Science

Why scientists are recording and implanting memories

Theoretical physicist and author Michio Kaku explains why scientists are recording and implanting memories and what the practical applications could be...

Bioprinted blood vessels

A new 3D printing method uses multiple print heads and bioprintable ink to create complex living tissue constructs, complete with tiny blood vessels...

BAT floating turbine will harness high-altitude winds

From nearly 300 metres high, the 18-metre-wide BAT floating turbine will harness winds that are six times more powerful than the winds at ground...

The eyes have it: scientists create retina in a dish

Scientists have effectively created a retina in a dish, or at least taken a major step towards this goal....

Molly, MDMA, Ecstasy, whatever: caution advised

Music festival regulars are probably familiar with the drug known as Molly, variously identified as MDMA or Ecstasy, even if they don't take it themselves....

First test flight of Nasa’s LDSD flying saucer

Nasa's LDSD flying saucer-shaped test vehicle is waiting patiently to take to the skies from Hawaii for its first engineering shakeout flight...

Sign up for TEDxAIMS event: ‘Alone in a crowd’

TEDxAIMS has assembled a line-up of nine interesting speakers for an event in Cape Town on 22 June. We suggest you sign up......

Why we search for aliens: a 30-second primer

Curiosity is one of the more admirable human traits, and neatly explains why we search for aliens. For the record, they are indeed out there......

Astronomers discover “mega-Earth” planet

Astronomers have found a "mega-Earth" planet – a rocky world weighing 17 times as much as Earth. Kepler-10c, circles a sunlike star once every 45...

World Science Festival: measure for measure

There's a problem with quantum physics and reality, and it's the “measurement” issue. We explore it with the World Science Festival....

Experience the World Science Festival live online

If you weren't able to visit New York for this year's World Science Festival, perhaps a live webcast could work for you. ...

Are dogs really our best friends – or sneaky opportunists?

Dogs have demonstrated their loyalty to humans on countless occasions. Is it real, or are they just as selfish as cats? (With one notable exception)...

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