Science

Fujitsu plans to fight cancer with its quantum-inspired digital annealer

Fujitsu plans to fight cancer with its quantum-inspired digital annealer

Fujitsu’s latest computational hardware could revolutionise the way doctors handle patient data.
By Vaughn Highfield May 18 2018, 11:10AM
Flat Earth convention suggests we use our inner Pac-Man to stop falling off

Flat Earth convention suggests we use our inner Pac-Man to stop falling off

As a rule of thumb, it's best not to base your scientific hypotheses on 1980s arcade games
By Staff Writer May 3 2018, 12:37PM
NASA might just have found the key to autonomous spacecraft

NASA might just have found the key to autonomous spacecraft

The GPS acronym just went cosmic.
By Emma Sims Apr 19 2018, 10:24AM
Watch NASA lob crash-test dummies through the air to see what happens to our bodies during plane crashes

Watch NASA lob crash-test dummies through the air to see what happens to our bodies during plane crashes

Watch the lifelike dummies take one for the team in this shudder-inducing videos.
By Staff Writer Apr 10 2018, 10:29AM
NASA could release a swarm of robot bees to explore Mars

NASA could release a swarm of robot bees to explore Mars

Marsbees could be about to take flight to help NASA explore the red planet.
By Staff Writer Apr 4 2018, 10:16AM
This online test claims to reveal your chances of getting skin cancer in the next 3.5 years

This online test claims to reveal your chances of getting skin cancer in the next 3.5 years

The test, developed by the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, is based on results of 40,000 people
By Staff Writer Mar 13 2018, 10:45AM
Will quantum computers ever see the light of day, or are they the ultimate vapourware?

Will quantum computers ever see the light of day, or are they the ultimate vapourware?

Will quantum computers ever be anything more than the next big thing?
By Staff Writer Mar 9 2018, 11:18AM
Scientists have used The Sims to recreate Déjà vu in a lab

Scientists have used The Sims to recreate Déjà vu in a lab

You're not clairvoyant - your brain is just playing tricks on you
By Staff Writer Mar 8 2018, 8:47AM
We could soon grow computers made of DNA

We could soon grow computers made of DNA

Successfully programming DNA could open the doors to a new era of biological computers.
By Staff Writer Mar 6 2018, 11:24AM
New species of tardigrade found in a Japanese car park

New species of tardigrade found in a Japanese car park

Known as water bears or moss piglets, tardigrade are amongst the toughest animals on Earth
By Thomas McMullan Mar 2 2018, 8:33AM
Signals from the first stars in the universe have been found - and they could finally unlock the secrets of dark matter

Signals from the first stars in the universe have been found - and they could finally unlock the secrets of dark matter

By unlocking the clues about how the first stars form, it could help astronomers solve the elusive dark matter mystery
By Victoria Woollaston Mar 1 2018, 9:19AM
What are black holes? The theories, and confusion, about how black holes are formed and behave

What are black holes? The theories, and confusion, about how black holes are formed and behave

How to tell your supermassive black hole from your stellar black hole
By Thomas McMullan Feb 26 2018, 9:19AM
There's a 10% chance Elon Musk's Roadster could smash into earth within 3 million years

There's a 10% chance Elon Musk's Roadster could smash into earth within 3 million years

A team from the University of Toronto used simulations to predict the fate of Musk's Tesla over the next few million years
By Edward Munn Feb 21 2018, 9:37AM
Human-sheep hybrid: Scientists just engineered a human-sheep hybrid for growing organs

Human-sheep hybrid: Scientists just engineered a human-sheep hybrid for growing organs

Scientists have just developed sheep embryos which have a 1 in 10,000 human cell count, making them 0.01% human
By Alex Lee Feb 20 2018, 9:19AM
This photograph of a single atom is just stunning

This photograph of a single atom is just stunning

Less is more
By Alan Martin Feb 15 2018, 9:51AM
This army of DNA nanorobots journeys through the body hunting down cancer and killing tumours

This army of DNA nanorobots journeys through the body hunting down cancer and killing tumours

Researchers have programmed DNA bots to cut off the blood supply to malignant tumours
By Thomas McMullan Feb 14 2018, 8:45AM
Australian study shows that drones have the better of humans for wildlife monitoring

Australian study shows that drones have the better of humans for wildlife monitoring

You really can count on drones
By Alan Martin Feb 14 2018, 8:45AM
The Trump administration wants to sell the ISS to the highest bidder

The Trump administration wants to sell the ISS to the highest bidder

New documents from NASA show plans to sell the ISS to the private sector
By Vaughn Highfield Feb 13 2018, 9:32AM
Long live the new flesh: Researchers have made a robotic skin that can heal itself

Long live the new flesh: Researchers have made a robotic skin that can heal itself

The ‘e-skin’ can sense pressure and temperature, and self-repair if someone cuts it
By Thomas McMullan Feb 12 2018, 9:13AM
Scientists have just made wood that is as strong as steel

Scientists have just made wood that is as strong as steel

Wooden want to get hit by this
By Alex Lee Feb 12 2018, 9:10AM