Engineers and artists develop 3D printing in glass

Engineers and artists at the University of Washington's Solheim Rapid Manufacturing Laboratory have developed a way to create glass objects using a conventional 3-D printer.

Flaky online info scares surgery patients

Researching surgery on the internet leaves patients upset and confused, thanks to reams of misleading information.

Retinal implant could help the blind see

MIT researchers are working on a retinal implant that could help blind people regain a useful level of vision.

Humans will be immortal in 20 years

Scientist Ray Kurzweil claims humans could become immortal in as little as 20 years' time.

Scientist predicts brain downloads

A top scientist claims that it will soon be possible to back up your brain and download yourself into your PC.

Paralyzed rats learn to walk again

UCLA scientists have made paralyzed rats walk again after spinal-cord injuries, in an achievement that could give hope to paraplegic people.

Handwriting gives liars away

People who are writing lies press harder on the paper and produce taller letters than those who are telling the truth, according to Israeli scientists who have developed a handwriting analysis system.

Monkeys cured of color-blindness

In a breakthrough that offers hope to the seriously visually impaired, researchers have used gene therapy to cure color blindness in squirrel monkeys.

Here comes the quarter-of-a-million dollar man

Maybe it's deflation, maybe Brits just do things on the cheap, but scientists at the British Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) reckon they could recreate the six million dollar man for under $250,000.

British PM apologises to dead codebreaker Alan Turing

Aah, he's just so tender-hearted, Gordon Brown. The British prime minister has issued an apology to Alan Turing for the way he was treated by the authorities after the second world war.

Is it a bird, is it a plane? No, it's a levitating mouse

Mice don't much like being levitated, it seems. NASA-funded researchers came to this conclusion after an experiment using magnetic fields to simulate the effects of space travel.

Georgian skeletons challenge 'out of Africa' theory

A set of skeletons discovered in Georgia indicates that early man took a bit of a detour on his way out of Africa.

Popping steam bubbles used for underwater communications

A new method of underwater communication relies on using lasers to make a series of tiny popping noises.

World's quietest room opens for business

The University of Bristol has opened a state of the art center for nanoscience research, featuring what is claimed to be the world's quietest room.

Metallica fans are monkeys

Monkeys prefer heavy metal to classical music, say researchers at the University of Wisconsin.

Physicist tailors wideband invisibility cloak

Fractal Antenna has developed a system capable of switching a wideband invisibility cloak on and off. According to inventor Nathan Cohen, the device 'sets a path' for the realization of a practical invisibility cloak that will allow hidden objects to 'see' with the flick of a switch.

IBM scientists peer inside a molecule

IBM scientists have imaged the 'anatomy' of a molecule with greater resolution than ever before.

Scientists call for mirrors in space

In a last ditch effort to save the world from global warming, researchers are calling for giant mirrors to be put into space.

MIT builds robot fish

An MIT team has built a school of robo-fish designed for areas where traditional underwater autonomous vehicles can't go.

Most Americans believe healthcare reform myths

My, you're a paranoid lot. A survey has found that more than half of Americans believe myths about healthcare reform, including plans for 'death panels'.