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This is what happens when you try and go in the 'secret back gate' to Area 51: Two mysterious men in camouflage pull out guns on off-road bikers

Armed men in camouflage gear came out of nowhere to stop a pair of adventure bikers who had discovered a secret back gate to the infamous Area 51 in Nevada. The terrified motorcyclists, who had just ridden past a sign which warned 'Use of deadly force authorized' put their hands in the air and must have feared for their lives. Conspiracy theorists believe Area 51 houses secret UFO technology which the government has seized from visiting aliens.

Obama on Tuesday vowed to help send people to Mars within the next 15 years, pledging to work with private companies to 'to build new habitats that can sustain and transport astronauts.

The mini reactor is being developed by the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Institute of Nuclear Energy Safety Technology and could be placed on an island in the disputed South China Seas.

Until now, researchers thought that the first time our heart muscle contracted to beat was at 8 days after conception in mice which equates to around day 21 of a human pregnancy.

Amazon plans to launch convinces stores that sell perishables and drive-in locations for AmazonFresh members in a bid to become a major player in the competitive grocery business.

Virtual reality may expose how evil you truly are. Plymouth University found people are more willing to sacrifice others for what they imagine to be the greater good when immersed in virtual reality.

Until now, researchers thought that the first time our heart muscle contracted to beat was at 8 days after conception in mice which equates to around day 21 of a human pregnancy.

Olivia Remes, a researcher from the University of Cambridge'sInstitute of Public Health, explains how science can help you get over those first date nerves (stock image used)

Researchers found that bosses are more successful in their efforts to ‘blackmail’ employees if they maintain a friendly demeanour, acting as a ‘wolf in sheep’s clothing’ to hide their strategies.

The stunning interactive map that reveals the 'pulse of planet Earth': Graphic shows every eruption, earthquake and major emission since 1960

Researchers at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History have unveiled the E3 map - showing eruptions, earthquakes and emissions, say it is akin to watching the pulse of our planet. Blue dots signify tremors, Red triangles show volcanic activity, and the animation emits a 'ping' with each earthshaking event.

The Tokyo Institute of Technology led an international team of scientists in the study, in which a computer simulation tracked the evolution of the planets over 300 million years.

The researchers, from the Max-Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in Berlin, looked into a mechanism that causes our bodies' response to hot temperatures when our skin is sensitive.

Research from Harvard Medical School found that men who grew up in caring homes were better at managing stressful emotions as middle-aged adults (stock image).

In this Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 photo, dispatcher Kelly Orsini works at her communications desk at the police department in Naugatuck, Conn. While many police departments around the country are concealing their dispatch communications through encryption, Naugatuck, among others, has decided to keep theirs open to the public. Some police chiefs have said their officers may not be able to communicate on encrypted systems with first-responders in neighboring towns. (AP Photo/Dave Collins)

Police and fire departments with digital radio systems are increasingly turning off the encryption to their main dispatching channels and others have decided not to turn it on.

Tim Spector, a professor of genetic epidemiology at King’s College London, is part of team behind the test. He says:‘Studies have found that our blood's glycan levels closely track our chronological age’.

The creepy sounds were recorded by University of Iowa's 'Waves' instrument and then converted in sound files by the engineers to form the spooky soundscape.

A nuclear power plant became the target of a disruptive cyber attack two to three years ago, said International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director Yukiya Amano (pictured) this week.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 mocked on Twitter after company axes 'explosive' product

News that Samsung has axed its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone due to safety concerns has sparked a wave of hilarious memes on social media. The smartphone has, for many people, become synonymous with setting fire after exploding handsets were reported around the world including in China, South Korea and the U.S. Shane Matthew Neave (left) joked soldiers could use the ‘explosive’ product in war zones when he said: 'Samsung have announced a new product launch, the Samsung Galaxy 7 grenade.'


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Driverless cars are tested on UK streets for the first time: 'Pods' navigate Milton Keynes' roundabouts

A pod, like a small two-seater car, developed by a company spun out from Oxford University was tested in Milton Keynes today (pictured around the city). Organisers are hoping the trials will feed vital information on how the vehicle interacts with pedestrians and other road-users.

University of Washington School of Medicine scientists found women who lost weight eating a high-protein diet didn't show improvements in insulin sensitivity

The research comes from the University of Calgary where scientists tested the stress levels in male and female mice. The findings highlight the importance of a social network for females (stock image).

Researchers from Goldsmiths, University of London and University College London (UCL) looked at whether tone-deaf people had difficulty in social situations (stock image)

The team, led by New York-based non-profit the BoldlyGo Institute, Project Blue will fund, build and launch a telescope to capture images of exoplanets in the closest star system to Earth.

The South Korean company said in a regulatory filing Tuesday that it has made a final decision to stop production of the Galaxy Note 7 for the sake of consumer safety.

Will we ever discover alien civilization? There have been enough films about it from Alien to District 9, but now according to British physicist Brian Cox it is unlikely to happen

A leaked video shows Microsoft is finally updating Paint. The new Paint Preview will offer a 3D mode and let users draw directly into the program via a touchscreen and a stylus.

The pests - common clothes moths which feed on wool and natural fibres such as cashmere, tweed, sheepskin and fur - are eating through our jumpers and cardigans in millions of homes in the UK.

In an article for The Conversation, Charles West, and Alyxandra Mattison, researchers from the University of Sheffield, explain why history would have been very different if England had won.

Sony has taught an AI to compose music. The firm fed Flow Machines 13,000 music samples and then instructed it to produce a record in style of The Beatles for its pop song 'Daddy's Car'.

Hyundai and BMW customers are the most satisfied with their in-vehicle technology,and navigation and voice control systems got the lowest scores, researchers found.

From frozen poles to massive canyons: New images of Mars reveal the planet's surface in

A team, led by Nasa's Jet Propulsion Lab in Passadena and the University of Arizona, has published over 600 new images taken of Mars over the last few months. Each feature teaches us something new about the history of our mysterious neighbour, which used to be covered with oceans, ice sheets and erupting volcanoes. Clockwise from top left to bottom left show craters in the Tempe Fossae region, the south pole, dunes in the Russell Crater, a ridge called Hyblaeus Dorsa, sand dunes and a major trough in the Valles Marineris canyon system.

Researchers from the Yale Institute for Network Science studied the dynamics of the East African Nyangatom nomadic tribal group which is regularly involved in violent raids.

Apple stock has jumped 2.3 percent, reaching a high not seen since December, after arch rival Samsung suspended production of its Galaxy Note 7 following fires in replacement devices.

Is there a crystal pyramid below the Bermuda Triangle? Conspiracy theorists say the

Reports have re-emerged that suggest a crystal pyramid lies 2,000 metres below the surface of the Bermuda Triangle, which is roughly bounded by Miami, Bermuda, and Puerto Rico. The reports claim that the findings were presented by a scientist at a press conference held in the Bahamas, but there is no evidence that the scientist actually exists.

Thington has revealed free app 'Thington Concierge,' which pairs with smart lights, cameras, and other devices to provide centralized control, which can be securely shared with select people.

Apple's lawsuit contends that Samsung infringed on patents for "slide to unlock" and autocorrection, among others ©Jung Yeon-Je (AFP/File)

A US appeals court on Friday handed Apple a victory in one of its battles with rival Samsung, reinstating a $119.6 million verdict for the iPhone maker for p...

Residents in Shepton Mallet, Somerset were in for a surprise this morning, when they spotted what could easily be mistaken for a UFO in the sky. The rare phenomenon is fallstreak clouds.

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology set out to solve the mystery of how the precursor of the present-day genetic code first duplicated.

A number of Chrysler Pacifica minivans (pictured) have been seen at one of Google's car parks in Mountain View, California, expanding the firm's fleet of driverless vehicles (stock image).

Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil identified two new species of cynodants - early ancestors of mammals - based on remains that had been left in a museum for decades.

The site features a News Feed, Groups, Messages and Events, like the original social network, and lets companies take part in meetings using Facebook Live.

Forget eating circular pancakes, this robot uses 3D printing technology to draw out any image with pancake batter on a hot griddle. Users can upload any design from a team's logo to a selfie.

US Army to test driverless vehicle technology in Michigan

A convoy of US Army self-driving vehicles are due to cruise along a stretch of the Interstate 69 public highway in Michigan in June as part of an initial testing of driverless military vehicles. If the testing is successful, the technology could save the lives of soldiers serving overseas, according to military officials.

The study by University of California, Irvine found astronauts on deep space missions could suffer from dementia and permanent memory loss as cosmic rays bombard and damage their brains.

Elon Musk, CEO of California-based Tesla, tweeted: 'Tesla product unveiling on the 17th (unexpected by most), followed by Tesla/SolarCity on the 28th.'

Researchers at Nottingham University discovered a protein, called carbonic anhydrase, found within the powerhouse of a cell has a crucial role in the ageing process.

Researchers at Mainz University in Germany have found a link between intelligence and shortsightedness, saying those who wear glasses may often be smarter than those who don't.

Samsung Electronics has suspended production of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones following reports of fires in replacement devices. U.S. carriers are also refusing to exchange them.

Newport-Inglewood fault, is ‘seismically active down to the upper mantle,’ suggesting more power quakes than expected could occur here and along others, including, San Andreas, pictured.

A Stanford bioengineer has developed a 3-D printed smartphone microscope that allows users to observe microbes called Euglena, to make serious observations or even play games.

How the one per cent lived 2,000 years ago: 3D video tour reveals the luxurious villa of a wealthy banker in ancient Pompeii

Researchers from Lund University in Sweden have been working on the project since 2010, in the hopes of documenting the area in Pompeii before it deteriorates further. The researchers uncovered floor surfaces from AD 79, performed detailed studies of the building development through history, cleaned and documented three large wealthy estates, a tavern, a laundry, a bakery and several gardens. Pictured are two examples (left to right) of the appearance of what the house could have looked like, based on photographs and 3D scanning.

An expert at the University of California discusses how spliced RNA could decipher 'normal' aged cells from pre-cancerous and cancerous ones, which could lead to detecting aging cells.

Experts from the Universities of Liverpool and Penn State told MailOnline training your brain to become ambidextrous might not boost its brain power, even though some consultancies suggest it can.

The spacecraft is being controlled from the European Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany, but many of its systems are automatic and don't need commands from Earth.

Professor Alexandra Horowitz, founder of Barnard College's Dog Cognition Lab in New York, makes the claim about dogs' time-telling skills in a new book based on her research.

To banish your fear of missing out, Facebook released the standalone app Events that shows nearby events, what your friends interested in and offers a calendar to keep track of your RSVPs.

Researchers in Spain found 90 percent of people can be considered either optimistic, pessimistic, trusting, or envious – and the rest behave in a way that falls outside of the defined models.

Hickory Run State Park in Pennsylvania is home to a remarkable boulder field. The weight of the rocks is so great that the ground they've depressed the ground they sit on by 12 feet over the years.

EXCLUSIVE: Professor Lewis Dartnell, UK Space Agency research fellow based at the University of Kent gives, his tips on what to do if the apocalypse should strike and what we need to rebuild society.

Samsung's Whopper of a problem! Korean Burger King worker struggles with burning Galaxy Note 7 as diners scream after it explodes in latest PR disaster for phone firm 

Using both hands and wearing a pair of heavy-duty oven gloves, the woman struggles to handle the phone, which is pouring with smoke. Onlookers at the branch of Burger King in the city of Incheon in South Korea shriek as the woman uses the heatproof gloves to place the phone on a table, before dropping the warped and melted handset onto the floor. The phone eventually stops smoking after landing on the ground, but when the employee lifted the handset from the table, the Note 7 had left behind a large black scorch mark.

Paris-based L'Oréal, teamed up with bioprinting company Poietis, which is based in Pessac, southwestern France to form a partnership that aims to develop a working 3D-printed hair follicle.

Market-watchers pointed to comments by French President Francois Hollande, who insisted the European Union must take a tough stance in negotiating Brexit, and a 'rogue algorithm'.

The bullet is said to have saved the life of a man in Afghanistan, though some have suggested it could even be a publicity stunt. Images show a bullet sticking out of the phone's screen.

Not all airports offer free Wi-Fi, but a new map gives you the information to access it. Anil Polat released an ‘always-up-to-date’ list of wireless passwords for airports all over the world.

The troubled Samsung Galaxy Note 7 handset was put to the test at the Applied Energy Hub battery laboratory in Singapore, where it gave off smoke before exploding into flames.

According to Eugenia Kuyda, co-founder of the AI startup Luka, memorial bots are ‘the future.’ The CEO recently unveiled the ‘digital monument’ to her deceased friend, available to chat with Luka users.

The University of Michigan genetically engineer mice to grow 7 digits on each paw to learn why humans have 5 fingers. The change happened after a mutation transpired within our ancestors' genes.

Former policeman spots 'UFO with flashing lights' hovering over West Yorkshire

The retired officer, who asked to remain anonymous, made the sighting near Holmfirth, in Kirklees, and immediately contacted renowned ufologist Gary Heseltine (pictured, inset). Mr Heseltine set up a camera to record the footage, which starts with him scanning around for anything unusual. A dim light comes in from the left before an incredibly bright, circular object then appears from the top-right corner of the screen.

A baby hedgehog

The new feature only launched on Monday, but the social network admitted that a 'technical issue' meant items had appeared for sale that violated the site's user policies.

Seoul-based Samsung has said it plans to incorporate Viv's AI assistant platform into Galaxy handsets and expand voice assistant services to home appliances.

The Mirai botnet, one of two networks involved in the recent cyberattacks, used 61 username and password combinations to enable ‘brute-force’ hacks into thousands of devices around the world.

A tooth belonging to a dog thought to resemble an Alsatian has been found in the grounds of a nursing home a mile from Stonehenge which is thought to be the oldest evidence of 'walkies'.

Facebook Messenger's encrypted 'Secret Conversations' feature was first announced by the social media firm in July and is now being rolled out to users all over the world.

The finding was made by researchers from the University of New Hampshire, using Nasa's Chandra X-ray Observatory and ESA's XMM-Newton X-ray observatory.

Planet Earth is back! Lion attacks, monkey thieves and giant dragons star in first trailer for the return of Sir David Attenborough's stunning series

A decade after the first Planet Earth series was filmed, Sir David Attenborough has given a first glimpse of the second season of the hit series - and it looks every bit as stunning as the first. 'Earth illuminated - Planet Earth two, coming to BBC One soon,' he says in the eagerly anticipated trailer. The new series, which begins later this month on BBC One, will have six episodes, each an hour long. Each week will deal with life in a different environment, from mountains, to islands to jungles. Although the locations have not yet been revealed, the The first episode takes us to the Galapagos islands (pictured).

Dr Christopher Krupenye, from the Max Planck Institute, and Fumihiro Kano, from Kyoto University, tracked the eye movements of apes while they watched a dramatic scene unfold.

Researchers from the Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing made the unusual discovery of the ancient tomb in Jiayi cemetery in Turpan in northwest China.

The Seattle-based online retailer will give drivers a one-off smart access code to allow them to enter a customer's home. The firm has not yet reveal when or where the trial will take place.

South-East England - the most densely populated region in the UK - is the area with the greatest declines in toad populations, suggesting urbanisation could be to blame.

A team led by researchers at the University of Washington analysed the genome of the tarsier, revealing they are more closely related to monkeys, great apes, and people than thought.

Researchers at Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Lab have now developed a method to predict these events based patterns from earlier storms, which block out large amounts of incoming solar energy.

The latest insight into the simulated reality paranoia of the Silicon Valley elite comes from an interview with head of famed Californian start-up Y Combinator, Sam Altman.

Researchers like Madeline Lancaster, from the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Medicine in Cambridge, are growing human brains in labs, to figure out what gives us unique disorders like autism and schizophrenia.

EXCLUSIVE: Research from global online security firm Kaspersky Lab, based in Moscow, revealed that many young children have accessed unsuitable material online. (stock image)

The report, by EQ Research a clean energy policy research institute based in North Carolina, found growing marijuana makes up 1 per cent of energy use in states like Colorado and Washington.

Stunning images of Mars beamed back from Indian space probe reveal the red planet in all

India;s space agency, based in the city of Bengaluru, has released the first full year's worth of data from its Mars probe, showing stunning context for Earth's neighbour and its features. While the instrument aboard ISRO's Mangalyaan probe, called the Mars Colour Camera (MCC), can’t match the level of granular detail from other probes, it has a very wide field of view, enabling it to capture the whole planet in a single shot (left). Pictured bottom right is Mars' moon Phobos transiting the planet.Top right is the Valles Marineris canyon, largest canyon in the solar system.

Researchers from the University of Chicago has determined that this 'missing' crust was actually swallowed by the mantle - a phenomenon which was thought to be nearly impossible.

The Nobel Assembly at Stockholm's Karolinska Institute awarded the prize to Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir James Fraser Stoddart and Bernard Feringa for their groundbreaking work on molecular machines.

Researchers at the University of Arizona published a report describing two separate cases where the augmented reality game Pokémon Go has caused severe injury.

New testing on an artefact that was discovered decades ago suggests that a Persian official worked in the country's former capital, Nara, more than 1,000 years ago.

German and Austrian researchers discovered how an ornamental flower uses smell to deceive its insect pollinators, which are drawn to the scent of bees in peril - their preferred meal of choice.

Researchers led by Jan Vijg of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York studied age of death statistics from a range of sources and estimated that 125 is the top age possible.

Researchers from McGill University investigated the ways in which a child's moral understanding develops, finding their perception of truth and lies changes over time.

New study claims 'second Earth' just four light years away has oceans

A team including CNRS astrophysicists have calculated the size and surface properties of the planet dubbed Proxima b, and concluded it may be an 'ocean planet' similar to Earth.

The heartbreaking game designed by a father to re-enact the short life of his five-year-old son who died of brain cancer

Ryan Green, 34, of Loveland, Colorado designed That Dragon, Cancer to let players 'discover the overwhelming hope that can be found in the face of death'.

The majority of species studied in the annual Big Butterfly Count saw populations fall and some saw their worst numbers since the citizen science project began in 2010.

Two computer scientists solved the mystery of how to cut a cake in envy-free slices. Using an algorithm, the duo's system uses protocols that leaves everyone happy- but It can take 3-203 cuts of cake.

Renewable energy firm Kite Power Solutions is building its power station at the Ministry of Defence's West Freugh range in Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway. It will be in operation by March 2017.

The ringed-seal was at first mistaken for a native common seal when it was rescued from mudflats near Plymouth, Devon. But a closer examination has confirmed it to be a female ringed seal.

Apple's smartwatch joins the list of banned devices, which already includes smartphones, that must not be taken into UK cabinet meetings. It is feared that Russian hackers could use them to listen in.

The justices' ruling, due by the end of June, could have a long-term impact for designers and product manufacturers if it limits the penalties for swiping a patented design.

Ray Taylor, from Alcester, had dug the bowl up in his garden when planting rhubarb, and used it to create a DIY bird bath. But a museum has now revealed it is a 2,000-year-old Roman bowl.

The Avatar XPrize aims to develop 'limitless travel' avatars that can be rented and controlled remotely by a human operator, who will be able to hear, see, and feel what the robot is experiencing.

Archaeologists have drilled boreholes into the 42 feet high mound at Skipsea Castle, Yorkshire, and discovered it is far older than the Norman conquest when it was thought to have been built.

The feature was trialled in Australia two weeks ago, and is now being rolled out in the UK. Using Tinder Boost can give users up to 10 times more profile views than the standard method.

Australian researchers found cinnamon lowers stomach temperature, which helps prevent damage to the stomach's lining. It is used in Chinese medicines to treat indigestion and cramps.

Researchers from Harvard University m Columbia University's Zuckerman Institute, and the University of California, set out to test whether teens' sensitivity to reward could also make them better at learning.

Scientists from Jinan University in China say they have created a new fibre suitable for sewing into tailorable textiles that can capture and release solar power.

MIT designed fur-like, rubbery pelts that mimic beaver coats. The team believes it will make wetsuits more efficient, as the artificial material can trap air while under water and keep surfers warm.

Researchers at Tsinghua University in China found that feeding the larvae (pictured) a diet fortified with carbon nanomaterials enabled the them to reinforce the silk threads themselves.

Mrs Cox, 48, has just started as master grader at leading cheese-maker Wyke Farms of Somerset. Her job is to use her olfactory skills to detect blocks of cheddar.

The firm is rumoured to be putting the finishing touches to an all in one desktop PC - and today sent out invites for an event in New York on the 26th October where it is expected to be unveiled.

Lachlan Markay admitted there was 'more than I expected' after posting a picture of the huge pile of papers (pictured) he received back from the Department of Energy.

Samsung said its operating profit for the July-September period would stand at around 7.8 trillion won, compared to 7.39 trillion won a year ago ©Jung Yeon-Je (AFP/File)

Samsung Electronics on Friday flagged a 5.5-percent rise in operating profits, even as it struggles with a damaging global smartphone recall and a shareholde...

The firm confirmed the Spring Street location, close to Apple's own Soho store, will open to the public on the 20th October to show off the firm's newly announced range of products.

Through the Deep Earth Carbon Degassing (DECADE) initiative, scientists around the world are laying the groundwork for better forecasting of when volcanoes will erupt (pictured).

Researchers at Williams College in Massachusetts say the minerals of the ancient 'shells' are made up of calcium phosphate rather than calcium carbonate, like that of snail shells (pictured).

The Category Four storm drenched Haiti's south-east coast on Monday, with 430,000 people evacuated due to life-threatening winds and rain. It could reach Florida on Wednesday.

A freighter called the Lutzen ran aground off Cape Cod in 1939 after getting lost in fog. The British ship was sailing to New York City with 230 tons of frozen blueberries.

Panasonic understands the pains of finding the right concealer. Now, the firm has improved its smart mirror that points out facial flaws by adding the ability to print makeup that matches your skin tone.

Texas-based Wazoo Survival gear has launched a unisex travel belt, featuring more than 24 cleverly-secreted tools. The Cache Belt was unveiled on September 20 via Kickstarter .

Professor Bas Rokers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison led a study that found motion blindness is caused by a failure of the brain, and has nothing to do with our eyes.

A shoal of blue-green damselfish, seen near a coral reef at Lizard Island on Australia's Great Barrier Reef ©Mark McCormick (James Cook University/AFP)

Damselfish living alone lose weight and suffer more signs of stress when living alone than with their shoal-mates. Researchers say it suggests coral fish are more sociable than believed.

Most hurricanes that hit the East Coast tend to move northwest around the Bermuda high. But Hurricane Matthew looks like it could be looping back around to hit Florida again.

Apple killed the headphone jack and its next victim could be the home button. A recent patent describes a special lens behind the screen that scans fingerprints anywhere on the surface.

The latest discovery of skeletal remains at the Antikythera shipwreck could allow researchers to conduct an unprecedented DNA analysis of human bones that have survived thousands of years at sea.

Cupertino-based Apple filed the patent with the US Patent & Trademark Office in March 2016, but it was only made public a few days ago. The company is trying to make its bags eco-friendly.

A study commissioned by Leeds-based Privilege Insurance reveals bizarre ingredients used by the food and drink industry, including one derived from human hair for prolonging the shelf-life of bread.

A stunning image captured roughly 3.4 million miles away from Atlas, the larger of the pair, reveals this object is in the process of being overtaken by Pan, a 17-mile-wide moon with a faster orbit.

Snap Inc, which operates the photo-sharing platform, gave the firm a huge value while drawing up plans for an IPO. They are looking to sell shares as early as late March.

The Amsterdam-based makers of the device describe it as 'a truly smart wireless Bluetooth EEG headband' which 'senses your brain waves with laboratory level accuracy' and induces dreams.

The researchers, led by the University of Hertfordshire, used the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array telescope along with ESO's Very Large Telescope to look at the mysterious objects.

The trio are funding an ambitious $100 million (£76 million) project known as 'Breakthrough Listen', which will listen for signals from ET on Proxima b, a rocky planet that is just four light years away.

David Shale from Tusbury, in Devon, was able to capture images of the creatures (pictured) while spending time on British research vessels all over the world, including European and US waters.

The BBC has been testing a prototype holographic display at its headquarters in London to see how its content might appear in the format. Among the holograms it created were CGI dinosaurs walking.

Researchers from the Trimontium Trust are investigating ancient ruins at Beitar in Israel in the hopes of linking Roman ruler Quintus Lollius Urbicus to a siege in Scotland.

Hasbro released a life-like robotic dog for the elderly that doesn't need to be fed, walked or bathed. Called the Companion Pet Pup, it has realistic fur, BarkBack technology and responds to human touch.

Nasa has set up a global portal where the public can find Nasa-funded research articles. Topics include how to survive a day on Mars, how planets form and if there is life on Titan.

By viewing the star over a number of years, a team at Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California were able to build up a longer term picture of the star system’s activity.

The ancient shoe was discovered two weeks ago in a ditch at Roman fort Vindolanda close to Hexham, Northumberland. It will now go on permanent display in the site's museum.

California is on high alert after a series of over 35 'mini quakes' this week raised fears of a 'megaquake' on the San Andreas fault could be coming.

This photo provided by by the Charleston County Sheriff's Office shows Civil War-era cannonballs found Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, on a beach in Folly Beach, S.C. The County Sheriff's Office bomb squad was called to Folly Beach on Sunday after Civil War-era cannonballs were found on shore, washed up by Hurricane Matthew, Maj. Eric Watson said. (Charleston County Sheriff's Office via AP)

About 15 cannonballs surfaced on South Carolina's Folly Beach on Sunday, eight miles down the coast from Fort Sumter, where the Civil War began in 1861.

Experts believe it could be one of more than 2,000 across the country dating back to the civil war and the brutal dictatorship of General Franco.

California-based Tinder has introduced the new Stacks application globally, allowing people to send pictures to their friends which they can swipe left or right to give their opinion on.

The Internet is divided over the colour of a Kate Spade handbag after a picture was posted to Twitter by Taylor Corso, a United States accountant. The ensuing debate was reminiscent of THAT dress

MIT has built a robot that works in sewers, where it sifts through human waste to find data. Called Luigi, this 'poopbot' sucks up waste and traps bacteria so researchers can study urban health patterns.

Disney Research has designed the first ever one-legged hopping robot that doesn't need to be tethered to off-board power by creating a micro-computer that runs on lithium batteries.

Netherlands-based Edorado Marine hopes to bring a fleet of designs to market that echo efforts around the development of electric cars and planes. The S7 will begin shipping in 2018.

The six-passenger, two-pilot winged space plane, designed to take passengers on five-minute voyages into suborbital space, reaching altitudes of about 62 miles (100 km), was tested in the Mojave desert yesterday.

Uber is currently testing a fleet of self-driving Ford Fusions in Pittsburgh for the first time. Two witnesses have reported seeing accidents involving the cars, or cars disobeying traffic laws.

The Geological Society ran a photography competition under the theme 'Earth Science in Action.' The winners include photos from the Isle of Skye, Benbulbin and Pembrokshire.

The fascinating wildlife in the waters surrounding the uninhabited Scottish island in the extreme west of the Outer Hebrides was spotted during an expedition which took place last year.

The annual CEATEC show at the Makuhari Messe near convention centre near Tokyo is a showcase for Asia's biggest technology and auto firms including Hitachi and Toyota.

Barry Clifford (pictured) discovered the Whydah Gally, the first authenticated pirate shipwreck in North America. The former slave ship went down in stormy seas in 1717.

Interactive designer Alexia Léchot has developed a robot that uses iPads to compete with humans in small mimicking games. But according to the creator, Deltu is 'very demanding.'

Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany analysed stable nitrogen and carbon isotopes in local plant foods and 101 bonobo hair samples.

The idea was proposed by German architect Herman Sörgel who hoped the colossal plan would be an answer to Europe's post-WWI refugee crisis and help bring world peace.