Headlines of Channel economist - science_and_technology


Progress on eradicating polio has stalled [8 December 2018 | 1:00 am]
Gut bacteria may offer a treatment for autism [8 December 2018 | 1:00 am]
A persistent claim to have detected dark matter looks wrong [8 December 2018 | 1:00 am]
The first sample-return mission to an asteroid [6 December 2018 | 1:00 am]
A maverick researcher claims to have created GM children [1 December 2018 | 1:00 am]
A vast study seeks to understand the genetic underpinnings of ADHD [1 December 2018 | 1:00 am]
A probe lands on Mars [1 December 2018 | 1:00 am]
A novel way to stop the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria [1 December 2018 | 1:00 am]
A species of spider that suckles its young [1 December 2018 | 1:00 am]
Experience of phantom limbs lets amputees control real replacements [1 December 2018 | 1:00 am]
The microscopic structure of a cat’s tongue helps keep its fur clean [24 November 2018 | 1:00 am]
The latest Mars-bound craft arrives in a few days’ time [24 November 2018 | 1:00 am]
It will soon be possible to send a satellite to repair another [24 November 2018 | 1:00 am]
The first journey of an aircraft with an ion drive [24 November 2018 | 1:00 am]
Going to university does not broaden the mind [24 November 2018 | 1:00 am]
The kilogram and three other metric units are about to be revamped [17 November 2018 | 1:00 am]
The Swiss invent a novel watch spring [17 November 2018 | 1:00 am]
The Philippines wants big companies to accept responsibility for a devastating typhoon [17 November 2018 | 1:00 am]
A newly discovered tea plant is caffeine-free [17 November 2018 | 1:00 am]
A slippery slope towards designer babies? [14 November 2018 | 1:00 am]
To get to the top of the art world, start there in the first place [10 November 2018 | 1:00 am]
Mining the deep ocean will soon begin [8 November 2018 | 1:00 am]
Town-dwelling spiders are not afraid of the light [8 November 2018 | 1:00 am]
A new robot system will reopen abandoned, flooded mines [8 November 2018 | 1:00 am]
Kepler, RIP [3 November 2018 | 1:00 am]
Shipping regulators plan to cut greenhouse-gas emissions [1 November 2018 | 5:40 pm]
Making trains run on time [1 November 2018 | 5:40 pm]
How flightless beetles wander the Pacific [1 November 2018 | 5:40 pm]
New evidence of how the Norse became long-distance mariners [1 November 2018 | 5:40 pm]
Whom should self-driving cars protect in an accident? [27 October 2018 | 2:00 am]
Saving the neck of Rothschild’s giraffe [25 October 2018 | 4:44 pm]
A simpler, better way to diagnose mental illness [25 October 2018 | 4:44 pm]
A breathtaking discovery [25 October 2018 | 2:00 am]
Fast food via drone takes flight [23 October 2018 | 2:00 am]
Quantum computers will break the encryption that protects the internet [20 October 2018 | 2:00 am]
How the mongoose got to Spain [20 October 2018 | 2:00 am]
DNA may soon be used to store computer data [20 October 2018 | 2:00 am]
A space rocket misfires [20 October 2018 | 2:00 am]
A new device can identify air travellers carrying an infectious disease [18 October 2018 | 4:51 pm]
Why have humans never found aliens? [11 October 2018 | 4:49 pm]
The latest report on global warming makes grim reading [11 October 2018 | 4:49 pm]
Some plants nurture soil bacteria that keep them healthy [11 October 2018 | 2:00 am]
Another set of fake papers takes aim at social science’s nether regions [6 October 2018 | 2:00 am]
Sea creatures fight bioluminescence with the blackest materials known [4 October 2018 | 4:43 pm]
The 2018 Nobel science prizes [4 October 2018 | 4:43 pm]
Exoplanets should have exomoons [4 October 2018 | 2:00 am]
Most people are part-Neanderthal. That may be a protection against viruses [4 October 2018 | 2:00 am]
The Nobel chemistry prize goes for work that harnesses evolution [3 October 2018 | 2:00 am]
The Nobel prize for physics goes for the invention of better lasers [2 October 2018 | 2:00 am]
An ancient virus may promote addiction in modern people [2 October 2018 | 2:00 am]
The Nobel prize for medicine is awarded for a new type of cancer treatment [1 October 2018 | 2:00 am]
The centenary of the 20th century’s worst catastrophe [29 September 2018 | 2:00 am]
Flu’s success owes much to its genetic mutability [27 September 2018 | 4:50 pm]
Only a tenth of the human genome is studied [20 September 2018 | 4:46 pm]
Physicists investigate why matter and antimatter are not mirror images [20 September 2018 | 4:46 pm]
Worn-out cells eventually stop dividing [20 September 2018 | 4:46 pm]
E-cigarettes are almost certainly better than smoking [20 September 2018 | 4:46 pm]
A Japanese billionaire wants to fly around the moon [20 September 2018 | 4:46 pm]
Giant larvaceans make their houses from mucus [20 September 2018 | 4:46 pm]
European countries demand that publicly funded research be free [15 September 2018 | 2:00 am]
Churches help to preserve bird biodiversity [13 September 2018 | 4:54 pm]
Road makers turn to recycled plastic for tougher surfaces [13 September 2018 | 4:54 pm]
A teenager’s plan to trawl for plastic in the Pacific becomes reality [13 September 2018 | 2:00 am]
Optical fibre made in orbit should be better than the terrestrial sort [6 September 2018 | 4:48 pm]
How a shampoo bottle is saving young lives [6 September 2018 | 4:48 pm]
The fight against illicit fishing of the oceans is moving into space [6 September 2018 | 4:48 pm]
Deer antlers are a dual-use technology [6 September 2018 | 2:00 am]
A new type of motorboat takes to the water in disguise [30 August 2018 | 4:14 pm]
Experts are good at betting which scientific experiments can replicate [30 August 2018 | 4:14 pm]
Older men are more prone to cognitive impairment from dirty air [30 August 2018 | 4:14 pm]
A sense of curiosity is helpful for artificial intelligence [30 August 2018 | 4:14 pm]
Machine learning can control tsetse flies [23 August 2018 | 4:53 pm]
The secret in the world’s oldest cheese [23 August 2018 | 4:53 pm]
Neanderthals and Denisovans regularly interbred [23 August 2018 | 4:53 pm]
Future helicopters will fly in new ways [23 August 2018 | 2:00 am]
Crumbling infrastructure is a worldwide problem [18 August 2018 | 2:00 am]
A plant’s ancient relationship with a beetle [18 August 2018 | 2:00 am]
Revealing the wheat genome could lead to hypoallergenic bread [18 August 2018 | 2:00 am]
Evidence of early native American parrot breeding [18 August 2018 | 2:00 am]
Seals’ whiskers provide a model for the latest submarine detectors [9 August 2018 | 4:49 pm]
Mangled millipedes can treat threadworm infestations in lemurs [9 August 2018 | 4:49 pm]
A new space probe will study the sun’s corona and the solar wind [9 August 2018 | 4:49 pm]
A high-flying drone sets an endurance record [9 August 2018 | 2:00 am]
It should soon be easier to tell a chemical’s toxicity without killing animals [4 August 2018 | 2:00 am]
Corals eat jellyfish [2 August 2018 | 6:07 pm]
Wear glasses. Earn more [2 August 2018 | 6:07 pm]
Software can model how a wildfire will spread [2 August 2018 | 2:00 am]
Heat is causing problems across the world [28 July 2018 | 2:00 am]
A certain weariness is entering the war on AIDS. Wrongly so [26 July 2018 | 4:51 pm]
Astronomers have found a lake on Mars [26 July 2018 | 2:00 am]
A car that flies like 007’s autogyro [19 July 2018 | 4:55 pm]
Python has brought computer programming to a vast new audience [19 July 2018 | 4:55 pm]
The safety of CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing is being debated [19 July 2018 | 4:55 pm]
An excavation in the Middle East shows that baking predates farming [19 July 2018 | 4:55 pm]
Viruses that attack bacteria have evolved to collaborate [19 July 2018 | 4:55 pm]
The rise of the robochef [12 July 2018 | 4:47 pm]
A cheap way to save rice plants from the effects of acid rain [12 July 2018 | 4:47 pm]
The way people walk can be used for ID and health checks [12 July 2018 | 4:47 pm]
A mummy’s final meal adds to an ancient mystery [12 July 2018 | 4:47 pm]
Tomorrow’s squadron leaders will be accompanied by drones [5 July 2018 | 4:57 pm]