Honey bees are in decline and the current method of keeping them can be disruptive to a colony. But new designs allow beekeepers to monitor a hive remotely, even sniff out disease and pests.
Satellite imaging can locate mosquito-friendly environments, allowing us to predict the advance of diseases they carry.
Expert image analysts have an important role to play, even in an age of computer interpretation and crowdsourcing.
Modern technology is helping archaeologists to discover buried sites without risking to damage them.
A simple experiment with plastic straws, Lego bricks and a hair dryer is the basis for a future surgeon's sensitive tools.
Being able to predict the weather can save lives. Using new technology forecasters are able to provide realtime warning of bad weather ahead.