Science Tutorials & How-Tos

zero_carbon_house
Posted by Alan Martin on July 16, 2015

This “impossible” house generates more energy than it uses

smartphone_glow
Posted by Alan Martin on July 15, 2015

Your smartphone data can diagnose depression with 87% accuracy

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Posted by Alan Martin on July 14, 2015

NASA: Pluto has blue skies and water ice

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Posted by Alan Martin on July 13, 2015

Winter is coming: Scientists predict “little ice age” in 15-25 years time

sleeping_black_bear
Posted by Alan Martin on July 10, 2015

Hibernating bears could help astronauts stay healthy

human_head_transplant
Posted by Alan Martin on July 10, 2015

Human head transplant: Controversial procedure successfully carried out on corpse; live procedure “imminent”

biosensors-girl-sniffing-dandelion
Posted by Nicole Kobie on July 9, 2015

The technology teaching machines to smell

ibm_test_chip
Posted by Curtis Moldrich on July 9, 2015

IBM reveals 7nm microchip breakthrough, continues Moore’s law

sky_with_asteroids
Posted by Alan Martin on July 8, 2015

WATCH THIS: If you could see every asteroid, this is what the sky would look like

looking_up_to_space
Posted by Lucy Rogers on July 1, 2015

Will we land humans on Mars within a generation?

science_paper_markup
Posted by Cat Bowskill on July 1, 2015

Trust me, I’m a doctor: could more open science change how much we trust scientists?

synthetic_neuron
Posted by Alan Martin on June 30, 2015

Functioning artificial neuron created in Sweden

exploding_rocket
Posted by Alan Martin on June 29, 2015

WATCH THIS: SpaceX rocket explodes immediately after take-off

rat_rehab
Posted by Alan Martin on June 26, 2015

Rats kick cocaine and alcohol with off-the-shelf blood pressure medication

robots
Posted by Alan Martin on June 26, 2015

Reality check: robot killing machines – will they rebel?

blood_packs
Posted by Alan Martin on June 25, 2015

Artificial blood could be running through your veins within two years, says NHS

vetigel-stops-bleeding-in-seconds-2
Posted by Alan Martin on June 23, 2015

WATCH THIS: The gel that clots blood in 12 seconds

3d_printed_rhino_horn
Posted by Alan Martin on June 22, 2015

Poacher fooling 3D-printed rhino horns are two years away

mosquito
Posted by Alan Martin on June 17, 2015

Microsoft prepping drone army to catch mosquitoes

graphene-light-bulb
Posted by Alan Martin on June 17, 2015

The world’s smallest light bulb is an atom thick and made of graphene

cat
Posted by Alan Martin on June 16, 2015

New study links schizophrenia to cat ownership

lego_professor
Posted by Alan Martin on June 15, 2015

Wanted: Lego professor, no time-wasters please

ant_lasso
Posted by Alan Martin on June 12, 2015

This tiny robot tentacle is so accurate it can lasso live ants

perpetual_calendar
Posted by Alan Martin on June 12, 2015

This graph shows common diseases based on your birthday

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Posted by Sasha Muller on June 11, 2015

Saving the earth from solar storms

petri_hand
Posted by Alan Martin on June 11, 2015

This picture will make you want to wash your hands for the rest of time

stanford-engineers-build-a-water-droplet-based-computer-that-runs-like-clockwork
Posted by Alan Martin on June 11, 2015

WATCH THIS: The computer that runs on water droplets

drinking_chimp
Posted by Alan Martin on June 10, 2015

‘Drunken monkey’ theory backed up by boozy chimps

prosthetic
Posted by Alan Martin on June 10, 2015

Prosthetic leg gives feeling back to amputees

powifi_power_over_wi-fi
Posted by Alan Martin on June 9, 2015

Power over Wi-Fi: How does it work?

alzmain
Posted by Curtis Moldrich on June 8, 2015

Poor sleep could contribute to Alzheimer’s disease

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Posted by Curtis Moldrich on June 3, 2015

US Air Force working on new hypersonic scramjet capable of Mach 5 speeds

dbs
Posted by Thomas McMullan on June 2, 2015

Hacking the brain: How technology is curing mental illness

broadband_in_space
Posted by Nicole Kobie on June 1, 2015

Broadband from space: The battle for satellite internet

herpesteaser
Posted by William Stanton on May 27, 2015

Scientists use herpes virus to fight skin cancer

loreal_skin_teaser
Posted by Curtis Moldrich on May 20, 2015

Why the future of cosmetics is 3D-printed skin

euso_teaser
Posted by Curtis Moldrich on May 19, 2015

ISS might get a laser cannon to zap space junk

nerdalize-server-radiator
Posted by William Stanton on May 18, 2015

Replacing hot water with data: the servers that heat your home

nasa_orion_heatshield_1
Posted by Curtis Moldrich on May 14, 2015

NASA is making Orion the safest spaceship ever

Audi e-Diesel - Audi R8
Posted by Paul Lazarra on April 29, 2015

Reality check: Audi making e-diesel from air and water won’t change the car industry

Stanford University aluminium-ion battery breakthrough
Posted by Vaughn Highfield on April 8, 2015

Stanford University’s aluminium-ion battery is a breakthrough, but it’s not a big deal

ipad
Posted by Stewart Mitchell on January 26, 2012

Why using a tablet could harm your health