A cyclist wearing the smart wristband 'Intelligent blinker'

In just three months, five electrical engineering students developed a prototype for a smart blinking wristband to help keep cyclists…
Optical fibers

A team of researchers in Denmark has broken the world record in data transmission – again – using a new…
Illustration of white blood cells

A new study provides the first evidence that certain cells responsible for the immune system's memory are essentially adult stem…
3D-printed artificial thumb for car assembly

Workers at a BMW assembly line have tested – and liked – an artificial thumb produced by 3D printing that…
Retrofit of an existing pit latrine with two Blue Diversion toilets.

The award-winning toilet innovation Blue Diversion combines the best of high- and low-tech solutions in a bid to solve sanitation…
A cow's eye

The recent decoding of 234 bull genomes is set to speed up the scientific quest to breed cattle with more…
Asteroid Vesta

The crust of the asteroid Vesta is almost three times thicker than expected, according to a new study that questions…
Life tracking icons

The growing obsession with self-tracking and the use of wearable technology to improve our health may also affect our sense…
Swiss computer science student Jonathan Cheseaux has developed a system for locating a person via his or her mobile phone with a drone, which could be used to find victims in natural disasters.

Swiss computer science student Jonathan Cheseaux has developed a system for locating a person via his or her mobile phone…
An artist’s impression of a laser pulse changing a magnetic bit.

New laser technology is set to boost the write speed of hard drives dramatically and pave the way for optical…