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31st August 2017

Nanomachines drill into cancer cells and kill them in 60 seconds

Motorised molecules have been used to drill holes in the membranes of individual cells, and show promise for either bringing therapeutic agents into the cells or directly inducing the cells to die.

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30th August 2017

Nanoparticle-drug combo has potential to treat obesity and diabetes

In a potential breakthrough for the treatment of obesity and diabetes, scientists have found a way to deliver a drug directly to stored white fat cells to turn them into more easily burned brown fat cells.

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29th August 2017

A path to 100% clean energy by 2050

Engineers at Stanford University have published a detailed plan showing how 139 of the world's countries could be converted to 100% clean, renewable energy by 2050.

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25th August 2017

Breakthrough in data storage could lead to 100 times higher density

Researchers have shown that storing data with single-molecule magnets is more feasible than previously thought, and could theoretically give 100 times higher density than current technologies.

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24th August 2017

The most detailed ever image of a star

Astronomers have produced the most detailed ever image of a star, the red supergiant Antares, and created the first map of surface motion on a star other than our Sun.

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21st August 2017

Automation in China is growing exponentially

China is breaking historic records in automation. The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) predicts an annual sales increase for industrial robots of up to 20% until 2020.

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20th August 2017

Elon Musk and over 100 experts call for outright ban on killer robots

Leaders of top robotics and AI companies have called on the UN to enact a worldwide ban on killer robots.

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18th August 2017

Where is everybody? Implications of cosmic silence

If the potential for intelligent life to exist somewhere in the universe is so large, then where is everybody? In a new paper, an astrophysicist argues that species such as ours go extinct soon after attaining high levels of technology.

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14th August 2017

100 times faster Wi-Fi may soon be possible

Scientists report the transmission of data through a terahertz multiplexer at 50 gigabits per second, which could lead to a new generation of ultra-fast Wi-Fi.

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12th August 2017

AI defeats world's best players in competitive eSports

A major breakthrough in artificial intelligence has been announced, with a computer beating the world's best players at competitive eSports for the first time.

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12th August 2017

U.S. Army lab discovers new energy source

Scientists and engineers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) in Maryland have demonstrated a new nanomaterial powder that creates large amounts of energy by simply mixing it with water.

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11th August 2017

Smart windows could save 20% in energy costs

Researchers have created "smart windows" that rapidly change opacity, depending on how sunny it is. This new technology could cut utility costs.

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10th August 2017

Four Earth-sized planets found orbiting the nearest Sun-like star

Four Earth-sized planets have been found orbiting the nearest Sun-like star, Tau Ceti, which is 12 light years away and visible to the naked eye.

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10th August 2017

Youthful plasticity restored to brains of aging mice

Manipulating a single gene can restore brain plasticity in aging mice, scientists in the U.S. report. The breakthrough could one day be replicated in humans.

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3rd August 2017

Hyperloop One completes phase 2 of testing

Hyperloop One – a new transportation system that could revolutionise how people and cargo move around the world – has completed its second phase of testing, with a 2.7 times faster speed.

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2nd August 2017

CRISPR removes disease from human embryos for the first time

For the first time, scientists have used the CRISPR system in human embryos to "delete" faulty DNA responsible for a hereditary heart condition.

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1st August 2017

New efficiency record for perovskite solar cells

Researchers in South Korea have announced a new world record efficiency of 22.1% for perovskite solar cells.

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