• Mars news all good

    Data indicate all systems fine and helicopter Ingenuity working as expected.

    Less than a day after NASA’s Perseverance rover successfully landed, the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), in...

    Space Exploration February 22, 2021
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    Biology February 15, 2021
  • Highlight

    Cosmos Q&A: materials whirl

    From sticking plasters to wearable tech, functional materials are all around us.

    Engineer Madhu Bhaskaran co-leads the Functional Materials and Microsystems Research Group at RMIT University, Melbou...

    Materials February 11, 2021
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  • Tracking elephants from space

    Scientists count African elephants using satellites.

    It’s often said that certain geographical landmarks – like the Sahara Desert, or human-made structures like the Great...

    Animals February 4, 2021
  • Quantum brainiac

    Researchers prompt self-adapting atoms to mimic the human brain.

    Dutch physicists have just taken the first steps towards making a “quantum brain” by building a material that stores ...

    Physics February 2, 2021
  • Green lantern shoots straight

    Record-breaking laser cuts through atmosphere

    Scientists have set a world record for the most stable transmission of a laser signal through the atmosphere, effecti...

    Energy January 25, 2021
  • History

    Meet the Hornigs: building the bomb

    Manhattan Project’s prominent couple.

    In the late 1930s and into the 1940s, with much of the world engulfed by war, a group of scientists began to coalesce...

    Engineering January 24, 2021
  • Lockdown loaves show growth potential

    COVID-caught bioengineers rise baking interests to new levels.

    Baking the perfect bread - for cell growth. Credit: Andrew Pelling As any baking enthusiast will tell you, it’s al...

    Biology January 8, 2021
  • Predicting what metal alloys are going to do

    Researchers seek a better way to get desired properties.

    Advanced metal alloys are in everything from cars to electronics, but creating new ones for specific uses isn’t alway...

    Engineering December 15, 2020
  • Solar device that takes pressure off doctors

    Engineers find a way to keep things really hot.

    This rather unassuming looking set-up on a research station roof in Mumbai, India, could play a part in improving med...

    Engineering November 21, 2020
  • Printed tongues take some licking

    Synthetic surface behaves like the real thing.

    British scientists have 3D-printed some rather sophisticated fake tongues – even if they don’t actually look like ton...

    Engineering October 28, 2020
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