Capturing energy from clubbers could help power homes and buildings.
Extracting and storing human body heat we generate could improve building sustainability while cutting bills.
Artist’s impression of the James Webb telescope after deployment of the mirror and sunshield.
It will be a nail-biting wait as scientists launch and deploy the most complex observatory ever built.
Artist’s impression of the view through future night-vision glasses.
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New ‘nanocrystal metasurfaces’ can convert infrared light into the visible spectrum
The federal government has used military-grade border patrol drones like this one to monitor protests in US cities.
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Avoiding drones’ prying eyes can be as complicated as donning a high-tech hoodie and as simple as ducking under a tree.
Researchers are now testing treatments for several kinds of visual impairment.
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Strategies to cure various types of blindness are looking more plausible after a series of recent breakthroughs using gene editing and gene therapy.
The launch of Hubble Space Telescope on April 24, 1990. This photo captures the first time that there were shuttles on both pad 39a and 39b.
Thirty years ago the Hubble Space Telescope began snapping photos of distant stars, providing a time machine that has taken astronomers back to when the universe was less than a billion years old.
Can you be sure which pill is which? It can be difficult to tell if you’ve picked the correct medication.
The technology to identify pills is getting cheaper and smaller. That means it could also be used to test the make-up of illegal pills at festivals and other events.
The Milky Way seen in infrared.
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There could be thousands of black holes at the heart of the Milky Way.
The Small Magellanic Cloud galaxy here seen in infrared light, but it looks different when viewed at other wavelengths.
The galaxies, stars and planets in our universe can look very different when you view them through equipment that sees beyond the visible light our eyes can see.
Latent fingermarks dusted with micronised Egyptian blue on a $20 note, viewed in the Near Infrared.
The ancient Egyptians knew a thing or two about how to produce a vibrant blue pigment for their tombs and coffins. Now it’s being used to help find fingerprints.
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If you live in a poorly insulated home, and many of us do, you could spend thousands this winter on energy bills. But our ancestors had many ways to keep snug at little or no cost. Now, thanks to modern…
There’s definitely room for improvement in night-vision goggle technology – and graphene could make a huge contribution.
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Graphene – an atom-thick sheet of carbon – has been touted as a new wonder material: it is stronger than steel and conducts electricity better than copper. In the journal Nature Nanotechnology today, my…
Nintendo Wii remotes have been used to assess and diagnose children suffering from an eye disease, ocular torticollis, which…