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Buzz Aldrin (pictured at the symposium in Massachusetts) says the first Mars crews should remain on the red planet. They should aim to set up a colony before coming back, he says.
The World Health Organisation has been given vials of the vaccine, and the Canadian government has already begun human tests in Maryland.
Teams of scientists have been simulating Martian living conditions on Earth. The Hi-Seas project, funded by Nasa, sees crews live in a habitat in Hawaii (shown) in practice for a Mars mission.
Nasa researchers say the phenomenon is similar to exotic clouds found far above Earth's poles.
Rutgers scientists studied a major cooling of Earth and continental ice build-up in the Northern Hemisphere 2.7 million years.
The Miito gadget was invented by two former students of Design Academy Eindhoven, in the Netherlands and comprises a metal rod and an induction plate.
Called Shuddle and available in San Francisco, all of its drivers are experienced childcare experts, and parents can track their entire journey.
The global outbreak map (pictured) shows the spread of Ebola, as well as African swine fever in Russia and Chikungunya cases in Guatemala and other parts of Central America.
The CDC has issued dozens of guidelines and factsheets explaling what Ebola is, how it can and can't be spread, and what you should be doing.
Washington-based Microsoft has unveiled what its phones will look like without Nokia's name (shown). All Nokia Lumia and Windows Phone devices will now be 'Microsoft Lumia'
Researchers from Barcelona's Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute and Otto von Guericke University in Germany found people who learn new words trigger the brain's ventral striatum.
Darek Fidyka, 40, is believed to be the first person in the world to recover from such chronic injuries after receiving pioneering treatment from University College London.
Google's Alfred Spector (shown) says technology could replace teachers in the future and reduce the need for school. He made the comments at the World-Changing Ideas Summit in New York.
Bobby Brown, a former student of Northwest Missouri State University, filmed the creature, which he said measured around four inches in diameter when its legs were fully extended.
Scientists from the U.S., Sweden and Australia, claim to have evidence that a single species of microbe, found in Sweden's Abisko National Park, may be driving global warming.
Thelma, an 11-year-old reticulated python at the Louisville Zoo in Kentucky had no contact with males, but produced six offspring via parthenogenesis, otherwise known as virgin birth.
The odour of Comet 67P/C-, which Rosetta is due to send a lander to on November 12th has been analysed by probes.
Architects in Barcelona have invented a new type of air conditioning. A substance called hydrogel that could be used in walls (shown) and can absorb water and then 'sweat'.
Well-Lit, based in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, claims it has solved the shortcomings of LED lightbulbs, which have so far been unable to match the brightness of incandescent bulbs.
Researchers at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands found hearing positive and negative gossip about another individual boosts self-reflection and self-evaluation.
Two cousins believe the king's body was carried to Bishops Stortford by his grieving lover Edith the Fair and buried at St. Michaels' Church.
British scholar Charles Freeman says the Turin Shroud (shown) is a medieval prop. He analysed the cloth and found no mention of it from before 1355.
The camp in the southern Peruvian Andes was built at 4,500 metres above sea level and experts say the site dates high-altitude human habitation nearly a millennium earlier than previously documented.
The comments were made by John Coleman in an open letter attacking the UN. The 80-year-old from San Diego said what 'little evidence' there is for global warming points to natural cycles in temperature.
China sent a mission to the moon from the southwestern Xichang satellite launch centre this morning (shown). The spacecraft will fly around the moon on an eight-day mission.
The discovery was made by the Centre for Astrobiology in Madrid after scientists carried out drilling into two impact craters found in Oestersund and Malingen, in central Sweden.
Researchers at University College Dublin made the discovery after looked at ancient DNA extracted from the petrus bone (pictured) of 13 individuals buried at archaeological sites in the Great Hungarian Plain.
Swimmers can breathe a sigh of relief - the megalodon really did become extinct 2.6 millions years ago, Florida researchers have said.
A CGI black hole made for Interstellar (shown), based on calculations by Dr Kip Thorne from the California Institute of Technology, has revealed they have warped halos of light around them.
Experts from King’s College London found that just five per cent of British-Romano people living in a village in Dorset had gum disease (pictured) compared to around 30 per cent of people today.
Called Rooms, it is designed to reignite the online messageboard chat of the early internet - and lets people chat without revealing their real name.
The company that was due to make the scratchproof sapphire glass screen for the Apple Watch may be forced to shut down, it has been revealed. 
The site shot to popularity earlier this month, with over 40,000 people signing up every hour at its peak.
Houston-based Nasa has released dozens of clips on SoundCloud (screenshot shown). They range from moments in space exploration to scientific noises.
Swiss firm Lubera have created an apple that fizzes in your mouth. Called Paradis Sparkling it releases juices that are like a CO2 fizzy drink (shown) when it is bitten into.
Researchers from the universities of Hull and Leeds have found fossil evidence in Spitsbergen. They claim the fossils point to a major extinction 260 million years ago.
text Could robots be the key to beating EBOLA?
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:19:51 GMT
The summit will be co-hosted by Texas A&M University’s Centre for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue (CRASAR). and discuss how robots can help halt the spread of deadly diseases.
Research from San Jose-based Cisco found 80 per cent of customers use the web to shop. To attract customers back to the high-street, retailers are embracing mobile developments.
Hiroshi Ishiguro, a renowned robot designer at Osaka University in western Japan thinks that robots with a human-like presence could be used to relieve loneliness.
In 2006, Pluto lost its status as a planet, but in a debate held last week at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Massachusetts most people voted for it to still be a planet (shown).
The Dynamic Chair (pictured) was created by designer Govert Flint from Eindhoven University. Programmer Sami Sabik then made on-screen movements correlate with physical ones.
The notebook (pictured) is a Wellcome Photographic Exposure Record and Diary 1910 and was found by New Zealand’s Antarctic Heritage Trust by Scott’s Hut in the Cape Evans area of Antarctica.
Maps of Saturn's moon Titan reveal patches of gases shining near its north and south poles. But Houston-based Nasa still can't explain why these gases are moving along Titan's dawn-dusk line.
Two groups of University of Oxford (pictured) researchers will help Google create machines that better understand users, and that improve visual recognition systems using deep learning.
Dr Gareth Owens of the Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Crete has identified keywords such as 'mother' and 'woman of great importance' in the ancient Minoan disk (pictured).
Apple, based in California, has admitted there is a problem with its mobile payment system (pictured) but says it only affects ‘a very small number’ of Apple Pay users.
Michael ‘Nick’ Nichols’ photograph of a pride of lazing lions in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park beat more than 42,000 entries to win the accolade.
The technology is still undergoing tests, but, that hasn't stopped the project's director Chris Urmson and his team demonstrating its potential to fans in Mountain View. 
Japanese inventors have unveiled their humanoid Transformer robot (pictured). Called 'J-deite quarter' it can change from a robot into a car. The current model is 4.3ft (1.3 metres) tall.
A study from the University of New Hampshire suggests missions to Mars (illustrated) might be impossible due to an increased risk of radiation caused when the sun's activity decreases.
A San Francisco writer says the first mission to Mars should be only women. Kate Greene for Slate took part in a simulated mission to the red planet.
Edinburgh-based Celtic Renewables turns the by-products of whisky making into acetone and biobutanol. Biobutanol is an alternative to other biofuels, while acetone is used to make plastics.
Cook discussed user data security with a top Chinese government official in Beijing just days after claims the government was behind an attack on the service.
Pittsburgh researchers say children with autism spectrum disorder were more likely to have been exposed to toxic air.
One of the few remaining examples of Apple's first pre-assembled computer, the Apple-1, has been sold for $905,000 at an auction in New York, far outstripping expectations.
Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, took the DNA from a bone discovered near the settlement of Ust’-Ishim in western Siberia (pictured).
Digits is a standalone service any app developer can use, and was announced on stage at the first Twitter Flight conference for mobile developers in San Francisco. 
German researchers created the stunning 3D flythrough of a mountain filled area known as 'chaos terrain'.
Called 'Inbox', it mixes traditional email with live alerts for appointments, flight bookings and package deliveries.
Astrophysicists at the University of Amsterdam have found evidence of rapid-fire pulses that suggests stellar quakes caused the neutron star, SGR J1550-5418, to 'ring like a bell.'
Security Key (pictured) is sold by California-based Yubico. It lets user access Google accounts by plugging the device into a USB port, after which they must also enter their password.
A dinosaur called Deinocheirus mirificusone has been recreated in 3D based on bones found in 2006 and 2009 in the Nemegt Formation of the Gobi desert in Mongolia.
Apes raided maize fields near Kibale National Park, Uganda 14 times over 20 days. Experts said the behaviour is an adaptation they have learnt due to the destruction of their habitat.
A number of meteors created by the remnants of Halley's Comet have been snapped streaking over skies across Exeter and Plymouth. The famous comet was last seen in 1986.
A ‘UFO’ appeared briefly (shown) in a Nasa video of a spacewalk on the ISS. The sighting led to speculation that it might be an alien spacecraft, but experts have said it was just an image artefact.
EXCLUSIVE: The guide was created by Glasgow-based liGo. It reveals specific ways to conserve battery life on various smartphones including Apple’s iPhones and HTC’s One range.
The research, undertaken by Brighton-based Mindlab International, found that 88 per cent of participants produced their most accurate work when listening to music.
The biggest increases in flood risk were found in southwest United States, parts of southern South America and the Horn of Africa, according to Amsterdam’s Global Change Institute.
A former Royal Marine from Plymstock, Devon trawelled satellite images to find the sort of terrain that would have offered food, water and shelter to prehistoric men.
Georgia-based philosopher Neil Van Leeuwen states there are two 'beliefs’ – religious and factual that co-exist because of our brains can form 'secondary cognitive attitudes.'
To use the PhotoMath app, developed in Croatia, users simply point the phone's cameras at the formula - and the answer almost instantly appears on screen.
To mark the 209th anniversary of Trafalgar Day, London-based BAE Systems firm has revealed how the navy has evolved in 200 years by comparing Nelson's HMS Victory to HMS Defender (pictured).
Archaeologists have found the missing head of a sphinx statue 'guarding' a mysterious tomb in Amphipolis, in northern Greece and discovered it had ginger hair.
Finnish-based Nokia Networks has completed its first live testing of High Speed Cell FACH technology, that handles the data sent by apps more efficiently on 3G networks.
The Audi RS 7 piloted driving concept completed a lap on the Grand Prix track in Hockenheim – at racing speed, without a driver.
The interactive graph shows the world's average diet, that Germans drink the most alcohol, while Americans consume the most sugar and Indians are most likely to be vegetarian.
Speaking at a Legal and General Conference in London, 70-year-old Professor Sir Colin Blakemore (pictured) claimed 120 years ‘might be a real absolute limit to human lifespan’.
Dozens of writings from the 14th century have been found in the ancient city of Novgorod. One such document is shown, seemingly drawn by a young boy.
Official testing revealed the Japanese firm’s Xperia Z3 (pictured) lasts, on average, for 48 hours. This included using the device for approximately five hours over a 24-hour period.
Durham researchers say Alpine goats now weigh about 25 per cent less than animals of the same age in the 1980s.
A new way of incubating embryos inside a champagne cork-like device instead of expensive incubators could halve the cost of IVF, doctors claim.
Google is leading a $542m investment in Magic Leap, which claims to have invented a realistic version of virtual and augmented reality, dubbed 'cinematic reality'.
The Carnegie Mellon project would allow anyone to experience the lunar surface by donning an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.
Scientists from the University of Southampton have used nano-indentation, a materials testing technique, on feathers for the first time.
Those with broad features, like Wayne Rooney (pictured), are more likely to have bad tempers and display bouts of verbal or physical aggression, according to researchers at the University of Leeds.
Illinois researchers found that viewing 3-D videos of residential streets trees led to a significantly improved state of mind.
Chicago firm Vtech's $60 Kidizoom watch can play games, take video and even download apps and new watch faces.
Texas researchers found that our learning ability was boosted when people allow their minds to rest and reflect on things they've learned.
Houston researchers uncovered fossil evidence of an animal attacked by a stegosaur, and say it reveals exceptional attack skills.
The pregnant brown-throated sloth (Bradypus variegatus) was brought to the Sloth Institute Costa Rica, after a local hotel worker saw her fall out of a tree.
Researchers from Brunel University London surveyed 12 populations. Feminine and masculine faces were more attractive in urban societies, but smaller societies preferred neutral faces.
New images of Comet Siding Spring passing Mars have been released. They include one taken by a Nasa orbiter operated by scientists in California. The comet passed 87,000 miles from the red planet.
Research from Carnegie Mellon University claims feminine-looking faces are more trustworthy, while furrowed brows arouse suspicion, and round faces look incompetent.
The company behind the technology, Kawasaki City- based Burton, showed off rotating spirals, fluttering butterflies and the outline of an apple hovering a few metres over a van.
The company behind the technology, Kawasaki City- based Burton, showed off rotating spirals, fluttering butterflies and the outline of an apple hovering a few metres over a van.
The study from the University of Arizona found bacteria in 89 per cent and E. coli in 25.6 per cent of kitchen tea-towels.
The biggest vessel in the world has been built by Daewoo in South Korea. Swiss company Allseas commissioned the building of the huge $3.1bn ship called Pieter Schelte (shown).
X-37B, which landed in California on Friday, may have been spying on countries such as Iran and North Korea, says Steven Aftergood, a secrecy expert at the Federation of American Scientists.
The study, by researchers at Brock University in Ontario, Canada, looked at two years of data on pornographic terms from Google Trends in different US states.
Researchers from the MedUni Vienna examined bones (pictured) from a 2nd century gladiator cemetery in Turkey. The cemetery was uncovered in 1933 on the site of the Roman city of Ephesos.
The space agency recently teamed up with Elon Musk's firm to record thermal footage of the Falcon 9 rocket as its first stage pulled away after launch in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
The ‘witch bottle’ (pictured) was found during restoration of Old Magnus Building, Newark. It is 6-inches tall (15cm), dates to 1680 and would have been used to ward off evil spirits.
The colourful reactions were captured by three chemistry professors at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in Anhui, China.
Scientists at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville recorded the behaviour of three male fish over two years, to capture them 'playing' with a thermometer (pictured).
text The reading glasses worn INSIDE your eyes
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:00:04 GMT
The Kamra inlay, developed in the US, measures 3.8 millimetres in diameter and is implanted into the cornea to restore patients' near vision.
The Cupertino firm said it sold a record breaking 39.3 million iPhones in the last quarter - but just 12.3 million iPads.
Australian researchers moved particles one fifth of a millimetre in diameter a distance of up to 20 centimetres, around 100 times further than previous experiments.
Apple has launched its new iPad Air 2, the world's thinnest tablet, and revealed iPhone 6 owners can simply tap their phone to pay for purchases in the US from Monday.
Scientists at the University of Bonn have discovered a way to ‘melt’ excess white fat by adding the adenosine receptor A2A to the cells, which make them burn energy from food.
Called Apple Pay, it can store Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit card information. It works with the handset's touch ID fingerprint recognition system. 
Intel, based in Santa Clara California, plans on incorporating a 3D scanner into a tablet set to be released next year and believes its technology will change the way people interact with objects.
The TuNur project, backed by British and Tunisian investors, aims to power up to 2.5 million UK homes by 2018 using solar energy captured in Kebili Governorate, south western Tunisia.
A New York team has designed a smart suitcase with built-in technology. Called Bluesmart (shown) product syncs with an app to provide a host of functionality.
The Washington-based firm is expected to launch a smartwatch (patent files pictured) in time for Christmas. Pricing details have not been announced and Microsoft has not commented on the claims.
The study by researchers in Budapest, found that babies born in winter, such as the Duchess of Cambridge (pictured), are less likely to irritable in later life.
The San Francisco-based firm's automated service that monitors sites for stolen credentials to see if they match those being used on Facebook. If it finds a match, Facebook notifies the affected user.
Ford's European Research and Innovation Centre in Aachen, Germany is working on a car seat that can detect heart attacks using six embedded sensors (shown).
Worshippers visiting Saint-Eustache cathedral in Paris can send a text message to influence a laser light show (pictured) illuminating the place of worship.
The Surge, from California-based Fitbit, is expected to go on sale by the end of the year and cost $250 (£155). It includes GPS, heart rate monitors and a sleep tracker.
University of California scientists say a giant detector could be made by combining smartphones around the world. These could then alert scientists when cosmic rays (illustrated) hit our planet.
The machine launches in Japan today and will be on British shelves in months, with a water tank whose contents are projected into the room in a fine mist.
Scientists at New Zealand-based research institute Scion claim that if more insects are attracted to street lights they will be thrown off their usual path and into the jaws of predators.
In the battle to stem the virus, health organisations throughout the world are turning towards the data being generated by social media and mobile technology throughout West Africa.
University of Leicester scientists may have directly observed dark matter. They saw a signal in space that can only be explained by the exotic particles coming from the sun (shown).
A paleontologist from South Australia has discovered evidence of sex in the fossil of an ancient fish, who engaged in the act using L-shaped genitals.
Experts at Texas A&M University tracked elephants roaming plains in Namibia for seven years to monitor their weather forecasting abilities.
DR EBEN ALEXANDER, a neurological scientist, recalls how he met his biological sister in heaven after having spent his entire life being sceptical of patients who spoke of spiritual experiences.
An art student at the University of Delaware created a Minecraft metropolis (pictured), featuring skyscrapers, roads and trees, using 4.5 million bricks.
Scientists at the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) of Trieste, Italy,believe that gestures form part of a communication system deeply ingrained in humans.
An inventor in Vancouver has designed multi-tool cylinders. Called VSSL Outdoor Utility Tools (shown) they contain supplied for hikers and even those in the midst of a zombie apocalypse.
Concetta Antico, an artist in San Diego, California, has more receptors in in her eyes to absorb colour, enabling her to see – and paint – the world around her in a different way to most people.
Cambridge University has found a 'fingerprint of consciousness' in patients who are in a vegetative state using a simple test based on measuring patterns of brainwaves.
EXCLUSIVE: Canadian former astronaut Chris Hadfield (shown) told MailOnline that current plans to go to Mars are too ambitious - at least at the moment.
The device, which has a curved screen and Sim card reader built into the distinctive cuff design, was unveiled at Salesforce.com's Dreamforce event in San Francisco.
Nuclear fusion has been described as the 'holy grail' of energy. The Maryland-based company said it would test a compact fusion reactor in less than a year, and build a prototype in five years.
The technique was created by ex-Microsoft employee from San Francisco, Karen Cheng, while she was experimenting with sweeping camera motions.
Scientists at University College London claim that when a skill, such as playing the piano, is learned later in life myelin must be made in order to retain the skill.
Rochester researchers found that men can suppress their hunger in order to focus on finding a mate (stock image shown).
text U.S. study finds tornadoes arrive in swarms
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 01:00:24 GMT
Tornadoes in the United States are increasingly coming in swarms rather than as isolated twisters, according to a study by U.S. government meteorologists in Oklahoma.
The gadget, known as the GoSun Stove, absorbs heat from the sun to reach temperatures of 290°C (554°F). Its Ohio-based creators say it can cook omelettes, frozen foods and even raw meat.
Scientists at Ohio University made a computer model (pictured) to show how air moved through the nasal passages of Cretaceous pachycephalosaurids or 'pachy' dinosaurs.
A New Jersey student has designed a smart deodorant application device. Called the ClickStick, it can remind you to freshen up if you ever forget to use deodorant.
Scientists at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Maryland have spotted ice in an image of Mercury for the first time. Pictured is ice on a crater floor on the planet.
The behaviour of West African chimps using Alchornea hirtella shoots to hunt fierce army ants (pictured) was captured on camera in Guinea's Nimba Mountains.
Researchers at the University of Adelaide in Australia, explained that the marine creatures called vetulicolians (pictured) were 'filter-feeders' shaped like a figure-of-8.
The kangaroo's extinct ancestors (pictured) strode around the Australian outback 100,000 years ago, walking on two legs, according to Brown University experts.
The exoplanet, discovered by Ohio University, is part of a double-star system known as OGLE-2008-BLG-092L. It is the first time anyone has spotted a twin for 'ice giant' planets, Uranus and Neptune.
A Paris-based inventor has designed a portable bike helmet (shown). Called Plixi the £79 ($126) product folds to a third of its size. It is available in black or while and will come in two sizes.
Both mobile devices (pictured) will run the new version of the Californian firm's mobile operating system - Android 5.0, which has been confirmed to have the name Lollipop.
The U2 frontman described the move by Cupertino-based Apple as a 'drop of megalomania, a touch of generosity' when asked about it during a recent Facebook question and answer session.
A video shows a mother combing millions of squirming insects out of her daughter's hair, which experts have identified as an extreme case of head lice.
Paleontologists from the University of Edinburgh say the fearsome creatures roamed the ocean feasting on marine animals such as turtles and even dinosaurs.
The Rosetta spacecraft send back this breathtaking image of itself as it orbited comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko 297 million miles (478 million km) from Earth.
Esa, headquartered in Paris, has confirmed Rosetta will attempt to land on a comet on 12 November with a daring descent of its Philae probe (artist's impression shown).
text Transcence app lets deaf people 'hear'
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:32:21 GMT
The app, called Transcence (pictured) is the brainchild of four graduate students based in San Francisco, who have all been affected by hearing loss in different ways.
Independent researchers at Which? magazine in London, tested the processing speeds and performance of the latest phones from Apple, Samsung, HTC and LG.
Three California-based Google researchers found the Poodle bug, which could allow hackers to gain access to information that is meant to be encrypted in plain text.
Archaeologists from the French National Institute for Preventive Archaeological Research unearthed the ancient left arm bones - a humerus, radius and ulna - at Tourville-la-Rivière near Paris.
Islamic University of Technology in Bangladesh researchers studied typing. They found that the way a person types can reveal how they are feeling (stock image shown).
Engineers at the University of Washington say a full-size version of their fusion reactor (pictured) would be cheaper than a new coal-fired plant with similar electrical output.
The move, which would mean all compasses pointed south instead of north, was thought to take thousands of years. Now California researchers say it can happen in just 100.
The $200 Anura was created by a New York photographer, and its four rotors fold up into its own body when not in use.
The remains were dug from a permafrost burial chamber on the high Ukok Plateau in 1993. A scan of her remains showed asymmetry in her mammary glands, hinting at cancer.
An unnamed man, a 31-year-old US navy serviceman, admitted he wore the smart specs for 18 hours a day, removing them only to sleep and wash.
A number of robots designed to follow your every move have gone on show at the RoboBusiness conference in Boston.
Archaeologists at Emory University in Georgia, Atlanta will train 20 people for 100 hours each so they can learn the art of knapping, used to craft Stone Age-style hand axes (shown).
Using the world's most powerful beam of neutrinos, generated at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory near Chicago, the Nova machine can precisely record a neutrinos tell-tale traces.
The strange structure was discovered by the European Space Agency's Rosetta probe as it orbited comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko 297 million miles (478 million km) from Earth.
An investigation found that banks are quietly rolling out voiceprinting (image of speech recognition technology shown). The biggest roll-out is in Turkey, while the US and UK are following suit.
Researchers at the University of Washington found that children as young as 15 months can detect anger and then change their behaviour to try and keep others happy.
Researchers at the University of Missouri School of Medicine say they have identified epigenetic protein changes caused by binge drinking.
Texas researchers say the impact of rising CO2 levels on plant growth has been underestimated by 16 per cent.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology scientists analysed Mars One's plan to create a colony on Mars by the next decade (illustrated). They say it has a number of flaws and is doomed to failure.
Researchers in Singapore say their ultra-fast charging batteries that can be recharged up to 70 per cent in only two minutes.
The LaLaLa device (pictured) is a concept dreamed up by a Californian design agency, but it could become a reality in just two years, its creators say.
Researchers at Microsoft's Redmond base in Washington have developed a writing tool for Android smart watches (shown), called the Analog Keyboard Project.
Hackers have posted a huge trove of pictures after collecting them from a third-party Snapchat client app for years. Many appear to be child pornography, as half of users are 13 to 17.
A Kentucky-based inventor has designed a shirt with heated pockets. Called Podz Gear (shown) it has six pouches that store thermo-chemical packs that can apparently warm a person's whole body.
Using Nasa data, scientists from Massachusetts Institute of Technology found that the circles making up the 'face' are not circular.
Washington DC-based Nasa has released an image of Mars and Earth (shown) in the same shot. The picture was taken by the moon-orbiting Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
A former pilot from Israel has created a gadget for paper planes. It attaches to the front (shown) and, using a propeller, allows the plane to be steered.
Alexander Gerst really has his head above the clouds. The German astronaut is currently aboard the International Space Station where he uses his down time to take stunning pictures.
After spending the past 25 years in storage, the barn is on sale at Summers Place auction house at Billingshurst, West Sussex, with an auction to take place on October 22.
The Michigan State University study, which appears in the journal Psychology & Marketing, is the first to investigate how important an artist's 'brand' is to average consumers when they appraise art.
California researchers used light to erase specific memories in mice, and proved a basic theory of how different parts of the brain work together to retrieve episodic memories. 
At Hawthorne Airport, Los Angeles, Mr Musk said the 'D' stands for 'dual motor.' The car (pictured) has a top speed of 155mph (249 km/h), and accelerates to 60mph (96km/h) in 3.2 seconds.
Brighton photographer Simon Roberts chased the sun around the plane to capture a picture of a sunset in all 24 time zones (one shot shown). He travelled in a plane around the North Pole.
Images of what London’s tube trains (pictured) might look like have been revealed – and they include features that are set to make journeys more comfortable and reliable for passengers.
The interactive map shows the reach of outbreaks such as the Plague of Justinian (pictured), which afflicted the Eastern Roman Empire, through to Sars and Ebola.
Earlier this year mysterious craters appeared in Siberia (pictured). And now scientists claim an underground gas explosion was likely to blame.
Gothenburg-based Volvo claims that, by the end of the decade, its new cars will be equipped with computers that have a 360-degree view of their surroundings (illustrated).
The 'Spider in Da House' app, created by the University of Gloucestershire and Society of Biology, provides information and photos on the 12 most common house spiders.
Ed O’Brien from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts has become the first person to dive the Exosuit in the deep water off Antikythera, Greece.
The University of Bristol and the Natural History Museum in London analysed sauropod skulls found in the Morrison Formation, which extends throughout Western United States.
A graduate from Loughborough University created the 15-litre tank, which is packed with technology enabling fish, plants and bacteria 'to work together to create a balanced ecosystem'.
text Researchers reveal the tech of 2025
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 02:05:35 GMT
The new report from the Pew Research Center asked 1,464 experts what the advent of gigabit-speed internet connections will mean.
Google is developing turbines which would be tethered 300 metres above ground and would have wings to help them stay air bound. Kites have potential to generate 50 per cent more energy.
Researchers found in a study of 150,000 Swedish men that those who were obese aged 18 grow up to earn 16% less than their peers of a normal weight. 
Created by Oregon-based OnTheGo Platforms, the Brainwave app uses a technology known as Ari that can recognise hand movements using an Android's front-facing camera (shown).
Michigan State and Manchester University found the origin of gamma rays when looking at V959 Mon, 5,000 light years from Earth, This artist's impression is a replica of when a star explodes.
Around 34% of UK children aged five to 15 now own their own tablet, up from 19% last year, according to a recent report by London-based regulator, Ofcom.
The girl may have been rejected by her community because of her pale complexion, according to the archaeologists who found her remains in Albenga on the Ligurian Riviera, Italy.
Scientists from the University of Illinois used a driving simulator to explore the impact of mobile phone calls and passengers talking in cars (stock image) on road safety.
Satellite imaging specialist Raymond Harris and lawyer Raymond Purdy have teamed up to form the world's first space detective agency, Air & Space Evidence Ltd of London.
California-based Google can now read your bills in your emails (shown). Users who have enabled Google Now can ask the app to show them their bills and reveal upcoming payments.
The patent describes a 'digital periodical'. It is controlled by simply flexing or bending the display, and information can be sent to it via mobile phone networks.  
SPONSORED BY T-MOBILE: From smart remote control apps to firmware updates, the chances are you aren't making the most of your home's technology.
Scientists from Northeast Ohio Medical University Stony Brook University in New York came up with the theory that gives anthracobunidae (bones pictured) new descendants.
text Blue LEDs win $1.1m Nobel Prize for Physics
Wed, 08 Oct 2014 18:25:43 GMT
Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano of Japan and US scientist Shuji Nakamura (pictured) have won the Nobel Prize in physics for the invention of blue light-emitting diodes.
The members of the young engineers club at Joseph Whitaker School in Nottinghamshire beat the existing record of 287mph (460km/h) set in March by The Heathland School in Middlesex.
Psychological scientists at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut say that shared experiences (illustrated) are intensified even people have only just met.
The Space Weather Operations Centre, Exeter monitors how solar activity interacts with Earth's upper atmosphere, such as solar storms and coronal mass ejections (illustrated).
The Slovakian AeroMobil can fly 430 miles on a tank of petrol - and when its wings fold down, it'll fit into a normal parking space.
Study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology says workesr are happier in single sex offices. However they are more productive when with the other gender (stock image shown).
Scientists at Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute in San Diego, California found that orcas can engage in cross-species ‘vocal learning’ by mimicking dolphin sounds.
Samsung, headquartered in Seoul, is set to report its lowest quarterly earnings in more than three years as the bigger screen on Apple's new iPhone 6 Plus draws customers away from the S5 (pictured).
This malicious software allows thieves to visit cash machines in Latin America, Europe and Asia, infect them and then visit them later at night to empty the contents.
San Antonia-based Xenex has designed a robot called Little Moe (pictured) that can kill viruses. It works by using pulses of xenon light to disinfect surfaces in five minutes.
The gruesome find came to light after an earthquake struck L’Aquila, Italy. The mummified remains (pictured wrapped in a cloth) were found in underground rooms beneath a church.
Caitlin Doughty, a mortician from Los Angeles, has used her latest YouTube blog to explain the process with the help of a disco ball Absolut Vodka bottle and a silk purse.
The Dutch group has teamed up with Apple designer Marc Newson to create ‘The Sub’. The gadget provides draught beer using pressurised modules, called Torps.
Researchers say the astonishing rise of the iPad has meant is has now overtaken household names such as McDonalds and Disney to become the number one brand among American 6-12 year olds.
The study, by Kings College London, found that 16-year-olds' GCSE scores in Maths, English and the sciences were 62 per cent heritable.
A project from Microsoft's Redmond Campus in Washington called RoomAlive lets players create a virtual environment in their living room (shown).
text Is global warming WORSE than we think?
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 19:28:39 GMT
Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California claim climate change is worse than believed because temperature data in southern hemisphere has been inaccurate.
Engineers at the Google X lab, in California, are working on the new screens that are set to join together seamlessly, unlike current video 'walls' (illustrated) that have gaps between each display.
The Wall Street Journal reports that California-based Yahoo will invest £12 million ($20 million) in the three year-old tech startup Snapchat (stock image shown).
California researchers say the phenomenon is actually a survival mechanism - giving us a sense of stability.
A Japanese study has found that more baby boys are being born, compared to girls, as temperatures rise in the country. Stock image.
The bronze cockerel, as well as the Tetbury Hoard containing 1,437 silver and copper coins from the 3rd century are now on display at the Corinium Museum in Cirencester.
Researchers from Nasa's in California and Esa have found that gravity is weakening at Earth's poles (diagram shown). It is occurring where ice is melting fastest in West Antarctica.
Massachusetts-based Akamai says 43 per cent of internet attacks originate in China according to a representative study (results shown on infographic).
The dreaded phrase 'unexpected item in the bagging area' could soon be a thing of the past at thousands of self-service checkouts in high street supermarkets around the UK.
Archaeologists in Spain claim they have found one of the world's earliest known images of Jesus - and he doesn't have a beard. The figure is engraved on a glass plate dating back to 4AD.
The Met Office's Space Weather Operations Centre will open next week in Exeter after years of preparation and millions of pounds of investment.
Soylent founder Robert Rhinehart (pictured) has admitted the firm changed its formula in a bid to cut out the unwanted side effect after users complained of digestive issues.
Massachusetts researchers analysed women who had both a child and a dog - and found showing pictures of them elicited the same response in the brain.
The World Resources Institute in Washington DC has mapped the emission of carbon dioxide around the world from 1850 to 2011 (shown).
The machine, made by a scientist at Bristol University, uses ultrasonic sound waves to generate a levitating field capable of trapping tiny alcohol droplets and making them float in mid-air.
Scientists from Oxford University and in Belgium studied the virus's genetic history and claim it originated in Kinshasa, now the capital of the Democractic Republic of Congo.
Colorado scientists were stunned to find thousands of different microbes in samples they analysed - the majority being new to science.
Laser-mapping has revealed a cave in China is the world's biggest. According to National Geographic News it is 380.7 million cubic feet big (image taken from inside shown).
The bedroom of the future (illustrated) was designed by London-based Betta Living. Its predictions include carpets that switch to beams, floating beds and personal stylists built into mirrors.
The ‘moon’, which is in fact an asteroid, takes about a year to orbit the sun and is close enough to the planet to look like its satellite. It was discovered accidentally by the Chilean University of Antofagasta.
Prices for the drives, made by London-based Secure Drives, start at £938 and they can be controlled using a token (left) or an app. The Autothysis128s is pictured right.
Writer Micheal Paulkovich has claimed that there is little evidence for a person known as Jesus (illustrated) existing. He is thought is to have lived from about 7BC to 33AD in the Roman Empire.
Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will study how people use Twitter to develop new communication tools.
The battery, developed at Uppsala University, uses biomaterials alfalfa and pine resin (pictured) in place of chemicals, and is said to have similar energy content to lithium-ion batteries.
The 'SmartMat', created by a Los-Angeles-based team of engineers, provides users with spoken and visual cues on how to best position their body – without the need for an instructor.
Astronomer David Weintraub at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee has written a book predicting which faiths will struggle to accept aliens, if evidence of extraterrestrial life is found.
A growing number of scientists from around the world are trying to prove that evolutionary leaps, such as human's large brains, are the result of the environment alternating between wet and dry.
Oxford Said Business School surveyed 2,000 people born since 1982. Many said they would donate to tackle poverty and unemployment, while others wanted to help their local communities.
A photo shows a card being placed inside a gap (pictured) between the Korean firm's phone’s screen, and its metal case. It is unclear if it affects a small batch, or is a wider issue.
The California-based entrepreneur says it is 'inevitable' that humans will go extinct on Earth. He envisions taking 100 people at a time to the red planet by the end of the century.
Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh say men smile when drinking (stock image shown). In a study they found smiles were more contagious in groups of only-men.
Manchester-based band Marconi Union has released a video for their song Weightless which is said to be the most relaxing song in the world (clip from video shown).
The firm announced the latest version of its Windows operating system, called Windows 10, at an event in San Francisco.
A University of Florida scientist has used pulses of UV light to remove 80 per cent of allergens from peanuts (stock image shown), and it could one day be used to remove 99 per cent of allergens.
The rat (pictured) was discovered in the 1990s at 107 The Terrace, Penryn. It is now on display at the local museum. The rodent was originally found covered in black hair, which has since faded.
The rat (pictured) was discovered in the 1990s at 107 The Terrace, Penryn. It is now on display at the local museum. The rodent was originally found covered in black hair, which has since faded.
California researchers say the death throes are unique as they spew out chemical elements into space that eventually form the Universe as we know it.
Wristify (concept illustrated) was developed by Massachusetts-based embr labs and is a finalist in Intel’s Make It Wearable competition. It glows blue when cooling the skin, and orange while warming it.
Scientists at the University of Rochester in New York have shown off a method to make objects invisible (shown) using a system of lenses. Four lenses are aligned to make the cloaking device.
According to popular mythology, men tend to be more obsessed by things such as cars and obscure facts. Women, on the other hand, are said to be better at empathy and understanding.
Humankind’s ever-growing need for land and resources, coupled with hunting and poaching, has halved the number of wild animals in world in just 40 years, according to a shocking report.
The perfectly spherical formation was found close to another rock resembling a traffic light. Nasa claims it shows off a unique weather effect on Mars.
Called Atlas, the service is designed to take on Google's lucrative AdWords service. It will allow Facebook to sell ads that 'follow' users across the web and mobile devices.
Called Megasphaera, the fossils come from a rock layer in southern China called the Doushantuo Formation and could be the embryos of an ancient, unidentified creature.
New York-based Consumer Reports used a ‘three-point flexural’ device to test handsets. HTC One (M8) and iPhone 6 were the weakest phones, followed by the iPhone 6 Plus (pictured).
David Etkin, Professor of Disaster and Emergency Management at York University, Canada, examined the link between belief and risk-taking behaviour.
The discovery was made by Connecticut University after finding unusual stone tools at a site in Armenia between two ancient layers of lava dated to a period between 325,000 and 350,000 years ago.
Facebook revealed the size of the drones (illustrated) at a summit in New York. The firm said it will begin testing them over an unspecified location as soon as next year.
text Did life on Earth come from outer space?
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:28:20 GMT
Researchers led by Cornell University in New York have found evidence for the origins of life in a star-forming region of interstellar space called Sagittarius B2 (shown).
EXCLUSIVE: London-based tech expert Gi Fernando told MailOnline banks could move into coffee shops and people without social networks (pictured) could be penalised.
The trove of Roman coins (pictured) was found by Laurence Egerton in East Devon. Dubbed Seaton Down Hoard. it was declared treasure at a Devon Coroner’s Inquest earlier this month.
Rosetta's Philae lander will attempt to touch down on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (shown) on 12 November, with confirmation due at 1700 BST.
Researchers from Korea and America used statistical analysis and computer models to find a link between ocean temperatures, melting ice and the weakening of the polar vortex (illustrated).
Around 70 sites containing the remains of mastodons and glytodonts - a type of armadillo - have so far been identified near the tiny Bolivian village of Padilla after wind and rain erosion left them exposed.
A survey of 2,000 UK respondents has revealed online trends in the nation. More than a third of those surveyed said they had Facebook 'friends' that they had never met in person (stock image).
Georgia-based security expert, Robert Graham, claims hackers are already using massive internet scans to find vulnerable servers to attack using the Bash bug.
The Labrador has been trained by Connecticut police to pick up the scent for devices such as laptops, digital cameras and USB drives which are often used to stash illegal materials.
Houses in Stoke-on-Trent could be heated by geothermal energy by 2019. This would be done by a £52m geothermal district heating network (DHN). A comparable system in Paris is shown.
The discovery, led by University of Exeter, suggests that water may be a common ingredient in the clouds of dust and gas from which solar systems are born, and not 'special' to our own.
Research led by the University of Edinburgh proposes new evidence for how birds evolved from dinosaurs (illustrated). Previously it had been thought there was a 'missing link'.
India's Mars Orbiter has sent back its first image of the red planet. The image (pictured) shows craters at the southwestern edge of Syrtis Major, a 'dark spot' that is thought to be a low-level shield volcano.
A University of North Carolina scientist claims it's impossible for stars to collapse and form black holes (illustrated), while the singularity that signalled the start of the universe may not exist.
Just hours after Apple launched iOS 8.0.1, the company was forced to recall the software upgrade. The glitch appears to affect only the newest iPhones - not iPhone 5C or 5S models.
Tokyo-based Thanko Inc has released a thumb extender for smartphones (shown). Called the Yubi Nobiiru the hollow silicone device helps you reach the entire screen with one hand.
text BlackBerry Passport phone on sale for £529
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:31:29 GMT
The 4.5-inch Passport (pictured) is now available in the UK, US, France, Germany, and Canada - and will run Android apps from the Amazon Appstore.
The lightweight electric car (shown) that charges itself with solar cells on its roof was built at Eindhoven University. It travels 500 miles (800km) on a single charge at speeds of 80mph (130km/h).
text Does YOUR iPhone 6 BEND in your pocket?
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 13:58:25 GMT
Owners of the new iPhone 6 Plus (pictured) have been surprised with an unintended extra feature dubbed 'bend gate'. It is believed the thinner model and the use of aluminium metal in its design causes the phone to deform.
EXCLUSIVE: Professor Dawkins (pictured) told MailOnline that sex is an unanswered evolutionary question, and that finding aliens may reveal why most animals rely on it to reproduce.
The mice, launched as part of a project by Houston-based Nasa, lack a gene that normal mice have, called Muscle Ring Finger 1 (MuRF-1), which causes muscles to deteriorate.
The claims were made by futurist John Smart who believes we will have ‘digital twins’ within the next five years. Apps already exist that offer similar tools including Siri and Google Now.
Esa scientists in Paris say the Harvard team failed to use dust data compiled by Planck satellite, which had mapped the sky at many more frequencies than other satellites.
Scientists in Bristol were shocked to find that, far from acting logically, an ‘ethical robot’ would often be unable to act at all, with fatal consequences.
The ElectRx project (concept illustrated) is sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. It involves implanting devices into bodies that use impulses to monitor organs.
The Pocket Flyer, developed in Massachusetts, will carry a panoramic camera that provides a 360-degree view from the drone. 
Farmer Tim Daw is preparing to open his Neolithic-style tomb (interior shown). The chamber is located near the Wiltshire town of All Cannings.
text Dogs can be pessimists too!
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:29:13 GMT
Researchers at Sydney University taught dogs to associate sounds with milk or water. Dogs who responded to many tones were optimistic because they assumed good things would happen.
Scientists at Sydney University have created computer models which show how early continents could have placed major stress on the surrounding plates.
Boeing's proposal to develop a so-called space taxi for NASA astronauts includes a seat for paying tourists to fly to the International Space Station, it has been revealed. 
Chicago researchers found 'no significant difference' in the number or quality of moral and immoral deeds made by religious and non-religious participants.
The California-based firm’s chief executive said Apple has changed the way encryption works in iOS 8 (pictured) and as a result the company can no longer bypass a user’s passcode.
Europeans have DNA from Ancient North Eurasians. This group also contributed DNA to people who travelled across the Bering Strait, according to a study by Harvard Medical School in Boston.
A Washington designer has created and online map of the world designed to make Earth look like the Death star from the hit film Star Wars.
Researchers from the University of Minnesota studied 18 chimp and bonobo communities. There were 152 chimpanzee killings, and the majority of violent attackers were male.
The California-based firm is reportedly testing the app among employees. It is unknown if the app will be released more widely. It is a alternative to the audience selector used on the main site (pictured).
Experts say large house spiders (shown) will head into UK homes. Professor Hart of the University of Gloucestershire said the mild summer meant more prey was available than usual.
The free UnlockYourBrain Android app, (pictured) created by German-based developers, also teaches languages, history, and other subjects, that can be customised online.
The chin strap, (setup pictured) created by researchers from Canada, is made from a material known as PFC that creates charge when it stretches.
Leicester scientists have given blow-by-blow details of King Richard III's death at the Battle of Bosworth more than 500 years ago.
A long-term study of more than 200 wild female baboons from the plains of southern Kenya found that the most sociable females lived two to three years longer.
A video from the American Chemical Society explains how the ion-strengthened glass on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus (pictured) is stronger than regular glass, because it's placed into a hot potassium bath.
The study from Brown University asked 21 highly political target participants to wear a gauze under their arms for 24 hours. Volunteers then rated each smell for attractiveness.
Steve Job's office on the fourth floor of Apple headquarters in Cupertino still has his name on the door, Apple CEO Tim Cook told Charlie Rose during a recent interview for PBS.
The 34-year-old Canadian's brain patterns resembled that of healthy participants while watching 'Bang! You're Dead', according to scientists at the University of Western Ontario.
Indian Arsh Shah Dilbaghi has unveiled a device that converts nose breaths into speech (shown). The innovative project is an entry in Google's 2014 Science Fair.
The announcement was made on Microsoft's Xbox blog, and reports claim the software giant paid $2.5 billion (£1.5 billion) for Persson's firm Mojang, which includes rights to the game (still pictured).
The study, by the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany, claims the first vertebrate skeleton 'evolved from muscle', and its origins are older than first thought.
UK and Greece researchers have re-examined a meteorite that has an egg-shaped structure (shown), which resembles a 'fossilised biological cell' on our planet.
Satellite images show 7.7 million square miles (20 million square kilometres) of sea around the continent, according to Dr Guy Williams, a sea ice specialist at University of Tasmania.
Two Australian designers are seeking funding for their flat water bottle. Called the Memobottle (shown) the container can be easily stored in a bag.
EXCLUSIVE: Created by Switzerland-based Nestle, the series explores the hidden beauty in the food we consume, and attempts to convey the science behind making better products.
A study by the University of Chicago says a cosmic impact (illustrated) is the best explanation for the 'Big Freeze'. Evidence comes from nanodiamonds scattered across 11 countries.
text Ebola could hit 15 countries across Africa
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 20:01:14 GMT
In a world first, Oxford scientists have created a new map of places most at risk of an Ebola outbreak. They warn regions likely to be home to animals harbouring the virus are more widespread than previously feared, particularly in West Africa.
The study, led by the University of New South Wales, Australia, also found that regular teen cannabis users (stock image) are eight times much more likely to use other drugs.
This is according to Cadell Last, a researcher at the Global Brain Institute in Brussels. In less than four decades, Mr Last claims we will live longer, have kids in old age and rely on robots.
Yale University in New Haven says deforestation over the last 150 years has reduced emissions of biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOCs), which can warm the climate.
The map, showing 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko’s stunning landscape, was created by mission scientists in Darmstadt following data sent back from the Rosetta.
The rise in CO2 levels is outpacing fossil fuel use, according to the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) in Geneva, Switzerland.
Preventive fires, which remove dead wood, could keep that increase to below 50 per cent, according to the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis near Vienna, Austria.
The images were posted on Chinese social media site Weibo. A Passbook icon (pictured) on the homepage has an extra tab, which adds weight to claims the device could be used for mobile payments.
Research led by the University of Florida says dogs prefer petting (stock image shown). In the study they found dogs were more satisfied by physical contact.
Buffalo scientists have unravelled the genetic code of the coffee bean for about 30 percent of the world's coffee production.
The recipe for Kishkiyya was found in a 10th century cookbook translated by Salem-based Iraqi scholar Nawal Nasrallah in ‘Annals of the Caliphs’ Kitchens.’