Jenson Button test driving electric SUV for new rally series highlighting climate change

Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button has spent two days in the Welsh Valleys test driving a 100% electric SUV, ahead of a new rally series aimed at highlighting climate change.

Posted 2021/02/06 03:57:00

Shortage of PS5 and Xbox consoles drives calls for scalping to be criminalised

A shortage of the new PS5 and Xbox consoles is driving calls to criminalise scalping - the practice of using bots to buy multiple units and then sell them on for a marked-up price.

Posted 2021/02/05 15:14:00

Pixel phone cameras can measure heart rate

Google is adding heart and respiratory rate monitors to its new Pixel phones, using only the rear camera to contribute to measurements of users' health.

Posted 2021/02/05 10:00:00

Serco asked for assurances by space agency and Belgian military after cyber attack

The Belgian military and the European Space Agency (ESA) are among organisations that have sought assurances from Serco, the company behind NHS Test and Trace, following a cyber attack.

Posted 2021/02/04 12:12:00

Sniffer dogs detect coronavirus with 94% accuracy

A German veterinary clinic has trained sniffer dogs to detect coronavirus in human saliva samples - with 94% accuracy.

Posted 2021/02/03 19:42:00

Volunteers wanted for trial that will mix and match COVID vaccines

Volunteers are to be recruited from today for a world-first study that will mix and match COVID-19 vaccines.

Posted 2021/02/03 17:29:00

Mix and match COVID-19 vaccine trial results to be available in the summer

Results of a world-first study that will mix and match COVID-19 vaccines are expected by the summer, according to a senior member of the research team.

Posted 2021/02/03 17:29:00

Work starts on coronavirus vaccine that will target variants

Drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline and German biotech firm CureVac have struck a €150m (£130m) deal to develop next-generation COVID-19 vaccines that target several variants of the virus in one product.

Posted 2021/02/03 07:50:00

SpaceX Starship prototype explodes (again) after (another) failed landing

A SpaceX Starship prototype rocket has exploded on landing after an experimental launch in Texas.

Posted 2021/02/02 21:23:00

Jeff Bezos to step down as Amazon boss as Christmas quarter sales exceed $100bn

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is to step down from running the business as it reported record revenues for its core Christmas quarter, topping $100bn (£73.1bn) for the first time with help from the coronavirus pandemic.

Posted 2021/02/02 19:59:00

How COVID-conspiracists and anti-vaxxers are getting organised and making money

It's easy to dismiss conspiracy theorists who say COVID-19 doesn't exist, or that we are all living through a "plandemic" - an event orchestrated by the evil and powerful.

Posted 2021/02/02 16:48:00

Amazon unveils Helix building as centrepiece of new campus - some compare it to poop emoji

Amazon has unveiled a 350-foot, 22-story Helix building for its new campus to a mixed reception, with some cheekily comparing it to the poop emoji.

Posted 2021/02/02 16:09:00

Tesla issues voluntary recall for more than 100,000 cars

Tesla customers are today receiving an email alerting them to a voluntary recall of Model S and Model X vehicles due to a malfunctioning touchscreen.

Posted 2021/02/02 11:46:00

Google to pay $3.8m to settle lawsuit over discrimination against female and Asian engineers

Google has reached a $3.8m (£2.8m) settlement with the US Department of Labor over "systemic compensation and hiring discrimination" affecting more than 5,500 female and Asian workers.

Posted 2021/02/02 10:44:00

US billionaire paying for first all-civilian mission to space - which three people will he take?

SpaceX is planning to launch the first all-civilian mission to orbit this year - led by a US billionaire who is paying for the entire flight.

Posted 2021/02/01 22:55:00

Real Wolf of Wall Street gives his advice to people investing in GameStop

The man known as the Wolf of Wall Street has offered his advice to small investors buying shares in GameStop, saying they should "be careful" to avoid losing money when "it goes bad".

Posted 2021/01/30 20:26:00

Walking with dinosaurs: Girl, 4, finds prehistoric footprint on beach stroll

A four-year-old girl found a dinosaur footprint touted as one of the "best examples" ever found in the UK while out walking with her dad during lockdown.

Posted 2021/01/30 14:34:00

Scientist invents new plasma engine for rockets

Dr Fatima Ebrahimi has invented a new fusion rocket thruster concept which could power humans to Mars and beyond.

Posted 2021/01/29 13:13:00

Single-shot COVID vaccine from Johnson & Johnson 85% effective

A single-shot vaccine developed by the healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson is 85% effective in preventing the most serious coronavirus symptoms, according to data from mass trials.

Posted 2021/01/29 12:18:00

Struggling to sleep? The moon may be to blame

Superstitions about the moon have for centuries inspired humanity to blame it for our moods, sanity, and even natural disasters - but new research has indicated it actually does have an impact on our sleep.

Posted 2021/01/28 13:49:00