Robot interaction researchers at Tufts University are teaching robots how to say no to humans when they're ordered to do something stupid or impossible
Computer security researchers have published a report showing that email security is improving fast, but it's still far from perfect
Architecture firm Studio RAP has used a robot to autonomously build a structure out of 235 wooden panels.
Countries of the world have failed to decide whether to do away with the 'leap second' periodically added to the Earth's clocks.
Roboticists have developed a system inspired by human reflexes that should stop robots from tripping as much.
Chemical engineers in Israel have built a self-healing electronic sensor inspired by human skin that can rapidly 'heal' damage.
An artificial intelligence has been set loose on mankind's store of knowledge, in an attempt to uncover 'useful nuggets' of science that we've missed.
Yamaha has unveiled an autonomous motorcycle-riding robot which may one day be able to drive at more than 200km/h.
Swiss engineers have developed a pair of drones that can collaboratively build a rope bridge between two scaffolds, strong enough for a person to walk across.
Materials engineers have come up with a way of boosting the performance of lithium-ion batteries, by drawing inspiration from unicellular algae
One YouTuber asked a neural network to recognise objects in the Star Trek: The Next Generation intro sequence.
Roboticists have observed robots learning to divide up labour like ants, when allowed to 'evolve' along Darwinian principles.
Medical engineers have developed a wireless pill you can swallow that makes checking for colon cancer a less unpleasant experience
A company called Stower is kickstarting a phone charger that uses a nifty physics trick to work its magic.
It seems like being a hammerhead shark is a pretty good time, if this footage shot from a GoPro is anything to go by.
A lab in Japan has developed the first holograms that you can touch, paving the way for the creation of floating interfaces.
A dinosaur-extinction scenario for the human race is looking unlikely, thanks to rapidly-advancing space technology.
A study of the use of virtual reality to treat alcoholism has yielded positive results, paving the way for its use in therapy
A robot developed has the ability to use a soft tentacle to grab objects, including ants, without harming them.