Engineers at Harvard University have given their robotic bee the ability to perch like a butterfly. The upgrade saves the tiny robots energy and brings the deployment of a new miniature class of search and rescue drones one step closer to reality. Ben Gruber reports.
A public hydrogen filling station opens in London that creates the gas on site from tap water and renewable energy. Edward Baran reports.
German Paralympian Denise Schindler tests a 3D-printed prosthesis, hoping to use it at the Rio Olympics in summer. Edward Baran reports.
The concept of life after death is being given new meaning with an app and urn that allow you to closely monitor the growth of a tree planted in the ashes of a loved one. Edward Baran reports.
Algorithms that can make a collaborative robot arm react to moving objects within milliseconds could mean a future where robots and humans work closer together on production lines. Jim Drury reports
Plans are in place to safeguard the future of Syrian agriculture by re-creating a seed collection stored in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, which is at risk of being destroyed by the country's civil war. Edward Baran reports.
Malawi has started a test program that uses drones to improve access to HIV testing for babies, because factors including poor roads and high transportation costs can result in delays in testing that prevent access to treatment. Sharon Reich reports.
Researchers at Harvard University are developing next-gen windows that utilize nanotechnology to transition between clear and cloudy with the flip of a switch. Ben Gruber reports.
Israeli scientists find the specific gene to block the ageing process in bananas, allowing them to stay fresh for longer. Edward Baran reports.
A new study points to the risk that China and India will be facing severe water shortages by 2050 due to a perfect storm of economic growth, climate change, and fast growing populations. Ben Gruber reports.
Eco-friendly, biodegradable food packaging made out of crabs and grapefruits could double the shelf-life of food and reduce plastic pollution, according to researchers in Singapore. Ben Gruber reports.
Japanese researchers developed a prototype electric fork that uses an electric current to stimulate the sense of salt on the tongue. Roselle Chen reports.
A gene that regulates melanin has a variant that is more common among Europeans and involved in early graying.
Polish scientists say fossilized blood vessels with preserved chemical traces of proteins are the oldest in the world. Edward Baran reports.
A cyber security firm has uncovered a flaw that could allow hackers to attack and take over computers using a wireless mouse connection. Ben Gruber reports.
An anti-nuclear test agency installs a key part of a hydroacoustic monitoring system on the remote French-administered Crozet Islands. Edward Baran reports.
An energy efficient lighting system designed specifically for poultry farms emits a light spectrum adjusted for chicken vision, helping to promote happy and stress-free fowl. Matthew Stock reports.
Researchers have successfully used stem cells to treat cats with a debilitating mouth disease. The findings could translate into potential therapies for humans suffering from similar ailments. Ben Gruber reports.
As Indonesia's capital struggles with a mounting trash problem, one local man is taking matters into his own hands by recycling plastic waste into fuel for his scooter. Matthew Stock reports.(c) Thomson Reuters 2016
All you need is a phone in Sweden's brand new do-it-yourself grocery store. A new app takes care of scanning and paying for items, so there's no need for any staff. Sharon Reich reports