Graphene electronics on a flexible substrate.

European physicists team up with a leading company to develop an artificial retina based on the remarkable properties of graphene.…
A humanoid robot

Hot on the heels of the robot soccer World Cup in Brazil, robotics expert and RoboCup world champion Gerrit Naus…

If you have an incurable disease, would you want to know? And who else should have access to your health…
Illustration of bacteria

Is it possible to fight antimicrobial resistance – making sure doctors can treat people effectively with antibiotics – while still…
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…