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A new formula for avoiding supermarket queues

How do you avoid queues at the supermarket? A researcher shows the way with mathematics.

The tongue is the future for disabled people

Danish scientists have developed a groundbreaking product that enables paralysed people to control wheelchairs, computers and TVs with their tongue.

Breakthrough in physics may lead to new view of magnetism

Physicists have forced a special gas into a brand-new state which has not previously been observed in nature. The discovery could lead to a breakthrough in our understanding of magnetism.

We fear that science will wipe us out

Our ancestors feared that a god would cause the Earth’s destruction. Today we dread man-made viruses, global warming and nuclear bombs – the underside of science and technology.

New tools revolutionise bacteria research

Researchers have generated new standards and tools for research into bacteria. One consequence is greater understanding of how bacteria adapt to humans, so we are better able to develop medicines for combating bacteria that cause diseases.

Texting with your eyes

You will soon be able to control your smartphone screen and write text messages using your eyes.

Top 10: The best copies of Nature (Part 2)

Continuing yesterday's roundup, here are five more examples of how new technologies can be created by copying the science of Mother Nature.

Top 10: The best copies of Nature (Part 1)

Here's the first five of ten examples of how new technologies can be created by copying the science of Mother Nature.

Three brilliant inventions that Denmark ignored

Genial inventions are often surprising. ScienceNordic looks at inventors who did not get the recognition or commercial success they may have deserved.

Resistant bacteria can be tamed again

Pioneering research has found the key to making resistant bacteria sensitive to antibiotics. New medicine could be on the market within two years.