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Propellantless propulsion system could keep satellites in orbit, combat space junk

One of the main factors limiting the life of satellites is how much propellant they can carry to execute orbital corrections. Now scientists in Spain …

Engineering

In photos: Trucks and SUVs give the 2018 Detroit auto show some serious brawn

Detroit's Big Three go all in on new pickups<p>With all of the US Big 3 based in the Detroit area, the automotive world is forced to trudge up to the …

Trucks

Imaging system allows entire eye to be examined with one instrument

Eye exams may be getting quicker and easier, plus ophthalmologists may be able to save money on equipment, thanks to a new instrument developed by …

Science

Bikram yoga may not need to be so hot

Bikram yoga consists of 26 poses, and it's performed in a room that's heated to around 40 ºC (104 ºF). While it has a number of claimed health …

Bikram Yoga

Stylish shipping container house is topped by a green roof

Cocoon Modules' shipping container house comprises a total floorspace of 320 sq ft (29.7 sq m) as standard. However, the firm will expand the home at …

Storage Ideas

Limited run acoustic made using wood reclaimed from Hendrix family home

We've seen a number of guitars made with wood reclaimed from old bridges and barns, a Detroit firehouse and Brazilian shacks. But Canada's Joi …

Guitar

Korg's latest portable PA can be controlled from a smartphone

The all-in-one portable amplifications system is built around a 6.5-inch woofer and two tweeters for the promise of powerful low end from the bass …

Gear & Gadgets

Oldest "oxygen oasis" marks Earth's first breath of fresh air

Carbon dioxide is the current villain in the story of atmospheric gases, but billions of years ago the bad guy was our friend oxygen. Although it's …

Planets

Functional synthetic enzyme could be catalyst for artificial life

Not content with editing the genes of living organisms or creating ever-smarter AI, scientists may eventually be able to biologically engineer unique …

Biology

Vietnamese Forest House puts tiny living on stilts

In designing the home Van Dong wanted to create a basic building model, with an accessible and low cost construction method. "It is hoped that the …

Tiny House Movement

Emirates throws world's largest passenger aircraft a lifeline

First introduced in 2007, the A380 was touted as the airliner of the future. The four-engine, long-haul aircraft was larger than the earlier Boeing …

Aviation

Drone drops flotation device to stranded swimmers in world-first rescue mission

There's plenty to be excited about when it comes to the possibilities of drones, but two Australian beachgoers have learnt first-hand how they can …

Drones

World's fastest helicopter bows out in Britain

The world's fastest helicopter is being set out to pasture. The British Army has announced that its last five Westland Lynx helicopters will be …

Aerospace

Gallery: A tour of the solar system in spectacular new detail

Trailblazing spacecraft have not only returned stunning images for us to fawn over recently, they've returned important observations with great …

Space Exploration

2017 ranked among warmest years on record by NASA and NOAA

Parts of the Northern Hemisphere might be shivering through a bitterly cold winter right now, but global temperature averages still soared over the …

Global Warming

New study shows flu can be spread just by breathing

In a new study destined to amplify the paranoia of those already bacteria-phobic individuals, a team of scientists has found evidence revealing the …

Public Health

Zapata Ezfly: The jet-powered aerial Segway anyone can fly

It builds on the platform of Franky Zapata's Flyboard Air, a green goblin-style flying platform with no Segway-style handgrips. The Flyboard Air, …

Drones

Blood test for eight types of cancer offers promising early results

A new blood test designed to detect eight common types of cancer is showing excitingly positive results in early trials. Developed by a team led by …

Cancer

Autonomous air tankers could soon joining the fire-fighting fray

Air tankers are an important part of the fire-fighting arsenal, but their current reliance on human pilots severely limits their potential. With the …

Drones

Robotic implant made to treat birth defect

Oesophageal atresia is a rare genetic disease, in which the upper and lower sections of a baby's oesophagus don't connect – there's a gap between …

Breakthroughs

Rotational 3D printing spins out stronger structures

Harvard engineers have demonstrated a new 3D printing technique that allows the arrangement of short fibers in the printed material to be finely …

Engineering

Self-healing concrete uses fungus to fill cracks

If cracks in concrete can be fixed when they're still tiny, then they can't become large cracks that ultimately cause structures such as bridges to …

Construction

New Cassini map of Titan reveals an Earth-like sea level

An international team of scientists has discovered that the Saturnian moon Titan has its own sea level dictating the height of its alien hydrocarbon …

Planets

Matrix Voice lets you talk to your Pi

Holding basic conversations with smartphones and wireless speakers is now fairly commonplace, but tinkerers and makers who want to create their own …

Raspberry Pi

Tub-topped tiny house is built around a whisky still

The Honey on the Rock tiny house measures 22 ft (6.7 m)-long, 8.5 ft (2.6 m)-wide, and reaches a maximum height of 13.5 ft (4.1 m). It's clad in …

Houses

Bentley puts V8 power in the Bentayga SUV

Bentley Bentayga buyers will now be able to tick the box of an all-new 4.0-liter, 32-valve V8 with dual twin-scroll turbochargers mounted inside the …

Trucks

Learners encouraged to hit the books to uncover circuit secrets

"Because we believe in learning through play, Papier Machine is designed to stimulate people's curiosity and most of all, for people to have fun," …

Due

Land Rover celebrates 70th anniversary of the Defender in V8 style

The first V8 Defender since 1998, the re-engineered Defender Works V8 combined the naturally-aspirated engine with an 8-speed ZF automatic gearbox to …

Trucks

Ancient African arrow poison inspires prospective male contraceptive

Over half a century after the female birth control pill arguably kickstarted a sexual revolution, men still don't have an equivalent drug-based …

Contraception

Harvard's tiny robot arm picks, packs and performs surgery on the micro scale

Thanks to their speed and dexterity, Delta robots are commonly used on assembly lines, but they do need a lot of space to work in. Now, Harvard …

Robotics