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The video provides point-of-view footage of SpaceX's May 6 Florida pad abort test of its Dragon vehicle, which is designed to safely eject astronauts aboard a launched rocket in case of an emergency.
Roses aren't red and violets aren't blue. At least that's the premise of a new book, 'Outside Color', by Dr Mazviita Chirimuuta which puts forward the theory that colour is, in fact, an illusion.
The car was spotted on the streets of Pittsburgh, where it has been revealed Uber has secured a massive warehouse to house its self driving taxi project.
Scientists at the University of Texas at Austin created thriving strains of genetically engineered yeast using human genes to prove that yeast is a distant cousin on our family tree.
Canadian Andre Gignac says he has spotted what he believes to be a dead alien, a four-legged robot and alien carvings in a photograph of Mount Sharp released by Nasa.
The remote controlled robot could act a a companion for the elderly, let workmen fix problems remotely, and even clean your apartment and go and pick up dry cleaning.
Known as the 'Gigafactory', the $5 billion Tesla structure in the Nevada desert is hoping to produce 500,000 lithium ion batteries annually. Production will begin next year.
The image reveals vast coronal loops of material attempting break free from the sun, as well as the magnetic battles on the surface that cause it to twist and turn.
The phenomenon has even been spotted in Spain. Now researchers say they have finally solved the puzzle - and say slippery bacteria in the key.
Flickr says it is working on a fix for its autotag software after users complained about some of the labels it had automatically applied to images like the entrance to Dachau (pictured).
A great ape called Cherie stole a GoPro camera placed in her enclosure and her footage reveals what it’s like in her zoo enclosure at Blackpool Zoo, as well as initiate self-portraits (pictured).
Google has published a patent that suggests creepy-looking teddy bears could interact with homeowners to switch lights on and off and turn on appliances with a simple vocal command.
A kitchen tap harbours 44 times more bacteria than a toilet seat, while a handbag is covered in up to 10 times more germs, a new infographic by Plumbworld reveals.
Scientists in Israel simulated a white dwarf exploding (illustrated) and found it emits huge clouds of iron referred to as 'bullets', which could have seeded Earth's iron.
A team of experts in the US and Sweden analysed the genome of an ancient and extinct Taimyr wolf from a fragment of rib bone, which was radiocarbon dated to 35,000 years ago.
The comment was made by Dr Ian Kerner, a sexuality counsellor for Good in Bed, during a Hopes&Fears -hosted roundtable discussion.
Experts at the laboratory of Pompeii Archaeological Site are readying the poignant remains (a small child pictured on an adult's stomach) for a forthcoming exhibition called Pompeii and Europe.
Intimate details of nearly four million users on Adult FriendFinder have been leaked. The California-based site is one of the world's largest adult websites (front page pictured above).
The prototype wallpaper containing Kevlar fibres could be swiftly applied to walls in war zones to protect troops and was on show at the Pentagon’s first Department of Defense Lab Day.
A Massachusetts Institute of Technology student has revealed the mPill (shown). It is an ingestible device that is covered in needles. The pill has a coating that dissolves when it reaches your gut.
Polish photographer Bartosz Wojczyski took the images over half an hour from his balcony Piekary Iskie, Poland. He spent six hours stitching together separate images to create the final photograph.
Scientists from Bonn University in Germany examined eggs (pictured) belonging to oviraptor dinosaurs called Heyuannia huangi found in China.
A selection of these breakthroughs are showcased in Bournemouth-based How It Works magazine in its feature, The Physics of Superheroes.
Photographer Anand Varma raised bees in his garden in Berkeley California to capture the first 21 days of their lives and highlight the mite problem as well as what’s being done to solve it.
Spotify has signed up Amy Poehler and a host of music stars to front exclusive videos for the new video service, and announced it will now support smart playlists and podcasts.
An extract from the thunder god vine reduced food intake in obese mice, researchers found. Experts say it could lead to 'novel and powerful treatment for obesity'.
Historic England (formerly English Heritage) are backing a project to investigate the remains of Reading Abbey, which was founded in 1121 as a royal mausoleum for the king.
Scientists have warned that a 'strong' El Nino could be on the way. India, Brazil and western Africa would all be badly affected. This could hamper the production of coffee, rice and soya beans (shown).
Ian Mitchell, Senior Lecturer at the University of Birmingham, says alcohol can make you feel euphoric, bold, less risk averse and friendlier to certain 'in groups' people (stock image).
Scientists from University of Washington and University of Utah mapped the journey made by Chinook salmon (pictured) by analysing fish ear 'bones' known as otoliths.
Scientists have unveiled the most comprehensive analysis ever undertaken of the world's ocean plankton, tiny organisms that serve as food - and provide half the oxygen we breathe.
Doctors in California implanted tiny chips into the brain of Erik Sorto, a 34-year-old, who was shot in the back 13 years ago. The chips were able to decode his thoughts to control a robotic arm.
Researchers at the University of Bristol calculate the ice sheet on the Southern Antarctic Peninsula is dropping by 4m a year and estimate it has lost 300 trillion litres of water since 2009.
The vast crater measures around 40x30km,  and at its deepest point, the crater dips as low as 1750m below the surrounding plains.
Named Wise J224607.57-052635.0, scientists believe the galaxy may have a behemoth black hole at its heart – but how this black hole came to be so big remains a mystery.
Scientists in Geneva have turned the LHC (shown) back on at record levels. It is now capable of energies twice the levels possible in 2013. The £3.74 billion particle accelerator was upgraded for two years.
The Ocumetics Bionic Lens (pictured) was created by Canadian Dr Garth Webb. Surgery to implant the lens into the patient's eye takes eight minutes and vision is corrected in 10 seconds.
The British Astronomer Royal believes that we are facing an 'inorganic post-human era' in which robot intelligence will surpass that of people, leading to humanity's ultimate destruction.
Cars packed with entertainment, safety and navigation features could cause chaos, analysts at Machina Research warn.
Air Force bosses have revealed they hope to have hypersonic missiles capable of crossing countries in minutes within five years.
This is according to a study by Yahoo Labs which also found that filtered photos are 45 per cent more likely to receive comments on social networking sites such as Flickr or Instagram.
Groceries, prepared meals and baked goods from D'Agostino, Gourmet Garage and Billy's Bakery can be ordered through the Prime Now app by Amazon customers in Manhattan.
Apple is expected to add subway, bus and train route navigation to its Maps app with an update set to be unveiled next month.
The Unicode Consortium in California has released a list of new emoji. The list was compiled based on popular requests and suggestions, such as bacon (shown) and a pregnant woman.
Biologists at the University of California Santa Barbara found nerves in the skin of two-spot octopuses are packed with light sensitive molecules that may lie behind their camouflage ability.
A neuroscientist in London claims that 3D films can be good for you (stock image shown). He said that they exercise the brain and improve short-term functioning. This can improve cognitive skills.
Astronomers in California say they may have cracked the mystery of how one of the most common types of supernova in the universe occurs, known as type 1a, when a white dwarf explodes (illustrated).
George W Bush has gone down in history as one of the world's most evil people, just behind Adolf Hitler and Osama bin Laden, according to a study involving 7.000 international students.
Nasa says the image confirms earlier observations that the brights spots, originally thought to come as a pair, are in fact a series of several smaller lights grouped together.
The patent, which was awarded on 12 May, suggests a piece of software could be embedded in a messaging program to allow users to ask Google’s search engine a question.
Almost 150 artefacts (one pictured) - including anvils and hammer stones - seemingly crafted long before modern humans, were recovered from the desert badlands of north-western Kenya.
The State University of New York's committee of taxonomists selected the top 10 from among the approximately 18,000 new species named during the previous year.
The 'XploR' mobility cane (stock image) was developed at Birmingham City University. It uses a camera and built-in sensors to scan for faces in a crowd and vibrates when it identifies one.
People living near what is now Mexico City, some 2,500 years ago, boiled human flesh in a mixture of chillies and saffron-like spices such as annatto.
The device (pictured) is currently being used by Southampton General Hospital. In particular, the pressure tests measures fluid via a channel that links the inner ear with the brain.
After first arriving in the UK in Essex in 2004, harlequin ladybirds are now found from Cornwall to the Shetland Islands. It is the fastest alien invasion of the UK on record.
More than 1,200 dolphins and whales have washed ashore since the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Tests on stranded dolphins (pictured) show many died as a result of the spill.
Researchers from Hokkaido University in Japan say male Java sparrows (pictured) may 'beatbox' to attract a mate.
Professor Adam Saife from the Met's Hadley Centre confirmed last week's claims by Australian meteorologists. He said: '[El Nino] could be big, it’s possible. We’re getting a pretty strong signal.'
Scrabble is about to include text-speak and street slang in a raft of new words for its ever expanding dictionary. Why? Because it has to stay dench, obvs.
Researchers analysed more than 74 million deaths in 13 countries, and discovered that deaths due to moderately hot or cold weather substantially exceed those resulting from extreme weather.
Experts believe they may have solved the mystery of why America's first metropolis, Cahokia, became a major political and cultural centre until 1200 - but then disappeared.
Paleontologists at Seattle's Burke Museum said Wednesday that the 80 million-year-old bone fragment probably belonged to an older, smaller cousin of the Tyrannosaurus rex.
US Congress in Washington has revealed its budget for Nasa. It directs the agency to start an 'Ocean Worlds Exploration Programme' and search for life on Europa (shown).
Experts say the massive stock crash shows that financial organisations rely too heavily on trading algorithms - and warn the same system could cause 'unpredictable consequences'
Chemicals used to give garments a wrinkle-free look on shop mannequins could be responsible for rashes, itches and all manner of allergic reactions, according to a skin expert.
The 4mm-thick Tray Typers, which were made available for a limited time in Germany, allows you to tap messages mid-meal while keeping your phone screen grease-free.
Spanish scientists have managed to identify brain signatures of individuals with 94 per cent accuracy. They say the technique could lead to a device that unlocks gadgets using the power of thought.
Playing natural sounds such as flowing water into open plan offices could boosts moods and improve employees brainpower, researchers have found.
The X-37B space plane is a secretive, experimental program run by the Air Force. It is capable of remaining in space for almost two years and blasted off from Cape Canaveral at 11.05am ET.
Uber is working with Carnegie Mellon University on the project, and has hired several of the key academics to work for the firm directly - and secured a massive Pittsburgh warehouse to house them.
A new type of spacecraft propulsion has been launched from Florida. LightSail (illustrated) was developed by The Planetary Society, and will use a giant sheet of Mylar to ride the solar wind.
Scientists at Princeton University examined the surface area of mountains as they increased in height and found that only a third had the classic pyramid shape of peaks like the Matterhorn (pictured).
The Washington Post first spotted that searches for a number of racist terms containing the n-word are directing users to The White House. Google has apologised and said it is working on the issue.
Icelandic company Ossur revealed it has made controllable bionic feet (shown). Two patients have been testing the technology for the past year, with sensors implanted in their muscles.
The ultrathin 'wallpaper TV' is less than 1mm thick, and at 1.9kg (4lbs) is so light it can be attached to the wall with magnets. It was unveiled at a press event in Korea.
The Drunk Shopping service sends US-based users pictures of useless items to buy in the very early hours of Sunday morning when worse-for-wear party goers are at their most suggestible.
Scientists at the Catalan Institute of Human Palaeo-Ecology and Social Evolution in Tarragona, Spain found skull fragments with puncture wounds from a big cat (pictured).
Cosmetics giant L’Oreal is joining forces with a San Diego-based bio-engineering company called Organovo to print human skin that could be used to test make-up (stock image shown).
The Thatcham Research Centre claims autonomous emergency braking cuts the number of car insurance claims by 45% for cars fitted with the system, like the new VW Golf (pictured).
A Paris-based duo has designed a table (shown) that traps and releases heat. The Zero Energy Furniture does not require any electricity, and could reduce energy costs up to 60 per cent.
Research by the University of Montreal found a link to mental illness. They claimed that gaming uses the caudate nucleus (shown) in the brain. This can lead to a loss of grey matter in the hippocampus.
University of St Andrews experts believe crows keep such a close eye on their tools (pictured) so they don't have to repeatedly manufacture new tools and can spend more time finding food.
California-based SpaceX has revealed posters of what a future colony on Mars might look like. The illustrations include a person using a jetpack in the giant martian canyon Valles Marineris (shown).
In an open letter to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, 67 institutions have explained their reservations about the scheme and have called on him to address their concerns.
Giulia Enders, a German microbiologist, adds the sitting technique may also explain why piles and constipation are more common in the West than in Asia, where squatting is the norm.
A London-based inventor is seeking funding for the B-Unstoppable (shown). The 'flying tank drone' has caterpillar tracks and four propellers. On the ground it is able to clamber over a variety of terrain.
The system would use a telescope already mounted on the station to find and target pieces of debris up to 62 miles (100km) away, using a laser to push it into Earth's atmosphere to burn up.
A study by Yale University examined the common ancestor of modern snakes (illustrated). They found that the ancestor was nocturnal and stealthy, and likely had hind legs much later than thought.
Called Watch Software 1.0.1, it is claimed to address issues with third party apps, boost the accuracy of Siri,, Apple's voice recognition software and improve activity tracking.
The similarities between alcohol and oxytocin - a hormone released by new mothers, lovers and even doting dog owners - are ‘striking’, say British researchers.
The project, dubbed One Earth Message, will ask people from around the world to contribute images, sounds and ideas to send on board New Horizons and to be beamed in deep space in July 2016.
Described as ‘your phone away from phone’, the $100 (£64) Light Phone is 3.4 inches x 2.0 inches, weighs just 36.5g and lasts 20 days on a single charge.
Researchers used state-of-the-art imaging techniques to capture the ruthless 'killer' T-cells (which are green) at work.
The Yotaphone 2 combines a traditional colour touchscreen on one side, with an e-book display on its rear.
Without the need for blades, the design could reduce manufacturing costs by 53 per cent compared to conventional multi-blade wind turbines, according to Madrid-based Vortex Bladeless.
TalkTalk Mobile teamed up with Vyv Evans, linguistics professor at Bangor University to launch the Emoji IQ study and test (pictured). It contains 10 questions that test your knowledge of symbols.
Researchers at Ohio State University found that the nutrition people received as a child, which affects both height and intelligence, is an important factor in determining salary
Researchers at Boston University found a third of men who claim to work 80-hour weeks, only clock around 50 to 60 hours, but still get the same rewards because they do so secretly.
PhD students came up with the idea of reconstructing objects digitally from crowdsourced images days after ISIS militants reportedly smashed artworks in the Mosul Museum in Iraq.
Scientists from the University of Leicester tested the DNA of modern men and found three distinct genetic patterns (like those pictured) that stem from men 3,500 and 7,300 years ago.
Mothers coo to their children in a high pitch, with their voices rising and falling, while fathers avoid baby talk and address children like adults, Washington State University experts found.
A San Francisco-based start-up initially developed its eye-tracking technology Fove headset (pictured) to help disabled children learn the piano by blinking, but it is now setting its sights on gaming.
The image, said to show the Bard 'with a film star's good looks', was identified by botanist and historian Mark Griffiths in the first edition of a 16th century book on plants, The Herball
The application contains videos of a nail gun being shot into a mannequin's head - advertising protective glasses - and footage of how to juggle chainsaws and knives, and make toxic chlorine gas.
A Swedish designer has created a flag he hopes will be used on future missions into the cosmos. The International Flag of Planet Earth is intended for a future Mars mission (shown).
Researchers from the University of Cincinnati recorded the sound the ‘purring’ wolf spider, Gladicosa gulosa (pictured) makes using dead leaves in a bid to attract a mate.
Scientists in Germany have spotted an odd feature on Rosetta's comet. The rock (number '3') appears to be balancing on just a small part of its surface.
Palmer Luckey, founder of Oculus VR - which is now owned by Facebook - admitted his company has no plans to prevent X-rated content being played on its devices while at a conference in California.
Washington-based Starbucks has teamed up with Spotify to launch a range of new music features across its stores in the US 'later this fall', followed by Canada and the UK.
The research was by University of Berlin and University College London. They look at how athletes perform at various distances, and found 492m was the best distance for Bolt (shown) vs Farah.
It looks like another of Vincent van Gogh's masterpieces, However, in fact this depicts the formation of stars in the turbulent billows of gas and dust of the Orion Molecular Cloud.
The Miito uses a metal rod and a special induction plate. The base creates an electromagnetic field that causes the water around the rod to heat up.
The US Army has revealed it has been testing the vehicle, known as Ripsaw. The 'drone tank' is controlled remotely, and can reload itself and even change weapons at the touch of a button.
Dubbed, Transit Visualisation Client, or Travic, the map takes public data from 249 transportation networks, across five continents to show movements in real-time.
An electronic pill that tricks the brain into thinking the stomach is full could help tackle obesity. The revolutionary device looks like an ordinary tablet, but it is packed with cutting-edge technology.
Known as the Mutebutton, the device is used for just 30 minutes a day and is designed to help the brain turn down the volume of phantom noise of the condition.
Nikon's pet camera case monitors a pet's heartrate - and when it spots a spike, takes a picture. Buttons next to the display lets the owner choose the baseline heart rate that triggers photos.
The Gale Force Umbrella is available from New York-based retailer Hammacher Schlemmer. Its canopy measures 1.3 metres (54-inches) and is made from polyester and rayon.
Scientists at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland focused on the formation of what are known as 'memory assemblies' to find out how we recall information.
Researchers found that student test scores improving by 6.41% if phones were banned, and warned the prevalence of phones has become  'distracting and disruptive' for students.
Professor Ruff from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine analysed bones from across Europe to study changes in skeletal robusticity - bone strength relative to body size - and mobility.
The Lifenaut online service offers a series of personality tests and combines this with data from social media profiles to create accurate digital avatars.
Toddlers as young as 2 understand that the sounds they make influence the people around them - although researchers admit 'whether a toddler chooses to be quiet is different.'
Scientists have figured out all the steps to make morphine and similar painkillers without using opium poppies - opening the door for home-brewed drugs and potential abuse.
EXCLUSIVE: Google has revealed interactive Street View sites for several memorial locations in the UK to commemorate the end of the Blitz. They include Chatham Naval Memorial in Kent (shown).
Researchers at the University of East Anglia claim to have answered why sexual reproduction has continued. Battling elephant seals are pictured engaging in sexual selection.
A Swedish firm is rolling out its 3D scanning technology for clothes. The first trials will scan a shopper's feet and create ideal shoes (image shown).
Data from US users of Spotify and Echo Nest reveals how listening tastes change with age. Teenagers tastes change rapidly before to settling in late 20s and early 30s, as shown in the graph above.
The Drop scale (pictured) was developed by Irish entrepreneur, Ben Harris. It connects to an iPad through Bluetooth connection where it interacts with a specialist recipe app.
Scientists used a telescope in Hawaii to make the discovery (shown). It is the first time a quartet of quasars has ever been found. Quasars are super-bright regions surrounding supermassive black holes.
A loggerhead turtle nicknamed AKUT3 lost most of his jaw in a collision with a boat off the coast of Marmaris, Turkey, but could now return to the wild with his new metal mouth (pictured).
Reports in the Wall Street Journal suggest the search giant is planning to rollout a 'Buy' button on its Shopping tab (current desktop shopping tab pictured).
A Russian Proton-M rocket (stock image shown) malfunctioned and burned up over Siberia on Saturday, just a few weeks after another of their rockets failed on its way to the ISS.
London-based job search engine Adzuna uses text mining software to extract information about your experience, education and skills from your resume to calculate your value based on the current job market.
In an unprecedented experiment, scientists will dissect the 14-metre long T-Rex in a specially constructed lab in an attempt to fully understand the reptile.
Japanese garment (pictured at the Walk the Walk event) contains sensors that detect nervousness in a woman’s voice or an increased pulse rate.
The researchers are calling the objects Ultra Diffuse Galaxies. The team at Keck Observatory, Hawaii, made the discovery and now think they may have their own dark matter 'shields'.
The Illinois-based software has been trained to recognise 10,000 objects, including everyday items and people. But it thinks sausage and mash is a plant.
Mark Zuckerberg (pictured) made the comments during a Q&A session in California. He said that by 2025, VR headsets may look like normal glasses that are cheap enough for everyone to buy.
A research team from Reading University asked 37 healthy volunteers to drink 500ml – around two glasses, or nearly a pint – of orange juice every day for eight weeks.
The latest version of Google's self-driving car - a pod-like two-seater that needs no gas pedal or steering wheel - will make its debut on public roads in California this summer.
Computer simulations had predicted stellar explosions such as this were lopsided – and now observations by Nasa have confirmed that theory for the first time.
The animation, by the Newberry Library in Chicago, highlights the rapid growth of the country, as well as the political and social concerns that have shaped the landscape.
Lincolnshire-based DIY inventor Colin Furze created his jet-kart by stretching a go-kart's chassis by 4.9ft (1.5 metres) in order to fit the massive jet engine.
Starbucks drinkers have been warned to check their account amid claims hackers have used the firm's app, which can be linked to a credit card, to siphon money from customer's accounts.
A British-led team has created a new method which can determine whether the drug has been ingested, rather than just touched.
Those who believe in pure evil were far more likely to support sentences for criminals like the death penalty and life imprisonment, researchers found.
From skin with tissue to elastic tendons, the synthetic cadavers by Tampa-based SynDaver, are remarkable replicas of the human body that are designed to help medical students perform surgery.
Swiss researchers say horse whinnies are made of two different frequencies, allowing horses to express both positive and negative emotions.
German engineers have designed a $12 (£7.60) gadget called 'ChargeDoubler' that uses the full charging current of 1.000 mA from a PC, allowing it power phones in half the time.
Researchers have created an unprecedented 3D view of the rock structures deep under East Asia., revealing vast rocks under the Himalayas.
Mission scientists in Colorado have warned of threats to New Horizons (illustrated). The spacecraft will arrive at Pluto on 14 July after more than nine years, but could be damaged by debris.
Using a type of bacteria typically found near volcanoes, researchers from Delft University mix the material into concrete along with calcium lactate. A stock image of a pot hole is shown.
New York-based TypeTime's software (pictured) predicts the combination of letters being pressed to guess a word, and if it can't, a list of autocorrect options appears.
Washington DC-based Nasa released a brochure in the 1970s called Space Station: Key to the Future, which contained illustrations of a multi-decked space station (shown).
Researchers at Ohio State University and Cornell University say their study shows that dietary habits can be fundamentally altered early in life.
Researchers at the California Institute of Technology in California, observed the insects in the presence of a ‘fear-inducing stimulus’ that cast a shadow, like a predator might overhead.
Los Angeles-based hacker Samy Kamkar found a flaw in the design of Master Lock combination locks that allows you to figure out the code. He 3D printed a gadget that automates the process.
Mitchell Moffit and Greg Brown from Toronto-based AsapScience explained that the phenomena is because our brains can't make physical or visual connections with arbitrary data, such as names.
The infographic (pictured) which was created by a gardening advice service based in Guildford, is based on a Nasa study looking at 'sick building syndrome'.
Researchers lived among hunter-gatherers in Congo and the Philippines for two years collecting data on families and conducting hundreds of interviews. Stock image of modern hunter gatherers pictured.
The study, led by Duke University in North Carolina, found that while lost men (stock image) are seen as being lesser leaders when they ask for directions, the act doesn't make women look bad.
An Indiana firm is developing a method to make oxygen on Mars for Nasa. Bacteria and algae will use Martian soil as fuel to pump out oxygen, possibly for use by a future colony (illustrated).
Researchers at the University of Lincoln have revealed for the first time that pets (stock image) treated with the dog equivalent of Prozac become more optimistic.
Researchers said the deepwater denizen is the first fish known to be fully warm-blooded, circulating heated blood throughout its body, enabling it to be a vigorous predator in frigid ocean depths.
Scientists at the University of Illinois dropped trap-jaw ants (pictured) into antlion pits to show that they catapult themselves to safety as a last resort with their strong mandibles.
The flaw was discovered by San Diego-based iDownloadBlog. Pressing and holding the Watch's (pictured) power button presents an option to erase and this appears even if a PIN hasn't been entered.
University of Michigan scientists have demonstrated a supercool liquid. When rubbed by another crystal it suddenly begins to crystallise (shown). This makes it shine brightly.
A controversial study says your star sign decides how successful you will be, with Aquarius (shown) being the most successful. The research was carried out by the University of Connecticut.
From images of a tree cricket to a boll weevil (pictured), North Carolina-based photographer, Daniel Kariko, is hoping to make people see common insects and bugs in a new light.
Scientists from the University of Bradford say the disagreements were caused by the mechanism the brain uses to ensure an object is seen to be the same colour, no matter what time of day it is.
The radical new material, called a metal matrix composite, was developed with the US Army, and could be used in everything from warships to cars.
The last remaining section of Antarctica's Larsen B Ice Shelf, which partially collapsed in 2002, will disintegrate completely before the end of the decade, Nasa has warned.
Using the commercial software, SmartDeblur, a member of the Roswell Slides Research Team cleared up a blurred placard in the slide to reveal the 'aliens' true identity.
According to 'Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX and the quest for a fantastic future', the disastrous meetings meetings were vodka-fuelled affairs, in which most of the sellers viewed Musk as a novice when it came to space.
Researchers have developed 20 games they say can reveal every aspect of a dog's personality, including empathy, communication, cunning, memory and reasoning.
In a painful sounding experiment, researchers at St Andrews University have found that cutting off the bug's penis to make it shorter affects their chances of having children.
U.S. space agency Nasa is thought to have successfully tested a revolutionary new power source - the key to which is a device similar to that found in a microwave oven.
Researchers at the University of Toronto found that being rejected by an attractive man makes a woman more likely to turn down an unattractive one.
Researchers from the University of Kent have identified three types of perfectionist - 'self-orientated', 'socially-prescribed' and 'other-orientated'.
Scientists at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, hope their study could be used to elevate airplane food to new heights and banish bad meals.
The designs (vibrating wings illustrated) are the finalists in the Airbus Fly Your Ideas contest. The winner will be announced at an event in Hamburg on 27 May and be awarded €30,000 (£21,500).
The bone pendant (pictured) was found on the Mead site at the Tanana Basin, Delta Junction in Alaska by researchers from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
The University of Toronto, York University and Queen's University Belfast say they have uncovered evidence of daily weather cycles on six planets that show different seasons.
The research showed higher levels of Vitamin D are linked to better survival chances for hospitalised pet cats and could hold vital clues about benefits of 'the sunshine vitamin' for humans.
Scientists at the University of Zurich studied the heights of 259 mummies and found Pharaohs varied less in stature than common Egyptians, suggesting inbreeding was rife among royals.
Security experts have warned of a major new bug that could let hackers run rampant through millions of internet servers.
A free-flying drone looks set to revolutionise holiday snaps. Called the Lily Camera, the device follows a tracker attached to its user and records them at a distance for up to 20 minutes.
Brandon Bourret, 39, from Colorado Springs and Athanasios Andrianakis, 26, from California are accused of developing 'Photof****t' that made it possible to steal files from Photobucket.
The stereotype that women are better than men at multitasking might have to be re-written after a study by Microsoft has shown that men might be far superior at juggling tasks.
It could also cause non-smokers to have minor problems with memory and coordination without ever knowing, according to a new study by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
The small-molecule drug simultaneously perks up old stem cells in the brains and muscles of mice, Berkeley researcher found - and they say it could work in humans.
Researchers in Oregon, USA have discovered that many animals produce their own sunscreen and excrete it through their skin. And one day we may be able to ditch the lotion and make our own too.
New York-based Next Big Sound collects public social data for thousands of artists and correlates this with sales and streaming numbers to track who is popular - and who will be a future success.
Andy Weir was speaking at Nasa's Humans to Mars Summit in Washington DC He is the best-selling author of the book The Martian (shown), which is being released as a movie in November.
Japanese car-maker Nissan has created what its calling a 'crossover' prototype workstation (pictured) that brings technology typically found in its Qashqai cars to the office.
The imaginative designs such as a rocking bath (pictured) and crawling clockwork baby come from the US Patent and Trademark office which granted the patents between 1871 and 1933.
Ever since a tomb full of gold artefacts was discovered in Vergina, Greece, in the 1970s, experts have been trying to prove it belongs to Alexander the Great’s father.
Swedish concept artist Ville Ericsson has revealed his amazing drawings of a futuristic colony on Mars. He envisions a large dome-like structure being used to house a city on the surface (shown).
An ice cold winter is forecast to hit the country because of changes in the Pacific Ocean which last time El Nino occurred, in 2010, gave Britain its coldest December in 120 years.
The book, 'Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX and the quest for a fantastic future', reveals the 43-year-old's attitude to work, romance and innovation. He, however, says it should be taken with a 'pinch of salt'.
Researchers at UC Santa Barbara have managed to create a circuit of 100 artificial synapses able to perform a simple version of a typical human task: image classification.
A new study from Durham University suggests men who wear red send out a signal that they are angry and aggressive. Researchers say their findings may have parallels in nature.
Researchers at the University of California, Davis, examined 300 photographs from Twitter and Pinterest and found they were often sexulised, headless and focused on specific body parts.
Two brothers in Maine have revealed how they built a lightweight tank for the Mad Max film, which has a top speed of 70mph (113km/h).
The Japanese company plans to launch a smartphone with the technology on board later this year and claims that it's harder to forge and more convenient to use than fingerprint scanners.
Three of the orbiting outposts' six-person crew, who had been scheduled to return this week, were asked to stay in orbit until early June, Russian controllers said.
The world's first sleep sensing headphones were designed by a London-based startup. They track how deeply you are sleeping using EEG sensors.
The E-Kaia portable charger prototype (shown) was developed by students from Andrés Bello National University in Chile. It can also be used to power lamps and other devices with a USB port.
Heart attacks, type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis and schizophrenia are all more severe or commonly diagnosed in the winter,' said Cambridge University researchers.
Researchers at Yale have successfully altered genes of chicken embryos to change how their beaks formed (shown in image). The result was a beak that resembled their dinosaur ancestors.
Philip Spiers from the University of Sheffield said the hole means pressure from the cabin is exerted onto the outer pane, rather than the inner pane and provides a failsafe should the outer pane blow out.
A patent filed by the company reveals how its drones (shown) will work. They will be able to lock onto your smartphone to deliver your parcel. They can also be told to deliver to another location.
A stone circle on Dartmoor has become the first to be discovered in a century, forming part of a 'sacred arc' of similar sites on the moor which suggests a high level of coordination between bronze age Brits.
The mysterious manuscript is today housed within the National Library of Sweden in Stockholm and includes a menacing full-page colour image of the Devil.
The discovery was made in the latest images of the dwarf planet sent back by the Dawn spacecraft on May 3 and 4 as it orbited 8,400 miles (13,600km) from its surface.
Four of the 48 self-driving cars on Californian roads have crashed. Three were operated by Google (shown), and one was an Audi car. But both companies said their cars had not been at fault.
The maleware, which is sweeping Australia, encrypts files and then threatens to delete them unless a fee is paid —in this case the digital thieves are demanding up to $791 (£540 or AU$1,000).
People have a subconscious preference for food that points away from them, according to Oxford University experts, to the extent that it can affect the flavour.
Lena Söderberg and Fabio Lanzoni have been used in research papers on image processing to measure advances in colour, transitions and sharp edges - but not witihout controversy.
The software by MIT scientists exploits the fact that photos taken through windows often feature two nearly identical reflections, slightly offset from each other.
The idea of a family gathering around a TV – Gogglebox style – to watch together is becoming a thing of the past, according to a new report from industry regulator Ofcom.
Scientists at the Swinburne University of Technology believe they have found remnants of lost galaxies behind discs of 'stolen' stars - and they say our own Milky Way may be hiding one too.
A new project designed to show off Samsung's Gear VR headset lets the viewer walk around some of the world's most famous paintings.
A Melbourne professor warns the global growth in population will lead to real animals being only for the super-rich.
The Stanford Center for Advanced Study found that people in disadvantaged environments have shorter telomeres — DNA sequences that generally shrink with age — than their advantaged peers.
At less than 3 feet at its hip and roughly 6 feet in length, S. sullivani was not a large dinosaur - but has a formidable sense of smell.
Glasgow University has digitised a series of bizarre 300-year-old health notes. The correspondence is between Dr William Cullen (pictured) of Edinburgh and his patients
The video was created by the Nutek Corporation in California. In it a beam of electrons is fired into an acrylic block. When the charge builds up enough, 'lightning' shoots through (shown in image).
Archaeologists from the Museum of London have found evidence that more people living in Roman towns, like in Bath (pictured) tended to make it past the age of 35 than those in the countryside.
The Toyota Mirai (meaning 'future' in Japanese) will soon be available in the UK for £63,000, will have a range of 300 miles, and can have its tank filled with hydrogen fuel in just ten minutes.
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in Pennsylvania found that sex is more about quality than quantity, and having sex too often can make some couples tired of it altogether.
The 'soft robot' is being developed to explore underground oceans of planets like Europa, and will harvest power from locally changing magnetic fields.
The Red Lady, who was buried deep within a cave on the Iberian peninsula, is believed to have been adorned with Chenopodiaceae flowers, according to the University of the Basque.
Luxury car maker Aston Martin, the supplier of James Bond's cars, has revealed it is working on a range of boats - but refuses to say how much they will cost.
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Research showed men dating profile pictures of the same women, one where they looked natural and the other after being enhanced with make-up. The latter group were said to look less trustworthy.
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Canadian researchers found a genetic variation causes people to perceive positive and negative images more vividly, heightening activity in their brain.
Marc Newson, who helped design the Apple Watch, said that there's a vast ‘vast opportunity’ to make cars smarter, adding weight to rumours that Apple has a secret iCar lab in California.
Brazilian researchers say the series of  exercises, which involve moving your tongue and exercising your mouth, can reduced the frequency of snoring by 36 percent.
The California-based site said that the study of 10 million Facebook users highlights that its users are getting a variety of viewpoints, and are not in a 'political echo chamber.'
Named Dextrous Blue, the robot has been built by researchers at the University of Glasgow who believe robotic cleaners could become a reality in as little as ten years.
Army bosses in Virginia have requested firms developing 'stealth fabrics' to get in touch - and is hoping to test the first prototypes within 18 months.
Scientist have used a telescope in Chile to observe a globular cluster in the process of formation (shown) - a region that will form millions of new stars. Until now, this process had never been seen.
The fossils have enabled a researcher from the University of Cambridge to identify a key point in the evolutionary transition from soft to hard bodies in the early ancestors of arthropods (pictured).
The online retail giant has deleted the ‘boy’ and ‘girl’ buttons from its online menu, which is designed to help shoppers choose which toys to buy.
The images were taken on 15th of April, on sol 956. Although much of the surface of Mars is a deep red colour, it is this thick dust that also turns the sunset blue.
University of Warwick scientists studied a distant white dwarf star 530 light-years away and found it had huge amounts of water - suggesting alien planets (illustrated) may have oceans like Earth)
First choice, Spotify and its music intelligence agency based in Somerville, Massachusetts, studeidd the science behind hit summer songs, such as Katy Perry's 'This Friday Night'.
The method, pioneered by Harvard-trained Dr Andrew Weil, is described as a 'natural tranquiliser for the nervous system' helping to quickly reduce tension and allowing the body to relax.
'Brian' from Pennsylvania tried to read One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish while wearing a speech jammer (pictured) - which reduces his speech to gibberish.
Archaeornithura meemannae species (illustrated) had fan-shaped tail feathers and fused bones on its wings. The Chinese find predates the earliest record of this clade by 5 million years.
An Israeli firm claims to have developed a $1000 food 'replicator' that can create almost any dish in 30 seconds. The Genie can produce an unlimited variety of meals using pods of dehydrated ingredients.
Scientists at Cambridge University have found that these bizarre dental structure could be key in helping find previously unknown penis worm species from all over the world.
Named KardBlock, the tool promises to remove Kardashian-related updates from newsfeeds and websites. California-based Chameleon.la says: 'We simply make it disappear.'
The Californian site has released a heatmap (pictured) that shows how news of the name Charlotte spread yesterday, starting with a cluster of tweets in UK and the US at 13.53GMT.
North Carolina researchers have warned the trend, known as Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation, doesn't work. The most common form of the treatment actually lowered IQ scores.
More search requests are now being made on mobile devices than on personal computers in the U.S. and many other parts of the world, Google revealed at a San Francisco conference.
Scientists at the University of Manchester found that the mother secretes sugars and proteins from the wall of her womb during first 11 weeks of pregnancy. An embryo at eight weeks is pictured.
The purpose of the mysterious Nazca Lines (one shown) in Peru has long puzzled archaeologists. But now a team of researchers says they may have been used separately by two cultures/
Researchers at the University of Connecticut and University of Florida estimate 18 million tonnes of carbon is buried at the bottom of fjords every year. Doubtful Sound in New Zealand is pictured.
The disgusting spectacle has been caught on camera and it's thought that the animal is ejecting its proboscis – an elongated appendage like a nose - to attempt to catch prey.
Queensland researchers were stunned to discover smell and taste receptors normally found in the nose and mouth can also be present on the human heart.
The sounds were recorded aboard a Nasa student balloon experiment using infrared microphones that flew above New Mexico and Arizona. It is the first time an infrasound study has reached these heights.
Usually hidden by a strap, Apple has not commented what the socket is for. However, a Portland firm says it can use it to build a $249 'smart strap' with a battery in.
A couple in the US gently pressed a $349 (£299) Apple Watch Sport to their newborn baby's arm to capture his heartbeat (pictured) and share it using the watch's Digital Touch feature.
The book, containing just the Gospels and the mysterious prayer wheel (pictured) is thought to have been ordered by an abbess for nuns in her convent in Liesborn, Germany.
Leading engineers, physicists and telecoms firms have been summoned to a meeting at London's Royal Society later this month, to discuss what can be done to avert a web crisis.
The pensioner-friendly iPads have been launched in Japan, where they became the top-selling tablet in the country within a few hours, according to Apple.
Neuroscientists at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden used video headsets to trick volunteers into believing they were looking at themselves from inside a stranger's body.
Microsoft has revealed a new website that claims to be able to predict someone's age and sex from just a picture at it's San Francisco developers conference.
Eighty six per cent of parents do not understand the majority of terms - including 'fleek' and 'bae' - their children use via text and on social media, a survey of 2,000 families showed.
Researchers from the University of Patras created the algorithm, which determines a person’s state of intoxication by using thermal imaging (drunk person is pictured).
Nagoya University and the University of Tokyo in Japan studied stone weapons created by humans and found they were no more effective than Neanderthal-created tools of the same era.
The gadget, called CH4, is worn in the back pocket and analyses the gases produced when its owner breaks wind, according to its New York inventor.
Scientists at Haverford College in Pennsylvania say they have spotted X-ray emissions consistent with thousands of white dwarfs (one illustrated) at the galaxy's centre.
Scientists at the Technology University of Vienna have created equations that combine how the universe is accelerating with theories on how we could be living in a hologram.
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.
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.