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Google chucks $1bn into Elon Musk-backed SpaceX global satellites

From Project Loon to robot-fearing loon

Wed Jan 21 2015, 09:35

Robots are starting to proactively learn the internet

You can teach Robo Brain how to drink a cup of tea

Tue Aug 26 2014, 16:17

European Space Agency takes on 3D printing for space metals

Additive manufacturing is the path to Mars

Fri Oct 18 2013, 14:24

UK Space Agency gets a £6m injection

A boost for the UK space industry

Wed Apr 11 2012, 09:59

A tiny chip could replace some doctors

Swallow the surgeon medical care

Thu Feb 23 2012, 15:23

IBM and 3M are developing semiconductor adhesives

Could build multi-chipped layered microprocessors

Thu Sep 08 2011, 14:17

Homomorphic cryptography will save the cloud

No decryption needed on medical information

Tue Aug 09 2011, 16:39

SETI shelves its search for aliens

Lack of funding hangs up on ET

Wed Apr 27 2011, 10:59

UK’s oldest working television heads for auction

1930s Marconi set could raise £5,000

Tue Apr 05 2011, 16:28

Fujitsu achieves 40Gbps optical fibre transmission

Power consumption more than halved

Thu Mar 10 2011, 16:46

Frickin' nanolasers on chips herald new age of optoelectronics

You could fit many on a shark's head

Mon Feb 07 2011, 17:42

IBM says the future of supercomputing is the size of a sugar cube

Small boxes are easier to cool, easy to lose

Fri Nov 12 2010, 14:22

Boffins create real-time 3D holographic images

Help us Obi-Wan, you’re our only hope

Thu Nov 04 2010, 15:51

Your disk drive could save the world

Why only search for extraterrestrial intelligence?

Mon Oct 25 2010, 17:51

Microchips can detect nerve regrowth chemicals

Semiconductors to fight paralysis

Wed Oct 13 2010, 17:44

Nano LCD screens will go into heads-up displays

Don't need The Force

Wed Sep 29 2010, 15:11

Qualcomm says Peanut to Bluetooth and Zigbee

Nut cracker sweet

Fri Sep 24 2010, 11:15

Google and NASA look to quantum computing for artificial intelligence

Vesuvius rumbles all the way to Washington

Thu Sep 04 2014, 16:26

Spacex aborts rocket launch

Likely to be just a short delay

Fri Nov 29 2013, 11:50

CERN detects new boson and uses Comic Sans to tell the world

Science provides the answers, Microsoft supplies the comedy

Wed Jul 04 2012, 15:07

Boffins ‘see' charge within a single molecule

Applications include molecular-scale computing devices

Mon Feb 27 2012, 16:06

Neutrino results could be down to dodgy wiring

Faster than light experiment in question

Thu Feb 23 2012, 15:17

Amazon chief fails to deliver rocket to space

Unmanned spaceflight is a flop

Tue Sep 06 2011, 10:15

USA wins Robot football World Cup

UK crashes out

Tue Jul 12 2011, 15:34

Fifty years since the first man in space

Whatever happened to the space race

Tue Apr 12 2011, 17:20

Scotland might see space flight launches

UK government has plans to overhaul space agency

Fri Apr 01 2011, 14:00

Motorola and Cox claim data transmission world record

Hybrid fibre coaxial will never be the same

Fri Mar 04 2011, 15:51

Boffins hack Kinect to perform robo-surgery

Hands free hack’n’slash

Thu Jan 20 2011, 15:58

Fujitsu cuts the cost of directing photons

Lights up the network

Tue Nov 09 2010, 12:14

Humans could form wireless networks

No group hug required

Mon Nov 01 2010, 15:27

Human brains will power robots


Tue Oct 19 2010, 14:08

Google tests hands free driving

Can't touch this

Mon Oct 11 2010, 12:25

IBM records atomic behaviour

Observes what happens when you poke atoms

Mon Sep 27 2010, 12:28

Intel wants junctionless transistors

Spending $1.5 million on R&D

Wed Sep 22 2010, 12:04

Google is testing drone delivery

Pizza could become pie from the sky

Fri Aug 29 2014, 11:32

India sends a spacecraft to Mars

Work, rest, and possibly some play

Tue Nov 05 2013, 11:36

CERN will present an update on its Higgs boson search in July

Has more data than ever before to present

Mon Jun 25 2012, 16:15

US boffins talk up photonic computing revolution

Opens the door for super fast computers

Fri Feb 24 2012, 14:53

Nike is readying Back to the Future shoes

Air Mags set for launch this week

Thu Sep 08 2011, 14:23

Lightbulbs can be used to broadcast wireless internet

LiFi is coming

Thu Aug 25 2011, 17:16

Laser smashes data transfer records

26 terabits per second with a single laser

Tue May 24 2011, 10:01

World's largest rocket is revealed

Set for launch in 2013 or 2014

Wed Apr 06 2011, 12:11

Ultra low power memory could extend battery life

For phones or anything with a battery

Fri Mar 11 2011, 12:48

Light absorbing silicon could realise optical computers

its all about interference

Mon Feb 21 2011, 12:48

Fruit fly reveals secrets of computing

Nervous system solves networking problem

Mon Jan 17 2011, 15:05

Sinclair returns with the C5 electric scooter

You can’t keep a good man down

Fri Nov 05 2010, 16:25

IBM and boffins try to save Europe from standby mode

Want to make it more efficient

Thu Oct 28 2010, 10:43

Japan shows off a dancing robot

Girls Aloud should be worried

Mon Oct 18 2010, 15:49

Glasses augment reality with web content

The joy of specs

Fri Oct 08 2010, 11:51

Panasonic reveals hair washing robot

Causes a bit of a lather

Fri Sep 24 2010, 16:41
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