Researchers are turning sperm into cancer-fighting ‘robots’

Researchers are equipping sperm with iron suits to turn then into gynaecological cancer fighting "robots". ...

Climate change increases chance of heat-related death

As temperatures rise, so too does the risk of heat-related death. Right now, about 30 per cent of the world’s population is exposed to deadly...

Researchers can tan human skin without UV exposure

Researchers have developed a way to tan human skin without ultraviolet (UV) radiation and its associated damaging effects....

Semi-soft robots made from drinking straws

A research team from Harvard University has developed semi-soft robots capable of standing, walking and even striding across water. Behold the arthrobots....

Origami-like ladybug wings hold engineering secrets

The ladybug folds its wings like an origami master. To the naked eye this intricate movement was a mystery, until now. ...

Confessions of a smartphone junkie

Smartphones are the focal point of our digital lives. Our resident smartphone junkie explains why the 2017 range is particularly great....

Self-driving supermarket without employees opens in Shanghai

A self-driving supermarket without any human staff has opened its doors in Shanghai. There are no lines at Moby, and it can drive itself to...

What’s the oldest living thing on Earth?

What's the oldest living thing in the world? It's not an easy question to answer. But here are some researchers' best guesses....

Hexacopter with tiltable blades can fly in any direction

The newest addition to the constantly expanding droneosphere is Voliro, an hexacopter with individually tiltable axes that allow it to fly in any direction....

Researchers create the largest simulation of the universe – ever

A group of researchers have built the world's largest simulation of the universe, containing around 25 billion virtual galaxies. ...

China switches on its first floating solar energy farm

China's reputation as a coal-guzzling, smog-blanketed polluter is changing thanks to the world’s largest floating solar energy farm....

Artificial intelligence can predict patient lifespans

The technology uses deep learning to analyse chest scans, identifying patterns humans can’t see. This helps to predict patient lifespans....

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