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Trips to space possible from the UK in four years, launch pad sites announced

Trips to space possible from the UK in four years, launch pad sites announced

By 14 July 2014

Britain is aiming to be one of the first countries in the world to offer space travel for tourists as it announced spaceport sites. The US is currently the only place that offers commercial spaceports. The UK spaceports should be built and ready for... >>

Raspberry Pi gets re-designed as B+ with upgraded connections and lower power consumption

Raspberry Pi gets re-designed as B+ with upgraded connections and lower power consumption

By 14 July 2014

The all-in-one mini computer, Raspberry Pi, has been updated thanks to a re-designed model called B+. The B+ will consume less power than the Raspberry Pi thanks to its ability to use more peripherals without the need for a dedicated power source. It... >>

Mini flying robots are being built to replace bees in pollinating plants

Mini flying robots are being built to replace bees in pollinating plants

By 11 July 2014

Harvard has developed tiny drone-like robots that can fly and are meant to pollinate crops just as honeybees do. The UK isn't the only country facing a food security catastrophe due to falling numbers of honeybee colonies. The total number of managed... >>

Contact lens displays and even synthetic retinas just got real as 'nano-pixels' are discovered

Contact lens displays and even synthetic retinas just got real as 'nano-pixels' are discovered

By 11 July 2014

Scientists at Oxford University have discovered a new "nano-pixel" that will mean displays on contact lenses, in car windows and flexible screens are all possible. It could even mean synthetic retinas in your eyes. The discovery was made when researching... >>

If you thought Potato Salad Kickstarter was weird check out Zabosu remote controlled humans

If you thought Potato Salad Kickstarter was weird check out Zabosu remote controlled humans

By 11 July 2014

It was only a matter of time for crowd funding services like Kickstarter and Indiegogo to include weirder projects and products than the standard games, gadgets and movie plans. Potato Salad famously created a stir and became something of a social sensation... >>

Indoor LED farm grows 2.5x faster than outdoors, uses 99% less water and produces 40% less waste

Indoor LED farm grows 2.5x faster than outdoors, uses 99% less water and produces 40% less waste

By 11 July 2014

When sci-fi films imagined a future of neon pink lights it may have been more accurate than expected. A new indoor farm that uses functional LEDs to create the ultimate growing environment has beaten nature, hands-down. Miyagi Prefecture farm uses special... >>

Need a hammer? Mcor Iris can 3D-print your tools in full colour using glue and office paper

Need a hammer? Mcor Iris can 3D-print your tools in full colour using glue and office paper

By 10 July 2014

The 3D-printing boom is rapidly advancing, but it's still an expensive technology and the printed goods aren't that realistic looking. Most companies can only print pricey, bland forms made of plastic and other chemicals. But Irish company Mcor has developed... >>

Acton R RocketSkates could be the coolest idea for getting around since the hoverboard

Acton R RocketSkates could be the coolest idea for getting around since the hoverboard

By 10 July 2014

The Acton R RocketSkates don't use rockets. But they are powered by electricity meaning the wearer can cruise along without any effort at all. The RocketSkates have hit Kickstarter where they're already smashing the $50,000 goal with $113,388 raised at... >>

Space coffee, ISSpresso is heading for the stars in a world first

Space coffee, ISSpresso is heading for the stars in a world first

By 10 July 2014

Astronauts might be the best of the best, but even they need coffee. To keep these galactic pioneers happy Lavazza and Argotec have teamed up to create the first espresso machine that will work in space. The ISSpresso is going to be installed, you guessed... >>

Control Google Glass with your mind

Control Google Glass with your mind

By 10 July 2014

Deciding that the finger swipes are a limiting factor to how people use Google Glass, one London-based design agency come up with an alternative; mind control. Called mindRDR, the app, combined with a Neurosky EEG biosensor allows you to take a picture... >>