A semiautonomous robotic prosthesis has turned an amputee drummer into a three-handed “cyborg”.
Radar could be used to predict the appearance of sinkholes, according to new analyses of Nasa airborne radar data.
A highly resilient cyber espionage toolkit known as ‘Snake’ has been unmasked by defence contractor BAE Systems.
A 260-mile sub-sea electricity link between Scotland and Wales will support 450 jobs during construction.
A new ISO standard for the safety of personal care robots has been released by the International Organization for Standardization.
Mt. Gox's demise rocked the bitcoin community, but, like San Francisco's occasional earthquakes, it was not entirely unexpected.
Samsung created a buzz at Mobile World Congress with an embedded biometric fingerprint scanner that lets users to pay online at the touch of a finger.
The natural world and its inhabitants are expert at developing energy-efficient and flexible designs. Engineers can learn a lot from Mother Nature's survival processes.
Motion control has come on in leaps and bounds (and swipes and punches) in recent years, and hardware companies are getting all e-motional in a bid to engage with users. But do we really know what to use it for yet?
Stadiums and other key engineering projects needed for a smooth Brazilian World Cup will be ready just in time - literally.
African migrants near Djibouti City trying to get a phone signal from nearby Somalia. The photo by John Stanmeyer won the 2014 World Press Photo award
A Skoda Yeti Outdoor car, frozen in ice in Covent Garden to mark the model's launch. Members of the public are invited to guess the combined weight of the car inside the ice: whoever guesses correctly will drive away with the brand-new vehicle.
The Zero Carbon Foods project is growing herbs, shoots, vegetables and salad leaves in an abandoned WWII bomb shelter underneath London's streets
Canine film fans at the first-ever dog-friendly cinema event, in which 20 dogs donned 3D glasses for a screening of Mr Peabody & Sherman, a film about a super-intelligent talking dog. The customers enjoyed popcorn boxes filled with doggy treats and bowls of water at Vue Entertainment in Acton, London
Dogs wearing "smart" kimonos fitted with RFID tags for tracking purposes attend the new year ceremony at the Ichigayahachiman shrine in Tokyo, Japan
Hungarian designer Gusztav Szikszai's Ring Clock, worn on the finger, which has LED digits that light up when twisted slightly
Two harbour seals wearing satellite linked transmitters on their heads in the waters of Howe Sound in Porteau Cove, British Columbia. The seals had received months of care at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre after being rescued from the wild. Wearing the transmitters will help track their movements after their release.
Momir Bojic's hand-built, intricately detailed woodwork VW Beetle - all wood, from bonnet to gearstick
A 3D-printed liquid metal Ford Torino car by American artist Ioan Florea
Alex Chinneck's sliding house sculpture, 'From the Knees of my Nose to the Belly of my Toes', in Margate, UK
A man rides a motorcycle across the top of a dam flooded by an overflowing river near Pengzhou, Sichuan, China, to save on travel time after floods crushed a bridge near the dam.
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Forty percent of the gas used in Germany comes from Russia. That figure rises much higher for some east European countries, whose dependence on Russian gas is almost total. So what would be the consequences if Russian president Vladimir Putin, in response to the Ukraine crisis, were to turn off the taps?
5 March 2014
"Guys, I'm thinking of getting a dog," said Ern as we were kicking back eating pizza. Takeaway boxes surrounded us.
Debate: Should there be laws for exploring the moon?
ForThere needs to be a legal framework to protect investment on the Moon
Profile: Professor Ian Crawford
Ian Crawford is professor of planetary science and astrobiology at Birkbeck University College London and sits on the European Space Agency (ESA) Human Spaceflight and Exploration Science Advisory Committee (HESAC). He is a contributing author to the book ‘Starship Century: Toward the Grandest Horizon’.
AgainstThe legal framework can wait: we should first protect the Earth’s environment
Profile: Robin Hanbury-Tenison OBE
Robin Hanbury-Tenison, OBE, was named by the Sunday Times as one of the ‘greatest explorers of the 20th century’. He has been on over 30 expeditions, including leading 115 scientists to study the rainforests of Sarawak. His book ‘Mulu: the Rainforest’, started the international concern for tropical rainforests.
Should there be laws for exploring the moon?
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