Science

Somewhere out there

Somewhere out there

Fabulous telescopes, clever robotic spacecraft and a variety of break-through technologies have dramatically expanded our understanding - and appreciation - of the Universe. Here's an...

Ask the surgeon/Dr Ken Kamler

Can a doctor diagnose a heart attack over the phone?...

New view of a star’s death

New view of a star’s death

In 1006 AD, what was thought to be a "new star" suddenly appeared in the sky, and over the course of a few days became...

Next-generation small arms

Next-generation small arms

The long and troubled programme to replace the M16 has yielded unexpected results - a versatile new assault rifle and a laser-guided grenade launcher....

Buying time in suspended animation

An ability to put the human body on hold could safeguard the critically injured or preserve donor organs for transport. Does the power to reversibly...

You’ll hardly feel it

You’ll hardly feel it

A Japanese breakthrough has resulted in the thinnest needle in the world....

Quantum lighting

Quantum lighting

The light bulb as we know it will one day be replaced by solid-state, light-emitting diodes (LEDs)....

Pillow squawk

Pillow squawk

Danish peacekeepers in Kosovo and Iraq are fieldtesting the MusiCure, a pillow that chirps like a bird and plays music. The aim is to determine...

Hands-on cybernetics

Hands-on cybernetics

A prosthetic hand prototype developed by European scientists mimics the sensation of touch. The Cyberhand uses a new kind of electrode to hard-wire the hand...

Eyeing the unfriendly skies

Eyeing the unfriendly skies

THE nightmare scenario of an ICBM launched from the Korean peninsula, bound for California, may never become a reality. But the Missile Defence Agency is...

Blur begone

Blur begone

Blur begone A camera designed at Stanford University lets you shoot first and focus later. The camera uses a 90 000- microlens array to analyse...

Get your kicks on Route 360

Get your kicks on Route 360

The realism of hi-def motor racing video games is impressive, but for driving enthusiasts, nothing replaces the feel of a real car cockpit....

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