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Your toothbrush could warn you about the onset of diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer's, technologists have said.
Scientists at Texas A&M University found that children increased their focus by as much as 12 per cent when asked to stand during their lessons.
The recent explosion of live video streaming apps such have raised the realistic prospect that Sky could miss out on millions as viewers stream the content between their devices without paying.
Researchers at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center warned babies put to sleep in car seats, slings, swings and bouncers were at risk of death via strangulation from straps or suffocation.
Designed by Australia-based Paranormal Games, the app creates a 'personalised afterlife experience' by transforming a person's movement and memories into digital models.
Stanford University in California found that tumours hijack a process known as myelination, which insulates nerve fibres, allowing them to carry thoughts more quickly.
The radical claim was made by 58-year-old Canadian Andre Gignac who says he saw the 'bunker' in a photograph released by Nasa and taken by the Mars rover Opportunity.
The radical claim was made by 58-year-old Canadian Andre Gignac who says he saw the 'bunker' in a photograph released by Nasa and taken by the Mars rover Opportunity.
Researchers at the University of Maryland found that if the interviewer saw the candidate as a potential competitor, they discriminated in favour of unattractive men.
Futuristic technologies will revolutionise the way we holiday. Many futurists predict that space travel will become far more common and underwater hotels mainstream - in as little as 15 years.
However, as Californian researchers recently found, long-distance running also boosts memory. It also increases a man's attractiveness to the opposite sex.
Simply referred to as 'the next Gear', images (pictured) of the watch's circular face were unveiled as part of an announcement about the Korean firm's upcoming developer scheme.
Nasa scientists in California have revealed a distant image of Curiosity taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (shown). It was taken from an altitude of 187 miles (300km).
Norway has said it will be the first country in the world to stop broadcasting FM radio due to the rise in popularity of digital and internet radio services.
Geologists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration used submarines to record underwater volcanic eruptions 3,937ft beneath the surface of the Pacific Ocean near Samoa.
Piloted and powered by paracyclist Liz McTernan, the bike was built by Plymouth University and will need to exceed 21.39mph (34.42 km/h) over 656ft (200-metres) to beat the current record.
Archaeologists uncovered the fort on top of the 20-foot-high Dunnicaer sea stack (pictured) near Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire. It may have been one of a line of forts along the coast.
Researchers at McMaster University in Canada and the Swedish Museum of Natural History found that the last mammoths were isolated on an Arctic island for 5,000 years.
Tech experts at California-based iFixit are carrying out a so-called 'teardown' of the 38mm Sport model (shown) of Apple's Watch. This teardown reveals a 205mAh battery and Apple's S1 chip.
The Android (pictured) covers a region near Shahpur, Pakistan - at coordinates 33°30'52.5"N 73°03'33.2"E. It is believed to have been added using Google's Map Maker software.
The San Francisco-based social network said its 'Highlights' service will initially be rolled out to English speaking users who use Twitter on an Android phone.
The alien hunting team, dubbed Nexus for Exoplanet System Science (Nexss), will include scientists from 10 universities including Stanford, the University of California and Yale.
The revolutionary's body, which is on display in a mausoleum on Moscow's Red Square, is immersed in a bath of glycerol and potassium acetate for 30 days every two years.
Artist Frank McKeever from Florida created the posters. He hopes to encourage our presence into the solar system - especially as our planet is vulnerable to cosmic disasters.
Although scientists have long known that anxiety runs within families, the attitudes of over-anxious parents strongly affect their children’s behaviour, say the researchers at King's College London.
Australian researchers have tested their drone running companion. Called Joggobot (shown) it is designed to float in front of jogger when they run, and could be used in other sports like cycling.
Researchers from the University of Utah tracked seismic waves to map Yellowstone. The chamber (shown in yellow) measures 11,035 cubic miles (46,000 cubic km).
A new species of torrent frog has been found in the State of São Paulo, Brazil. Called Hylodes japi, it was found to mate underground in secret chambers. Shown is another torrent frog, the Waterfall frog.
Scientists at University College London found that comedians and barristers showed lower levels of activity in an area of the brain known as Broca's region (pictured).
Fossils found in the Cave of Llenes in the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains in Catalonia, Spain, suggest Neanderthals shared the cave with several other predators 200,000 years ago.
Although the Apple Watch is officially going on sale, none of its stores will have them in stock - instead, consumers have to pre-order the watches online and wait for their arrival until June.
Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzho, China, tried to modify the gene responsible for β-thalassaemia, a potentially deadly blood disorder, using a method known as CRISPR.
Using neuroimaging, scientists in Barcelona discovered that the brains of heavy cannabis had a less active hippocampus - and area that stores memories - compared with the general population.
Researchers at Duke University in North Carolina based their study on 1,000 years of temperature records and compared it to the most severe emissions scenarios by the IPCC.
The US Geological Survey found man-made quakes jolted once stable regions in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma and Texas.
Nasa scientists in California have released an image of distant giant cluster of 3,000 stars called Westerlund 2 (shown). Massive stars are seen feeding regions of dust and gas in the image.
Researchers used data from Lisbon, Portugal, and found that even with only one passenger per ride and no complementary public transport, the number of cars still dropped by 77 per cent.
Paul Hellyer, who was a Canadian minister from 1963 to 1967, made the outlandish comments in a keynote speech at the Disclosure Canada Tour at the University of Calgary.
'Millions of tonnes' of electronic waste from western nations like the UK are being exported to African countries like Ghana where they are dumped in huge landfill sites (pictured).
Neuroscientists from Sweden's Karolinska Institutet asked participants to wear a virtual reality headset and showed them wither either the body of a mannequin or an empty space (pictured).
A Russian scientist says the distant ancestor of humans had tentacles (illustration of various organisms shown in image). They lived more than 540 million years ago and used them for food.
Researchers from Huddersfield University discovered that by heating DNA until its bonds break, subtle differences between two strains can be identified.
The pilot scheme will begin in May for Amazon Prime customers in Munich who drive Audis. A DHL delivery driver will receive a temporary digital access code, which is revoked when the boot is shut.
The billionaire Microsoft founder and philanthropist has defended meat eating, saying some of the environmental impacts of raising livestock have been overstated.
EXCLUSIVE: The London-based retailer's mobile network officially launches in May and will offer free roaming in 22 countries, including the US, Australia and across Europe.
Tao Wei and Yulong Zhang from security firm FireEye are expected to discuss their findings at the RSA conference in San Francisco. Flaw has been tested and confirmed on the Samsung Galaxy S5.
Bath and Yale University scientists have revealed clean hydrogen power. Using a new material they say hydrogen can be generated more easily from water, possibly for use in cars (shown).
The hangover treatment was found written in Greek on documents uncovered at the ancient Egyptian town of Oxyrhunchus. It was one of 24 new medical recipes translated from the documents.
Researchers from Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research in Germany tested three different techniques for boosting the speed of so-called spermbots - robots powered by bovine sperm.
Scientists in The Netherlands were using the Lofar radio telescope. They found it could measure changes in lightning caused by cosmic rays (illustrated).
The Bike Washing Machine is being developed by designers at the Dalian Nationalities University in China and replaces the front wheel with a drum for clothes.
An astronomer at the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson, Arizona, claims that Paul the Apostle may have experienced a vision caused by a meteor similar to the one over Chelyabinsk in Russia.
Photographers in the UK captured the Lyrid meteor shower (shown) in the sky last night. It occurs every year around 16 to 25 April, so you can still catch some meteors tonight and tomorrow.
Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse found the body temperature of some class participants reached 40°C/105°F putting them at risk of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Romanian company MB Telecom has revealed the Roboscan 2M Aeria. It uses a cone of radiation to sweep across planes (shown) and look inside. It is accurate enough to find a filament in a light bulb.
Dr Simon Cotton, a senior lecturer in chemistry at the University of Birmingham said DNP is highly toxic. Eloise Parry (pictured), died after DNP pills made her 'burn up from the inside'.
The free app (pictured) is currently in testing and is only available on Android devices in the US. It is expected to roll out further to other regions and devices if the testing is successful.
Volcano Calbuco, in southern Chile, erupted at around 6pm local time, as 1,500 residents from the town of Ensenada were forced to flee their homes while a 12 mile exclusion zone was established.
Researchers at Boston University have calculated that not using fire would have left Neanderthals with less energy and restricted how far they could have hunted or foraged.
The California-based company is selling the basic phone service for $20 a month and will only charge customers for the amount of cellular data that they use each month, instead of a flat rate.
Writing in the BMJ, Professor David Healy, a psychiatrist in Bangor, North Wales, claims the idea that SSRIs can correct a chemical imbalance and treat depression is a fallacy.
Vets are urging pet owners to check their animals for the pests, as a poll found half did not realise ticks can transmit deadly diseases to humans. The move is part of The Big Tick Project.
The White House said Tuesday that Nye was making the trip today to the Florida Everglades with the president at its request to shoot a video of Obama. On Twitter, Nye said they would '#ActonClimate.'
The James Webb telescope should further the search for alien life by opening a new window on planets outside the solar system that might have water, says Houston-based Nasa.
The garment (pictured) is part of an animal-skin display at National Museum of Denmark. Known as a 'naatsit', it was worn during the 19th century in Greenland and other arctic regions.
Reading scientists say chewing gum helps you forget a song. In a study people were less likely to think about it and a third less likely to 'hear' it when chewing (stock image shown).
California-based writer Steward Brand says warnings that the world is facing a new mass extinction event may lead to a fatalistic attitude that will do more harm than good.
A Washington-based company unveils matches that burn in testing conditions. The £5.47 UCO Stormproof Matches use a coating that always smoulders.
Cardiff University scientists have found a protein within the airways which they believe triggers all asthma attacks. And remarkably, a drug already exists which they think could deactivate it.
The event will be held at Tesla's Hawthorne, California, Design Studio on April 30. Earlier this year, Elon Musk (pictured) said the batteries should go into production in the summer.
Researchers at the University of Bristol have found that armour plates that were thought to belong to different species of stegosaurus actually belong to members of the opposite sex.
Whether or not a person has body odour that is attractive to mosquitoes is strongly influenced by genetics, scientists from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine found.
Scientists at Newcastle University and Trinity College Dublin say bees seem to prefer nectar laced with neonicotinoid chemicals - a type of pesticide commonly used on crops.
University of Illinois scientists have created the first 3D simulation of merging black holes (shown). It shows what happens when two supermassive black holes collide
The 1:2000 scale New London Model (pictured) covers 33 square miles (85 sq km) from Old Oak Common in the west to Royal Docks in the east. It goes on display at the NLA Galleries from tomorrow.
A study from the University of Connecticut found that after having an orgasm, people are more likely to share important information due to a surge in a hormone called oxytocin.
The 'Precious' brew, created by Japanese liquor company Suntory and available in Hokkaido, boasts a five per cent alcohol content level and claims to have two grams of collagen per can.
London-based keyboard app firm SwiftKey analysed more than one billion sets of emoji data to learn how 16 different languages and regions use emoji.
Scientist at the University of Southern California hope their discovery of the Nox3 gene, could help save a carrier's hearing by forewarning them of the dangers, allowing them to take protective measures.
Tidal's $19.99-a-month app (pictured) launched in New York on 30 March. Following the launch the app jumped to 4th place on the iOS music chart but now ranks at 51 in Music and 872 overall.
Scientists in Belgium say all sweet potatoes (stock image shown) contain 'foreign DNA'. Agrobacterium bacteria in the crop exchanges genes between species.
Biologists at Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany, studied skin healing using an electron microscope and hope it may help develop new treatments to speed up recovery times.
London based in-flight entertainment company Flow IFE has developed a prototype device that shows passengers a virtual horizon that mimics the movement of the aircraft.
The test is being offered by Silicon Valley-based start up, Color Genomics, and works by asking a patient to send back a sample of saliva to a central lab to check for gene mutations.
Dr Mairi Levitt from Lancaster University argues that the genes that make up who we are, and the environments in which we are raised cannot be considered independently of each other.
The California-based company has rolled out a feature which exports all of your searches to Google Drive in a ZIP archive, with files divided by year and quarter.
The map, created by Yale University, reveals public opinion in all 50 states, 435 districts and 3,000 counties. Overall, just over 60 per cent of Americans believe global warming is taking place.
The data, released today by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, revealed that last month the world experienced an average temperature of 56.4°F (13.6°C).
Swiss pilot Bertrand Piccard has successfully flown Solar Impulse 2 from Chongqing to Nanjing in China (shown getting out of plane). The journey of 740 miles (1,190km) took more than 15 hours.
Italian designers have unveiled a concept for a bio-printed synthetic eye that could enhance the retina sharper or introduce vintage or black and white filter effects to images.
Scientists at Grand Valley State University in Michigan studied elite runners and found that women tend to prioritise other aspects of their lives like academic studies.
University of Bristol scientists studied the Apex chert microfossils. They found they were just stacks of clay minerals that looked like fossils (cross section shown in image).
The information collected is used to boost sales and grow the UK's e-book market, suppliers say. But a privacy campaign group called it 'alarming' to think that while you're reading your device is reading you.
Estimates suggest around 1,000 iOS apps are vulnerable to a flaw in connectivity software from AFNetworking. This includes the California-based Uber and Microsoft's OneDrive.
General Motors unveiled their concept car at an event in Shanghai. The self-driving Chevrolet-FNR (shown) has 'dragonfly' swing doors and 'crystal laser headlights'.
There were 72 unprovoked shark attacks around the world last year and the number of worldwide shark attacks has grown at a steady pace since 1900.
Chocolate milk, so long as it was a low fat brand, was the 'gold standard for a recovery beverage', scientists from Cornell University said after developing a formula for the best product.
The app (pictured) is free for iOS and Android. Photos and videos taken on the app disappear into a hidden album after three seconds and only appear at midday the next day.
German scientists using Esa’s Rosetta spacecraft captured stunning images of a dust jet erupting (shown) from comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko, possibly caused by underground ice melting.
Users of the Californian site can report indirect threats, abusive accounts will be locked until a phone number is added, and an algorithm will automatically remove abuse before you even see it.
Ethan Czahor, the former Governor of Florida aide, has launched ‘Clear’ (pictured) which removes any posts that might cause you problems with your current or future employer.
Researchers studied 40 million posts made by 1.7 million web users. From this they could identify so-called Future-Banned Users (FBUs) - and Never-Banned Users (NBUs).
French biologists have found that chimpanzees at Kibale National Park in Uganda have learned to look both ways before crossing a busy stretch of concreted road.
Anthropologists at the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig, Germany, found spores from several species of mushrooms in the dental plaque of the Red Lady of El Mirón found in a cave in Cantabria, Spain.
Google partnered with Catlin Seaview Survey and the Loch Ness (pictured) and Morar Project in Inverness to capture the images. The site marks the 81st anniversary of the 'Surgeon's Photograph'.
The seven-car Maglev train (pictured), hit 375mph (603 km/h) and travelled for almost 11 seconds at speeds above 373mph (600km/h) near Mount Fuji.
Tokyo researchers have proposed a laser system to attach to the ISS. It would be used to shoot down pieces of debris in Earth orbit, akin to the Death Star (shown), with a range of 62 miles (100km).
Hawaii scientists say a supervoid (illustrated) may account for a cosmic anomaly. The object is thought to be causing a 'less-dense' region of the universe known as the Cold Spot.
Research by Oxford University doctors has found that tiny babies are more sensitive to pain than adults, which overturns the medical consensus that newborns have a high pain threshold.
The 310 mile (500km) wide moon, which astronomers say may harbour alien life, has geysers pumping out tendrils of ice-water at 800mph (1287km/h).
The map, created by researchers at Yale University, highlights the diversity in grammar used across the U.S. with phrases such as 'here's you a piece of pizza' to 'this glass needs washed'.
A mindfulness course could be offered as an alternative to drugs, psychologists from Oxford University and Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry said.
Researchers at the University of North Carolina ran a 10-Hertz current through electrodes attached to the scalp of 20 volunteers to stimulate the brain's natural alpha wave oscillations.
Biologists have captured the first ever photographs of Bouvier's red colobus monkeys in the Democratic Republic of Congo - an animal last seen in the 1970s and was thought to have died out.
Researchers led by the University of Wisconsin-Madison found people who live in countries built on centuries of migration from a wide range of other countries are more emotionally expressive.
Hiroshi Udea, from Japan, patented the 'extender stick' in 1983 while he was an engineer at camera firm Minolta. He came up with the idea while on holiday in Europe with his wife.
Chemical and sensory analysis of 170-year-old champagnes previously recovered from the Baltic Sea reveals hints of 19th-century wine making practices, according to a study.
It's rumoured that the Californian tech giant could use 7000 series aluminium in its next iPhone, to make the handset stronger and less bendable after reports it could be bent out of shape (shown).
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Taiwan-based UFO researcher Scott Waring, claims he spotted the UFO in an image taken by unmanned space probe Mercury-Redstone 1A on December 19, 1960.
Oxford scientists say a body struck the young Earth (illustration shown). The Mars-sized object that bore chemical similarities to Mercury would have been the heat source for our planet's core.
Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti wore the uniform on Friday (shown). Together with Nasa astronaut Terry Virts she captured the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft, which was full of supplies.
Scientists at the Tokyo Medical and Dental University set up a camera system to reveal exactly how wine's aroma changes as ethanol vapour escapes from different shaped glasses.
A computer bot designed buy a random item once a week from hidden market places on the internet was seized by Swiss police after buying drugs. It was later released 'without charge'.
The robot, called BB-8 stars in the eagerly anticipated film Star Wars: The Force Awakens and took to the stage at Star Wars Celebration convention in Anaheim, California.
Italian researchers have confirmed that a mysterious skeleton found embedded into the stalactites of a cave in Altamura, Italy, belonged to a Neanderthal who became trapped there.
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The app was created by a developer in Athens, Greece. Between 10,000 and 50,000 people have downloaded the free app via Google Play but there are no stats from the App Store.
The incredible-looking robotic head, known as Ham, has been drawing in crowds with his incredible range of facial expressions at the Global Sources electronics show in Hong Kong this week.
Archaeologists at George Washington University discovered 20 stone flakes and anvils locked in sediment on the west shore of Lake Turkana in Kenya.
The Martin Burgess Clock B is based on John Harrison's (left) 18th century design. Its trial was at the Royal Observatory to see if the claim - that it would neither lose nor gain a second - was true.
San Diego researchers say the results show just how modern lifestyles and diets have changed us -  and that the bacteria they found could be potentially beneficial to modern society.
An ancient bronze buckle (pictured) and whistle have been found by Colorado University researchers in a 1,000-year-old house at the 'Rising Whale' site in Cape Espenberg, Alaska.
The company will look after an project to launch spacecraft and probes into orbit from of a huge carrier aircraft with a wingspan of 385ft (117 metres). The aircraft is currently being built in California.
Studies by Colombia University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found differences in brain regions responsible for language, memory, spatial skills and reasoning.
Research by scientists at The University of Manchester has revealed that the colour of light has a major impact on how our body clock measures the time of day.
SpaceX had hoped to land the booster in one piece on a drone boat a few hundred miles off Florida's northeastern coast. Its main mission to deliver supplies to the ISS was completed today.
A supplement added to water has been found to boost reproduction in frogs, fish and other creatures - and London researchers say it might work for humans too.
Swiss pilots Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg are having to wait to continue their groundbreaking flight. The plane (pictured) has been grounded in Chongqing for two and a half weeks.
Scientists at the University of California, Davis, say the issue of incorporating insects into western diets is more complex than previously thought.
Researchers at the American Museum of Natural History in New York studied 99 footprints found in Ileret, northwest Kenya, that are the oldest human tracks to be discovered in the world.
Biologists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel used high speed videos of octopuses (pictured) crawling over objects to study how the animals move.
Washington DC-based Nasa has revealed 25 of the the 25 greatest Hubble Space Telescope images, to celebrate its 25th anniversary in space. Shown are the Pillars of Creation, by Hubble.
The Endure Survival Penwas designed by Californian Nolan Brundige. As well as a flare launcher, the titanium pen contains a metal rod that can be used to make sparks.
The photographs of reef sharks swimming though a shoal of fish were captured in the shallow waters of Heron Island in Queensland, Australia.
The medieval manuscript was written and illustrated in France between 1300 and 1340 and shows a character from the Biblical tale of Samson, which bears a striking resemblance to Yoda.
EXCLUSIVE: Leeds-based Direct Line is running a competition called #EverydayFix. They asked groups to design products to deal with common problems, such as locking the door (shown).
Rime ice forms the mountain in New Hampshire when water droplets freeze instantly on contact with the rock. The peak has experienced some of the highest wind speeds ever recorded.
The Hainan Yingge Wing in Ground Effect Craft Manufacturing Company in Hainan, China, tested two prototype sea planes off the coast of Haikou that have been developed in a CNY5 billion project.
Data from 941,300 male and female Sleep Cycle app users revealed 6:09am is the earliest wake up time, in South Africa. While two thirds of countries spend the least amount of time in bed on Sundays.
Italian Alex Bellini will live atop an iceberg in Greenland starting next year. He will live inside a contained ball (artist's illustration shown), with no means to escape for 12 months.
This is according to the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in West Virginia who is objecting to proposals by iRobot to release a radio wave-guided lawnmower.
The maps, compiled by cartographer Trent Hare at the US Geological Survey, include image mosaics and topographical views of lunar features such as the 'Ocean of Storms' and Mare Orientale.
Known as 'Ogle-2014-BLG-0124Lb', the gas giant is thought to be half the mass of Jupiter. It was detected by the Spitzer Space Telescope and the Ogle Warsaw Telescope in Chile.
Researchers from the Ocean Exploration Trust were stunned when their robosub had an unexpected encounter with a sperm whale off the coast of Louisiana.
Researchers from the Japanese universities of Azabu, Jichi and Tokyo have found that eye contact between humans and dogs sparks a surge in affection-creating hormones.
Called NailO, the prototype trackpad developed by MIT researchers is similar to the stick-on nails sometimes used as a fashion accessory.
Interstate 80 and State Route 101 run alongside the bay, where high rates of wading birds and water birds are killed in a 'death ring', according to a map created by the University of California, Davis.
The California search giant claims the latest update to its Android handsets can understand handwriting in 82 languages in 20 distinct scripts.
Psychologists at Stanford University have studied the impact that racial stereotypes can have on how teachers perceive students who have misbehaved in the past.
Charity worker Kenton Lee, from Nampa, Idaho, came up with the expandable shoe (pictured) after seeing orphans in Nairobi, Kenya, running barefoot and wearing shoes that were far too small for them.
The Ease App (pictured) is the work of a Californian start-up that has just raised $10 million so that users can ‘find the perfect medicine’ in more states.
Human bones found at Gough's Cave in Cheddar Gorge, Somerset, have been found to be covered in bite marks and cuts made by people living there 14,700 years ago.
The California firm's retail chief Angela Ahrendts said customers won't be able to buy an Apple Watch (pictured) in store 'through May' due to 'high global interest combined with initial supply.'
Researchers from University College London found that when the fundraiser was an attractive woman, a large donation increased other men’s gifts by an average of £38 ($56).
Scientists at the National Museum of Natural History in Paris have suggested that Neanderthals may have used camomile and yarrow to add flavour to their food following observations with chimps.
Researchers have found that bird species are continuing to drop in Fukushima (shown after the disaster in 2011). The barn swallow, for example, dropped from hundreds to dozens.
A vet from Washington State University said that dogs can be allergic to dander - the cells that shed from skin and hair - from cats and humans and vice versa.
The Californian firm announced the tool (pictured) on its Google+ page. It works with all Android phones but the user has to have the latest Google app for the tool to work.
For the study, psychologists from Swansea University measured participants’ fingers - a good indicator of the amount of testosterone a baby has been exposed to in the womb.
The research team, led by Professor Shree Nayar at Columbia Engineering, said the camera works by not only measuring light but also convert that light into electric power.
The video, taken by a plane off Florida's northeastern coast, near Jacksonville, shows the Falcon 9 booster lowering itself onto the platform, before a gust of wind sways it to one side.
Naval historian Rear Admiral C.H. Layman has used survivors' stories, together with never before published letters of the ship's captain to reveal the terrifying cocktail created on the high seas.
The baboon bone was found when Gary Sawyer and Mike Smith at the American Museum of Natural History in New York began work on a reconstruction of Lucy's skeleton.
Goldmach Sachs surveyed 1,000 people, and found 11% are 'very likely' to buy the $349 smart timepiece this year. It's report says the launch could cause major problems for traditional watch firms.
Scientists at the European Science Foundation estimate there is a 5-10% probability of a large volcanic eruption by the the end of the century and the world needs to be more prepared.
A study by Harvard University in Massachusetts found that people who walked for 450 minutes per week – more than an hour a day – had 39 per cent less chance of dying prematurely.
Cats really do communicate with their owners, a new book written by a San Diego cat expert has claimed - and says it can tell owners what each purr and tail wag means.
The US Navy says its system will be able to launch a 30 drone 'swarm' in under a minute. The can work together to attack or defend sites, helping sailors and marines.
GRAPHIC WARNING: The eight inch, 250-year-old sex toy was found in an ancient toilet.
Los Angeles dating site Tinder has added the ability to let people add their latest Instagram snaps to their profile.
The stunning mosaic, pieced together by the German Aerospace Center in Köln, could help scientists better understand how water and lava once flowed across Mars.
Varvara swam from the east coast of Russia to breeding grounds off the coast of Mexico, and back, without stopping to eat, experts claim. Stock image of gray whale is pictured
Rocket Lab, which is based in Los Angeles and has a launch site in New Zealand, will charge $5m per launch for its electric electron rocket.
French free diver Guillame Néry jumped into Dean's Blue Hole in the Bahamas. He is seen at the edge of the 660ft (200 metres) hole (pictured) before taking the plunge.
Scientists at the University of Queensland said empathy was the common factor in maintaining friendships in 20 separate studies involving 2,096 children from two to 10 years old.
The Sainsbury's app is in development and will be trialled in Wandsworth later this year, allowing customers to be guided around the store with a map. The current Scan-and-Go app is pictured.
Apple bought Israel-based LinX in a deal said to be worth $20 million (£13.5 million). An example of how similar technology works is pictured. This shot was taken using Intel's RealSense 3D camera.
Primatologists at Iowa State University recorded 300 hunts by chimps in Fongoli, Sénégal, and found female chimps were using tools to capture prey in 60 per cent of the observations.
Brussels will say that Google has used its massive dominance as a search engine to divert internet users from rivals to its own services, which include YouTube and the Google+ social network.
The deposit containing the bone (pictured) was discovered during excavations ahead of a new pipeline in Landford, Essex and is thought to date to 5,600 BC.
Nasa scientists in Maryland are preparing for the arrival of New Horizons at Pluto on 14 July - humanity's first-ever visit to the dwarf planet. This latest image (shown) reveals Pluto and Charon.
Denver-based Founder and CEO of High There, Todd Mitchem, said that the app doesn’t encourage the sale of marijuana but is simply a social network for people who consider it part of their lifestyle.
The TrackYourDose app (pictured) was developed by Germany-based firm esooka and uses a mathematical model developed by scientists and meteorologists.
The mouse, designed by Taiwan-based ThermalTake, has a built-in honeycomb grill to let the skin breathe and a rugged coating so sweaty gamers can continue to the accessory.
Canna Companion, based in Washington, and Canna-Pet are among the firms that uses hemp from the Cannabis sativa strain in its capsules and biscuits for both cats and dogs (stock image pictured).
The song heard in the Antarctic can’t be identified and doesn’t fit the pattern of noise generated by one of a few known species of beaked whale, such as Curvier's beaked whale (stock image).
Common dolphins were once a rare sight in the Hebrides, preferring warmer waters found further south, but now numbers have doubled in the region.
Scientists at Utrecht University found that the odours produced by our bodies can communicate our joy to others – a phenomenon known as chemosignalling.
British researchers found parents who work to instill self-control in their children could see huge benefits not only in the short-term, but throughout their working life.
The coin (pictured), which bears images of a horse's head and Carthaginian goddess, was discovered hidden in silt at the village of Saltford, which lies between Bristol and Bath on the River Avon.
A study of twins at Kings College London found that voting Conservative appeared to be strongly influenced by a person's genes, while they had a moderate effect on voting Labour, Ukip and Greens.
Researchers from Iowa said that as our faces became smaller in our evolution from hunter gatherers to more cooperative groups, the chin became a 'bony prominence'.
A business called Edward’s Snow Den has appeared in the US President’s headquarters thanks to the clever work of internet pranksters.
Scientists at the Center for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Climate and Environment in Norway have found vast reservoirs of abiotic methane, formed by chemical reactions in the crust beneath the seafloor.
Scientists at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital have developed a technique that can detect cancerous cells and viral infections in blood or tissue samples.
Imperial College London claims the Roman general's symptoms, which included vertigo, dizziness and weakness in his limbs, were the result of mini-strokes rather than epilepsy.
The Colorado-based company said the Vulcan will use new engines, mid-air recovery and a new upper stage aimed at enabling complex on-orbit manoeuvres.
British physicist Stephen Hawking has sung Monty Python's Galaxy Song (clip from the video shown). The song is being released digitally and on vinyl for Record Store Day 2015.
text Temptation is why teens text from the toilet
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 21:09:56 GMT
Penn researchers say the urge to respond, and the beeping and flashing of a phone with a waiting message, it simply too much to bear - and tap into our deepest desires to evade predators.
text Did Neanderthals EAT their dead relatives?
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 21:07:57 GMT
Researchers at the University of Madrid have found marks found on the fossils of two Neanderthal adults and a child unearthed in the French region of Poitou-Charentes.
A historian at George Washington University says a series of disasters between 1225BC and 1177BC led to downfall of ancient societies around the Mediterranean and the Near East.
A US eBay seller is looking for $2,499.99 (£1,707.47) for a vintage Quartz watch distributed by Apple (pictured) in 1997 to promote its Mac operating system.
The video from Washington-based American Chemical Society shows how why gin dilutes anthocyanins in red wine stains and how an enzyme in spit removes food stains.
A University of Cologne scientist led research proposing a new theory. It suggests temperatures at Earth's equator were -40°C (-40°F) 2.4 billion years ago (artist's illustration shown).
Historian Mary Ann Lund from the University of Leicester believes that Richard III used good tailoring and carefully made armour to disguise his scoliosis through his lifetime.
British scientists have come up with a set of robotic arms so sophisticated that they are capable of cooking meals from scratch, set to be out on the market from as early as 2017.
Two skeletons were discovered to be lying on top of one another in a tomb dating to the 5th century, in Hwangnam-dong, a neighbourhood of Gyeongju City in South Korea.
The images were revealed by Houston-based Nasa as part of the first colour map of Ceres, showing variations in surface materials, and revealing the diverse processes that helped shape it.
The offending microwave, which released bursts of 'perytons', was found to be next door in the staff kitchen and visitors centre at the Parkes Observatory in Australia.
Texas researchers plan to drill 5,000 feet (1,500 meters) below the surface of the Chicxulub crater in Mexico to try and answer the question of how the dinosaurs died out.
The robot, (pictured) engineered by a company in Coventry, uses vision technology called iRVision to keep an eye on humans and automatically stops if it touches a flesh-and-blood operator.
Japanese officials have attempted to dismiss rumours of an impending earthquake as 'unscientific' and experts believe the whales may have suffered an infection or were avoiding a predator.
Reports claim the Californian firm is the latest to set up a team dedicated to boosting how long phones, tablets and electric cars can run for, lead by battery expert Dr. Ramesh Bhardwaj.
New York based app developer Michael Smagon claims the I'm Up Alarm will help those who struggle to get out of the bed in the morning by sounding an alarm until they scan a QR code.
Palaeontologists from the University of Alberta studied a fossil of two oviraptors (pictured), which was discovered in Mongolia, to work out that males seen to have longer 'chevron' bones.
Chinese scientists discovered the new species of macaque living in the remote highland forests of Medog in south east Tibet, but warn it is already threatened by illegal hunting.
In World War Two, a top-secret weapons lap called 'Churchill's Toyshop' operated initially out of London to develop weapons to beat the Nazis, including an aircraft made of ice (shown).
Dmitry Kaminskiy, a senior partner of Hong Kong-based firm, Deep Knowledge Ventures, is hoping his million dollar gift will trigger a new group of 'supercenternarians'.
The stone containing the 'screw' (pictured) was found in the Kaluga region in Russia and is said to be 300 millions years old by the team of UFO and paranormal researchers who found it.
Scientists have revealed a sophisticated new dating technique shows that Little Foot, an important fossil of an early human forerunner unearthed in the 1990s in South Africa, is roughly 3.7 million years old.
The organisation will present their report at the UN in Geneva next week. They say that we must consider banning 'fully autonomous weapons' (image from the movie Terminator shown).
Virginia researchers say the GPS receivers in a smartphone can detect the permanent ground movement (displacement) caused by fault motion in a large earthquake.
Patients at Wolfson Children's Hospital are able to remotely play with animals at the nearby Jacksonville Humane Society shelter using the touchscreen TV in their room.
After a 62-mile (100km) trek through the Thai jungle, Me-Bai, the small elephant can be seen nuzzling her mother, Mae Yui, (both pictured) and joyfully flapping her ears.
The study was conducted by scientists at Purdue University in Indiana. They were investigating how to reduce bird to aircraft collisions by keeping birds away from planes (stock image shown).
KukuKube was created by Canada-based Network365. The free app is available on Facebook, Android, iOS and on desktop browsers and a score of 31 or above is a sign of great eyesight.
The research was carried out at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.They surveyed more than 3,200 adults across the US, India, China, Japan, Great Britain and Australia.
Munich-based BMW Group’s answer to Google Glass is designed to let drivers of its Mini model see pop-up virtual displays for showing maps and other features
Bonhams is auctioning rare documents from the Hiroshima atomic bombing in New York (diagram shown). They were compiled by Captain Robert Lewis, co-pilot of the Enola Gay.
The footage (pictured) was shot by a wildlife cruise company, off the coast of Pembrokeshire. On four occasions, grey seals have been spied feasting on harbour porpoises.
The study from University of Edinburgh is the first to show highly acidic oceans played a role. Volcanic eruptions released carbon dioxide into the oceans and changed their compositions.
This image of a cat on a flight of stairs has provoked a furious debate online between users who cannot agree whether the animal is climbing or descending the staircase.
A map has been created using a UFO sighting dataset from the National UFO Reporting Centre and open source software from CartoDB that shows UFO sightings around the world.
The Californian firm's Messenger.com (shown) lets people chat to their Facebook contacts, start group conversations and send photos on a browser in the same way they can on the Messenger app.
Washington, DC company United Space Structures says their giant rotating space station (shown) could replace the ISS. It would be 1,300ft long, cost $300 billion and take 30 years to build.
The 36,000-year-old artwork in the world's oldest cave decorated by man, has been recreated for a new attraction in Vallon-Pont-D'arc in Southern France.
Arizona has plans to create artificial rain clouds by flying planes over the Rockies, and seeding the sky with silver iodide. But some scientists are concerned about silver building up in river basins.
The unique experiment by security firm Bitglass tracked stolen data from California as it travelled the globe, and found that it landed in five different continents and 22 countries within just two weeks.
The update from the Cupertino firm, which has been in beta for several months, brings over 300 new emojis (including diversity options) as well as a new keyboard for inputting them more easily.
Biologists at Jyväskylä University in Finland claim to have settled the debate about whether eye spots on the wings of butterflies are a form of Batesian mimicry or simply patterns that confuse predators.
Scientists at the University of Maryland and the Israel Institute of Technology have provided conflicting theories for the origin of the moon - although both agree Earth was hit by a large body (illustrated).
Geneticists at the University of Warwick led a study of 26 mummies (like the one pictured) found in an 18th century Dominican church in the city of Vác in Hungary. They found eight died of TB.
Researchers from the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in France measured seismic activity, including earthquakes, storms and the ocean waves (stock image) in 2008.
Blue Origin, a Seattle space company owned by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, has finished work on a rocket engine for a suborbital spaceship.
Scientists from the UK and Portugal have calculated the differences between species of 'diplodocid' and found crucial anatomical variations between Apatosaurus and Brontosaurus.
Researchers from the University of Copenhagen found that changing screens causes the brain to send information to a part of the brain which makes it difficult to recall later.
The device, created in British Columbia, recognises the electronic signature of different devices, such as kettles, allowing users to keep an eye on their energy consumption via an app.
Scientists in Colorado have found evidence for a new solar season cycle. Every two years it appears 'bands' of magnetic field move to the surface, causing some coronal mass ejections (pictured).
An Israeli geologist has conducted a battery of chemical tests to link the James Ossuary (pictured) with the long disputed ‘Jesus Family tomb’ in Jerusalem's East Talpiot neighbourhood.
A bloodstained document (shown) revealing a life-or-death episode that could have derailed the whole US space programme of the 1960s is tipped to sell for £80,000 ($120,000) at an auction in New York.
Martin Bellander, a PhD student in psychology at the Karolinska Institute created the graph by writing software to analyse images of free artwork he found online.
A cosmologist at the University of Barcelona Institute of Cosmos Science believes aliens (stock image) may be larger than humans and could live on a planet with lower population densities.
text Take a guided tour of the Apple Watch
Mon, 06 Apr 2015 16:21:11 GMT
The first four videos have been released on the Californian firm's site including an introduction to the main features, plus how to use the Messages app, customise the face,and use digital touch.
The world's largest atom-smashing machine is most famous for proving the existence of the Higgs boson - but scientists hope it will now unlock even more fundamental secrets of the universe.
A paper from the University of Florida is the latest attempt to explain exactly why humans - unlike all other primates - have chins.
San Francisco-based atheist author David Fitzgerald says that there is no evidence that Jesus existed and was probably a literary allegory created from rival cults and Jewish stories.
The experiments will be launched by Houston-based Nasa in 2018 during a test flight of the Orion spacecraft using the largest, most powerful rocket booster ever built; the Space Launch System.
The light in these extraordinary images has travelled so far that it has taken 4,200 years to get here. Scientists said the photographs reveal the immense forces unleashed when a star is born.
This classic optical illusion, created by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, reveals how our brains pick out different types of detail depending on how far away an image appears.
Dr Dejan Stojkovic from the University of Buffalo claims that interactions between particles emitted by a black hole could reveal information about what lies within.
The One-touch-911 app (pictured) was developed by researchers at Boston-based MIT and lets users call the police, fire service, report a car crash or seek medical help using buttons on the phone's screen.
Researchers based at different institutions in Tokyo placed rats in a special cage with pictures of rats in pain (shown) and with neutral expressions on the walls, to see how they reacted.
Research has said that a 'Neanderthal flute' found in Slovenia (shown) - believed to be the world's oldest musical instrument - is simply a bone chewed in a cave by a hyena 30,000 years ago.
A paper by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology argues single words bear traces of syntax showing that they must be descended from an older, syntax-laden system.
Male mice sing like birds to serenade prospective mates, Duke researchers have found - however, their musical sounds are too high pitched for humans to hear.
The study, led by Southampton University, claims a catastrophic condition called 'marine photic zone euxinia' is being created by the release of CO2 from fossil fuels.
Data from two European space telescope missions - Planck and Herschel - has identified some of the oldest and rarest clusters of galaxies in the distant cosmos (shown as black dots in image).
China is creating a 'great wall of sand' in the South China Sea (one island pictured), the US Navy has claimed. The latest huge land mass is 1.5 square miles (four square kilometres) in size.
Known as Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs), just 10 have been discovered - and German researchers say they all contain a strange patttern.
In the 19th century, it was believed that these foul odors carried diseases, so the New York City Metropolitan Board of Health created the map to highlight the areas affected.
A California-based hacker, who is named only as Patrick, created a program which worked by luring in two men who 'like' one of his fake profiles and matching them to each other instead.