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Space drones to extend life of ageing satellites

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 04:00:27 GMT

Vehicles aim to dock with orbiting craft low on fuel and control them for up to 5 years



Biomimicry unleashes wave of materials innovation

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 05:01:01 GMT

Artificial retinas and synthetic spider silk are among the lab breakthroughs



Alternative to silicon offers cheaper solar power

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 05:00:30 GMT

Scientists believe perovskite cells would get costs down to pennies per watt



Beyond lithium — the search for a better battery

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 05:00:30 GMT

Graphene and salt water offer promising advances



Superconductivity offers tantalising changes from electricity to transport

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 05:00:30 GMT

Hydrogen and graphene show promise for zero electrical resistance at room temperature



Orkney project shows potential of hydrogen as a fuel source

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 05:00:30 GMT

The gas may be best option for heavy transport such as trucks, ships and trains



Graphene filters change the economics of clean water

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 05:00:30 GMT

Tight mesh removes chemicals, solutes, salts and compounds such as pesticides



IoT drives progress towards low-power technology

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 05:00:30 GMT

Wake-up receivers, energy-harvesting offer electricity for billions of ‘smart’ things



Interstellar visitor identified as asteroid — not an alien ship

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:02:41 GMT

Oumuamua, meaning messenger in Hawaiian, travelled to solar system from another star



Nasa finds first star with as many planets as our Solar System

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:57:42 GMT

Scientists use AI technology to enhance search for exoplanets



Artificial sperm and wombs offer new means of reproduction

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 05:00:39 GMT

Scientists produce mice pups from synthetic sperm and eggs — and grow lambs in biobags



A love of maths multiplies Britain’s potential power

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 05:01:43 GMT

For more children to continue their studies, the lessons have to be more compelling



Brexit and outmoded education put UK’s tech ambitions at risk

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 05:01:31 GMT

Hiring push by Facebook and Google obscures longer-term threats to British innovation



Cambridge physics laboratory to go ahead after £85m Dolby gift

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 00:01:06 GMT

Noise-reduction pioneer’s estate makes biggest philanthropic donation to UK science



Gene technology could exterminate rodent vermin

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 17:00:59 GMT

Scottish scientists look at DNA editing technology to spread infertility



‘Living ink’ points the way to 3D-printed human organs

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 05:00:37 GMT

The technology could lead to the creation of hearts and kidneys for transplantation



Laboratories could face post-Brexit staffing crisis

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 00:02:09 GMT

Research groups say immigration targets may create labour shortages in key sectors



Scientists discover new optimism in fight against Alzheimer’s

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 04:00:34 GMT

Routes are opening up potentially to prevent or reverse damage that leads to the disease



Economicky words are just plain icky

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 05:00:33 GMT

Practitioners seem to be drawn to polysyllabic obfuscation like wasps to jam



Budget science boost will need business to deliver

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:39:17 GMT

Britain’s plan for investment in research is reminiscent of the pre-crash era



Engineers still practise water divining, say UK utilities

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:26:58 GMT

Medieval method with dowsing rods used to detect leaks and pipes by 10 UK groups



The meteorite hunters: the booming trade in space rocks

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:00:57 GMT

How a town on the edge of the Sahara became a hub for collectors, scientists and traders in search of valuable meteorites 



Conjuring signs of life from the cosmic soup

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 18:39:45 GMT

Scientists offer tantalising insight into how atoms were jolted out of their inertia



Brain probe breakthrough provides hope for quadriplegic patients

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 18:00:52 GMT

UK research expected to be ‘game changer’ in understanding conditions such as Alzheimers



GSK’s chief scientist leaves for senior UK government job

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 05:01:02 GMT

Patrick Vallance to depart after 6 years as president of R&D following restructuring