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Humanoid robot aims to be affordable home help

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:26:00 -0400

Roboticists from the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) say their R1 robot is an affordable domestic helper able to perform simple service tasks around the home. Matthew Stock reports.

The tech race to combat social media violence

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:22:00 -0400

After a string of violent crimes shown live on social media, companies around the world are racing to improve artificial intelligence so software can automatically spot and block undesirable videos. Rosanna Philpott reports.

Scientists storing solar energy for future use

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 05:54:00 -0400

Researchers in Sweden work on how to efficiently store solar energy in a chemical liquid which can be transported and then released as heat whenever needed. Francis Maguire reports.

The schoolchildren trained in cyber warfare

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:46:29 -0400

14 year old Otto is part of a new generation of cyber defenders, competing in a cyber security championship. It's organised by defense giant Northrop Grumman, who hope to start closing the gap on 1.5 million jobs will go unfilled in the next year.

Coldest city can now grow tomatoes all year round

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:53:00 -0400

Greenhouse invented by a Japanese company allows what's often called the coldest city on earth to grow tomatoes when temperatures drop to -50 Celsius, as Francis Maguire reports.

Free hotel smartphone device to hit 1m rooms this year

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 06:41:00 -0400

A Hong Kong based company wants to provide a free smartphone in every hotel room in the world, allowing guests to navigate their way around foreign cities, surf the web, and call home for no cost - ending the misery of heavy roaming charges. Jim Drury has more.

Trump applauds astronaut Whitson on new space record

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:47:00 -0400

U.S. President Donald Trump congratulates NASA astronaut Dr. Peggy Whitson for breaking the 534-day record for cumulative time spent in space by a U.S. astronaut. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Virtual training for dentists

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 06:45:00 -0400

Dental surgeons in Japan train for their craft using mixed reality (MR) simulation programme. Jim Drury has more.

High density dwelling helping oysters reproduce

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 05:19:00 -0400

A research programme hopes to restore the overfished population of oysters off the south coast of England with high density dwelling to encourage the mollusc to make babies. Stuart McDill reports.

Singapore researchers turn water into 'lemonade'

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 05:35:00 -0400

A research team in Singapore uses sensors and electrodes to make water look and taste like lemonade. Francis Maguire reports.

Robots and chefs hope to bring lion fish to a restaurant near you

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 18:13:00 -0400

A newly developed unmanned robot capable of hunting and catching invasive lionfish is being tested in Bermuda where celebrity chefs have gathered for a cooking competition aimed at raising awareness to the threats the marine eco-system killing predator poses. Ben Gruber reports.

'Shot Spotter' a key technology in Fresno arrest

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:48:00 -0400

Fresno Police Chief, Jerry Dyer, says his department's 'Shot Spotter' technology detected gunfire on Tuesday that led to the quick apprehension of Kori Ali Muhammad, accused of fatally shooting three men. Jillian Kitchener reports.

Soyuz delivers new crewmen to space station

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:54:00 -0400

The Soyuz spacecraft hatch opens after docking at the International Space Station, delivering new crew members, NASA's Jack Fischer, 43, and Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin, 58. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Scientists take quantum leap with computer blueprint

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 07:39:00 -0400

An international team of scientists believe their blueprint for a quantum computer will prove as disruptive a technology as the personal computer. Jim Drury has more.

Surfer scientist examines impact of ocean bacteria on humans

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:02:00 -0400

A California man melds his professional studies with his lifelong pastime to launch the Surfer Biome Project - a program which examines the microbiomes of surfers worldwide. Bob Mezan reports.

UV-blocking algae could be nature's own sunscreen

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 06:20:00 -0400

Growing algae to harvest nature's own sunscreen could replace synthetic varieties, sometimes blamed for adverse effects on human skin. Matthew Stock reports.

Mystery of mosquito flight solved

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 06:32:00 -0400

A new study sheds light on how mosquitoes manage to fly breaking all the norms of flapping wings, and could inspire future aerodynamic innovations, including micro-scale flying tech. As Stuart McDill reports.

Apple receives permit in California to test self-driving cars

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 14:46:16 -0400

Apple has secured a permit to test autonomous vehicles in California, the state Department of Motor Vehicles said on Friday. It joins a growing list of traditional carmakers, technology companies, and small start ups to test drive cars in California - all vying to be the first to bring self-driving cars to the masses.

The fight for luxury comes to the New York auto show

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 09:00:00 -0400

New offerings from Porsche, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Ford's Lincoln and newcomer Genesis, a unit of Hyundai Motors, battled it out for attention in the upscale auto market as the New York International Auto Show kicks off.

Parrot named Gary could advance drone flight capability

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 19:31:00 -0400

Researchers at Stanford University study 3D replications of a bird's flight with the hopes of improving drone aerodynamics. Ben Gruber reports.

Belgian company takes 3D printing to chocolate

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:04:00 -0400

A Belgian start-up uses 3D printing for Easter chocolates, creating treats ranging from the traditional Easter bunny to the more unusual beer bottle. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Uber’s search for a COO could be tough for the CEO

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 07:00:00 -0400

Uber is searching for a COO, but will the current CEO Travis Kalanick’s ‘iron grip’ on the company make it possible?

Bubble-like water bottle you can eat

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 11:18:00 -0400

Ooho is an edible jelly-like sphere filled with drinkable liquid and made of natural, biodegradable materials that the makers hope could one day replace plastic bottles. Matthew Stock reports.

Scientists turn garbage into hydrogen using solar power

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 07:59:00 -0400

A team of chemists in Cambridge have developed a way of turning biomass and organic material such as food waste into hydrogen using solar power, as Stuart McDill reports.