Technology

Beautiful wreckage left by a supernova explosion

  It is not a pencil. It is not a celestial quidditch broom. It is a beautiful nebula formed 11,000 years ago after the violent death of a star.

Electric infrastructure installed in Perth

Australia’s first electric car recharge network has been built in Perth.

Spinach power could provide electricity

Apparently Popeye the Sailorman isn’t the only one who can get a boost from spinach.

Nanoparticles restore blood flow after brain injury

  Carbon nanoparticles quench potent free radicals and stabilise cerebral blood flow.

Robot learns to recognise itself in a mirror

Self-awareness is the next big step for thinking robots.

A step towards hydrogen energy with nanostructures

Engineers have demonstrated that hydrogen can be released and reabsorbed from a promising new storage material.

Colour-changing robot inspired by octopus

The cephalopod’s impressive camouflage led scientists to create a rubbery new robot.

Disney takes face cloning to an impressive new level

A human face has been physically cloned onto an animatronic character.

Google Earth inspires cell biologists

Advances in microscopy allow researchers to zoom in and out of biological tissue like they’re using Google Earth.

What makes Paris look like Paris?

Visual data mining of Google identifies cities’ distinctive details.

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