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Nasa is developing space exploration drones that could reach where rovers can't

Nasa developing space exploration drones

3 August 2015

Nasa engineers are developing a Martian quadcopter designed to fly in the Red Planet’s thin atmosphere and gather samples from sites inaccessible to rovers. 

German researchers have created a motion-controlled car seat

Gesture-controlled driver’s seat to relieve back problems

3 August 2015

A driver’s seat that adjusts its shape and position by the wave of a hand to provide the best ergonomic support for every driver has been developed by German researchers.

The wing part found on Reunion was covered with barnacles that could provide clues about its origin

Barnacles could help solve MH370 mystery

3 August 2015

Barnacles could help solve the MH370 mystery, as scientists said chemical analysis of their shells could help retrace the journey of a wing part discovered on the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean last week. 

US President Barack Obama wants to leave a green legacy behind

Obama unveils ambitious emission reduction plan

3 August 2015

A new plan of US President Barack Obama to tackle climate change includes slashing emission from the power sector by ambitious 32 per cent as well as a more aggressive shift towards renewables. 

Canada was a piece of cake but America cost hitchBot its life

HitchBOT robot ‘killed’ in Philadelpia on first US visit

3 August 2015

HitchBOT the hitch-hiking robot - famous for its cross-Canada trip last year - has been found with its head and limbs severed just two weeks into its first US adventure.

Black phosphorus has some interesting properties suitable for making smaller and energy-efficient computer chips

Black phosphorus paves way for smaller better chips

31 July 2015

Black phosphorus could pave the way for smaller and more energy efficient transistors, South Korean researchers have found. 

Under a cliff with one foot in the 'air', that's how Philae came to rest on the surface of comet 67P

Data reveal Philae landed in a hole with one foot up

31 July 2015

Data from comet lander Philae revealed the pioneering spacecraft ended in a hole after its less than perfect landing in November last year.

Google has said no country should have control over what data people in other countries can access

Google refuses to apply EU's 'right to be forgotten' globally

31 July 2015

Google has defied an order from France's privacy watchdog to scrub search results worldwide when users invoke their 'right to be forgotten' online.

A fuel rod is inserted into a reactor vessel inside the No.1 reactor at Sendai nuclear power station

First Japanese nuclear restart planned for August 10

31 July 2015

Japanese utility Kyushu Electric Power plans to start up one of its nuclear reactors on August 10 in the first attempt to reboot the country's atomic energy industry.

Will the sea provide more clues? The beach where the mysterious wing part was discovered

MH370 wing on the way to France for examination

31 July 2015

The wing part discovered on the Reunion island in the Indian Ocean believed to come from the missing MH370 aircraft will be sent to France for analysis before final confirmation.

A new round of contracts for the Hinkley Point C construction has been awarded mostly to local companies

Firms to build Hinkley Point power plant announced

31 July 2015

Balfour Beatty, Doosan Babcock, Laing O'Rourke and Weir have been named among the companies to build the new Hinkley Point nuclear power station in Somerset.

Inspired by nature - a robotic water strider next to its real-life counterpart

Water-strider inspired robot can leap from water surface

31 July 2015

A robot can walk on and launch itself from water surface by mimicking abilities of water striders.