Humankind will have used up its allowance of planetary resources for 2017 by August 2, say environmental groups.
Roboticists from around the world are making their way to Nagoya in Japan for the 21st annual RoboCup.
A Nasa study has found that people find the noise of drones far more annoying than that of ground vehicles.
Neuroscientists are linking groups of neurons in fruit fly brains to specific behaviours using machine learning.
A team of engineers and neuroscientists are using the way insects visualise and hunt prey to improve autonomous robotic technology.
Scottish astrobiologists have determined that the surface of Mars is covered with salt minerals that kill bacteria.
Engineers at the University of Washington have designed a mobile phone that harvests power from its surroundings.
A team of Austrian computer scientists has designed flat sheets that can transform themselves into 3D objects.
A team of Moroccan engineers has developed a robotic device for extracting valuable venom from scorpions without danger.
Researchers have shown that it's possible to guess someone's password merely from data collected on a commercial EEG headset.
McGill University biologists have analysed the lifespans of the longest-living individuals in the world.
The "painless" flu shot delivers a vaccine into the skin with microneedles and has passed its first clinical trials.
Optical engineers have developed a new type of display that they say could solve virtual reality's biggest source of discomfort.
Metrologists around the world are preparing themselves for the redefinition of the kilogram, which is due next year.
Researchers at The University of California Santa Barbara have developed a method of 3D imaging through walls using drones.
Engineers at Berkeley Lab have discovered that a derivative of seaweed could act as a stabiliser in lithium-sulphur batteries.