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High tech toilet booths to tackle India’s sanitation problems

A new breed of high tech, environmentally friendly and hygienic public toilets have been springing up on the streets of the Indian state of...

China launches new communications satellite

China launched the Zhongxing-11 communications satellite at 00:06 today Beijing time from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwestern China's Sichuan Province. "Zhongxing-11" will...

New robot aims to rid hospitals of superbugs

Hospital bugs are easy to pick up and difficult to get rid of. Utmost hygiene is of the essence to avoid contamination, but it...

Ground beneath our feet gets a makeover

In an ever-changing world one thing has remained constant and unchanged for hundreds of years - the floor. But the ground beneath our feet...

Algae, the new green energy for homes

Scientists in Germany have created a residential building that will be fuelled by algae. Two external walls covered in algae will produce heating for the...

Apple reports record 10 year Loss

Apple has reported its first fall in profits for nearly 10 years - a move that could further threaten its market value. Strong competition...

Genetic study finds Ice Age salmon refuge

An area of coastal waters around North-West France has been identified as a site for a previously unknown ice-free refuge for salmon during the...

Robot surgery comes under scrutiny

Million-dollar, multi-armed robots have assisted thousands of surgeons in operating rooms across the United States. The biggest thing in operating rooms these days is...

Kepler telescope spies ‘most Earth-like’ worlds to date

The search for a far-off twin of Earth has turned up two of the most intriguing candidates yet. Scientists say these new worlds are...

Beetroot ‘can lower blood pressure’

Researchers say that drinking a cup of beetroot juice can lower blood pressure. Drinking 8oz cut high blood pressure readings by 10mm of mercury in...