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Three Austrian Men Receive First Bionic Hands

Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to make the world’s first bionic man. The well-known quote spoken during the opening ...

February 26, 2015 at 9:58 am by

Watch: Solar-Powered Ray Can Melt Metal

Kevin Moore and Grant Reynolds from the Science Channel looked at one of their favourite childhood pastimes – burning things with the rays from a magnifying glass ...

February 16, 2015 at 6:41 pm by

First Video of a Laser Beam Travelling Through The Air

Light travels fast. Very fast. So much so, that it just seems instant to us. But, for the first time ever, we can see for ourselves that it isn’t and that it does indeed ...

January 29, 2015 at 6:28 am by

OK Go Plans to Release Album on DNA

Innovative rock band OK Go, famous for spectacular home-made music videos, wants to encode the band’s fourth album, Hungry Ghosts, on DNA. Lead singer Damian Kulash, who ...

January 12, 2015 at 8:55 pm by

Ever Wanted to Make Your Own AA Battery?

Have you always found going to a shop to buy AA batteries for remote controls, toys or clocks a labourious and wasteful task? Well now you can make your own with this handy ...

December 23, 2014 at 3:15 am by

GCHQ Launches Kids Cryptography App

GCHQ, the Government Communications Headquarters of the UK, otherwise known as Britain’s NSA, has launched a an app targeted at kids with the intention of teaching them ...

December 12, 2014 at 9:58 pm by

President Obama Writes His First Ever Line of Code

Barack Obama just finished his first ever line of code. The “Coder-in-Chief” wrote a line of Javascript with 20 middle school students as part of the Hour Of ...

December 9, 2014 at 12:39 am by

New Website Lets You Browse Einstein’s Papers Free

Digital Einstein is a new website that opens up all of Einstein’s papers for free. The site includes not only scientific papers, but personal letters, memos and even ...

December 7, 2014 at 8:03 pm by

Student Hacks Microscopes – Saves £100,000

A student at Brunel University in London has saved £100,000 by hacking USB microscopes. The PhD student needed a highly sophisticated microscope for his research into cell ...

November 26, 2014 at 8:09 pm by

Harvard Academics Build Robot That Teaches Kids How to Write Code

Harvard researchers have built a $10 robot that has been designed to teach children how to write code. The small AERobot can be connected to a computer via USB and programmed ...

November 23, 2014 at 1:20 am by

You can now Listen to Wi-Fi – Reports Claim

  Nope, we’re not talking about the screeching sounds of a Dial-Up modem from the 90’s – you can (apparently) hear WiFi with the help of some fancy ...

November 18, 2014 at 3:45 am by

Twisted Lasers Beam Data Across Vienna

In an interesting example of wireless data transmission, researchers in Vienna delivered digital data over 2 miles via twisted laser beams. Using a technique known as ...

November 13, 2014 at 6:50 am by

NASA Testing Oculus Rift to Keep Astronauts Sane in Space

The Holodeck technology that features in the StarTrek franchise is still a little out of our technological reach, but the idea of using VR technology to keep astronauts sane ...

October 17, 2014 at 12:58 pm by

Google Building World’s Fastest Computer Using Quantum Technology

Google have joined forces with researchers at the University of California Santa Barbara to develop “quantum computing” technology. The technology is still highly ...

September 4, 2014 at 2:58 pm by

NASA Building Largest Rocket of All Time, Will Launch in 2018

NASA are cooking up something big, very big! The simple-named Space Launch System, a 384 feet tall rocket, the biggest ever created. To put this into perspective the Saturn V ...

September 2, 2014 at 9:59 am by

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