Plane completes two weeks' continuous flight

An unmanned, solar-powered plane has landed in Arizona after spending two weeks in the air.

Team travels the Silk Road in driverless cars

An Italian engineering team has waved off two vehicles set to cover the 8,000 miles to China - without drivers.

New Navy laser zaps drones from the sky

Raytheon and the US Navy say they have successfully used a combined-beam fiber laser to shoot down unmanned aerial vehicles in flight.

Female robots will blush before killing humans

Researchers at Bielefeld University in Germany have created a robotic head called Flobi that expresses emotions, most of them ticked-off-at-men-looks.

Bionic legs allow wheelchair-bound to walk

A New Zealand company has developed the world's first robotic legs, enabling a man who'd been in a wheelchair for five years to walk again.

Sperm gene hasn't changed in 600 million years

If it ain't broke, don't fix it, they say - and there's no doubt you lot seem pretty pleased with the stuff. And now scientists have discovered that the human sperm gene has survived for 600 million years, unaltered.

'Holodeck' could revolutionize Hollywood, say its creators

Stony Brook University is building what it calls the closest thing in the world to Star Trek's 'holodeck'.

Fermilab denies it's found 'God particle'

Fermilab is denying reports that its Tevatron particle accelerator has detected a Higgs boson - the so-called God Particle.

Nanotechnology expert found dead in Boston University lab

Boston University computer engineering professor Francesco Cerrina was found dead yesterday morning inside an unattended lab on campus.

Fusion reactor gets EU go-ahead

The Iter fusion reactor has got the go-ahead for completion after the EU agreed additional funds.

Remote sensor detects any substance

A new remote wave sensing technology can see through clothing and packaging to detect explosives, biological agents and drugs from a distance of 20 meters.

Lie detector works by targeting people with 'shifty eyes'

It might come as a surprise to daytime TV viewers - "We've proved your husband was cheating!" - but polygraphs aren't actually that accurate.

MIT builds fibers that can hear and sing

MIT scientists have developed fibers that can detect and produce sound, and say they could be used to produce clothes that act as microphones.

3D Printer Wants to Print Human Organs

The 3D-Bioplotter takes computer aided designs from a PC and build biomaterials. Anxious geeks building girlfriends in AutoCAD as we speak.

New dinosaur named for spectacular frill

A newly discovered dinosaur species with the most dramatic frill round its head ever found has been dubbed Mojoceratops.

Scientists make it easier to determine skeletons' sex

Ever look at that skeleton in your high school classroom and wonder if it was a guy or girl? A new technique has been developed to make it easier to answer the gender question.

Smart medical dressing diagnoses and treats infection

A new 'smart' medical dressing uses nanotechnology to both detect and treat infection in wounds.

UCLA develops holographic, cell phone-powered microscope

Scientists are going to perform research on HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria, with the help of a cell phone and a brand new kind of microscope.

Climate scientists receiving death threats by the hundred

US climate scientists say they're experiencing a barrage of hate mail and death threats, and that law enforcement agencies are failing to act.

Printer part reengineered as robot centipede

Researchers at the University of Washington and Stanford University have developed an insectlike robot with hundreds of tiny legs.