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The smart robot arm for work in space and other news

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 11:46:15 GMT

BBC Click's Lara Lewington looks at some of the best technology stories of the week.

How DNA can be used to store computer data

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 00:28:12 GMT

British scientists think DNA could be used to solve a global problem - where to store all our data.

Data collection fears after Cambridge Analytica claims

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 01:08:02 GMT

Political data-mining found its feet with the Obama campaign in 2008 and kept growing with Clinton, Trump and Brexit campaigns says Jamie Bartlett,

Meet SoFi - the soft robot fish developed by MIT

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 10:18:48 GMT

Scientists hope a robotic fish will guide aquatic life and help clean up pollution in the ocean.

Facebook data: What the social media giant knows about you

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:35:29 GMT

Downloading your Facebook data is dead easy - and very revealing, as Newsbeat's De'Graft Mensah found out.

Cambridge Analytica: What we know so far

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:28:56 GMT

How the row over Cambridge Analytica's use of Facebook data unfolded.

How Sea of Thieves is trying to make gamers play nice

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 08:31:51 GMT

The team behind the Xbox game explain how they're trying to take "toxic" behaviour out of multiplayer gaming.

How to go green and use less plastic when you travel

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 08:12:14 GMT

The Travel Show's Lucy Hedges looks at how you can reduce your carbon footprint when you travel.

Aubrey de Grey: Treating ageing as a curable disease

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 00:15:27 GMT

The scientist aims to develop therapies to repair damage at the molecular and cellular level.

Paralympics 'pit lane’ where athletes get repairs

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 01:39:31 GMT

Have you ever wondered how athletes cope when their prosthetic limbs or wheelchairs break?

NanoMap: How uncertainty helps this drone fly

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 02:26:15 GMT

MIT CSAIL's NanoMap system enables drones to avoid obstacles while flying at 20 mph (32km/h)

A better way to care for dementia patients

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:15:11 GMT

Infrared technology and artificial intelligence offer a better way to take care of dementia patients. It can scan their vital signs 24 hours a day.

Energy storage: the power of cold air

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:18:53 GMT

Highview Power uses liquefied cold air to create stored energy. The air is reheated to produce power.

South Korea gaming: Death by overwork sparks calls for change

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 01:52:31 GMT

Critics say "crunch time", an intense burst of work just before a game is released, can be dangerous.

Visual effects behind Thor: Ragnarok

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 00:07:47 GMT

Click talks to Alexis Wajsbrot, the visual effects supervisor for Thor: Ragnarok.

How your car could be part of a 'virtual power plant'

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 00:26:34 GMT

Danish company Frederiksberg Forsyning's all-electric vans are part of a vehicle-to-grid scheme.

Should you limit your children's time on Fortnite

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 17:41:57 GMT

A gaming journalist discusses whether parents should limit their children's time on Fortnite.

Rollerskating robot to the rescue

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 00:05:45 GMT

A four-legged robot is being taught how to balance on wheels to help it carry out search-and-rescue missions.

Would you buy a flying car that costs nearly £300,000?

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 23:54:27 GMT

As Dutch company Pal-V launches a car that becomes a gyrocopter, could flying cars ever take off?

Unauthorised AR art protest at MoMa and other news

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 09:28:22 GMT

BBC Click's Catharina Moh looks at some of the best technology stories of the week.

Should models still be used to sell cars?

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 00:02:46 GMT

Should motor manufacturers still be using models to sell cars?

The smart dress with a 'sixth sense'

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 09:55:25 GMT

Exploring how new creative software, tools, and electronics can be used for fashion design.

The British Library's race to save old audio recordings

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 00:16:07 GMT

The recordings are on more than 40 different formats and some are degrading due to decay.

Burger-flipping robot begins first shift

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 14:36:35 GMT

Flippy can handle 12 burgers at once, and is destined to replace human fast-food workers.

Vacuum cleaner turned into robot saw

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 10:14:19 GMT

Using robots will greatly improve safety but not put humans out of work, researchers say.

The robot based on a snake and other news

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 00:24:26 GMT

BBC Click's Dan Simmons looks at some of the best technology stories of the week.

How nylon became a million dollar idea

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 00:23:31 GMT

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how nylon became a million dollar idea.