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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 23:41:57 -0500
Mobile phones to get handy upgrade
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:16:00 -0500Computer Scientists at the University of Washington are developing a radar-like system that will allow users to control their wireless devices with hand gestures. The system uses the reflection of radio waves to track hand movements and translate them into commands. Ben Gruber reports.
Shape-shifting architecture that responds to heat
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:51:00 -0500Architectural research students in Barcelona showcase a prototype of a shape-shifting building which expands and contracts as heat is applied. Amy Pollock reports.
Inflatable incubator cuts cost of neonatal care
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 07:33:00 -0500A British university student has designed an inflatable incubator to provide a low-cost solution to premature birth care. He hopes his design will help save the lives of babies in refugee camps and the developing world. Suzannah Butcher reports.
3D fun improves child therapy in Poland
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 10:12:00 -0500Scientists in Poland are helping children with autism and Down's Syndrome better focus on therapeutic exercises by taking them out of their real world environment and into a specially-designed 3D cave in which their imagination can flourish. Jim Drury reports.
Military dog handlers to get virtual assistance
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 14:57:00 -0500Researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory are creating interactive video games to help military dog handlers stay sharp. Nathan Frandino reports.
Rwandan farmers adopt energy efficient biogas system
Sun, 16 Nov 2014 04:10:00 -0500A project in Rwanda is encouraging farmers to use a new technology known as 'FlexiBiogas' that generates methane gas from cow dung and transfers it into cooking fuel. Sharon Reiech reports.
Tick saliva could help combat cancer, say Brazilian researchers
Sun, 16 Nov 2014 04:09:00 -0500Brazilian doctors hope a compound found in a common blood-sucking tick can be used to break down cancerous tumours in humans after successful results in laboratory animals. Tara Cleary has more.
After the Virgin Galactic tragedy the future of space travel
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 22:10:00 -0500A panel discussion with Cady Coleman, astronaut, NASA; Simonetta Di Pippo, director, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs; and George T. Whitesides, CEO, Virgin Galactic.
Time-lapse: Orion spacecraft's arrival at launch pad
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 17:10:00 -0500NASA's new Orion spacecraft arrived at its launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station ahead of its first spaceflight. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ESA confident about comet probe's mission despite technical glitch
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 10:29:00 -0500The European Space Agency says harpoons designed to anchor its probe to a comet "were not fired," but that the vehicle appears stable and ready to begin experiments. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Facetime Fido when you're away from home
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 10:17:00 -0500A teenager invents a device that allows dog owners to online video chat with their pooch. Jennifer Davis reports.
World’s first solar-powered bike path opens
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 09:04:00 -0500The Dutch finance minister opens the world's first public bicycle path that generates electricity. Inventors of SolaRoad say their technology is a major step towards a sustainable mobility system that could help power traffic lights and electric cars within five years. Jim Drury reports.
Europe makes space history as Philae probe lands on comet
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 14:21:00 -0500The European Space Agency (ESA) landed a probe on a comet on Wednesday, a first in space exploration and the climax of a decade-long mission to get samples from what are the remnants of the birth of Earth's solar system. Pavithra George reports.
ESA space probe makes first-ever landing on comet
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 12:27:00 -0500European scientists threw their arms up in celebration as a probe delivered by the Rosetta spacecraft landed on the surface of a comet, the climax of a decade-long project to unlock some of the secrets of the universe. Rough Cut (No reporter narration)
Dead WWI soldier helps fight disease
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 12:12:00 -0500A soldier who died of dysentery in World War One is helping today's scientists study the deadly disease, and the way it has evolved to survive the antibiotics used to treat it. Suzannah Butcher reports.
Ambulance drone provides speedy treatment for cardiac arrest
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 07:39:00 -0500A university graduate from The Netherlands is hoping his ambulance drone will be able to save the lives of cardiac arrest sufferers, who need to be treated within minutes of an attack. The drone carries a defibrillator and can reach a patient up to ten times faster than a traditional ambulance. Suzannah Butcher reports
Bundesbank is like Dracula - Reuters FX Analyst Kimberley
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 06:30:00 -0500The Bundesbank will keep putting pressure on the ECB, meaning President Draghi will have to keep papering over the cracks – that’s another reason to sell the euro, says Reuters FX analyst Neal Kimberley.
Israeli firm makes sense of sensing
Sun, 09 Nov 2014 04:24:00 -0500It just might become your 'sixth sense'. An Israeli company has developed a mobile sensor that can scan and analyse objects on a molecular level. Its developers say the device will pave the way to a more intelligent consumer experience. Sharon Reich reports.
Berlin Wall app brings past to life
Sat, 08 Nov 2014 03:47:00 -0500Visitors to the Berlin Wall can use a newly developed augmented reality app to bring the structure's difficult and divisive past to life. The app has been developed to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Wall. Sharon Reich reports.
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