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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

IBM brings Watson Analytics to all with freemium model

Ask a simple question, get a comprehensive answer

Tue Sep 16 2014, 16:10

Spacex aborts rocket launch

Likely to be just a short delay

Fri Nov 29 2013, 11:50

European Space Agency takes on 3D printing for space metals

Additive manufacturing is the path to Mars

Fri Oct 18 2013, 14:24

Elon Musk proposes a Hyperloop link between Los Angeles and San Francisco

Cars and people to travel at 760 miles per hour

Tue Aug 13 2013, 10:35

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

IBM shows off sub-10nm carbon nanotube transistors

Graphene the way to success

Tue Dec 06 2011, 16:56

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

USA wins Robot football World Cup

UK crashes out

Tue Jul 12 2011, 15:34

Laser smashes data transfer records

26 terabits per second with a single laser

Tue May 24 2011, 10:01

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

ZTE breaks data transmission world record

A staggering 10Tbps

Wed Mar 23 2011, 16:06

Fujitsu achieves 40Gbps optical fibre transmission

Power consumption more than halved

Thu Mar 10 2011, 16:46

Boffins build a chip on a pen tip

Bell’s law trumps Moore’s law

Thu Feb 24 2011, 15:15

Space station commander is 'emailed' a much-needed spanner

Much quicker than sending a rocket

Mon Dec 22 2014, 12:31

Google and NASA look to quantum computing for artificial intelligence

Vesuvius rumbles all the way to Washington

Thu Sep 04 2014, 16:26

India sends a spacecraft to Mars

Work, rest, and possibly some play

Tue Nov 05 2013, 11:36

Elon Musk’s Grasshopper rocket makes its highest jump

744 metres altitude

Mon Oct 14 2013, 12:26

Nasa fires the Mona Lisa at the moon with a laser

Achieves one-way laser communication at planetary distances

Fri Jan 18 2013, 12:24

US boffins talk up photonic computing revolution

Opens the door for super fast computers

Fri Feb 24 2012, 14:53

Researchers fab a single atom transistor

Not by chance this time

Mon Feb 20 2012, 13:19

Microsoft shows off touchy feely surfaces of the future

It's NUI, a Natural User Interface

Tue Oct 18 2011, 11:05

IBM and 3M are developing semiconductor adhesives

Could build multi-chipped layered microprocessors

Thu Sep 08 2011, 14:17

IBM unveils chips that can mimic the brain

Chips capable of perception, action and cognition

Fri Aug 19 2011, 05:18

IBM announces a major memory breakthrough

Big improvement over flash memory

Thu Jun 30 2011, 13:55

SETI shelves its search for aliens

Lack of funding hangs up on ET

Wed Apr 27 2011, 10:59

World's largest rocket is revealed

Set for launch in 2013 or 2014

Wed Apr 06 2011, 12:11

Neurosky launches mind control headset

Telekinetic fragging

Tue Mar 29 2011, 15:18

Internet transparency tools for everyone gets wads of cash

You'll never guess who is funding it

Wed Mar 23 2011, 15:03

Motorola and Cox claim data transmission world record

Hybrid fibre coaxial will never be the same

Fri Mar 04 2011, 15:51

Boffins build a robot hand that types

Shakespeare not on the cards yet

Mon Feb 21 2011, 14:32

Elon Musk warns the world, again, about a potential robot uprising

Artificial intelligence is our 'biggest existential threat'

Mon Oct 27 2014, 12:51

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

Elon Musk wants to make James Bond’s submersible Lotus a reality

That’s the Espirit

Mon Oct 21 2013, 10:33

Elon Musk sends Spacex Falcon 9 rocket into space from California

Shipping satellites

Mon Sep 30 2013, 14:46

NASA's Curiosity rover takes its first drive on Mars

One small six-metre drive is a giant leap for a small machine

Thu Aug 23 2012, 12:09

A tiny chip could replace some doctors

Swallow the surgeon medical care

Thu Feb 23 2012, 15:23

Researchers use CPUs to feed GPUs

Claim 20 per cent performance boost

Thu Feb 09 2012, 14:20

Boffins invent an operating system for cities

Urban OS can run a city using machines

Mon Oct 03 2011, 17:38

Amazon chief fails to deliver rocket to space

Unmanned spaceflight is a flop

Tue Sep 06 2011, 10:15

Homomorphic cryptography will save the cloud

No decryption needed on medical information

Tue Aug 09 2011, 16:39

Phase-change memory makes a debut

Smaller is better

Wed Jun 15 2011, 18:24

The future of Android interfaces

With advanced 3D techniques

Mon Apr 18 2011, 14:35

UK’s oldest working television heads for auction

1930s Marconi set could raise £5,000

Tue Apr 05 2011, 16:28

Invertebrates' neurons inform robot brains

I got rhythm

Mon Mar 28 2011, 14:03

Ultra low power memory could extend battery life

For phones or anything with a battery

Fri Mar 11 2011, 12:48

Quantum PC gets a step closer

But will it run Crysis?

Wed Mar 02 2011, 12:26
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