Seventy-five years ago a scientist discovered a new wonder material: Teflon. On the anniversary of this chance find, Jon Agar reveals a few more of science's fortunate discoveries.
From transporters to tractor beams, Alice Udale-Smith discovers the space-age technology we’ve got today
It’s been hailed as the next great technological innovation, set to revolutionise global manufacturing and transform the way we live. You’ve probably already heard of 3D-printed body organs and cars, but here are some of the more unusual uses for 3D printing...
Have you ever seen a science fiction blockbuster and thought: “I want one of those!”? To celebrate National Science and Engineering Week 2013, here's what some of the UK's top scientists have to say about our favourite sci-fi inventions.
Samsung have just announced their Galaxy S4 Android smartphone, but there are already some much more impressive phones on the horizon. We take a look at three smartphones that are really worth getting excited about...