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25th May 2020

Giant new offshore wind turbine to debut in 2024

Spanish engineering company Siemens Gamesa has revealed a new offshore wind turbine, set to become the world's largest and most powerful, with serial production planned for 2024.

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24th May 2020

World's fastest Internet speed: 44.2 Tbps

Scientists have achieved a new world's fastest Internet speed using a single optical chip, at 44.2 terabits per second.

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23rd May 2020

Next-generation graphics revealed on PS5

Epic Games – the developers of Unreal Engine – have demonstrated the graphics rendering platform's next major version, which is due for release in 2021.

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23rd May 2020

Tattoo electrodes can record brain activity

Scientists in Austria have developed wafer-thin tattoo electrodes for recording brain activity, which are also "dry" and therefore do not require a gel medium to function.

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21st May 2020

Election model predicts landslide defeat for Trump

Donald Trump is forecast to lose by a landslide in the 2020 election, with just 35% of the popular vote, based on a model by Oxford Economics.

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18th May 2020

A potentially major breakthrough in anti-aging medicine

A pre-print study reveals that young blood plasma given to older mice reduced aging by 54% across multiple tissues; and had an impact on other signs of aging, such as cellular senescence, fat accumulation, and behavioural measures.

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17th May 2020

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

CBS All Access has revealed plans for a new spin-off series of Star Trek, titled Strange New Worlds.

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16th May 2020

Astronomers find nearest known black hole

A team at the European Southern Observatory reports finding what is likely a black hole about 1,120 light years away in the two-star HR 6819 system.

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13th May 2020

COVID-19 lockdowns impacting global air quality

Levels of two major air pollutants – nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and particulate matter (PM) – have drastically declined since lockdowns began in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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9th May 2020

2110 – Personal health pods are common in homes

In the early 22nd century, many functions previously performed in clinical settings can be automated and supplied to patients at home.

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4th May 2020

New study examines which galaxies are best for intelligent life

Spiral galaxies like our own Milky Way are more likely to harbour intelligent, technologically advanced civilisations, a new paper argues.

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3rd May 2020

Hong Kong International Airport deploys advanced technology to fight COVID-19

Hong Kong is applying the latest disinfection technologies – including airlock-style channels, invisible surface coatings and autonomous cleaning robots – to protect airport staff and passengers from COVID-19 infection.

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2nd May 2020

First results from NASA's ICESat-2 mission

New data from cutting-edge satellite technology shows that melting in Antarctica and Greenland has contributed 14 mm (0.55 in) of global sea level rise since 2003.

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1st May 2020

NASA selects companies to develop landers for human Moon missions

NASA has announced the selection of three U.S. companies – Blue Origin, Dynetics, and SpaceX – to design and develop human landing systems (HLS) for the Artemis program, one of which is planned to deliver the first woman and next man on the Moon by 2024.

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