24th June 2021
27-million-year geological cycle identified
A "pulse" in Earth's geological activity, occurring every 27.5 million years, has been discovered. The next pulse is due in about 20.5 million years.
17th June 2021
New method cuts dengue fever cases by 77%
A trial of mosquitoes infected with Wolbachia bacteria resulted in a 77% reduction of dengue fever incidence and 86% reduction of hospitalisations.
14th June 2021
New record distance for quantum communications
Toshiba has achieved quantum communications over optical fibres exceeding 600 km in length, three times further than the previous world record distance.
11th June 2021
AI outperforms humans in microchip designs
Researchers from Google have reported a new machine learning technique for microchip floorplanning that can outperform human experts.
10th June 2021
Future washable smart clothes powered by Wi-Fi
In the future, ordinary clothes could be turned into smart fabrics that are both waterproof and wirelessly powered.
8th June 2021
First fully reusable, entirely 3D-printed rocket
Relativity Space has revealed a new rocket that is both 3D printed and fully reusable. The Terran R could serve as a competitor to SpaceX's Falcon 9.
3rd June 2021
Multi-strain vaccine blocks COVID-19 in monkeys
A pan-coronavirus mRNA nanoparticle vaccine with activity against all major SARS-CoV-2 variants has been described in the journal Nature, showing 100% effectiveness in macaques.
1st June 2021
Chinese fusion reactor sets world record
China's EAST tokamak has achieved a new world record for superheated plasma, with its reactor becoming 10 times hotter than the core of the Sun.
New drone is first to reach Level 4 autonomy
Exyn Technologies, a pioneer in aerial robot systems, has announced the highest documented level of aerial autonomy.
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