Device lets disabled play games with their eyes

A new set of glasses costing less than $60 could allow gamers to play using only their eye movements - ideal for the disabled, say its inventors.

Creating the perfect pop tune through Darwinian selection

Scientists from Imperial College London have built a computer program powered by natural selection, and say it can match the best pop and classical composers.

Team prototypes instant genome test

Scientists from Imperial College London have prototyped a tool that they say could ultimately sequence a person’s genome in minutes, at a fraction of the cost of current techniques.

Team develops temporal cloaking device

Researchers at Imperial College London say they've taken invisibility into the fourth dimension - time - by inventing a device that can hide whole events. It would give the impression of being a Star Trek transporter.

Team rivals synchotron with table-top device

Synchotron X-ray facilities are usually big and expensive. For example, the UK's Diamond Light Source synchrotron facility is half a kilometer in circumference and cost £263 million to build.

Malarial mosquitoes turning into new species

Two strains of the mosquito responsible for most malaria transmission in Africa are evolving into different species, meaning that techniques to control them may work on one type but not the other.

Sun's role in warming Earth may be overestimated

It's completely counter-intuitive, but it now seems that increased solar activity actually leads to cooling on Earth.

Researchers mimic magnetic monopoles

Researchers from Imperial College London have for the first time created a structure that acts like a single pole of a magnet at room temperature.