Google car crash casts doubt on robot powers
One of Google’s self-driving cars crashed into a bus in the USA. But the company says that its experiments with robots will change the world. Are they right?
Thousands cheer rebirth of famous steam train
The Flying Scotsman, which made its first journey in 1923, has been welcomed back to the railways after a multi-million pound restoration. Are we too obsessed with things from the past?
Great x-pectations: TED teens show their inventions
Some of the world’s most inspired teens were at the TEDx conference on Saturday. Their ideas could allow everyone to have clean water, and increase the amount of food being harvested.
Exploding hoverboards spoil Christmas for many
Humans are always drawn to the latest gadgets and inventions — especially at Christmas. But they often disappoint. Is it time to focus on simpler (and more reliable) pleasures?
Robocops fuel fears of machines ‘eating jobs’
The Democratic Republic of Congo has introduced robotic police to direct traffic. But as we see more and more robots in our workforce, will they free us up or simply leave us jobless?
The age of robot chefs
A London company has made a robot capable of cooking meals and plans to be selling it by 2017. Will humans soon be able to give all difficult jobs to machines?
Chinese robot lands on the moon
A Chinese spacecraft has landed on the moon’s surface. It is an important step in China’s space agenda. But will other countries try to rival and catch up with...
World’s tallest water slide
A new attraction — the tallest water slide in the world - opens to the public this week. It is called Verrückt, ‘insane’ in German. Should we be excited or terrified by this monumental ride?
The Shard competes for top architecture prize
Love it or hate it, the tallest building in western Europe has been nominated for a top prize, which celebrates the best of new buildings in Britain. Would it be...
Designers plan underwater cities
Life on earth may become more difficult in the future so Japanese designers propose an amazing solution — build new cities beneath the ocean waves. Will it ever happen?