Creepy human-like skin makes your phone ticklish and pinchable A smartphone case made from artificial human-like skin responds to being pinched, tickled and stroked to add an extra layer of interactivity to the device
Moving to Mars – this show will help you become a real Martian From memorious clothing to wasteless habitats, the reality of living on Mars is brought home at London's Design Museum with genuine optimism
DeepMind AI beats humans at deciphering damaged ancient Greek tablets An AI was trained on thousands of ancient Greek engravings to fill the gaps where there are missing or damaged words
Perovskites promise boost for solar power technology An unexpected discovery by EU-funded researchers has opened up a new field of photovoltaic technology that promises a more efficient and economical way to convert solar energy into electrical power.
Long strand of DNA from Neanderthals found in people from Melanesia Most humans have small snippets of DNA inherited from ancient hominins like Neanderthals. Now the first study shows some people have long stretches of it
Google gets green light to access five years of NHS patient data A freedom of information request by New Scientist shows that Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust will grant Google five years of historical data on patients
SpaceX plans to put more than 40,000 satellites in space Documents show Elon Musk's firm SpaceX wants to launch another 30,000 satellites – more than triple the total amount humans have ever launched
Early mouse fetuses generated without sperm or eggs for first time For the first time, artificial mouse embryos have started growing into early fetuses, but we are still a long way off making babies without sperm or eggs
Archaeologists are racing to find a lost city before it's ransacked Ancient tablets from the lost city of Iri-Sagrig are being recovered from smugglers. Now archaeologists are racing to trace it before it is completely ransacked
Transiting knowledge in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam EU-funded researchers are working with counterparts in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam to help all three Southeast Asian nations boost their transition economies, among the fastest growing in the world, by developing local skills and putting knowledge into practice.
More sustainable approaches to production and consumption An EU-funded project aims to develop and implement a circular economy approach for products and services which will get consumers more involved in design and production, supports sustainable consumption, increases recycling and reuse, and cuts waste.
Securing Europe's drinking water with satellite technology An EU-funded project is developing in-water and satellite-based digital monitoring systems that can detect threats to Europe's drinking water supplies, improve water management and guard against dangerous water quality.
Smart sensors will help feed growing world population The EU-funded ANTARES project is developing smart sensor and big data technologies that will help farmers produce more with fewer inputs and put Europe at the vanguard of the digital revolution in agriculture.