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Selfie drones, personal robots, VR, centre stage at CES
4 Jan 2017
A selfie-taking drone that follows and photographs its owner and a home robot that plays music and keeps you company are just some of the latest technological innovations at CES Las Vegas.
Cave bacteria could lead to new antibiotics
3 Jan 2017
Bacteria found in remote Siberian caves could lead to fresh sources of antibiotics needed in the fight against drug-resistant superbugs
Bespoke beer brewed according to your DNA
31 Dec 2016
A London brewery offers beer lovers the chance to personalise their pint according to their DNA profile
World Cup labourers to stay safe with cooling hard hats
30 Dec 2016
Migrant workers building soccer stadiums in Qatar's desert heat are to be given 'cooling' hard hats to reduce their body temperature and risk of suffering heat stroke, tournament organizers said.
Coding schools aim to fill tech job demand
29 Dec 2016
Winter run better for the body, say scientists
28 Dec 2016
Sports scientists from London say they've proved that running during the cooler winter months puts less strain on the body and can help athletes boost their performance.
Avatar-style South Korean manned robot takes first baby steps
27 Dec 2016
A giant South Korean-built manned robot that walks like a human but makes the ground shake under its weight has taken its first baby steps.
Robotic sommelier decants wine to your taste
24 Dec 2016
Engineers build a device that automatically blends wine to the user's taste, letting them customise their tipple based on simple terms like full-bodied or light, dry or sweet.
Security drone 'to replace manned guards'
20 Dec 2016
Israeli company develops a fully autonomous drone to secure energy sites. Based on real-time computer vision technology, the drone conducts security and inspection tasks at sensitive infrastructure sites.
Artificial skin harnessed from algae
20 Dec 2016
A university professor in Chile has developed a green-coloured artificial skin from algae that can breathe.
Is Nigeria creating an Alaba market for games?
30 Jun 2016
CEO, ChopUp Games, Zubiar Abubakar, talks about gaming from a Nigerian point of view at NITEC 2016. He also addresses the need to create a distribution hub for games in Nigeria similar to the Alaba market.