Crabs and lobsters feel pain, say researchers

Boiling lobsters alive for food must stop, say scientists, who say their experiments show that, along with other crustaceans such as crabs and prawns they do feel pain.

Flexible 'paper' tablet previewed at CES

The bendy tablet has been coming for quite a while now, but a version to be shown off today at CES could be ready for the market within three years, say its creators.

Star Trek 'holodeck' created

A Queen's University researcher has built a hologram-like 'telepod' that lets people in different locations video conference as if they are standing in front of each other.

Paper-thin, flexible smartphone could revolutionize industry

Within five years, all phones could be as thin and flexible as a sheet of paper, according to a Canadian scientists who's presenting a prototype at a conference in Vancouver next week.

Humans could form wireless nodes for high speed networks

Now, this is a weird one. A team of Irish engineers says it could be possible to minimise the need for mobile base stations by getting phone users to act as base stations themselves.

Best-known comets may be visitors from other stars

Many of the most famous comets in history, including Halley, Hale-Bopp and McNaught, may have come to our solar system from elsewhere.