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22nd June 2018

New tissue-imaging technology could enable real-time diagnostics

A new microscope system can image living tissue in real time and in molecular detail, without any chemicals or dyes.

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21st June 2018

Brain scan algorithm is 1,000 times faster

MIT has published details of "VoxelMorph", a new machine-learning algorithm, which is over 1,000 times faster at registering brain scans and other 3-D images.

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21st June 2018

Gene-edited pigs made resistant to billion dollar virus

The University of Edinburgh reports that gene-edited pigs have been made resistant to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome, one of the world's most costly animal diseases.

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20th June 2018

Japanese probe returns images of asteroid

As it prepares for orbital insertion and a surface landing, the Japanese Hayabusa2 probe has returned images of the asteroid 162173 Ryugu.

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16th June 2018

Large Hadron Collider on track for major upgrade by 2026

Work has begun on the High-Luminosity LHC. This will generate 10 times more data than the Large Hadron Collider and could produce major new discoveries in physics.

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14th June 2018

Dramatic increase in Antarctic ice loss

Since 2012, the rate of ice loss from Antarctica has nearly tripled, according to a study funded by NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA).

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11th June 2018

Single molecular insulator could extend Moore's Law

A breakthrough published in Nature could pave the way for smaller transistors in the next decade.

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11th June 2018

Car vending machines appearing in the U.S.

Fully automated, coin-operated car vending machines have now been introduced by Carvana in more than 10 cities around the United States.

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9th June 2018

U.S. unveils world's fastest supercomputer

The U.S. Department of Energy has unveiled 'Summit' as the world's most powerful supercomputer, with a peak performance of 200,000 trillion calculations per second, or 200 petaflops.

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9th June 2018

Large-scale capture of CO2 shown to be feasible and affordable

A professor at Harvard has published the first viable solution for commercialising large-scale carbon capture technology at relatively low cost, which could help in reversing climate change.

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8th June 2018

Prototype fusion reactor achieves key milestone

Tokamak Energy, one of the world’s leading private fusion energy ventures, this week announced that it has achieved plasma temperatures of more than 15 million degrees Celsius, hotter than the centre of the Sun.

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6th June 2018

Lifespan of fruit flies extended by 65%

The secret to longevity may lie in the microbiome and the gut, according to researchers from McGill University, Canada.

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4th June 2018

FDA approves first artificial iris

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first stand-alone prosthetic iris in the United States.

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4th June 2018

EU: 60% boost in funding for environmental and climate projects

The European Commission has proposed a 60% increase in funding for environmental and climate action programmes from 2021-2027.

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3rd June 2018

Mountain gorilla numbers exceed 1,000

Numbers of critically endangered mountain gorillas are on the up, following conservation efforts in Africa, but threats to this iconic species persist.

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1st June 2018

Drones could add £42bn to UK economy by 2030

Drone technology has the potential to increase the UK's GDP by £42 billion (or about 2%) by 2030, according to new research from PwC.

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