Two new NASA missions hope to answer important questions about Venus’ past.
Two new NASA missions – VERITAS and DAVINCI+ – are headed to Venus. The missions will use radar and a probe to learn about Earth's hard-to-study and potentially prophetic neighbor.
Seeing through walls has long been a staple of comics and science fiction. Something like it could soon be a reality.
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The murky blobs visible with today's wall-penetrating radar could soon give way to detailed images of people and things on the other side of a wall – and even measure people's breathing and heart rate.
Mating laser-driven atomic clocks like the one shown here with microwaves promises more accurate electronic devices.
Researchers have made some of the most accurate clocks imaginable in recent years, but the trick is harnessing those clocks to electronics. Using lasers to tune microwaves bridges the gap.
Titan imaged in the near infrared by the Cassini orbiter on November 13, 2015.
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Saturn's largest moon has been fully mapped for the first time.
Sex worker rights – fought for at this red umbrella protest in Vancouver – are under threat by ‘hospitality’ programs which ask civilians working in hotels to ‘report’ on their guests.
Citizens-watch programs designed by police to aid anti-trafficking efforts threaten the rights and safety of sex workers.
Monitoring the whereabouts of floodwaters is vital for protecting infrastructure.
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The flood zone around Townsville extends for hundreds of kilometres, making monitoring difficult even from the air. But scientists are testing a new satellite method that can peer through the clouds.
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Our work with the BBC's Animals With Cameras showed one family of meerkats had excavated a huge tangle of tunnels.
Knowing about hailstones in advance would be preferable.
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New "dual-pol" weather radars promise to spot large hailstones forming inside thunderstorms, giving people a heads-up when it's about to hail.
It will be quick and it will be hot.
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It's been five decades of microwave popcorn and piping hot leftovers in home kitchens. A serendipitous discovery helped engineers harness radar to create this now ubiquitous timesaving appliance.
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Without a human operator on board, how can a drone steer clear of collisions? Technology from autonomous cars can help.
‘Bee calling hive, come in hive. We got some good stuff here…’
Tracking the flight of the bumblebee teaches us how they use plants – and how we can help them.
Nanophotonics uses photons to do amazing things.
Nanophotonics deals with photons at the nanometre scale, and it's set to transform everything from internet speeds to turning your smartphone into a portable science lab.
Modern technology is helping archaeologists to discover buried sites without risking to damage them.
The face-off between Russia and the West in Syria is giving both sides a chance to try out their new high-tech weaponry.
Still no signal.
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As the biggest ever hunt for a missing plane continues, many are beginning to wonder if we will ever know what happened to Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. If the plane has crashed, it has been suggested…
Dolphins have inspired British engineers to create a new type of radar device that could track miners trapped underground…