Engineers fly world's first 'printed' aircraft

British engineers have created and flown an aircraft whose entire structure has been printed - wings, integral control surfaces, access hatches and all.

Robot trader beats competition

City traders are never all that popular, so many people will welcome the news that they've now been shown to be rubbish compared with a new robot trading system.

Control system lets spacecraft think for themselves

Manfully resisting the temptation to call it HAL, a team at the University of Southampton has developed the world's first control system to allow satellites and spacecraft to think for themselves.

New scheme to track astronomical events in real time

A new global project will, for the first time, be able to track astrophysical events across the sky as they happen.