Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Solar plane faces most dangerous part of round the world flight

Solar Impulse 2 pilot begins the most dangerous leg of an attempt to fly a solar powered plane around the world for the first time.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Gay pride: How the world turned into a rainbow this weekend

Scroll through your Facebook feed and you'll already see an array of family photos, pouting selfies and delectable dinners. But over the past few of days, there's also been a bright splash of color as users have been updating their profile pics with a rainbow overlay to advocate gay pride.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Self-healing plastic could end cracked phone horror

Many of us know all too well the frustration that comes of buying a shiny new gadget, only to see it smashed into a thousand pieces soon after.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

How smartphones can improve city life

In cities around the world information -- in the form of data -- is readily shared and collected everywhere through smartphones, tablets, sensors and many more communication devices now part of everyday life. On the streets of Singapore, this amounting of "big data" is being used to improve urban life.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

'Emotional' robot sells out in a minute

Pepper the humanoid robot is so hot that he sold out within a minute, according to his Japanese creator, SoftBank Robotics Corp.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Is comet lander about to hit redial?

Scientists at the European Space Agency say they are hopeful of receiving new messages from the Philae comet lander as early as Wednesday.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

The video game that imagines a whole galaxy

It would take 584 billion years to visit ambitious sci-fi adventure game "No Man's Sky's" 18 quintillion planets.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The crowdfunding platform made for Africa

Picking the right crowdfunding site for your business is key. What works in New York might not necessarily work in Cape Town. Now a South African company has built a platform for entrepreneurs from the continent -- and it's already making waves.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Mars simulation scientists emerge to feel the wind on their faces

After eight long months cooped up in a plastic dome with five other people, what part of the outside world would you miss the most?