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  • To infinity and beyond…

    December 14, 2010

    Voyager 1 is five years from being the first spacecraft to leave our solar system.

  • Commercial spaceship orbits Earth

    December 9, 2010

    A private spaceship has orbited the Earth for the first time.

  • Broadband brush-up

    September 10, 2010

    A new broadband ‘cleaner’ could sharpen your signal for smoother online viewing.

    Fibre optic light effects
  • Space crash-test dummy

    September 6, 2010

    Danish rocketeers attempt to launch a cheap, single-passenger space ride.

  • Impossible hack achieved

    August 31, 2010

    An ‘impossible’ hack of quantum security systems will make bank transactions more secure…

    Image of a quantum computer
  • Should the police use flying CCTV?

    June 21, 2010

    HexRotor is a new breed of flying ‘drone’. The police want to use aerial drones like HexRotor for surveillance.

  • Curtains for terrorist attacks?

    June 21, 2010

    Could a curtain do anything to protect you in the case of a terrorist attack?

    Image: (Creative Commons)
  • Tech prize goes to solar inventor

    June 9, 2010

    Thanks to Michael Gr├Ątzel’s invention, your windows could soon be generating electricity.

    Image: Lykaestria
  • Satellite tech scoops engineering award

    June 7, 2010

    A company that enables people in remote locations to connect to broadband internet has won the MacRobert Award.

    Image: Inmarsat