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3rd March 2021

Nanoparticle cuts cholesterol by 57%

Scientists have used lipid nanoparticles to deliver CRISPR genome editing into mouse livers, resulting in a 57% reduction of cholesterol levels.

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3rd March 2021

New deepfake tool reanimates the dead

Israeli genealogy company MyHeritage has released a groundbreaking new feature to animate faces in still photos.

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1st March 2021

Hydrogel could repair heart attack damage

Researchers have developed an injectable hydrogel that could help repair and prevent further damage to the heart muscle after a heart attack.

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28th February 2021

2099 – All newborns have a median artery of the forearm

By the end of the 21st century, micro-evolution of the human forearm has resulted in all newborns now having a persistent median artery.

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27th February 2021

Michelin tyres will be 100% sustainable by 2050

By 2050, all Michelin tyres will be made entirely from renewable, recycled, biosourced or otherwise sustainable materials.

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26th February 2021

Holographic touchscreens could improve public hygiene

Two companies from Japan have partnered to develop a new holographic display system that could eliminate the need to touch physical surfaces in public environments.

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23rd February 2021

Unusual concentration of black holes discovered

The core of NGC 6397, a globular cluster about 8,000 light years from Earth, has been found to contain an unusual concentration of black holes, based on new data from the Hubble Space Telescope and Gaia observatory.

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22nd February 2021

NASA reveals video of Perseverance landing

NASA today revealed thrilling footage of its Perseverance rover landing in Mars' Jezero Crater on 18th February 2021.

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22nd February 2021

First cloning of endangered American animal

Scientists in the U.S. have successfully cloned an endangered black-footed ferret, using DNA from an identical animal frozen since 1988.

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21st February 2021

2030 – Completion of Saudi Vision 2030

By 2030, a long-term strategic framework is realised by Saudi Arabia, which includes the growth of a new hi-tech sustainable city known as "The Line".

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15th February 2021

Green tea compound may help fight cancer

An antioxidant found in green tea may increase levels of p53, a natural anti-cancer protein, known as the "guardian of the genome" for its ability to repair DNA damage or destroy cancerous cells.

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11th February 2021

New device for scaling up quantum computers

Scientists in Australia have developed a new cryogenic computer system called Gooseberry which has potential for scaling up quantum computers from dozens to thousands of qubits.

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10th February 2021

New versions of the Spot robot

Boston Dynamics, famous for its highly mobile robots, has announced an expanded product line for the agile "Spot".

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8th February 2021

$100m prize for carbon removal funded by Elon Musk

XPRIZE, a non-profit organisation that hosts competitions for technological development to benefit humanity, has today announced a $100m prize for carbon removal sponsored by Elon Musk and the Musk Foundation.

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6th February 2021

Australia plans world's biggest battery for 2023

A new $2.4bn battery will have a power capacity of 1,200 megawatts (MW), which is quadruple the current world's largest, and 24 times greater than the record holder in 2016.

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4th February 2021

2040 – A pan-European hydrogen network has emerged

By 2040, much of western Europe has established a "backbone" for the transport of hydrogen, now a mature industry.

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3rd February 2021

Brain stem cells could improve AI

Scientists have begun working on a project that will see human brain stem cells used to power artificial intelligence and could bring about a revolution in computing.

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2nd February 2021

Guinea worm disease close to being eradicated

Guinea worm cases in humans fell by 50% in 2020, according to the Carter Center. The disease could be eradicated worldwide by 2030.

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