fully functioning replacement kidneys, after promising results in animals.

Before the Moon: the early exploits of Neil Armstrong

Mon, 09/21/2015 - 16:26
The first Moonwalker's preparation for becoming an astronaut.

'Carbonite' space imager revealed

Mon, 09/21/2015 - 10:15
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.

VIDEO: Thailand tackles its monkey problem

Mon, 09/21/2015 - 04:00
The Thai authorities round up scores of long-tailed macaque monkeys near Bangkok to relocate them after complaints from villagers.

UK guarantees £2bn China nuclear deal

Mon, 09/21/2015 - 03:19
China is to invest in the Hinkley Point nuclear plant as Chancellor George Osborne announces the UK will guarantee the £2bn deal.

VIDEO: Meccano bridge world record attempt

Sat, 09/19/2015 - 01:28
Engineering students in Belfast are hoping to make it into the record books for building the largest ever structure made of Meccano.

Labs 'open their ears' to the cosmos

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 16:15
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.

VIDEO: Inside the 'homes of the future'

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 16:06
As Britain struggles to solve its housing crisis, experts have been looking at the best solutions to building the homes of the future.

Bald ibis chicks shipped to Spain

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 10:36
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 stops Malawi burning ivory

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 10:04
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 scientists apply to modify embryos

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 05:22
UK researchers want to use a controversial new genetic technique on human embryos.

'Pee duration' study wins Ig Nobel

Thu, 09/17/2015 - 16:50
A study showing that nearly all mammals take the same amount of time to urinate wins one of the 2015 Ig Nobel prizes.

Beauty beyond - winning astronomy photography

Thu, 09/17/2015 - 16:21
Award-winning astronomy photography

Two days on ice with three polar bears

Thu, 09/17/2015 - 16:19
How I survived two days on ice with three polar bears

New images show Pluto's hazy horizon

Thu, 09/17/2015 - 11:14
Fresh images of Pluto from Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft have captured a low-lying haze near the surface.

Science world backs US 'clock boy'

Thu, 09/17/2015 - 10:43
A Muslim boy arrested in Texas for bringing a homemade clock to school continues to receive an outpouring of support from scientists and politicians.

Seal spotted surfing humpback whale

Thu, 09/17/2015 - 06:18
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.