Technology - latest news

Syndicate content

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.

How music touches the brain

New method reveals how different musical features activate emotional, motor and creative areas of the brain.

Egocentric mapping collaboration

Internet, GPS and maps on cell phones make it easy for wheelchair users to share information about the best routes from A to B, but users might have a tendency to keep the information to themselves.

Rams and hedgehogs can make cars safer

Car bumpers can be made far more efficient by studying animals that have developed ways to deal with heavy impacts.

New boost for sustainable food production

A new technology is being used to analyse and help purify water used in the food industry. A quantum leap for sustainable production, says researcher.

When electricity converts to heat – and the reverse

Thermoelectric materials can provide simpler and more reliable heat pumps. Heat from the Earth’s core and waste heat from power plants can be turned directly into electricity.

Highlighting hydrogen cars in Oslo

An EU-financed project aims to turn Oslo into a display window for fuel-cell cars.

Solving the wave energy puzzle

Tests of a new wave power plant have been “exceedingly promising”, say researchers.

Harnessing the heat below

The deeper you drill, the hotter it gets. This video shows an example of how to recover geothermal energy from hot bedrock.