Eyes on Pluto for historic encounter
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 07:48:29 GMT
Nasa's mission to Pluto gets under way in earnest as the New Horizons probe starts taking the pictures needed for July's close fly-by.
Jellyfish 'can sense ocean currents'
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:39:15 GMT
A jellyfish tagging study reveals the creatures' ability to swim against the current when forming their submarine swarms, say researchers.
Scientists slow the speed of light
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 01:28:30 GMT
A team of Scottish scientists make light travel slower than the speed of light by changing the shape of photons.
Comet shows off its 'goosebumps'
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 19:13:09 GMT
Scientists working on Europe's Rosetta mission say they may have found evidence for how comets are formed.
Satellite system targets 'dark fish'
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:59:54 GMT
A UK-developed smart application that incorporates satellite and other data is tracking illegal fishing on the high seas.
Meteorite is 'hard drive' from space
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 19:58:24 GMT
Researchers have decoded ancient recordings from fragments of an asteroid dating back billions of years to the start of the Solar System.
'Safer GMOs' made by US scientists
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:13:37 GMT
US scientists say they have taken the first step towards making "safer" GMOs that cannot spread in the wild, using synthetic biology.
Laser-etched metal 'bounces' water
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 17:55:15 GMT
By etching grooves into metal with a high-powered laser, physicists create a surface that repels water to the extent that droplets bounce away.