From monitoring endangered species to hunting hurricanes, it seems drones are being used for everything these days. Now, Facebook has announced it is considering flying huge Boeing 747-sized drones to help make the internet more accessible.
A battery that runs on sunshine and fresh air sounds like something from a utopian novel, along with fusion-powered hover cars and cancer-curing breakfast cereals. But that is exactly what scientists at The Ohio State University have just invented: a solar cell that stores its own power.
Sweating is often the sign of a good workout, but in the future it may also be a sign that your phone is charging. Scientists from the University of California have developed a temporary tattoo that generates energy as you exercise.
From Leonardo da Vinci’s flying machines to the jetpack at the LA Olympics, we’ve always dreamed of flying like a bird. Now, writes Sedeer El-Showk, there’s a new breed of solo flying machines ready to take off.
Google Glass may be grabbing all the headlines, but it’s not the only form of wearable technology on the way. Take Meta, for instance, a futuristic-looking headset that will offer a ‘mediated reality’ experience when it launches early next year.
3D printers can do more than just print metals and plastics: soon they’ll save lives too. As the 3D Printshow 2013 prepares to come to London, here’s our round-up of the cutting-edge ways in which biological printers are reshaping medicine.
It's a bright idea to use eco-friendly lightbulbs.