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Loo roll 2.0. Wipe your phone while on the toilet
13 Jan 2017
Japan's mobile phone company installs toilet rolls for smartphones at airport bathrooms.
Waste chicken feathers could help insulate homes
12 Jan 2017
London-based start-up Aeropowder is developing a method to turn thousands of tonnes of waste chicken feathers into useful materials, including an effective thermal insulator.
Hi-tech toys on display at Hong Kong fair
10 Jan 2017
Toymakers from around the world are meeting in Hong Kong to showcase their latest interactive designs.
Robots, fertility trackers and porn come to CES
7 Jan 2017
Las Vegas crowds are dazzled as the latest innovations are showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
Toyota's AI concept car and Sony's OLED TVs impress at CES
5 Jan 2017
Toyota unveils a new concept car featuring digital displays and an artificial intelligence system at CES 2017, while Sony wows visitors with a dazzling OLED TV that uses innovative 'acoustic surface' technology.
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.