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Matthew Stock

Deep sea robots reveal mineral riches in the abyss

23 Sep 2018

BERGEN, Norway From the safety of their research vessel, scientists are exploring one of Earth's last frontiers - the sea floor - to discover more about valuable minerals vital in the manufacture of smartphones. | Video

Aston Martin unveils 'sports car for the skies' at airshow

18 Jul 2018

FARNBOROUGH, England James Bond would love it. Aston Martin, maker of the luxury sports cars favored by the fictional British spy, has now come up with a futuristic personal aircraft it has dubbed "a sports car for the skies". | Video

Motion-capture tech could help tennis stars avoid injury

29 Jun 2018

COVENTRY, England What do Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray have in common? Sure, they're all tennis champions but each has also struggled with serious injury. | Video

Giant sloth vs. ancient man: fossil footprints track prehistoric hunt

26 Apr 2018

BOURNEMOUTH, England Scientists have uncovered evidence of ancient humans engaged in a deadly face-off with a giant sloth, showing for the first time how our ancestors might have tackled such a formidable prey. | Video

Father-son team plans Antarctic trek powered by renewable energy

10 Nov 2017

LONDON With solar panels tacked to their sledges and a biofuel made from wood chips to keep them warm, a British father and son duo will attempt to reach the South Pole relying solely on green energy. | Video

Brick by brick - satellite images could identify slave labour in India

03 Aug 2017

LONDON Researchers in England are hoping to help root out modern day slavery in northern India by using detailed satellite imagery to locate brick kilns - sites that are notorious for using millions of slaves, including children. | Video

In Belgian lab, scientists search for 'perfect' beer yeast

17 Nov 2016

LEUVEN, Belgium Belgium famously produces hundreds of different beers, but that is nothing compared to the varieties of yeast used to make it - around 30,000 are kept on ice at just one laboratory by scientists seeking the perfect ingredient for the perfect brew. | Video

Maggots under microscope for superbug-killing secretions

18 Oct 2016

Maggots could help tackle the looming crisis of antibacterial resistance, according to researchers from Swansea University, who found that certain molecules in the secretions of green bottle fly maggots are highly effective at killing some species of bacteria. | Video

Floating farm could grow food on empty cargo ships

13 Sep 2016

London - About 90 percent of the world's goods are carried by sea, with more than 70 percent in shipping containers carrying everything from TVs to sportswear from Asia to the rest of the world. But the global imbalance in trade means most of these containers are empty on the return journey. | Video

Tethered drone could fly 'forever’

10 Aug 2016

An unmanned aircraft system (UAS) developed by engineers from the University of Southampton uses a powered tether to provide unlimited flight time for drones. The developers say it could offer a more cost-effective solution for aerial monitoring and surveillance than other options on the market. | Video

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