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Identification chips are vulnerable to attacks

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chips can identify people, animals and objects from a distance of several metres but the technology is susceptible to misuse and hacking.

New invention looks deep into the soul of cancer cells

Danish scientists have invented a method that makes MR scanners up to 100,000 times more sensitive. This makes it possible to tell instantly whether a cancer treatment is effective.

Lasers catching the wind in rough seas

Wind gauges that use laser beams will soon be tested offshore where gigantic wind farms will operate.

Fuel cells speed up cyclists

Tiny fuel cells will soon be supplying energy to the numerous electronic gadgets used by amateur and elite cyclists.

Possible breakthrough in solar energy

New research opens up for more efficient ways of converting solar energy into electricity. This could be a major breakthrough in solar energy.

Magnetic screw helps capture energy from waves

Wave energy is known for its great potential, but so far no-one has found the right way to exploit the movements of waves. Three newly qualified engineers have come up with a great suggestion

Space radars see pirate loggers

Loggers can get away with felling single trees here and there in rain forests, you might think. Not so – they can be caught by radars in space.

iPad runs quick and flexible robot

Engineering students from Aalborg University have made a handy high-tech robot interactive, so it can be controlled by anyone using an iPad or pressing on the robot.

Robot care: cold comfort?

It's furry and cosy, with big eyes and gentle whistles - miles away from the traditional perception of steel-clad imposing robots. Meet PARO, a fake seal but a real robot, with a mission to comfort the elderly in care homes.

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.

Magnetic fridge cuts electricity bill in half

Using magnetism to create a cooling effect requires very little energy. It’s also possible to use water instead of harmful greenhouse gases to transport heat and cold.

How vinyl got its groove back

Has digital sound in CD and PC killed the soul of music? Or are there other reasons why vinyl records are experiencing a steady increase in sales?